DiveCareDare

DiveCareDare

Tony Isaacson - Diving Naturalist. As a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor, AWARE shark conservation specialist and adventurer, I have dived in some of the most amazing diving locations on the planet. I have been scuba diving since 1970 and have logged over 3000 dives in more than 20 countries around the world. I’ve documented the marine diversity in exotic locations like Komodo, Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG, Tahiti and the Galapagos Islands. In 2013, I inspired Navy Clearance Diver and bull shark bite survivor, Paul de Gelder and a 60 Minutes film crew to dive with bull sharks at the Ultimate Shark Encounter in Fiji. I was a consultant on the making of documentaries on Leafy Seadragons (for Channel 9), The Great Barrier Reef (with Richard Fitzpatrick for the BBC) and filmed underwater footage in Indonesia and off the Queensland and New South Wales coasts for TRAVELTHERENEXT TV. In July 2014, I headed to South Africa for the Sardine Run and dived with the great white sharks from Durban to Cape Town, South Africa. I’m a great advocate for sharks, sustainability and ecotourism, and I regularly volunteer for Reef Check and Grey Nurse Shark Watch in Australia.

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About DiveCareDare

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DiveCareDare is an educational platform in which Tony Isaacson shares his ideas, thoughts, travel stories, photos and videos of all things marine, especially regarding shark conservation and diving with sharks, with like minded people.

Tony is a Diving Naturalist, PADI Instructor, Teacher and Public Speaker. He is a passionate advocate for sharks, sustainability and eco-tourism, and volunteers for Reef Check with a custodial role for the Grey Nurse Shark Watch in Australia between Fish Rock Cave, NSW and Wolf Rock, Queensland.

As a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor, AWARE shark conservation specialist and ocean care volunteer, he has experienced some of the most amazing diving destinations on this ocean planet. This website and its related social media platforms share past, present and future adventures with like-minded divers, volunteers, educators, photographers, videographers and friends.

Tony has logged over 3000 dives in more than 20 countries around the world and explored marine diversity in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. He looks for points of difference at destinations like the Great Barrier Reef, Kangaroo Island, Komodo, Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG, Tahiti, Galapagos Islands, Mozambique and South Africa.

His pedigree includes scuba diving since 1970, a Certificate IV in training and assessment and being a registered teacher of marine studies since 1977. In 2002, his purposefully designed marine aquarium facilities at Hallett Cove School won the “Best School in Australia” for Marine Education following the personal honour of the prestigious BHP Science Prize for Marine Science Teaching. He was also the inaugural President and a founding member of the Marine Life Society of South Australia.

In 2013, he inspired Navy Clearance Diver and bull shark bite survivor Paul de Gelder and a 60 Minutes film crew to dive with the bull sharks at the Ultimate Shark Encounter in Fiji. He was also a consultant on the making of documentaries on Leafy Seadragons, The Great Barrier Reef (with Richard Fitzpatrick for the BBC) and filmed the underwater footage in Indonesia and off the Queensland and New South Wales coasts for TRAVELTHERENEXT.TV

His “Life is Diving” – the rest is merely ‘surface interval’.

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.”

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    Dane Walsh says:

    Congratulations Tony on your new and exciting venture! With your skills and passion you will bound to be successful!
    Congratulations and here is to a lifetime of safe and wonderful journeys!
    Your agent in travel, Dane

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    Hey Tony,

    Great website! I hope it will help you get the reach you need on internet to raise awareness about sharks and coral and generally diving.

    Take care.

    Marcel

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    David Burnfield says:

    This is a great website, with a wealth of resources and information. Thanks Tony for the excellent videos, really enjoying viewing them. Makes me want to get in the water again, despite the large numbers of sharks!

    Perhaps they’re not as dangerous as my initial and traumatising viewing of “Jaws” would indicate! Hollywood has a lot to answer for.

    And thanks also to Irene for doing such a professional job on the website.

    Cheers,
    David

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HOT VIDEO PIX:

SEPTEMBER 2015 HOT VID PIX: Banded Sea Snake Eats Moray Eel - a fight to the death. Watch what happens at the 3.20 mark... AUGUST 2015 HOT VID PIX: Tears of a Mermaid - On Location: "Tigress" Tiger Shark Shoot Documentary, a Mctrax Motion Production With Jim Abernethy in the Bahamas. MAY 2015 HOT VID PIX: The Insatiable Hairy Frogfish - watch this fascinatingly 'fugly' creature catch and eat its prey. MARCH 2015 HOT VID PIX: Woman romances large eel! Meet Valerie Taylor and her unusual friendship with a large moray eel... FEB 2015 HOT VID PIX: Divers off Costa Rica come across a giant manta ray tangled in fishing line. Watch how it allowed them to free it. What a life changing experience... DECEMBER 2014 HOT VID PIX: Flamboyant Deadly Cuttlefish - a short from Underwater Studios of Malaysia - taken on Kapalai island Sabah. Simply Stunning! NOVEMBER 2014 HOT VID PIX: Glow In The Dark Shark Attack! : Yet another goodie from BioPixels. We have never seen anything like this before, simply creepy but stunning! (Love that Red Epic slow mo camera guys - keep up the good work!) OCTOBER 2014 HOT VID PIX: Milking A Stone Fish: You heard it here! Dr Jamie Seymour from James Cook University talks about how to milk a stone fish, something I am sure we all need to know, ponder on and share, but never to personally try it at home. Love your work Jamie! SEPTEMBER 2014 HOT VID PIX: Ultimate Alien-like Spear Mantis Feeding On Fish In Slow Motion: Dr Jamie Seymour from James Cook University and Emmy Award winning cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick film club and spear mantis shrimps at 1500 frames per second. These guys just have too much fun 'at work'! AUGUST 2014 HOT VID PIX: Great White 4.5M Shark Bites Dive Rubber Ducky whilst filming on an Adventure Tour for the Sardine Run near Mossel Bay, South Africa. Thank you Riener for a fabulous interview on this most unusual behaviour of a great white. JUNE 2014 HOT VID PIX: Helping Out A Yellow Moray Eel - Gold Coast Seaway: Thanks to Dave Wyatt for this fabulous video of your helping out a poor helpless moray caught up in fishing wire as well as three hooks in its mouth. Good job Dave!

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