My name is Martin Rishton and I started scuba diving in 2008 after suddenly realising it had always been a life-long ambition to go underwater! I was initially inspired by television programmes, documentaries and films and eventually took the plunge into the cold and murky green water of Stoney Cove – an old quarry near to Leicester, which is also now a national dive centre.
I am a BSAC Open Water Instructor and I regularly teach with my branch Clidive in London and the south coast.
The underwater world is truly amazing and I hope to share it with as many people as possible. As a diver I am very lucky to witness, at first hand, the wonders of life that exist under the waves. I believe these amazing sights should be shared with as many people as possible who cannot see it for themselves…
I trained originally with the BSAC branch, Tottenham Aquaknots, I then went on to expand my diving experiences in the UK and then in some ‘blue water’ diving locations abroad soon afterwards.
My aim is simple: to inspire people to take more interest in the underwater environment and to help protect this very delicate and hugely over-used resource, hopefully then we can take a step toward protecting the life in the oceans. The natural balance of life under water is threatened by over-fishing, pollution and mismanagement and it is a very precious resource - two-thirds of the planet’s surface is covered in water; we cannot survive without healthy oceans.
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