Exploring the Hidden Face of our Deep Ocean Planet, 7.30pm, 13 July 2019


Dr Jonathan Copley is a marine biologist specialising in deep ocean exploration. With more than twenty years of experience he has discovered many new species of deep-sea animals.

He is also a record-breaker: in June 2013 he became the first British person to dive more than 5 km deep in the ocean, taking part in the first dive by a human-occupied vehicle to the world’s deepest known hydrothermal vents. In December 2016 he also took part in the first dives by human-occupied vehicles to 1 km deep in the Antarctic, during filming of the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 series.

In the true spirit of exploration, he has ventured “where no man has gone before” – to the deepest and least known parts of our planet – the hidden face of planet earth.  His illustrated talk will be a ‘voyage of discovery’ to the least travelled destination on earth and an introduction to the extraordinary life forms that live there: a travelogue, a scientific adventure, and an eye-opener. 

Jon Copley is a pioneering scientist, an award-winning communicator, writer and educator.

(You will be able to purchase copies of Jon Copley’s latest book, Ask an Ocean Explorer, directly from him on the night.)

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DATE:  13 July 2019
TIME:  Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start
VENUE:  The Diving Museum, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, PO12 2QU
EVENT:  Illustrated evening talk.
SEATS:  Seating is limited to 60. Seats are not allocated.
TICKETS:  You will receive a confirmation email to be presented at the Museum reception desk in lieu of tickets.

There is a carpark beside the museum. Parking is 90p/hour and free after 6pm.
There is no toilet in the museum but public toilets are immediately adjacent.
As an earth-covered Battery, the museum can be cool in the evenings. Warm clothing is advisable. We will also supply blankets and heaters if required.
There is a small flight of 6 steps down into the museum. If you need assistance on the stairs, our volunteers will be happy to help.