The Ocean Film Festival

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This festival has one vision and that is to inspire people to engage in a relationship with the ocean or to think about the one they already have and how it enriches their lives.


A festival that explores all things ocean and how to respect, explore and protect it. A series of short, unique films that cover a range of experiences including scuba diving, surfing, conservation, sailing, rowing and free diving. This festival enlightens me every time I attend and I always leave feeling like I want to quit my job and build a boat and sail it around the World or pack up my dive kit and search for blue whales. It is an emotional experience that allows you to find out about some individuals who have pushed their limits and boundaries to get closer to the sea and perhaps themselves.


The films take you to places that you have never been and give you a glimpse of some extreme life styles. One minute you’re riding the crest of a wave, marvelling at the wonders of the depths of the most unexplored spaces on the planet and the next you are inflicted with the despair of the decline in marine life and most treasured ocean creatures. It’s a whirlwind.

You don’t have to be an ocean lover to attend this festival but I can guarantee that you will leave feeling like one. Start your adventure through the experience of others and then go and create your own. An ocean of opportunity.

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About Author

Chantelle is a PADI Master Instructor and Managing Editor of The Scuba News UK. Her passions lay in travel and conservation. she has been all over the world and worked on some exciting projects and dived some spectacular sites. Her thirst to explore and drive to meet and work with new and interesting people has motivated her to keep moving. She works in some extremely remote areas and has a strong media presence. She has worked with various magazines and media and is keen to promote the good work that she comes across and the individuals who really invoke change in their fields. She has dived for over 20 years and is always seeking out the next thrill and dive experience. She can be found at UK dive shows and online easily and is always keen to hear your stories and say hello.

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