Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Profile:
John H. Harding

 
Name:
John H. Harding

Number of Dives Upon Induction:
5000

Pro Since:
1998

Diving Since:
1980

Region:
Coffs harbour, NSW, Australia

Story:
John H Harding (The editor & writer - photographer) Living at: Coffs Harbour - midway between Sydney and Brisbane - east coast Australia. Profession: Underwater specialist - stills; motion picture, other things. Status: Single, Australian. Certification: SSI Pro 5000 Preferences: Freediving, IT surfing, Chinese Taiwanese culture. Food preferences. Vegetarian - some seafood. Favourite Adventure: Project Stellaroid - (Micronesia CoT starfish survey-expedition 1969). Films produced: Australian Seafari. and others.Co-Produced "The Blue Frontier" (with Walter A Starck 1972) Director: The Australian Underwater Film Festival (Sydney,1973; Sydney and other cities 1975). Print Media: Founding Editor Fathom (Australia 1971) Astro: Scorpio. Year of the Horse. Road trip: One million miles in Australia screening "Australian Seafari" (a 16mm documentary) Music: U2 - Bob Dylan, some Elvis, Shakira Favourite films: 'Apocalypse Now', 'Total Recall', 'Blade Runner'. TopDirectors: Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Tony Scott, Paul Verhoeven. My Survival Food: L.S.A. - (linseed-sunflower-almond) Ideal place: Tropical coral reef, a crystal sea, coconut trees, large pelagic fish. TV: Thalassa (French marine documentary series) My Internet blogs: www.fathomOz.com www.john-harding.com My main U-W Negative: Re-breathers promoted 'risk free' (by semi-amateurs to amateurs). A-W Negative: Any city council adding Sodium fluoride to household water. Big mistake. My Next project:"The Party at Shark Island" A docoumentary featuring celebrities in Sydney. My Silliest trip: Trying to drive my Ford Falcon to Cape York in harsh 4x4 country. Dive History: With first dive groups to: Saumarez Reef, Osprey Reef (both Coral Sea reefs). Celluloid History: Appears in Ron Taylor films and stills 1963-1968, Ben Cropp films 1999-2005

 
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