John H. Harding
Number of Dives Upon Induction:
Coffs harbour, NSW, Australia
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