ABOUT

MARINE CONSERVATIONIST • UNDERWATER MEDIA-MAKER • PUDDING CONNOISSEUR

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Biography

Danny Copeland is a freelance multi-media specialist focused on creating digital content that aids in marine conservation. 

Born and raised in a small, seaside town in North Wales, Danny Copeland has always enjoyed learning about and experiencing the natural world. However after taking his first breaths on SCUBA in 2007, he developed an immediate affinity for life beneath the waves. Regardless of whether he’s on a rebreather in the rivers of Canada, or freediving in the warm waters of Indonesia, Danny is happiest when spending time underwater. 

Combined with an underlying passion for digital media and travel, Danny has dived and worked on various projects in over 20 countries across all seven continents. His experiences around the world have shown him first-hand the scale in which humans are changing and often devastating our oceans, and as such Danny’s love for working in the underwater world has transformed into a passion to contribute towards its conservation.

In 2015, Danny spent a year travelling and diving around the world as an OWUSS European Rolex Scholar. His focus was on developing his understanding of how to reconnect people with the oceans they depend upon. Working alongside industry leaders such as world-leading shark scientists, National Geographic photographers, and BBC underwater cameramen, the scholarship proved to be a formative year in directing the future of Danny’s career. He now focuses on collaborating and spearheading projects that utilise multi-media to drive tangible conservation action, for the benefit of our oceans.

 
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Skills & Experience

To the surprise of many, I've learnt a thing or two over the last several years. Check out the list below for my most relevant skills and qualifications.

 
 
 

  • Award-winning Underwater 360 Filmmaker.

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

  • Over 500 dives in >15 countries, from polar to tropical.
  • Underwater Photographer & Camera Operator.
  • UK HSE Class 4 Scuba Diver.
  • In-date Diving Medical & First Aid Training.
  • Rebreather trained (AP Inspiration).

 
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  • 1st Class Zoology BSc (Hons) from the University of Sheffield.

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2.
  • Graphic designer.
  • End-to-End Video Production.
  • Topside Cameraman. 
  • Campaign Planning & Management.
  • Social Media Management & Consultancy.

 
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