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Paul Courtnage

Courtney


Paul Courtnage

Paul Courtnage (Courtney)
"Courtney"
Paul Courtnage diving, Sharm el Sheikh 2002

 

COURTNEY (Paul Courtnage, but always known as Courtney) is the Project Ocean Vision Team Diving Officer, primary video cameraman and production technician. He is a PADI Divemaster, marine conservationist and natural scientist who previously worked and studied with The Open University in Milton Keynes. He writes marine conservation articles for this site, writes music and plays keyboards, guitar and percussion for Elysium Strand.

Paul Courtnage was raised in Singapore, educated at Peter Symonds School in Winchester and joined the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot. During his 30 years of service, Courtney flew the F-4 Phantom, the Hawk as a Weapons Instructor, the F-15 Eagle as an exchange officer with the USAF and the Tornado F-3. Courtney's interests include music, photography, diving, marine conservation and videography - and, more recently, web site building!

Paul Courtnage
Paul Courtnage
 

Courtney has always had a keen interest in science and conservation and became a dedicated marine conservationist when he took up diving some ten years ago. He took every opportunity to become involved in marine conservation and research expeditions with the RAF Sub-Aqua Association. These took him to Ascension Island and Thailand and earned a Gold Medal from the Duke of Edinburgh in 2007 (see Expeditions). Since leaving the RAF as a Wing Commander in 2007, Courtney settled in Buckinghamshire with Carol. Together Courtney and Carol Courtnage set up Project Ocean Vision to continue their conservation work. They now live in the South of France.

Read more about Courtney's life in his on-line biography, Vox Clamantis in Deserto. The latest expedition report from Carol and Courtney is available here.

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Wg Cdr Paul Courtnage laying survey
lines during Expedition Benthic Orchid in Thailand, 2006
Lionfish photographed by Paul Courtnage
Courtney in the The Red Sea, 2004
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Marine Conservation
Expedition Ocean Vision 1, 2008
Expedition Benthic Monitor 2004
Marine Conservation
Courtney, Ascension Island. Photo by Courtney




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