Paul's Blog

October 25, 2017

BSAC Colin McLeod Award 2017

Massive congratulations to our amazing Ambassador Paul Rose who has just won the COLIN MCLEOD AWARD. This is awarded to the person/s who in the opinion of the BSA Jubilee Trust has contributed to international cooperation […]
June 3, 2016

Great words from Paul Rose about Wreck to Reef

I visited a Naval Corvette being prepared for sinking as an artificial Reef in Madeira recently. When I came back I wrote this article for Sport Diver Magazine that talks about the Wreck to Reef Project..
February 16, 2016

Paul Rose – Diving the Wild Places Talk

Paul’s Diving the Wild places talk in it’s entirety.
February 3, 2016

Paul Rose – Diving the Wild Places

Last Saturday's event organised and sponsored by O'Three Dry Suits in aid of the UK Charity DepthTherapy raised £1862.56
April 22, 2015

Seychelles: In Search of Hidden Wonders!

The Pristine Seas team has traveled to a dozen of the most untouched parts of the ocean, studying marine life and producing films that share our discoveries with the world.
April 22, 2015

Mozambique: Good People / Wild Diving!

Paul is just back from leading another National Geographic Society, Pristine Seas expedition- this time it was Mozambique.

Kit List

  • MSF500
  • ECG Mitts – Paul loves these
  • Kubi Dry Glove System with O’Three neoprene seals
  • PBB Extreme
  • PBB+
  • 6 x 5 Semi-Dry

Diving Qualifications

Paul ran the US Navy diver training programme at Great Lakes Naval training Centre and has trained many emergency response dive teams including the Police, Fire Department and Underwater Recovery Teams.

Biography

A man at the front line of exploration and one of the world’s most experienced divers, field science and polar experts, Paul Rose helps scientists unlock and communicate global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet.

He is an experienced television presenter and radio broadcaster. With a proven track record in business engagements, Paul is a sought-after speaker, chairman, host and moderator for industry, government and NGO events.

Former Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society(link is external) and Chair of the Expeditions and Fieldwork Division, Paul is currently Expedition Leader for the National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions(link is external).

He was the Base Commander of Rothera Research Station(link is external), Antarctica, for the British Antarctic Survey for 10 years and was awarded HM The Queen’s Polar Medal. For his work with NASA and the Mars Lander project on Mt Erebus, Antarctica, he received the US Polar Medal.

Paul is a mountain and polar guide leading Greenland Icecap crossing and mountaineering expeditions and polar science support logistics. He worked for four years as a Mountain Safety consultant to the oil industry in the Middle East.

On his 2012 Greenland expedition, Paul led the first expedition to successfully traverse a new 275km icecap route of Knud Rasmussen Land and repeated his first ascent of the north face of Gunnsbjørnfjeld, the highest mountain in the Arctic.

His professional diving work includes science support diving in Antarctica as the British Antarctic Survey’s Institute Diving Officer. He ran the US Navy diver training programme at Great Lakes Naval Training Centre and trained many emergency response dive teams including the Police, Fire Department and Underwater Recovery Teams. He remains a current and active PADI Dive Instructor.

Paul’s radio broadcasting work includes BBC National and Local Radio, BBC World Service, Dermot O’Leary, Steve Wright, Midweek, You and Yours, Simon Mayo, Rock FM, World Radio Switzerland and US National Radio.

Paul’s voice-over work includes making the official recording of Captain Scott’s diaries for the British Library.

Paul co-authored the BBC book, Oceans and wrote the Humboldt and Magellan chapters for the book Great Explorers published by Thames and Hudson in 2010. His commissioned magazine articles include the Sunday Times Eureka magazine and a monthly column for Sport Diver magazine.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria and was a member of the 2010 Rolex Awards jury.

The Royal Geographical Society presented him The Ness Award – “For the popularisation of Geography and the wider understanding of our world”.

A mountain has been named after him in Antarctica.

Professional Diver

paulrose_icedive_0Paul’s professional diving work includes science support diving in Antarctica – as BAS Institute Diving Officer, the Indian Ocean – as Diving Ops Advisor to the RGS Shoals of Capricorn project and the Arctic as part of his BBC Oceans series.

For his science work and BBC television seriesOceans and Britain’s Secret Seas, Paul has made some of the world’s finest and most challenging dives.

Paul ran the US Navy diver training programme at Great Lakes Naval training Centre and has trained many emergency response dive teams including the Police, Fire Department and Underwater Recovery Teams.

Paul’s  “Debris Dive” campaign to raise awareness of ocean debris issues

Polar Explorer

Paul has been working in the Antarctic and Greenland for 25 years. He was Base Commander of Rothera Research Station, Antarctica, for the British Antarctic Survey for 10 years and was awarded HM The Queen’s Polar Medal.

For his work with NASA and the Mars Lander project on Mt Erebus, Antarctica he was awarded the US Navy Polar Medal.

Paul is a Mountain and Polar Guide leading Greenland Icecap crossing expeditions, polar science support logistics & mountaineering expeditions. He was a Mountain Safety consultant to the oil industry in the Middle East. He advises & provides operational support to expeditions, charities & business in Health & Safety, Fieldwork, Diving Operations & Expedition Training.

Media Career