Nat Geo WILD: Meet ‘Shark Attack’ Dive-Team Leader Mark Addison

Mark Addison will be serving the project on and off camera as a logistics adviser focused on locating the sharks.  He has 20 years of experience under his weight belt. His pioneering shark dives and observations have proven an invaluable asset to the global scientific community. He can hold his breath underwater for a mind-numbing six minutes. This allows sharks to see him as just another streamlined marine creature instead of a Darth-Vader-like enemy with air tanks huffing through a noisy regulator.

Mark’s company, Blue Wilderness, based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, specializes in providing underwater logistics for film companies and the scientific community.