"THERE IS NOTHING MORE SOOTHING TO MY EYES THAN LOOKING AT IMAGES OF THE EARTH AND IT'S OCEANS FROM THE VIEW OF SPACE. ONCE YOU DISCOVER THAT DEEP CONNECTION WITH THE OCEAN AND REALISE THE IMMINENT THREAT WE ARE FACING AS A SPECIES, IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT TO CONCENTRATE ON ANYTHING ELSE". - CHAD SINDEN
THANK YOU FOR VISITING WHITETIP PRODUCTIONS!
Whitetip Productions is the online creative portal of Chad Sinden.
Named after his favourite shark, the Oceanic Whitetip. (Carcharhinus longimanus).
Displaying his cartoons, art, videos and photography and a general celebration of the Earth and it's oceans.
Chad is a small local artist who has spent the last 10 years working as a dive instructor/dive center manager and marine conservation Expedition leader in various remote locations around the world. Including the Magnificent Fiji Islands, UK, Philippines, Bahamas and the Mediterranean to name a few. He is prone to galavanting off round the globe at a drop of a hat.
A brief bio:
Chad was an electro/mechanical engineer specialising in the pumping and water treatment industry for 18 years, who turned to the ocean several years ago and fell in love with the deep blue sea and all that it offers. In particular, scuba diving, life on boats and all things associated with the fun ocean related lifestyle.
English born, he moved from England to Australia at the age of 11 with his family and spent his youth riding dirt bikes in the lush green valleys of NSW exploring bush and mountains where no one had ever been before. After completing those wonderful teenage years in Australia he returned to the UK to begin adulthood and has been a keen traveler since then. Chad qualified as a Open Water diver in the Uk in 2006 and an Instructor in 2009 and the passion has consumed him ever since. He was awarded the PADI Elite award in 2013 and 2014. For the last 10 years he has been working for NGO's managing marine conservation projects as well as various luxury resorts around the world. During these years he has been teaching paying guests/volunteers and indigenous locals how to dive safely to a high standard while also assisting marine biologists in teaching all matters relating to ocean conservation. As well as teaching standard first aid/CPR courses, Chad has also worked alongside qualified Doctors teaching remote expedition medicine and essential first aid skills to remote and underprivileged communities. With the help of volunteer donations for the projects he has worked on Chad has organised and raised thousands of pounds in funds for community projects such as: refurbishing a kindergarten school, building sanitation facilities, community hall roofing and regional sporting event sponsorship funds to name a few. Chad was also part of a small team that were the first response to provide aid to the devastated communities of Fiji directly after Cyclone Winston. (Just surviving it himself!) Chad has excellent public speaking skills and is quite at home speaking to large congregations of people (although his accent is a bit peculiar these days!) his particular interest and enjoyment are Sharks and Shark/megafauna conservation. He is happiest under water surrounded by sharks, however Chad can't completely shake the engineer out if him and has a great interest in renewable energy. He can usually be found in the workshop fixing something that has broken or trying to create some form of device to save money.
He has thousands of dives at many locations around the world including: Fiji, Vanuatu, Kingdom of Tonga, Australia, Maldives, Malta, Gozo, Turkey, Greece, Bahamas, Bay Islands, Egypt and also an enthusiastic UK diver when he is there. (although he does find it a bit cold these days having been spoiled by life in the tropics!) Chad enjoys teaching and transforming individuals into ocean champions and gets a real sense of satisfaction watching students become enthralled and captivated by the sea. Watching the first encounter between a student and a shark is always an enjoyable experience.
Chad loves drawing, cartoons, comics, photography and is now breaking into film making. The purpose of this website is display his work, make people laugh, learn a little about the sea and hopefully contribute to its survival. Which as everyone needs to know, is sadly in desperate peril. But also, just to celebrate life with our biggest friend, the ocean!
So thank you for visiting Whitetip Productions! we hope you enjoy your visit and hope to see you again!