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A new website for the African Institute for Marine and Underwater Research, Exploration and Education (AIMURE) has launched



A new website has launched for the African Institute for Marine and Underwater Research, Exploration and Education (AIMURE).
The African Institute for Marine and Underwater Research, Exploration and Education (AIMURE) was established in October 2012. It is an entirely independent successor of a former institute that was created in 1999. The AIMURE is a non-profit (NPO) and non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is registered with the South African Department of Social Development. The AIMURE was created to stimulate and support African marine, maritime and underwater studies.
The main objective of the AIMURE is to actively develop and pursue projects that promote research, exploration and education related to the marine, maritime and underwater environments. With the recently created website, which is online as of today, AIMURE is targeting new partnerships and sponsors to successfully realize  its objectives through research and educational projects, as well as scientific publications to reflect the outcome of these projects. AIMURE is renowned for projects in the field of maritime archaeology through the work of its present CEO Dr Bruno Werz. In due time, the Institute would like to expand its research programme and include projects that deal with the full scope of underwater, marine and maritime studies, such as oceanography, limnology, hydrographic surveys and marine biology.

To find out more about AIMURE, visit


Roots Red Sea is the Travelers’ Choice



There is a remote spot on the coast of the Egyptian Eastern Desert that has been steadily developing an enviable reputation amongst the worlds diving community. It’s absolutely no surprise then that Roots Red Sea has just received TripAdvisors top award, Travelers Choice, the 10th year running it has been recognised with awards from TripAdvisor!

With a passing glance, many divers have dismissed a visit to this gem, its rustic appearance and remote location seemingly enough to deter further consideration. However, those that take a closer look have been rewarded with simply a totally unique experience with awesome diving, an unbelievable welcome and life long memories.

Winning an award once could be luck, every year for 10 years, there has to be a reason. Why not go to find out what it is?

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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Nays Baghai



Gemma and Ian chat to Nays Baghai. Inspired by The Blue Planet as a child, Nays’ work as an underwater cinematographer and photographer has been showcased by numerous premier brands, including Rolex and Sony Alpha.  Nays was featured amongst the Top 30 finalists of the Australasian Top Emerging Photographers competition in the Portfolio and Animal categories. He is a PADI-certified Freediving Instructor and Master Scuba Diver, and can dive to 40m both with and without tanks.

Have a listen here:

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Find more podcast episodes and information at the new  website and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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The resort is nestled around an ocean front deck and swimming-pool (with pool-bar) which is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail at the end of a busy day of critter-diving.

All accommodation is full board and includes three sumptuous meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet meals and in the evening dining is a la carte.

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Booking deadline: Subject to availability – book and stay before end of June 2022

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