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Ahmed Gabr plans to break second world record next year

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Ahmed Gabr planning to break a second world record – this time in Marine Conservation

Ahmed Gabr, the Egyptian man who recently broke the Guinness World Record for deepest scuba dive, said he will break another world record in February of next year.

Gabr didn’t reveal exactly what the record would be, but he said it would have something to do with marine conservation.

The 41-year-old former army officer completed a 14-hour dive off the coast of Dahab in South Sinai on ‎the 18th September, breaking the world record for deepest dive at ‎‎332.35 metres. ‎

His comments were delivered during a talk yesterday at the Science Club at Al-Ahram, the Middle East’s oldest newspaper.

Attending the talk were Ahmed Kamel, Gabr’s mentor and Middle East director of TDI, and professor Ayman Wanas, vice dean of ‎engineering at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, who was one of ‎the expert witnesses present for the world record.‎

Gabr, Kamel and Wanas talked to the attendees about the preparations that went into the ‎record breaking, the risks Gabr faced during the attempt and why he decided to go for it.

Yesterday’s event was streamed live by Ahram Online. Gabr answered questions directed ‎by readers via Twitter‎, and the whole Q&A can be read here.

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Jeff chats to… Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Jo’s film – An Evolving Story – can be seen here:

Fifth in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Stephan Whelan

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Next in a new series of podcasts shared by our friends Gemma and Ian aka The BiG Scuba Podcast…

Ian and Gemma chat to Stephan Whelan.  Stephan is the Founder and Publisher of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans and led him to become one of the leading figures in the diving media industry.

Stephan got bitten by the diving bug early in life. His first scuba experience was a try-dive when he was eight years old on a family holiday in Europe, and from that moment, he was addicted. He learned to dive properly with BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) as soon as he could at school and then did his BSAC Assistant Instructor when he turned 16. By the time he was heading to university in 1996, he was hooked on teaching and diving as much as he could.

By the time he started studying at university, he decided to have a go at flexing his web-design skills by publishing some of the stories he had built up about various ‘challenging’ students and dives he had encountered, and so deeperblue.net (as it was known then) was created. He published numerous personal stories until 1998 when other writers began enquiring about contributing to the site with their tales, and it was at this moment he decided to make it more like a magazine format and began asking for volunteer helpers. He got a couple of editors on board, and plenty of writers began contributing.

DeeperBlue.com (or DB as it’s become to be known) is now one of the most-popular diving websites in the world and has grown to publish over 9,000 articles covering all sorts of topics like Freediving, Scuba Diving, Ocean Advocacy, and Diving Travel all the while keeping over half-a-million passionate divers from the diving community connected every month through the forums, large social media following, mobile app, and recently launched podcast.

WEB: deeperblue.com

FB: facebook.com/deeperbluedotcom

IG: instagram.com/deeperbluegram

Twitter: twitter.com/deeperblue

YouTube: youtube.com/deeperbluevideo

App: deeperblue.com/app/

Podcast: deeperblue.com/podcast/


Find more podcast episodes and information at www.thebigscuba.com and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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