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British Couple Have Underwater Wedding – Watch Video



When brides are looking for their perfect dress, waterproof isn’t usually one of the requirements.

But Kate Watkinson and her new husband Andy had a lot of unorthodox requests, including two pairs of fins, for their underwater wedding in the Maldives.

After getting married in the UK first, to make their marriage legal, they had a second ceremony on their honeymoon in The Maldives.

The aisle was marked out by dolphin statues blowing bubbles and they exchanged their vows in front of a table shaped like a manta ray.

Kate said: “We didn’t do the exchanging of the rings thing; we had the mixing of shells instead. We each had some small sea shells and we mixed them together… and the idea is they can never be separated. It was absolutely wonderful.”

The couple, who live in Bromley, got married in The Maldives last month after their UK ceremony a few days beforehand.

“It really was beautiful down there. It was just amazing, so peaceful,” said Andy.

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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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A luxurious dive resort in the heart of Lembeh Strait. Enjoy refined services while exploring the rich waters of Indonesia.

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.

Book and stay before the end of June and benefit from no single supplements in all room types!

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

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email

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