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BSAC welcomes new Chairman





BSAC has welcomed its new Chairman, Eugene Farrell, following the results of the 2014 Council Elections.

Outgoing Chair Clare Peddie formally handed over the helm of BSAC to Eugene at the 60th Annual General Meeting held on Saturday (10th May).

Previously the Club’s Vice-Chairman, Eugene has been a member of BSAC for 28 years, and has been actively involved as a Council member since 2007.

Geoff Hide and Ben Panter have also been voted in as two new Council members, while Alex Warzynski takes up the post of Vice Chairman.

Speaking at the AGM, Clare, who has served as BSAC Chair for two full terms and was previously the National Diving Officer, said she had relished her time as the Chair of Britain’s biggest diving club.

“I’ve always felt that I owed BSAC much more than I can ever repay – I have met some amazing people and had the most extraordinary experiences and it’s been a privilege to be Chair for the last six years. I’m proud of what we have achieved during this time and know that, with Eugene Farrell, the Club is in very safe hands.”

BSAC’s 60th AGM was certainly a day of old and new faces, buoyed up by the news that the Club also now has a new President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

Thanking Clare for her significant contribution, incoming BSAC Chairman Eugene Farrell said he was delighted to be able to take over the role.

“BSAC diving is as relevant now as it was 60 years ago and there are certainly exciting times ahead for BSAC. I’m delighted to welcome HRH The Duke of Cambridge as our new President and I’m honoured to be BSAC’s new Chairman.”


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.

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

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