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Canadian Underwater Photographer Dies in Costa Rica



The treacherous underwater currents of Drake Bay claimed the life of a Canadian man who was reportedly part of a film crew working for the international cable network NatGeo in Costa Rica. The photographer has been identified as Peter Brumer.

According to reports, the late photographer disappeared around 4:00 p.m. on Friday. The underwater photography crew consisted of several divers who had traveled to capture the natural beauty that lies beneath Corcovado National Park, in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica.

The divers were loaded with heavy photographic equipment, which made their descent more complicated than usual. As they were going deeper, they were surprised by a sudden shift in underwater currents. The divers struggled against the current, but Brumer could not move through the water fast enough to avoid the current’s powerful dragging force.

The rest of the divers were able to surface, but they immediately headed back down once they saw that their teammate was missing. They spent hours looking for him in the dangerous waters of Drake Bay. Fearing the worst and afflicted due to the disappearance of their colleague, the divers sought the assistance of the Red Cross of Costa Rica.

Red Cross members urged the exhausted divers to suspend the search after sunset, but they remained on the beach. Around 8:00 p.m., the ocean returned the lifeless body of the Canadian photographer. The Organization for Judicial Investigations (Spanish initials OIJ), was en route to begin a forensic investigation on Saturday.

Brumer’s life ended on the same spot where two best friends and court employees from Perez Zeledon drowned in 2004. In the case of the two Costa Rican men, they were separated from their female partners as they played in the surf when a sudden rip current took them out to sea.




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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