Fighting Red Sea Debris


debrisBSAC Dive Leader Lucy Deans is one very determined environmentalist. In less than 3 months based in El Quseir in the Red Sea, she has cleared up and recorded data on no less than 9,762 pieces of litter and 1172m of fishing line amounting to over 460kg of debris …. and she is still collecting!!

On assignment from Cumbria University where she is studying a degree in Environmental studies, Lucy is conducting hands on research in to the source, amount and resulting damage of the continuous flow of debris that blows in and washes down the coast from the main resorts of Sharm El Shiekh, Safaga and Hurghada.

debrisBased at Open Ocean Science Centre in Roots Red Sea, Lucy is also conducting research with the flow of recreational divers asking them to complete a short survey enquiring about their perceived impact on the state of the very health reef system at El Quseir.

Would you like to help Lucy this summer? Roots Red Sea are offering FREE accommodation in a shared Eco Hut for the months of May, July & August. You are required to assist with Lucy’s clean ups 5 days a week. These could be beach or underwater clean ups; beyond that your time is your own to dive, relax or just sleep.

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Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit

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