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Go wild for Monty’s Philippines typhoon fundraiser



TV diver and explorer Monty Halls is hosting a special fundraiser on 15 December in aid of the Philippines after the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan.

“Go Wild for the Philippines” – to be held at the Victoria Rooms in Bristol – was conceived by Monty as a one off event created by the wildlife-filming and diving community to support the people of those areas ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Taking place on Sunday 15 December, tickets sold out within 48 hours of going on sale.

The response was so overwhelming that Monty decided to add an extra special event in the evening. This is “Go Wild – UNCUT”. The evening will showcase top wildlife speakers Ben Fogle, Doug Allan, Steve Backshall and Dr Alice Roberts along with Monty himself.

Tickets are in the form of a donation of £10 to the nominated charity Shelterbox, who are working night and day to provide shelter, water purification, tools and hope to the people in the areas ravaged by the typhoon. With this in mind please be aware it is a blanket fee of £10 + a small handling fee for every person attending. This is an absolute snip for this unique line-up of stars, but will still make a big difference to the people still suffering in the Philippines.

For more information and to buy ,tickets, click here.


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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