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HRH The Duke of Cambridge takes the lead at BSAC

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Bill-dogThe Duke of Cambridge will follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather to become BSAC’s new President.

He has spoken of how he hopes his Presidency will inspire his little son George and other youngsters to explore the underwater world.

The Duke has taken over the lead from his father, The Prince of Wales, who took over the Presidency from his father, The Duke of Edinburgh.

And he has marked his new presidency by writing a foreword for the June 14 issue of SCUBA magazine.

In the June issue, which is out from the 12 May, The Duke wrote: “Just like my grandfather and my father, I am proud to say that I learnt to dive with BSAC, and share your passion for the sport and the underwater world.

“I hope that one day my son, George, will also experience the wonders that snorkelling and scuba diving have to offer.”

BSAC outgoing Chair, Clare Peddie, said: “This is a very proud moment in BSAC’s history to welcome The Duke of Cambridge after his father and grandfather before him.

“It comes just after BSAC’s diamond jubilee and having The Duke at the helm of our organisation as we move into a new era is a huge and special privilege.

“It is also a chance for us to say thank you to his father, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, for the four decades of committed service he has given to BSAC.”

The Duke of Cambridge said: “The underwater world truly captures the imagination and broadens horizons.”

He stressed he was keen to continue his father’s determination to preserve and protect the marine environment, wildlife and heritage.

The Duke added: “I have been fortunate enough to have dived in some stunning locations around the world. Scuba diving really has opened my eyes not only to many extraordinary sights, but also to the responsibilities that we have as guardians of the underwater world. Which is why, as BSAC’s new President, I hope to continue my father’s legacy of striving to preserve and protect our precious marine heritage and environment for future generations.”

But he also spoke of his own goal as the new BSAC President and said:

“I look forward to working with BSAC to encourage even more young people into the sport, for they are the next generation of underwater explorers, pioneers and protectors. The skills and experiences gained through snorkelling and scuba diving can have a positive and lasting impact on their lives, giving them confidence and building their aspirations.”

To watch a video of BSAC Chief Executive Mary Tetley talking about the announcement and welcoming HRH The Duke of Cambridge to the Club, click here.

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Roots Red Sea is the Travelers’ Choice

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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

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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 www.thebigscuba.com  website and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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