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Leicestershire Dive Club claims underwater domino record



A group of scuba divers believe they have claimed a new world record for playing underwater dominoes.

The Del-Mar Dive Club, which meets in Wigston, gathered 60 divers in the pool at the same time, playing dominoes in groups of four.

The Leicestershire club organised the challenge, which took place on Tuesday, to mark the 60th anniversary of the British Sub-Aqua Club.

The official world record currently stands at 49 divers taking part.

Diving officer Daniel Smith said he was delighted for all those involved.

He said: “We’ve now got to send off all the photo evidence to Guinness World Records and hopefully there will be enough to verify that we’ve done it.”

He added that the hardest part was organising the event and teaching everyone the rules.

“Everybody had to submerge together and start playing dominoes at the same time and after 10 minutes everyone has to finish the game they were on and come up at the same time,” he said.

“If just one diver broke the surface the attempt would have failed.”

The record attempt was independently verified by a local vicar, with diving groups from across the region taking part.

(BBC News)


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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