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LUNA: Dive trips powered by women



Helping women all over the world dive into something new.

Luna is a dive trip organiser and community creator. It has been established for women who are seeking a new adventure in an inclusive, female-focused group. Open to experienced divers and those who haven’t dived in a while, Luna is also for those looking to dip their toes into diving for the first time.

The brainchild of divers Lucy Alfred and Ellie D’Silva, Luna brings like-minded women together, to help put down any hang-ups they might have which stop them from getting into the water.

“I can openly say not having [female] friends to go [diving] with puts me off as I learnt to dive with my dad… [I] have been the youngest and only female so many times,” says friend of Luna, Rhoda Sell.

With enough barriers to scuba existing already (“what about sharks?”), Lucy and Ellie didn’t want a lack of buddies, body hang-ups, or the male gaze to make it worse. To combat these very real issues, they realised that an inclusive, female-only trip provider would be the safety net many women had been searching for.

If you’d like to feel more confident, change your perspective and explore a new world, Luna will support you in a safe environment. It’s time to ditch the hesitation of getting into diving and discover everything our oceans have to offer.

UK-based, Luna is currently developing partnerships with dive centres and resorts in Europe and Asia, with their first trip now taking bookings for Menorca with S’Algar Diving in September 2019. Expansion into Central and South America is in their sights as they grow.

Founder Lucy says: “We are always on the look-out for dive centres that are interested in supporting our mission statement: to get more women into, or returning to diving.”

If you’d like to know more about their forthcoming trips you can find-out more at, on Instagram @luna.dive, or by emailing Lucy and Ellie directly at

Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)



In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Jo Cutler, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Jo’s film – An Evolving Story – can be seen here:

Fifth in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.

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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Stephan Whelan



Next in a new series of podcasts shared by our friends Gemma and Ian aka The BiG Scuba Podcast…

Ian and Gemma chat to Stephan Whelan.  Stephan is the Founder and Publisher of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans and led him to become one of the leading figures in the diving media industry.

Stephan got bitten by the diving bug early in life. His first scuba experience was a try-dive when he was eight years old on a family holiday in Europe, and from that moment, he was addicted. He learned to dive properly with BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) as soon as he could at school and then did his BSAC Assistant Instructor when he turned 16. By the time he was heading to university in 1996, he was hooked on teaching and diving as much as he could.

By the time he started studying at university, he decided to have a go at flexing his web-design skills by publishing some of the stories he had built up about various ‘challenging’ students and dives he had encountered, and so (as it was known then) was created. He published numerous personal stories until 1998 when other writers began enquiring about contributing to the site with their tales, and it was at this moment he decided to make it more like a magazine format and began asking for volunteer helpers. He got a couple of editors on board, and plenty of writers began contributing. (or DB as it’s become to be known) is now one of the most-popular diving websites in the world and has grown to publish over 9,000 articles covering all sorts of topics like Freediving, Scuba Diving, Ocean Advocacy, and Diving Travel all the while keeping over half-a-million passionate divers from the diving community connected every month through the forums, large social media following, mobile app, and recently launched podcast.








Find more podcast episodes and information at and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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