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Make your dives count – with BSAC’s free Sealife Tracker app

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With UK divers having made the most of the improved weather this summer, why not add another dimension to your dives by helping scientists track species around the British coastline.

BSAC has co-created a free new app – Sealife Tracker – that will enable divers to help monitor the spread of invasive species in British seas.

Available to download now from iTunes, the the Sealife Tracker focuses on around a dozen non-native species of fish, invertebrates and plants which pose a potential threat to the indigenous marine life in our seas and the marine environment around our coastline.

With this easy-to-use tracker, divers and snorkellers can identify any of the species they may see on their dives and then upload details. Information uploaded via the Sealife Tracker – and it can also include photo which you can upload after a dive – will be goes towards essential research data which will be held on a central website.

The Sealife Tracker can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store  and has been designed to work on all the main Android and iOS platforms – so where your phone goes, your Sealife Tracker goes too!

And, to help you identify any of the species while actually on a dive, there is a downloadable ‘species guide’ which can be printed off and laminated to take with you underwater.

The Sealife Tracker has been developed in conjunction with the University of Bristol, the Environment Agency, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Scottish Natural Heritage.

For more information, go to http://www.bsac.com/page.asp?section=4439%A7ionTitle=Sealife+Tracker+app

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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?

info@rootsredsea.com

www.rootsredsea.com

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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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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.

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