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Man dies in diving accident off County Donegal coast



It’s been reported that a man died yesterday in a diving accident off the County Donegal coast.

A group of divers were off Malin Head at Inishtrahull Island when one of them got into difficulty.

The Irish coast guard helicopter airlifted the man to Altnagelvin Hospital, but he was pronounced dead.

The helicopter had been tasked to assist in the rescue of a man in County Antrim who had fallen on cliffs when it was diverted to the accident in County Donegal.

Ian Murdock, from Belfast Coastguard said the alarm had been raised by a man on a boat near the island.

“He reported a diver had made a rapid ascent from 45 metres and he arrived on the surface unconscious so we re-tasked the helicopter to that job which was just off Inishtrahull,” he said.

“The diver was airlifted and was in hospital within an hour. He was a Polish national, we believe, but unfortunately that he was dead on arrival.”

The man who fell on rocks at Fair Hair near Ballycastle, County Antrim, is being treated in the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.

He was fishing with two friends when the accident happened on Sunday morning.

It is believed he suffered a leg injury.




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.

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

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