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Meet The Deepest Scuba Diver On Earth @ EUROTEK.2016

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Ahmed Gabr

EUROTEKThe deepest scuba diver in the world – Ahmed Gabr – is tenacious.

On the 18/19 September 2014 Ahmed took 14 minutes to reach 332.35 metres on open circuit scuba. This extreme dive took 13 hours 50 minutes, 93 tanks, 15 in-water divers and a 10 person surface-support team to complete.

Ahmed Gabr’s record breaking Dahab dive really began back in 2008. At the time the South African technical diver Nuno Gomes held the world deep scuba record at a depth of 318.25 mt / 1044 ft).

I took two years to evaluate whether I could do the dive,” Gabr stated. “I then undertook a four year hardcore training programme to improve my mental and physical fitness – yoga, cardiovascular, cycling, running, swimming – whilst following a Pescatarian diet (a plant-based diet with the inclusion of fish). I wanted to become a Vegan, but that is pretty challenging. I actually delayed the dive five times until the 18 September to ensure that everything was as perfect as it could be.

Come and meet Ahmed and the other 29 EUROTEK.2016 speakers on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October. But don’t hang about to book your ticket. There has been a brisk trade in weekend passes (£80 each) and divers will be flying in from 15 different countries to gather at the ICC in the heart of Birmingham. If you want to guarantee your place, book now. You don’t want to miss out on the diving event of the year!

Roz is the Founder of The Underwater Marketing Company, Co-founder of EUROTEK, and established TEKDiveUSA. She is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, a BSAC Advanced Instructor, and a rebreather and Trimix diver. Before moving into the PR field she worked as a full time recreational instructor in the UK and abroad, on History Channel and National Geographic documentaries, as a safety diver, and modelled underwater.

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WIN a copy of Underwater Photographer David Morgan’s 2022 Wall Calendar ‘Beneath Cornish Waters’

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with underwater photographer David Morgan to give away one of his Beneath Cornish Waters 2022 Wall Calendar as a prize!

The 2022 A3 wall calendar ‘Beneath Cornish Waters’ from David Morgan BA (Hons) is now available. With 13 superb full colour prints featuring the diverse marine life found underwater at the most southern part of the UK, encountered whilst diving there in the last twelve months. With a wide range of subjects including a colourful nudibranch just a couple of centimetres long, a graceful Blue shark at nearly two meters in length and others that you may have rarely come across before.

Professionally printed on high quality heavyweight Brampton Artist Board Paper and ring bound ready to hang, it’ll brighten up a wall and provide a source of interest, especially with the brief descriptions accompanying each subject. 

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In the introduction to our recent ‘Dive Into Africa’ post which was launched on both www.scubaverse.com and www.africadiveadventures.com (and which you can read here), it states that the African continent offers a huge diversity of diving due to it being bordered by the Indian Ocean in the East and Southeast, the Red Sea in the Northeast, the Mediterranean in the North and the Atlantic Ocean in the West and Southwest. But how many countries in Africa have a coastline?

Is it:

  • A) 18
  • B) 28
  • C) 38

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

David Morgan Calendar Jan 22

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  • Enter the country you live in
  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees or family members of David Morgan. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 21/01/22. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Scuba Show Expo returns to Long Beach in-person May 14–15 2022

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After an extended safety stop, Scuba Show returns in-person to the Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC) May 14 – 15, 2022.

Now in its 35th year, Scuba Show is the USA’s largest consumer scuba diving expo. We like to call it the best gathering of divers above sea level. The expo brings together thousands of attendees and hundreds of companies from across the scuba diving spectrum for a weekend showcasing all of the sport’s possibilities under one roof. Our goal at the Scuba Show is to create an environment that energizes attendees’ passion for scuba diving, fosters real connections and sends them home to reconnect with their local dive communities.

The in-person Scuba Show was canceled in 2020 and again in 2021 due to COVID and local and federal restrictions. The state of California fully reopened last summer and the LBCC has been hosting large events since August of 2021.

In lieu of the in-person event the last two years, Scuba Show brought a virtual version of the expo to attendees. This virtual element — which allowed attendees to access all exhibitors, show specials, new products, and pre-recorded seminars — will become an integral part of the show, turning on when the live event ends, to help foster a connection with consumers well beyond the convention center doors and for months after the Show.

At the time of cancellation, 247 exhibitors had registered for the 2020 Scuba Show and the large majority are confirmed to exhibit this year. While we are still waiting to hear from a handful of exhibitors, we are now opening the application process to all of the exhibitors that had not yet registered when we canceled the Show back in 2020, and accepting applications for new companies that would like to exhibit.

If you are interested in securing a booth at Scuba Show 2022 (diving-related companies only please), or if you would like more information about exhibiting, visit www.scubashow.com or contact Mark Young at mail@scubashow.com.

The Scuba Show team is working with convention center staff and closely following local and federal health guidelines to ensure this year’s in-person event is safe and successful

We are beyond excited to welcome the dive industry back to Long Beach in May!

Why Exhibit at SCUBA Show?

The SCUBA Show is held in a world-class venue and draws attendees from the Western states and beyond. Attendees come to learn about their options – and to become your customers.

The promotion for this year’s show will exceed any in the past. SCUBA Show has been America’s largest consumer dive expo for years. We are committed to keeping this the best show produced. The SCUBA Show is must-see for attendees – that makes it a must-do for exhibitors.

Ask your industry friends about the show.

Why California?

California is the #1 state in the US for number of divers and number of dive certifications. It is a magnet for divers from surrounding states. It’s also the country’s largest market for dive equipment sales and consistently at the top for dive travel.

For more information on Scuba Show, visit www.scubashow.com


Source: www.divenewswire.com

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A very popular liveaboard, Emperor Superior offers fantastic diving in comfortable surroundings. Her experienced crew make this one of the best for divers in the Red Sea.

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  • Flights from Gatwick to Hurghada with 25kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox
  • Airport transfers

Booking deadline: Subject to availability. Limited spaces available.

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email info@diversetravel.co.uk.

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