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New Divecaching Challenge being launched by DEMA and Bonaire



Our friends over at are reporting that DEMA and Bonaire are launching an international, underwater geocaching game called “The Diving For Bonaire Treasure Challenge.”

DEMA applied the lessons learned from a previous, underwater geocaching game — the “Diving For Texas Treasure Challenge” — to create an international version:

“The Bonaire Challenge, a pilot program to encourage dive travel, is the perfect example of an activity that can help destinations encourage return dive trips to their land-based resorts and travel operators.”

The Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge uses the game of DiveCaching, an underwater treasure hunt where certified scuba divers hunt for small treasures in the form of underwater geocaches. The game is designed to help support a fun diving adventure while traveling to any destination where DiveCaches are hidden. DiveCaching includes the use of technology and a few basic diving skills such as navigation, buoyancy control and search-and-recovery techniques to play the game.

“DiveCaching is fun all on its own and is the perfect reason to get divers back in the water,” said DEMA Executive Director Tom Ingram. “With the Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge, DEMA is testing how DiveCaching can help destinations promote dive travel using this fun and exciting challenge. Our member destinations, resorts and dive travel providers are always looking for fresh ideas to get their customers coming back to dive at their destination again. The Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge is another great way DiveCaching can be put to work to benefit divers and Dive Industry professionals alike.”

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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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A luxurious dive resort in the heart of Lembeh Strait. Enjoy refined services while exploring the rich waters of Indonesia.

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.

All accommodation is full board and includes three sumptuous meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet meals and in the evening dining is a la carte.

Book and stay before the end of June and benefit from no single supplements in all room types!

Booking deadline: Subject to availability – book and stay before end of June 2022

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email

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