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New Female Scuba Diving Guinness World Record Attempt Announced

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Hot off the heels of PADI’s Women’s Dive Day, a new event that celebrates women’s achievements in scuba diving has been announced.

Kuwati national Reem Abdullah Al Edan, an SSI Divemaster who is in the process of completing her SSI Instructor qualification as she works in the Ministry of Health in Kuwait, is currently preparing to challenge and break the female Guinness World Record for the Longest Saltwater Scuba dive.

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The event, which is planned for October 2015 and will take place in Hurghada in the Egyptian Red Sea, is being organised by a management team made up from members of the Rescue and Environmental Protection Society and Splash Red Sea, who were also involved in the recent successful Guinness World Record by Walaa Hafez to become the Longest Male Saltwater Scuba Diver.

It is the management team’s intention to train a support team and Reem herself in Egypt with the International support team, who will consist mainly of women.

It’s hoped by the organisers that the event will further raise the profile of women in diving. It is also important to Reem to raise the awareness of women in Arabian countries who face daily challenges. She would like to show that it is possible to succeed and overcome a negative attitude in a male dominated atmosphere.

It is also hoped that the joint Kuwati-Egyptian event will demonstrate that the two countries can support and celebrate this achievement together, and will highlight that Egypt is still a safe place to travel for divers.

Any additional offers of sponsorship from within the diving community will also be welcomed.

The organisers of the event are actively seeking applications from women in the industry who are interested in assisting in this challenge by joining the support team.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a part of this event, email the organisers at reem.longestscubadive@gmail.com including your CV and a photograph.

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Take an immersive dive below the waves off the Welsh coast using 360 VR: Catsharks (Watch Video)

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A week-long series from Jake Davies…

Below the waves off the Welsh coast, there are a range of species and habitats that can be seen. However, you don’t have to venture too far from the shore to see them or don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Using 360 videos provides an immersive feeling of being below the water and encountering many species and habitats from diving one of the most important habitats and species that aren’t often seen whilst diving. For more of an experience of being below the waves, the VR videos can be viewed using a VR headset.

Take a VR dive with two of the over 35 shark species that are found along the Welsh coast. The lesser spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) is one of the most common shark species found around the UK coast, swimming alongside the lesser spotted catshark is its larger cousin the Bullhuss (Scyliorhinus stellaris) also known as the Nursehound.


Follow Jake aka JD Scuba on the YouTube channel @Don’t Think Just Blog.

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Volivoli Beach Resort announce DIVE21 promotion

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Not only is Fiji an obvious choice for worldwide diving friends and divers in the know, easy to get to, safe, incredible diving and hospitality and of course home to some of the friendliest people on the planet Volivoli are currently running a 5, 7 and 10- night DIVE21 promotion with low deposits and long flexible travel dates.

To take advantage of this super hot DIVE21 promotion you need to book your trip by 31st July 2021 to dive Fiji’s # 1 Dive Region with Fiji’s Premier Dive Resort. With flexible travel dates through to 31st March 2023 and deposits from as low as FJ$100 per person and even less per group (10+) it really is an easy option.

But Wait… There is more…

On top of their SUPER HOT DIVE21 SPECIAL, and thanks to their good friends at Mares each new booking received prior to 31st July 2021 with flexible travel dates till 31st March 2023 will also automatically go into the draw to win a Mares Smart computer valued at US$395.00.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL, THERE’S EVEN MORE

On top of that SUPER HOT DIVE21 SPECIAL, and thanks to their good friends at Sharkskin each new booking received prior to 31st July 2021 with flexible travel dates till 31st March 2023 will automatically go into the draw to win a Sharkskin Titanium Chillproof top valued at US$215.00

For more information visit the Volivoli website by clicking here.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

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