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Oldham dive in to BSAC Underwater Litterpick 2013



Oldham SAC retrieved some ‘weighty plunder’ on their latest Underwater Litterpick dive while on a club trip to St Abbs.

Just one of the many clubs taking part in this year’s BSAC Underwater Litterpick campaign, divers from the club said they were saddened by what they found…and what they had to leave behind for another day.

Dave Hackman, from Oldham SAC, said the dive, at Weasel Loch, unearthed fishing line, cans, bottles and plastic.

“There was a considerable amount of litter which we could bring up. The area also seemed to be a dumping ground for tyres, we must have counted 10 of them on the seabed.

“Sadly, the fact is that wherever humans come into contact with the sea, they have a habit of leaving their mark.”

The BSAC Underwater Litterpick 2013 will run until the end of October and both clubs and individuals can get involved. The campaign’s aim is to get as many divers as possible cleaning up marine litter from their favourite dive sites and recording what they find.

The data obtained via these survey forms will be used in BSAC’s annual Underwater Litterpick report and will also go towards the Marine Conservation Society’s research in to marine litter around the UK.

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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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