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Online voting for BSAC Election 2014 now live




BSAC members will be able to vote with ease in this year’s Council elections, which will see a new BSAC Chairman plus two Council positions up for election.

Starting this week, BSAC members with a valid email will be sent full details on how to vote online. Where BSAC does not have up-to-date email addresses for members, a hard copy of the voting papers will be sent.

Members will also be able to vote on a resolution that has been submitted and will be proposed at the BSAC AGM 2014, namely: Current BSAC articles 76 and 77 and 78 are to be removed and subsequent articles to be renumbered accordingly. Read the resolution, the candidates’ CV’s  and the details of the AGM in the notice of meeting.

As in past years, the whole BSAC Election process will be managed by Electoral Reform Services (ERS).

Standing for a BSAC Council Officer position this year:

  • Chairman: Mark Allen, Eugene Farrell
  • Vice-Chairman: Alexander Warzynski (unopposed)
  • Council: Trevor Brown, Wendy Cooke, Edward Haynes, Geoff Hide, Ben Panter, Rachel Sharp, Janos Suto

Closing date for votes is 3pm 6th May 2014.

If you have any queries with regard to the 2014 election and voting process, you can contact BSAC Chief Executive at

Date for diary: The 60th BSAC AGM will be held at the Conservative Club, Ellesmere Port on Saturday, 10th May 2014.


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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