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The Art and Science of Underwater Photography by Georgie Bull at the June NUPG Meeting (Watch Video)



The June 2021 NUPG meeting saw Georgie Bull take to the virtual stage. Georgie not only talked about her budding career as an underwater photographer, but also enthused about her love of seagrass and how underwater photography can help conserve this vital habitat. It was great to learn so much about what is (perhaps) an underrated ecosystem and the marine life that calls it home.

Georgie introduced us to the marine biology and conservation topics most important to her and how that effect her approach to underwater photography. The group talked about the nearest seagrass beds to them in the North-West of England, and decided that North Wales was the best and nearest place for members to go and look and photograph it for themselves.

As always, the NUPG members also had a chance to show off some of their images in the monthly competition. This month’s theme was Spots vs Stripes. Caroline Robertson-Brown took the winning image of Banggai Cardinalfish in Secret Bay in Bali, Indonesia.

The runner up was John Spencer with his image of a Blue-Spotted Stingray in the Red Sea

Joint 3rd place was shared by Nick Robertson-Brown with a shot of a Tiger Shark in The Bahamas and John Spencer with an image of Razorfish.

For more information about the NUPG and to find out more about their up-coming meetings visit their Facebook site by clicking here.

The Northern Underwater Photography Group (NUPG) is an organisation of like-minded people with an interest in taking images underwater. The group meets in Manchester but membership is drawn from around the North of England and further afield. Meetings are monthly and previous speakers have included Alex Mustard, Martin Edge, Alex Tattersall, and Scubaverse's own Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown. Find out more at


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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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.

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