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Time for another World Record: Achim Schloeffel and his team plan the longest dive in history… while building a house underwater!



On June 29, 2012, Achim Schloeffel became the first human being to dive all the way across the English Channel. The founder and president of the dive training organisation InnerSpace Explorers (ISE) managed the distance between England and France with hardly any (and at times no) visibility, constant noise and completed the crossing within 10 hours, making it a world record. Now he and his team are planning another world record attempt; in 2014 he will go for the longest dive in history by spending at least 100 hours at a depth of at least 20 metres.


He will not spend the time resting or in an aquarium, however – he will be working! The professional diver, who has logged more than 7500 dives, will build a house off the shore of Majorca with his team. The construction will neither be a model, nor a miniature, but a 1:1 residential building including a garage. Achim will even plant a garden.


Between active times, Achim will sleep, eat, explore the area with some friends – just normal things you would do during a working week. The team will be creating a new man-made reef, and hope that with the help of the expected media coverage, will raise awareness of conservation efforts and the dangers that our oceans are currently faced with.


Further details about the planned new world record are available at


More information about the dive training organisation  can be found 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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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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