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Jeff Cinciripino is one of the owners of Scuba Shack in Rocky Hill, CT, a dive shop that's been operating since 1977. A Professional Association of Dive Instructor IDC Staff Instructor with 15+ years experience, Jeff teaches people how to scuba dive, writes the blog Scuba Shack Weekly, and produces Scuba Shack Radio to help scuba divers be ocean advocates. …Read More

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Scuba Shack Radio Scuba Shack Radio was created by Jeff Cinciripino in support of Scuba Shack's (a dive center in Rocky Hill, CT) mission to empower individuals with the knowledge, ability and experience to venture underwater in pursuit of their aspirations and to advocate for ocean health and sustainability. By providing news, interesting information related to scuba diving, the underwater world and how to protect our ocean environment, I hope to provide a service that helps make a difference.
‎DeeperBlue Podcast The award-winning DeeperBlue Podcast is your weekly guide to everything happening around the world… underwater. Every Tuesday we’ll cover all the latest news and events about Scuba, Freediving, Dive Travel, and the Oceans. We also talk to THE most interesting people in the dive world, from world-famous underwater pioneers to fearless modern explorers.
Under Pressure Divecast | Recreational SCUBA Diving Education, Information, Tips and Gear Talk The Under Pressure Divecast is the SCUBA diving podcast dedicated to making SCUBA fun, entertaining and accessible! Join me SKuba Steve as I go over topics related to recreational SCUBA diving, discuss gear and provide easy tips that make your diving more enjoyable, comfortable, safer or more memorable.
The B.i.G Scuba Podcast The BiG Scuba Podcast is a new, independent podcast dedicated to all things diving and ocean related. Its hosted by two friends, Ian, and Gemma.
Our aim is to provide a light hearted podcast for all levels of divers and also non-divers with a view to encouraging the non-divers to consider entering the water.
We hope to bring you current dive and marine related news and information with the added BIG twist.
Give us a listen and get inspired about all things scuba.
Big Deep – An Ocean Podcast Scuba Diving, Free Diving, Ocean Environmentalism, Marine Science. Big Deep is about people who have a deep connection to our world’s oceans; connections strong enough that they have dedicated some part of their lives to being in or working on behalf of the water. In each episode we speak with the most interesting people we can find, from scuba diving crime fighters and record-breaking freedivers, to marine biologists and ocean advocates – even a real-life mermaid. So we invite you to join us on this journey, as we explore the ocean through the stories of people who love it.
Scuba Obsessed Netcast Content for Passionate Scuba Diving Enthusiasts
The Bottom Dwellers Dive Shack Armando Gonzalez and Johnny Villareal your podcast hosts and creators, present the world's first commercial diving podcast. Working divers talking shop, interviews, news, safety, and sea stories. Are you a scuba diver and think you know everything about diving? Drop into our world! Are you ready for a podcast that pushes the envelope? Raw real talk about industry practices and some dive stories in between. Grab a beer as we take over the airwaves! There isn’t a better commercial diving podcast out there. All things dive, all real, and not afraid to give it to you straight! LB diver out
‎UTD Scuba Diving Podcast In scuba diving there is training and there is certification. Certification has always been the holy grail of every scuba course. But at Unified Team Diving we are redefining how scuba training works. Our UTD instructors are coaches and our students are clients and our process is to make you an awesome, badass diver. https://utdscubadiving.com

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Best from Scuba Shack Radio This Best from Scuba Shack Radio not only gives you some of the more interesting items from my podcast, it will also give you some things I found compelling from the world of scuba diving along with ocean health and conservation. Scuba Shack Radio
Off Gassing with Scuba Shack Radio – November 2021 Off Gassing with Scuba Shack Radio is a monthly playlist of tid-bits from the podcasting world on scuba diving and ocean health and sustainability. Enjoy Scuba Shack Radio
E R Fenimore Johnson E R Fenimore Johnson was a little known pioneer to our scuba diving industry. An innovator in the world of underwater photography and an early dive shop owner. Hear about how he supported the US Navy in the early days of the Underwater Demolition Teams. Scuba Shack Radio
Gearing Up with Scuba Shack takes you through various considerations and options for purchasing your scuba diving equipment. There are so many options out there when purchasing scuba equipment. There are no right or wrong answers. There are various considerations. This playlists is a series of short audio segments that describe our thinking at Scuba Shack when looking to obtain your gear. Learn more about exposure protection, dive computers, buoyancy compensators, regulators and more. Scuba Shack Radio
Your Next Dive takes you around the world on diving adventures Scuba diving can take you to some exotic places with a lifetime of adventure. Your Next Dive is a recurring installment on Scuba Shack Radio where we take you to some very cool sites to scuba dive. Learn about the diving, dive operators, places to stay and other fascinating facts. Listen to Your Next Dive to plan your next dive. Scuba Shack Radio

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Episode 149 The Mary Ross 4 D Experience Gemma and Ian were invited to the launch evening of the Mary Rose 4 D Experience prior to its opening to the general public.  We had a tour of the museum and watched the new 4D interactive experience.   The evening was attended by many involved in the original dives on the Mary Rose and its raising and we have spoken to a few of them. Please have a listen to their amazing experiences. https://www.thebigscuba.com/  https://maryrose.org/dive-4D/ The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    Large Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care   Whether thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best equipment and set up for your personal or commercial requirements     https://www.narkedat90.com/   Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference. Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                     @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                      @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                          @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website                 www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                                https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
Episode 147 Patrick Widmann Gemma and Ian chat to Patrick Widmann.   Patrick is originally from a small town in Austria called Fusch, which is a quiet town next to a lake. There, at an early age, he discovered a passion for diving during a demo dive with the local rescue team.  As time passed he moved from the recreational diving industry and became more and more interested in technical diving.  He decided to do a cave diving course after reading Bill Stones Book about deep cave explorations and Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCR).   Now based in Mexico, in the heart of cave country, he teaches cave-diving courses both here and around the planet.  Listen to our conversation and be prepared to be inspired and captivated by an amazing diver and explorer.   https://protecdivecenters.com/ https://www.instagram.com/patrick_widmann/ https://www.facebook.com/Mephisto26   The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    Large Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care   Whether thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best equipment and set up for your personal or commercial requirements     https://www.narkedat90.com/   Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference. Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                     @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                      @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                          @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website                 www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                                https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
Episode 148 Ross Kemp Deep Sea Treasure Hunter Gemma and Ian chat to Ross Kemp.  Ross tells us about his diving journey and the new series that starts on Sky History, Deep Sea Treasure Hunter.  Ross talks about UK Diving and his passion for ship wrecks and the history behind them. https://www.history.co.uk/articles/ross-kemp-deep-sea-treasure-hunter-s2-episode-guide The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    Large Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care   Whether thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best equipment and set up for your personal or commercial requirements     https://www.narkedat90.com/   Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference. Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                     @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                      @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                          @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website                 www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                                https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
Sean Clements – SDC watches Are you a fan of scuba diving or luxury watches? Well, Sean Clements certainly is, and a few years ago, he found a way to combine his passions and create a path for the future away from the corporate rat-race. Sean's vision led him to create SDC Watches, a dive watch brand that offers luxurious watches for everyday dive adventures.What sets SDC Watches apart is their commitment to protecting the oceans. Sean recognized that there is a huge amount of neoprene waste, particularly old and used wetsuits, that ultimately end up in landfills. To tackle this issue, Sean decided to repurpose these watery rags and incorporate them into his watches. The result is an encapsulated neoprene strap design that not only looks great but also helps reduce waste and protect our oceans whilst maintaining that luxury feel. The attention to detail in these watches is evident in every aspect. The SDC cookie logo and laser engraving, and original styling of an older dive watch with its rotational dive bezel, harks back to a time when chunky Seikos were the epitome of a diver's watch (flashbacks to eye-balling my dad's watch as a kid). And the naked rear case, which allows you to see the inner mechanism, is a luxurious touch that completes the package. With a 300m depth rating these really are a sexy statement.As a fellow diver, I'm eagerly awaiting my own SDC Watch to arrive. I appreciate the company's commitment to sustainability and conservation efforts, and I'm excited to show my support by wearing one of their watches. It's clear that Sean has put his heart and soul into creating a product that not only looks great but also makes a positive impact on our planet.If you would like your own SDC watch, head on over to the SDC website and use SCUBAGOAT10 to recieve a 10% discountJoin us on this episode as we dive deeper into Sean's journey as a diver, businessman, and conservationist. We'll learn more about his vision for SDC Watches and how he's making a difference in the world of luxury watches and ocean conservation. Don't forget to use SCUBAGOAT10 for your 10% discount through the SDC website
Nicholas Remy – The Underwater Club Do you struggle to understand the complexities of underwater photography? Nicolas Remy (Multi award-winning underwater photographer and founder of The Underwater Club) joins me in the studio to shed some light on this intricate art.Nicolas and his wife, Lena caught my attention initially through their awesome pictures and furthermore because they dived on rebreathers. From what I see, there is a lot of sense in rebreather diving for photographing wildlife so who better to ask than the man who's doing just that? The extended dive times, the silence, and the opportunity to get much closer without disturbing your subject. Nicolas talks us through the two rebreathers they use, the Revo and Horizon.Not only does Nicolas take a fine shot, he really enjoys sharing his skills with others. Teaching people and breaking subjects down into a more understandable format is truly a passion of his. So, Nicolas has quit the corporate world and devoted the last 18 months fine-tuning The Underwater Club and its contents. It is an exceptional forum for two-way communications and ram packed with Nicolas' knowledge to be shared with all club members through various means, expanding on his availability as a one-on-one coach.A keen writer, he has also penned content for Scuba Diver magazine and Narked at 90, with additional content in WETPIXEL and OZ Diver.We anticipate the launch of the website very VERY soon, to stay abreast of that date you can sign up early (and have an added chance to win a prize).  Join me in the studio as Nicolas walks us along the path from a discover scuba dive on Kangaroo Island, to global recognition for his underwater photography and the formation of The Underwater Club. DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE! DO THAT HERE Nicholas' LinksFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicolaslenaremyNicolas & Lena on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolaslenaremy/Photography website:https://www.nicolaslenaremy.com/ The Underwater Club linkswebsite: https://theunderwaterclub.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theuwclub/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUWClub/ Nicolas' awards and winsThere are so many to mention so it best you head on over to Nicolas and Lena's website to see the full list: Awards page Additional linksRevo rebreathers: https://www.revo-rebreathers.com/Horizon by Mares: https://www.mares.com/en/horizonWhalex article: https://createdigital.org.au/engineers-fake-whale-poo-carbon-removal/Scuba Diver mag: https://www.scubadivermag.com/Narked at 90: https://www.narkedat90.com/Oz Diver mag: https://ozdiver.com.au/
Vanessa Torres Macho & Talia Greis – Photography & Liquid Lens Welcome to the latest episode of Scuba GOAT! In this episode, we talk to Vanessa Torres Macho and Talia Greis, the founders of Liquid Lens, a project promoting and encouraging women in underwater photography. Vanessa is a 20+ year dive professional and the owner of Underwater Imaging Australia, while Talia is a scuba and photography enthusiast who started diving 7 years ago.Vanessa and Talia share their love for the oceans and photography, and how they bonded over their passion for scuba diving and underwater photography. They discuss Liquid Lens, their project that aims to showcase the photographs of women alongside their male counterparts on the world stage.We discuss a variety of photography-related topics including model shoots, commercial photography and the impact of digital cameras, social media and the expectation of free products for influencers.We also touch upon overseas group expeditions planned and led by Vanessa and Talia.  Matt also highlights his expeditions via his company Nomadic Scuba. So, if you're looking for some exciting scuba and photography trips, be sure to check them out! If you'd like to get in touch or follow Vanessa, Talia or both, hit the links below: VanessaVanessa's websiteVanessa on FBAquatic Imaging Australia websiteAquatic Imaging Australia on IGAquatic Imaging Australia on FB TaliaTalia's websiteTalia on FBTalia on IG Liquid LensLiquid Lens websiteLiquid Lens on FBLiquid Lens on IG And finally, a friendly reminder that The Underwater Club is launching on the 31st of March, and there's still time to enter the free giveaway draw. So, if you're interested in joining a community of like-minded scuba enthusiasts and getting access to exclusive content and discounts, don't miss out! Enter the giveaway here Tune in to this episode to learn more about underwater photography, Liquid Lens, and equality for women in the industry. As always, share the show with your dive buddies, and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Scuba GOAT on your favourite podcast platform. Happy listening!
Nathalie Lasselin – A deep dive into Film-making and exploration with AquaNath Ladies and gents, welcome to the Scuba GOAT podcast.  Last year at the OzTek dive show in Melbourne, I had the pleasure of meeting Nathalie Lasselin. Our introduction was brief, but it was enough to pique my interest in her inspiring story and make me realize that she needed to be featured on the show.  In this episode, join me as I chat with Nath and uncover her motivations for venturing into the uncharted waters of the Arctic, spending over 30 hours submerged over two consecutive dives, and searching for evidence of the First Nations' presence in Quebec hydro-electric reservoir, Canada, and that's just for starters! Get ready to dive deep into the world of underwater exploration and documentary film-making in the next exciting episode featuring Nathalie Lasselin.  Nathalie is an award-winning film-maker, dive expedition leader, cave and wreck explorer, and instructor with a passion for documenting our planet and raising awareness for our freshwater resources. As a keynote speaker and on-camera talent for TV shows, she shares her love for discovery and empowering people to have a better relationship with their environment. With numerous critically acclaimed films and awards, Nathalie's work has been released in over 25 countries and featured on networks like Discovery and Nat Geo. Formally trained as a director of photography, Nathalie casts an inquisitive eye on our blue planet and with Pixnat Productions she documents the captivating exploration of our earth. Her films have been critically acclaimed and have received numerous awards at international festivals as well as being released in over 25 countries. Nathalie regularly organizes small group diving expeditions for surveying, filming, 360 degree photography and other missions through her non-profit organization Aqua Sub Terra Exploration (ASTEX) RECOGNITIONSWomen Diver Hall of Fame inducteeRoyal Canadian Geographical Society fellowExplorers club fellowNATHALIE'S LINKSFACEBOOKINSTAGRAMAQUA SUB TERRA AQUANATH.COM
Vanessa Torres Macho & Talia Greis – Photography & Liquid Lens Welcome to the latest episode of Scuba GOAT! In this episode, we talk to Vanessa Torres Macho and Talia Greis, the founders of Liquid Lens, a project promoting and encouraging women in underwater photography. Vanessa is a 20+ year dive professional and the owner of Underwater Imaging Australia, while Talia is a scuba and photography enthusiast who started diving 7 years ago.
Vanessa and Talia share their love for the oceans and photography, and how they bonded over their passion for scuba diving and underwater photography. They discuss Liquid Lens, their project that aims to showcase the photographs of women alongside their male counterparts on the world stage.
We discuss a variety of photography-related topics including model shoots, commercial photography and the impact of digital cameras, social media and the expectation of free products for influencers.
We also touch upon overseas group expeditions planned and led by Vanessa and Talia. Matt also highlights his expeditions via his company Nomadic Scuba. So, if you're looking for some exciting scuba and photography trips, be sure to check them out!

If you'd like to get in touch or follow Vanessa, Talia or both, hit the links below:

Vanessa
Vanessa's website
Vanessa on FB
Aquatic Imaging Australia website
Aquatic Imaging Australia on IG
Aquatic Imaging Australia on FB

Talia
Talia's website
Talia on FB
Talia on IG

Liquid Lens
Liquid Lens website
Liquid Lens on FB
Liquid Lens on IG

And finally, a friendly reminder that The Underwater Club is launching on the 31st of March, and there's still time to enter the free giveaway draw. So, if you're interested in joining a community of like-minded scuba enthusiasts and getting access to exclusive content and discounts, don't miss out! Enter the giveaway here

Tune in to this episode to learn more about underwater photography, Liquid Lens, and equality for women in the industry. As always, share the show with your dive buddies, and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Scuba GOAT on your favourite podcast platform. Happy listening!
Episode 146 Dive the Mary Rose 4D Gemma and Ian chat to Dr Alex Hildred.  Alex is the Head of Research at the Mary Rose Trust and she is a renowned maritime archaeologist.  We spoke to Alex in June 2022 when the Mary Rose Trust was celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the raising of the Mary Rose.  We decided to release the conversation again as on 31 March 2023 a new attraction opens at the museum.  Dive the Mary Rose 4D is a new 4D immersive theatre experience. Dive into the untold story of the finding, excavation and recovery of the Mary Rose.  https://maryrose.org/dive-4D/   Gemma and Ian also chat prior to the interview about what they have been up to and have a few shout outs to some friends of the podcast.     https://maryrose.org/ https://www.facebook.com/MaryRoseMuseum/ https://www.instagram.com/maryrosemuseum/ https://www.youtube.com/user/MaryRoseMuseum https://twitter.com/maryrosemuseum   The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    Large Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care   Whether thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best equipment and set up for your personal or commercial requirements     https://www.narkedat90.com/   Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram              @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook              @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                  @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website                       www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
ScubaRadio 3-25-23 HOUR2 This hour Dr Doug Ebersole explains Immersed Pulmonary Edema (IPE) and what divers need to know. Plus Greg The Divemaster plans for the 26 year anniversary of ScubaRadio! Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 3-25-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster chats with one of many dive charter operators that is being hit with much higher insurance premiums this year and why you should be concerned. Looking for HOUR2?
Episode 145 IONITY and how our driving future looks Gemma and Ian to Andreas Atkins.  Andreas Atkins works for IONITY and is the Country Manager for UK & Ireland.  IONITY is a joint venture of the car manufacturers BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group, Mercedes Benz AG and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, along with BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power platform as financial investor.  Andreas talks about the constantly growing network of IONITY high-power charging stations along highways in the UK and Europe.  All charging stations are open to electric vehicles of any brand.   Gemma and Ian update you about their Full-Face Diving Mask qualification dives and the new attraction at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. The podcast was recorded on location in a Ford Mustang Mach-E supplied by John Barker Sales manager at A W &D Hammond Ltd in Halesworth Suffolk.   We were located at Africa Alive under the Wind Turbine generating Green Energy.   Do check out the associated social media for more images of the recording. https://ionity.eu/  https://maryrose.org/dive-4D/ https://www.hammondgroup.co.uk/ https://www.ford.co.uk/hybrid-electric/all-electric https://www.zsea.org/reserve   The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    Large Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care   Whether thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best equipment and set up for your personal or commercial requirements  https://www.narkedat90.com/  Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.  Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.  We are on Instagram              @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook              @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                  @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website                       www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
ScubaRadio 3-18-23 HOUR2 This hour more reflections on the luckiest dives of the ScubaRadio ScubaSquad. Plus Is freediving under ice a thing? Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 3-18-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends discuss the luckiest things they've experienced underwater in honor of St Patricks Day. Looking for HOUR2?
Episode 144 Full Face Mask qualification dives and some Go Diving Interviews Gemma and Ian talk about their open water qualification dives in their Neptune 3 Full Face Masks.  It was a bit chilly!   They then talk more about the UK Go Diving Show and how great it was.  The episode is finished with three interviews with Cristina Zenato, Kewin Lorenzen, Chris Jewel and Patrick Widmann.   The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    Large Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care   Whether thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best equipment and set up for your personal or commercial requirements   https://www.narkedat90.com/   Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram              @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook              @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                  @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website                       www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
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Nicolas Remy – The Underwater Club Do you struggle to understand the complexities of underwater photography? Nicolas Remy (Multi award-winning underwater photographer and founder of The Underwater Club) joins me in the studio to shed some light on this intricate art.
Nicolas and his wife, Lena caught my attention initially through their awesome pictures and furthermore because they dived on rebreathers. From what I see, there is a lot of sense in rebreather diving for photographing wildlife so who better to ask than the man who's doing just that? The extended dive times, the silence, and the opportunity to get much closer without disturbing your subject. Nicolas talks us through the two rebreathers they use, the Revo and Horizon.
Not only does Nicolas take a fine shot, he really enjoys sharing his skills with others. Teaching people and breaking subjects down into a more understandable format is truly a passion of his. So, Nicolas has quit the corporate world and devoted the last 18 months fine-tuning The Underwater Club and its contents. It is an exceptional forum for two-way communications and ram packed with Nicolas' knowledge to be shared with all club members through various means, expanding on his availability as a one-on-one coach.
A keen writer, he has also penned content for Scuba Diver magazine and Narked at 90, with additional content in WETPIXEL and OZ Diver.
We anticipate the launch of the website very VERY soon, to stay abreast of that date you can sign up early (and have an added chance to win a prize). Join me in the studio as Nicolas walks us along the path from a discover scuba dive on Kangaroo island, to global recognition for his underwater photography and the formation of The Underwater Club.

DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE! DO THAT HERE


Nicholas' Links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicolaslenaremy
Nicolas & Lena on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolaslenaremy/
Photography website:https://www.nicolaslenaremy.com/


The Underwater Club links
website: https://theunderwaterclub.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theuwclub/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUWClub/


Nicolas' awards and wins
There are so many to mention so it best you head on over to Nicolas and Lena's website to see the full list: Awards page


Additional links
Revo rebreathers: https://www.revo-rebreathers.com/
Horizon by Mares: https://www.mares.com/en/horizon
Whalex article: https://createdigital.org.au/engineers-fake-whale-poo-carbon-removal/
Scuba Diver mag: https://www.scubadivermag.com/
Narked at 90: https://www.narkedat90.com/
Oz Diver mag: https://ozdiver.com.au/


Chapter Markers
00:08:02:07 Nicolas' introduction to diving at Kangaroo Island00:10:2918 Diving in the Med00:13:16:23 Shallow dives and biodiversity00:17:06:18 The Underwater Club00:27:54:09 Nicolas' introduction to diving00:36:20:04 Matt's introduction to photography00:38:51:23 From knowing a compact to novice mirrorless cameras00:42:44:07 The Underwater Club structure00:57:36:03 Battling Groupers on camera01:02:17:17 The Scuba GOAT podcasting process01:07:46:05 Pre-launch free trial and prizes01:16:49:11 Nicolas' choice of rebreather – Revo CCR a…01:26:24:07 Citizenship down under01:28:12:20 Eye correction underwater
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01:34:04:22 How do you describe your job as a di
ScubaRadio 3-11-23 HOUR2 This hour dive instructor Uncle Cal joins the crew to talk about his new book for beginner divers. Plus the History of Diving Museum channels the Grateful Dead for their latest event. Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 3-11-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends are joined by the creators of Scuba Divers Uncensorded. Plus Mermaid Rachel prepares for American Ninja Warrior. Looking for HOUR2?
UTD Podcast #63 – Jeff is a Guest on The Big Scuba Podcast – Back to Basics The Big Scuba Podcast, a show based in the UK and hosted by my new friends Ian and Gemma, explores all things scuba. They got interested in the UTD Scuba Coaching Program, so we started talking about that, but quickly moved to UTD's philosophy, teaching ethos, and history.For me, it was back to basics, forcing me to define, to people not familiar with UTD, why us – why choose us, what makes us different, where did coaching come from, and much, much more.Have a listen, and check out the rest of their episodes.https://utdscubadiving.com/https://www.thebigscuba.com/
Episode 143 Unified Team Diving Scuba Coaching Gemma and Ian chat to Jeff Seckendorf.   Jeff is the Co-Founder and Current CEO/Owner of Unified Team Diving.  The UTD tagline is  "Great scuba training does not have to be focused on the outcome. It can be about the process."  A great scuba training program should include so much more than what can be covered in a simple certification course. In the UTD Scuba Coaching program you work with a coach who delivers a new set of "workouts" every week. These can be in-water exercises, academic classes and homework, equipment management, and much more. You have as much communication with your coach as you need as you are guided through a customized training program to reach your goals. The overall concept is to slow the training process down from a few days to a few months or more. Jeff takes us through the UTD system and tells us about himself too.    https://utdscubadiving.com/   Full Face Masks     https://www.oceanreefukmalta.com/   The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    Large Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care   Whether thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best equipment and set up for your personal or commercial requirements   https://www.narkedat90.com/   Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram              @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook              @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                  @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website                       www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
ScubaRadio 3-4-23 HOUR2 This hour Kirk Krack joins the ScubaRadio ScubaSquad to talk about his work on Avatar: The Way of Water. Plus the DiveGod-Neal Watson reflects on diver who brought the Creature of the Black Lagoon to life! Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 3-4-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends talk more about in water recompression and whether it will ever filter down to recreational diving. Plus should you know your bubble level? Looking for HOUR2?
Marcus Blake – Komodo Resort & Dive Club – S01 E05 Komodo National Park in Indonesia is world-renowned for its vast array of marine biodiversity and bucket list scuba diving.  Marcus Blake has spent the last 4 years based on the perimeter of the park as the dive operations manager at Komodo Resort and Dive Club.I hosted an expedition for 10 guests at Komodo Resort and Dive Club in November 2019 and I was seriously impressed with the entire operation.  This excerpt taken from the resort's website perfectly describes the location…Nestled in a sheltered bay fringed with white sand, the Komodo Dive Resort offers a unique and friendly environment to enjoy some of Indonesia's best diving. Imagine a place where you are welcomed as family on a paradisiac island in the middle of the Komodo archipelago surrounded by crystal clear waters and pristine reefs.The Komodo region is renowned for being among the top dive sites on earth. Divers, snorkelers and photographers from all around the world come to the Komodo National Park to experience its very rich and unique marine biodiversity.Komodo Resort is definitely one of my go-to places now and I look forward to leading further group expeditions through Nomadic Scuba in the not too distant future at the resort and on their new liveaboard the Komodo Sea Dragon.During the podcast, we talk about Engel Tani (a dive pro and member of the resorts dive crew) and the dive team assisting a manta in distress and tangled in lines.  You can view the camera footage on Engel's Youtube channel.  If you watch the full video you can see how the Manta keeps returning to the divers until it is free. Awesome jobs guys, well done!Manta Resuce – Engel Tani & Komodo Resort dive crewFind out more at www.scubagoat.com
Kai Steinbeck – Sunreef PADI Course Director – S01 E12 Kai Steinbeck has been diving since the dawn of time and is now utilising his skills and experiences to pass on significant knowledge to the next generation of dive instructors.  As a PADI Course Director, Kai conducts Instructor Development Courses operating on the Sunshine Coast, Australia at Sunreef dive centre, Mooloolaba PROMO ALERT – KAI ANNOUNCES A GREAT OFFER DURING THIS EPISODE and Matt gets a gift!! Kai talks to Matt about his move to Mexico and quick about-turn back to Australia, suffering a Covid infection, the move to Mooloolaba and diver training.  Kai’s enthusiasm and love for diving really do shine through during this episode, a true advocate of the sport and indeed a shining example of the character required to fulfil the role of ensuring our future instructors receive the very best in training.  For more information on professional training contact kai: Email: [email protected] Website: DiveInstructor.comSocial Media:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitter LinkedIn
Surface Interval – Lissa, Don & Matt – S01 E18 Trying out something new with this episode, entitled "Surface Interval."  My idea is that once a month we have a few people in the studio and have a wee catch-up with what's caught our eyes in the scuba news from around the world.  I'm joined by an old favourite, Don Silcock and a newbie to the show, Lissa Rebec. Don and Lissa both come to the show with some big announcements linked to their involvement with Scuba Diver magazine and Sea Shepherd respectively.  During this episode, topics range from conservation to travel, upcoming documentaries to home-based Australian diving, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Maldives and the Bahamas. All whilst having a beer, or in Lissa's case, a cup of tea.  Dons website: Indo Pacific ImagesLissa's next event: EveryFin MattersSea Shepherd AustraliaScuba Diver magazine:Australia & New ZealandGlobal edition
Dr Simon Pierce – Whale sharks – S2 E01 Dr Simon Pierce is the worlds top whale shark conservation biologist.  Co-founder of Marine Megafauna Foundation, he also founded MMF’s flagship global research program on whale sharks.  Simon led the research team whose efforts resulted in whale sharks being recognized as globally endangered for the first time on the IUCN Red List, led the technical proposal that successfully listed whale sharks as globally protected via the UN Convention on Migratory Species, and led the first IUCN Green Status assessment of the species.  Simon is a scientific advisor to the global whale shark database (www.whaleshark.org) and a member of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group.He has recently co-edited a textbook, 'Whale Sharks: Biology, Ecology, & Conservation', which will be available in August.  Simon has also been involved in the publication of over 50 scientific papers.Simon is not too shabby with a camera either and co-hosts a wildlife and travel photography gig called Nature Tripper, a website and magazine with his better half and conservation designer Madeliene Pierce aka Mads. Oh and to top it all off, he’s a Kiwi so not only is he a brainbox but he’s got a sense of humour too!Social MediaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonjpierce/Twitter: https://twitter.com/simonpierceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/simonjpiercephotography
Pete Bethune – Earthrace conservation – S2 E02 Connecting with us from Costa Rica, Pete Bethune has committed his life to wildlife conservation.  Following his world record journey circumnavigating the world on a bio-fuel driven trimaran, Pete joined forces with Sea Shepherd in their fight to prevent whaling in Antarctica.  When Earthrace became low on fuel a Japanese whaling vessel took the opportunity to ram the boat with Pete and his crew still onboard which ultimately led to its sinking.  Following this, Pete boarded the Japanese vessel in a bid to present the captain with a bill for his boat.  Since that day Pete's story has led him to prison in Japan, leading special forces teams into hostile environments, producing a TV show called The Operatives, assisting governments in the fight against poachers and illegal fishing, shot at and even stabbed.  Pete doesn't claim to be a diver albeit he has 4-500 dives under his belt and an amazing story to tell.  For an adventure of a lifetime, you can get in touch with Pete and volunteer to become part of the team. Ted Talk:  Find a cause worth dying forwebsite:  www.earthrace.netDonate:  https://www.earthrace.net/support/donate/Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pete.bethuneInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/petebethuneTwitter:  https://twitter.com/petebethuneWe have recently created the Scuba Goat Network group to maintain connectivity between listeners and guests.  The network will be available through the new website coming soon and is available now via Facebook, all are welcome to join.
Leonardo Guida – Australian Marine Conservation Society – S03 E07 Dr Leonardo Guida, shark scientist and shark conservation lead at the Australian Marine Conservation Society joins us in this episode to talk through a variety of topics ranging from personal experiences swimming and diving with our apex predators to the conservation efforts currently in place throughout Australia and across the globe.Leo is actively involved in many projects including the "Nets out now" call for shark nets to be removed throughout Australia, he .appeared in the documentary produced by Andre Borell Envoy Shark Cull which focuses on the subject.  Leo emphasises the indiscriminate targeting that hails from these antiquated defence systems with a prime example being that of a Humpback Whale being caught in a net only a few days prior to this recording, with a further 2 more whales entangled since.We also discuss the apparent movement of sharks from locations such as South Africa pushing further south, presumably due to climate change and rising water temperatures.  With larger predators such as Great Whites moving into locations inhabited by more docile species such as Grey Nurse Sharks, are they to become a new target for the larger shark and what impact does this have on the overall balance in the regions?Leo talks with such passion it's hard to break away from listening to his experiences, skills and knowledge across a wide spectrum of conservation.  Actively sharing his knowledge via social media, Leo regularly posts updates on what is happening within Australia and you can follow him via the links on the Scuba GOAT website.
Michael Menduno – The Godfather of Tech Diving Journalism – S03 E14 Michael Menduno has been diving and reporting on technical diving since 1990 when he founded the AquaCORPS magazine and its sister publication Technical Diver. A reporter, technologist and member of the Board of Directors for the historical diver's society, Michael is the editor-in-chief of Global Underwater Explorers online magazine InDEPTH. He is also a contributing editor for Dan Europe's ALERT DIVER and X-ray magazine, and he also writes for DEEPER BLUE. To top it off, Michael also worked with Captain Billy Dean to set up the first tech diving centre, based in Key West, which rapidly became a global mecca for tech diver training.Michael is also the organiser of the Rebreather Forum, with the latest conference being RF4 (20-22 April 2023). Held in Malta, the Rebreather Forum has a stellar line-up of presenters including Mark Caney, Brian Carney or designee, Simon Caruana, John Clarke, David Doolette, Vince Ferris, Oscar Franberg, Timmy Gambin, Kevin Gurr, Richard Harris, Paul Haynes, Gareth Lock, Alessandro Marroni, Michael Menduno, Simon Mitchell, Andy Pitkin, Neal Pollock, Frauke Tillmans, and Paul Toomer. So if there is anything you ever wanted to know about rebreather diving, this is the place to be.Topics of conversationMichael's background in divingThe origins of the term "Tech Diver"Rebreather Forum origins and Rebreather 4Michael's first breaths underwater to technical diverHistorical overview of tech divingThe origins of AquaCORPS and InDEPTH magazinesThe background of Michael and Captain Billy DeanThe passage of information prior to computersPADI joins the tech chatThe bridging of the gap between recreational and technical divingThe importance of Human Factors in divingClose Calls, authored by Stratis S Kas (Amazon link)'Stoned' with Bill Stone – A harp back to the early days of reportingWhat's next for Michael?Links and exit.
Sean Clements – SDC & combining two passions You must be a fan of scuba diving if your listening to me right now, and are you also interested in watches? Even more so, luxury dive watches? Rolex, Breitling, and Omega all have quite a few commonalities, with one key feature, they were created with passion. This leads me nicely to introduce this week's guest, Sean Clements. Sean has two passions, watches and diving and a few years ago, he found a way to combine them and create a path to align with his future away from the corporate rat race.
Sean Clements' vision
Sean's vision led him to create SDC Watches, a dive watch brand that offers luxurious watches for everyday dive adventures whilst also contributing to conservation, both by upcycling and donating some of the profits to conservation projects.
The SDC brand
What sets SDC Watches apart is their commitment to protecting the oceans. Sean recognized that there is a huge amount of neoprene waste, particularly old and used wetsuits, that ultimately end up in landfills. To tackle this issue, Sean decided to repurpose these watery rags and incorporate them into his watches. The result is an encapsulated neoprene strap design that not only looks great but also helps reduce waste and protect our oceans whilst maintaining that luxury feel.
The attention to detail in these watches is evident in every aspect. The SDC cookie logo and laser engraving, the original styling of an older dive watch with its rotational dive bezel, harks back to a time when chunky Seikos & Omega's were the epitome of a diver's watch (flashbacks to eye-balling my dad's watch as a kid). And the naked rear case, which allows you to see the inner mechanism, is a luxurious touch that completes the package. With a 300m depth rating these really are a sexy statement.
As a fellow diver, I'm eagerly awaiting my own SDC Watch to arrive. I appreciate the company's commitment to sustainability and conservation efforts, and I'm excited to show my support by wearing one of their watches. It's clear that Sean has put his heart and soul into creating a product that not only looks great but also makes a positive impact on our planet.
If you would like your own SDC watch, head on over to the SDC website and use SCUBAGOAT10 to recieve a 10% discount
Join us on this episode as we dive deeper into Sean's journey as a diver, businessman, and conservationist. We'll learn more about his vision for SDC Watches and how he's making a difference in the world of luxury watches and ocean conservation.

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Andre Borell – Director Envoy Shark Cull – S02 E07 Envoy Shark Cull is a hard-hitting Australian documentary directed by Andre Borell.  The film shines a much-needed light on the outdated and antiquated shark control methods deployed in QLD and NSW, that have not changed in methodology since being introduced in 1936.  I was shocked and devastated to learn about this brutal culling program (also discussed with Jonathan Clark on S01 E15) that is not backed by science and urgently needs to be replaced with modern and non-lethal alternatives.If the report Queensland Shark Control Program catch statistics for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is to be believed, 286 sharks were captured between June 2020 and July 2021, of which only 57 sharks were released alive.  The report does not specify or account for the animals caught and killed as bycatch.Envoy Shark Cull is a Mike Tyson sized punch in the face of reality, it is heavily researched and brutally honest; culminating in a unified voice for the animals of the Pacific Ocean.  It is an absolute pleasure to have Andre on the show and I applaud all of his efforts and those who are actively involved in pursuing a resolution in this needless onslaught of our oceans wildlife.Become an Envoy and 'Act Now'Watch Envoy Shark CullEnvoy shark Cull websiteThe cast:Paul De GelderMadison StewartEric BanaLayne BeachleyJuan OliphantTom CarrollHolly RichmondDr. Leonardo GuidaJonathan ClarkLawrence ChlebekInstagram: @envoyfilmTwitter: @envoyfilmTikTok: @envoyfilmFacebook: @envoyfilmau
Surface Interval – Lisa, Don & Matt – S02 E08 I catch up with two of my dive buddies whilst we are stuck in lockdown.  Lissa Rebec is Sea Shepherd's co-ordinator in Sydney, Australia and Don, the Senior Travel Editor for Scuba Dive magazine.  We discuss a few topics that have caught our attention recently and also highlight a number of excellent people working hard to educate the world on how we should be protecting our blue world.
Samuel Rostøl – The Grind: Whaling in the Faroe Islands – S02 E11 Earlier this year Norwegian born Samuel Rostøl decided to leave mainstream employment as a nurse so that he could focus all of his available time on supporting animal activism.   Soon thereafter, Samuel was invited to join Sea Shepherd in the Faroe Islands as they documented the annual Grindadrop or Pilot Whale hunts.  His footage has shone an even brighter light on the islands and albeit he casts an imposing figure, Samuel's approach to activism is far from that which most would assume.  During this episode Samuel explains the Grind, the animosity, violence and threats to kill and also the silent support and the reasons behind the reluctance of locals wishing the Grind to halt.On Sunday 12th September the Grind slaughtered 1,428 Atlantic White-sided Dolphins. Albeit this podcast is predominantly non-political I feel the need to include such activity to assist in creating a global response for the betterment of the animals involved. Samuel's social media links: FacebookInstagramYouTubeTwitterIf like me you feel that Samuel's work is invaluable then please join me and show your support  on his Patreon page:  https://www.patreon.com/samrostolFinally, this episode is also available to watch on the Scuba GOAT YouTube channel, make sure you hit subscribe to keep up to date with the next release.  If you are enjoying the show and would like to support the podcast, a review goes an amazingly long way, thank you.  Podchaser review link
Deborah Dickson-Smith – Global travel Part II – S02 E13 The second part of our mini-series with Deb and I talking through more destinations that every diver should have on their bucket list and highlight some of the up to date travel requirements for the destinations mentioned. See chapter markers for locations discussed and S02 E12 for the first part of this series. Deborah Dickson-Smith, is a writer, editor and publisher who has built a career in the travel media industry.  She has managed to travel (and dive) through most of the South Pacific and Southeast Asia.  Deb now uses these experiences to design tailor-made dive holiday experiences for her clients at Diveplanit Travel.Deb and partner Simon Mallender launched Diveplanit in 2012, initially a blog to sharedive travel experiences and highlight marine conservation issues. Diveplanit has sincemorphed into an online dive travel guide, content marketing agency and dive travelagency, with the purchase of Diversion Dive Travel in 2018.Deborah's Links:www.diveplanit.comhttps://www.facebook.com/DivePlanIt/https://www.instagram.com/diveplanit/https://twitter.com/DivePlanithttps://www.linkedin.com/company/diveplanit/https://www.youtube.com/diveplanitNote:Travel information was collected from various sources and correct on the day of recording the show.The travel discount offered by Diveplanit is for international travel (excluding flights), terms and conditions apply. Thanks to Master Liveaboards for their travel information input.
ScubaRadio 2-25-23 HOUR2 This hour the DiveGod – Neal Watson joins the crew to share why he still loves diving after all these years. Plus are the views of in water recompression changing? Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 2-25-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster looks into creating the first AI ScubaRadio Mermaid? Plus why do we dive. Looking for HOUR2?
Episode 142 Jake Davies JD Scuba Gemma and Ian chat to Jake Davies.   Also know as JDScuba – Jake Davies is a Marine Biologist, HSE Professional scuba diver, underwater videographer and CAA licensed drone pilot.   Jake grew up on Pen Llŷn, North Wales and coming from a maritime family meant that from a young age the underwater world and marine life have played a major role in his life.  Through sharing underwater videos and photos of amazing and unique wildlife and habitats Jake hopes to inspire people to go beneath the waves and making the underwater world more accessible for all. https://jakeddavies1996.wixsite.com/jdscuba Full Face Masks     https://www.oceanreefukmalta.com/ The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    Large Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care   Whether thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best equipment and set up for your personal or commercial requirements https://www.narkedat90.com/ Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.  Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website                    www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                                  https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
ScubaRadio 2-18-23 HOUR2 The hour Andrea Musgrove joins the crew to talk about dive week in The Bahamas. Plus we head back to the future in Fiji! Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 2-18-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends talk about the latest underwater record. Plus the Diveheart documentary gets another award! Looking for HOUR2?
UTD Podcast #62 – The ADR – Annual Dive Review Recurrent training is a thing in many, many industries. Flying is where recurrent training is the most obvious – pilots are required to complete various scheduled trainings to keep their certificates current and diving should be no different.Since our inception, UTD has always had a structured recurrent training program called the Annual Dive Review. This is modeled after flying's Biannual Flight Review, something that has been in place for pilots for decades.In this episode Jeff and Ben explore recurrent training for instructors and students – the how and why, the ego and the logic.Questions? Contact us to learn more about the UTD ADR.https://utdscubadiving.com/contact/
ScubaRadio 2-11-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster shares his latest shark diving video. Plans for ScubaRadio's plans for the Beneath the Sea dive show. Looking for HOUR2?
ScubaRadio 2-11-23 HOUR2 This hour Cathryn Castle joins the ScubaRadio crew to talk about her latest dive charter adventure. Looking for HOUR1?
Don Silcock – Senior Travel Editor meets El Blanco Don Silcock, Senior travel editor of Scuba Diver magazine, owner of Indo Pacific Images and my good mate joins me in the studio for a long overdue catch-up, a good yarn and a couple of beers. Join me as we discuss Don's travels and many other topics;travelling through India by motorcycle, collecting photogrammetry images in Papua New Guinea with Sean Twomey, South Australia – sharks and cuttlefish,Tasmania in search of handfish and DEEP corals, Mexico to dive with crocodiles and enter the CenotesPatagonia to dive with Southern Write WhalesEl BLANCO!!Camera equipmentYucatan chaosInternational flightsRaja Ampat – Sorido Bay Resort and interviews with Max AmmerThis episode is simply STACKED and not one to miss.  Don goes into detail about the political complexities/ authorisations required to be able to dive in Patagonia with the Southern Right Whales.  He also gives a full breakdown of some heart-pounding moments and close calls with a 5-ton calf.  That's without mentioning El Blanco… The White OneDon is on form as ever and an absolute encyclopedia of information, so pin your ears back and dive in to hear about many locations that you may recognise and many that may also be new to you.
ScubaRadio 2-4-23 HOUR2 This hour we talk about Dive Week at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach in The Bahamas. Plus Rudy Reyes from the Special Forces, World's Toughest Test TV show and ForceBlueTeam.org, checks in with the ScubaRadio ScubaSquad. Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 2-4-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster talks about Project Neptune 100 at Jules Undersea Lodge and one of several groups that will be participating and supporting the event. Looking for HOUR2?
Episode 141 The start of our Full Face Mask Journey & Ford UK Gemma and Ian chat to Oliver Rowe and Michelle Gasgarth from Ford UK.  Oliver and Michelle tell us about their roles within Ford UK about Ford’s journey to building a better world and the action they have taken and will take in sustainability.   Ford have been committed to sustainability for many years and in but as the world becomes so much more focused on planet protection, they are bringing out initiatives and reports to support their journey of sustainability.   Ford of Britain has been number one commercial vehicle brand for 57 years, and is rolling out an electrified range so that, by 2026, 100% of our cars will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid. The UK is Ford’s third-largest global market and accounts for around 30% of total Ford vehicle sales in Europe. Ford directly employs 6,500 people in the UK, with thousands more employed in its extensive dealer network. The Ford Britain Dunton Campus in Essex is the home of its European commercial vehicle business group, the Ford of Britain & Ireland sales company and Ford’s banking arm – Ford Credit Europe.   Oliver Rowe has been in the Ford press office since 1999, joining from local newspapers.  Before training as a journalist, he had worked in France and Germany for the former Rover / Land Rover group in parts and distribution.  The Ford press office brings together both specialisms – communications and languages within automotive!   Michelle Gasgarth has been at Ford since 2012 and has a wealth of experience in different functions throughout the organisation from Purchasing to Sales to Customer Experience to Marketing. Outside of Ford my ambition is to get as many young people inspired about the outdoors and nature as I possibly can. Having worked as a volunteer Duke of Edinburgh Award leader to being a parent scout leader today it is something I am passionate about – to understand nature, you have to be in nature.   www.ford.co.uk https://www.instagram.com/forduk https://www.facebook.com/forduk https://twitter.com/forduk https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/forduk/?original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2F&originalSubdomain=uk https://www.youtube.com/@FordUK     Our 2022 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mreV2QdYJ5w – pointing to 2023 and beyond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMZBb0BbTT8 https://www.youtube.com/shorts/mreV2QdYJ5w Bill Fords   Ted Talk   A future beyond traffic gridlock    https://youtu.be/XNqm4Yvr0uM   The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    Large Enough To Cope, Small Enough To Care   Whether thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best equipment and set up for your personal or commercial requirements https://www.narkedat90.com/   Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website                    www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                                  https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
UTD Podcast #61 – Jeff's "Car-cast" on Choosing a Coach Trying something new here…a "car-pod," or "pod-car," or "car podcast," or something. In any case, I was in traffic for about two hours and had some time to think about, then record, a short podcast on choosing a coach, staying with a coach, leaving a coach, and much more. But most importantly, how to apply what you learn in the UTD Scuba Coaching Program to not only diving, but to the rest of your life.UTD Scuba Coaching Program:https://utdscubadiving.com/utd-scuba-coaching/Contact us:https://utdscubadiving.com/contact/
ScubaRadio 1-28-23 HOUR2 This hour shark news dominates the world of diving. Plus is diving with the Great Whites of Guadalupe done? Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 1-28-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster reflects on another great shark diving adventure in The Bahamas. Plus Mermaid Rachel freedives the Florida Springs. Looking for HOUR2?
Dan Johnson – MV Oceania Liveaboard – Part 2 Dan Johnson is the man in charge of MV Oceania, co-owner, and captain of this beautiful vessel, and joins me to kick off Season 4. MV Oceania is a liveaboard scuba diving vessel that operates out of Walindi Plantation, New Britain, Papua New Guinea.Papua New Guinea, located in the Coral Triangle of the Asia Pacific region, is situated just south of the equator and 100 miles north of Australia. The country encompasses the eastern side of New Guinea Island and 600 smaller islands and atolls. Known for its rich indigenous cultures, Papua New Guinea is home to over 800 languages, making up one-third of the world's languages, and boasts the largest area of untouched rainforest outside the Amazon.PNG offers incredible scuba diving opportunities with its untouched coral reefs, diverse marine life, and unique culture. The diving hotspots in PNG include Milne Bay in the South, Kimbe Bay, and Kavieng town or Lissenung Island. Divers and underwater photographers come from all over to witness the coral atolls and walls, WWII wrecks, barrier reefs, and other underwater photography subjects the Indo-Pacific region is renowned for. The country also boasts beautiful tropical jungles and mountain ranges on land.If you're planning to dive in PNG, it's a must to include a land tour to experience the local tribes. With 28,000 miles of reef systems, divers are unlikely to encounter other groups, making it a perfect destination for those looking for a secluded diving experience. The country offers various dive resorts and liveaboard options catering to all levels of divers and is renowned for its spectacular scuba diving."Having lived and worked in PNG, I personally rate it as my top hotspot for tropical diving. A must for any avid diver!" (Matt Waters)Dan is a well-respected figure in the diving industry, known for his extensive knowledge and expertise in navigating the waters of Papua New Guinea, particularly the spectacular reefs of New Britain.In this 2-part series, we discuss MV Oceania's past, present, and future plans for exploration scuba diving in Papua New Guinea, as well as Dan Johnson's journey and experience as a dive leader. So, join us as we explore the depths of Papua New Guinea's ocean and the story of Dan Johnson and MV Oceania, the ultimate liveaboard scuba diving vessel in this region.
Episode 140 Hannah Rudd Gemma and Ian chat to Hannah Rudd .  Hannah is a marine biologist and writer, based in Suffolk, who has studied sharks in global marine hotspots, including South Africa and the Maldives. Her first book, Britain’s Living Seas: Our Coastal Wildlife and How We Can Save It,  written in collaboration with the Wildlife Trusts, will be published by Bloomsbury Publishing on 19th January 2023. Hannah is also a presenter on Discovery Channel’s Strange Evidence and has been featured as a marine expert across BBC television and radio networks. She is currently the Policy & Advocacy Manager for the Angling Trust, a steering group member and marine scientist for Shark Hub UK, and a Youth Ambassador for the High Seas Alliance.   …   Twitter https://twitter.com/hannahsrudd Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hannahexploreswild/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahrudd/ Website https://www.hannahrudd.com/ Book Order https://linktr.ee/britainslivingseas   Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website     www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   New episodes of The BiG Scuba Podcast go live on a Monday around noon UK time – Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.   The BiG Scuba Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons.     Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
ScubaRadio 1-21-23 HOUR2 This hour the SR crew share more stories diving with Neal Watson's Bimini Scuba Center and celebrate a Mermaid birthday! Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 1-21-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends head to Bimini in The Bahamas to dive with Great Hammerheads! Looking for HOUR2?
Dan Johnson – MV Oceania Liveaboard – Part 1 Dan Johnson is the man in charge of MV Oceania, co-owner, and captain of this beautiful vessel, and joins me to kick off Season 4. MV Oceania is a liveaboard scuba diving vessel that operates out of Walindi Plantation, New Britain, Papua New Guinea.Papua New Guinea, located in the Coral Triangle of the Asia Pacific region, is situated just south of the equator and 100 miles north of Australia. The country encompasses the eastern side of New Guinea Island and 600 smaller islands and atolls. Known for its rich indigenous cultures, Papua New Guinea is home to over 800 languages, making up one-third of the world's languages, and boasts the largest area of untouched rainforest outside the Amazon.PNG offers incredible scuba diving opportunities with its untouched coral reefs, diverse marine life, and unique culture. The diving hotspots in PNG include Milne Bay in the South, Kimbe Bay, and Kavieng town or Lissenung Island. Divers and underwater photographers come from all over to witness the coral atolls and walls, WWII wrecks, barrier reefs, and other underwater photography subjects the Indo-Pacific region is renowned for. The country also boasts beautiful tropical jungles and mountain ranges on land.If you're planning to dive in PNG, it's a must to include a land tour to experience the local tribes. With 28,000 miles of reef systems, divers are unlikely to encounter other groups, making it a perfect destination for those looking for a secluded diving experience. The country offers various dive resorts and liveaboard options catering to all levels of divers and is renowned for its spectacular scuba diving."Having lived and worked in PNG, I personally rate it as my top hotspot for tropical diving. A must for any avid diver!" (Matt Waters)Dan is a well-respected figure in the diving industry, known for his extensive knowledge and expertise in navigating the waters of Papua New Guinea, particularly the spectacular reefs of New Britain.In this 2-part series, we discuss MV Oceania's past, present, and future plans for exploration scuba diving in Papua New Guinea, as well as Dan Johnson's journey and experience as a dive leader. So, join us as we explore the depths of Papua New Guinea's ocean and the story of Dan Johnson and MV Oceania, the ultimate liveaboard scuba diving vessel in this region.
ScubaRadio 1-14-23 HOUR2 This hour the ScubaRadio ScubaSquad get a live report from Bimini as they prepare to head there to dive with Great Hammerheads. Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 1-14-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends discuss taking freediving lessons to enhance their scuba skills. Looking for HOUR2?
UTD Podcast Español #60 – Castilla Cave Tour En enero de 2023 hemos completado el Castilla Cave Tour. En este viaje hemos visitado algunas de las cuevas más icónicas del centro de España. Empezamos en el Pozo Azul que es actualmente la cueva con mayor desarrollo explorado en Europa con +13km de longitud. Fuente Azul es una de las cuevas más profundas con una cota de -130m. Fuentenavinahttp://www.espeleogaem.org/fuentenavina/s_fuentenavina.htm es una cueva bastante cerrada con un desarrollo de unos 700m a través de unos tubos con muchos zig zags. Finalmente, Fuencaliente es una surgencia que desemboca en un lago en un parque regional y es extremadamente ratonera. En cierto modo, para los que conocen los cenotes mexicanos, parecida al Cenote Minotauro.Este podcast lo grabamos a modo de conversación entre los miembros del equipo la última noche en el hotel. Muestra las opiniones de los diferentes miembros, desde los más noveles que recién empiezan a bucear cuevas tras el Cave 1 a los más experimentados que buceaban con CCR y torpedos.In January 2023 we have completed the Castilla Cave Tour which was a trip through some of the most iconic caves in central Spain. We started at Pozo Azul which is currently the longest cave explored so far in Europe with +13KM in length. Fuente Azul is one of the deepest caves at -130m. Fuentenavina is a tight cave with aprox 700m penetration through tight tubes with many zig zags. Finally, Fuencaliente is a surgence which feeds a lake in a Regional Park and it is extremely tight. In a way, for those familiar with Mexican Cenotes, like Cenote Minotauro in that sense.This podcast was recorded on the last night at the hotel as a conversation with part of the team in Spanish. It highlights the impressions from newer cave divers who joined this trip to more seasoned ones diving on CCR and Scooters.
Dive with Jimmy Gemma and Ian chat to Jimmy.   He is also know as “Dive with Jimmy”.  Jimmy has over 500 dives and progressed to a rebreather.  Jimmy was based in Greece at the time of the podcast and passionate about what Greece has to offer to any lever of diver.   https://www.instagram.com/divewithjimmy/   Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website     www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   New episodes of The BiG Scuba Podcast go live on a Monday around noon UK time – Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.   The BiG Scuba Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons.     Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
ScubaRadio 1-7-23 HOUR2 This hour the DiveGod-Neal Watson checks in as the ScubaRadio ScubaSquad prepares to dive with the Hammerheads of Bimini. Plus why do sharks get such a bad rap when baby seals are what we should be worried about? Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 1-7-23 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster is joined by Bob Evans from Force Fins. Plus how can we use ChatGPT for the better good of scuba diving? Looking for HOUR2?
ScubaRadio 12-31-22 HOUR2 This hour the New Years Eve party continues as the crew discuss their diving plans for 2023. Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 12-31-22 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends celebrate New Years Eve by looking back on their best dives of 2022! Looking for HOUR2?
Jason Fondis – Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida Nusa Penida is a stunning island off the east coast of Bali– one look at the dazzling cliffs, hidden coves and secret beaches, and you’ll think you’ve stumbled into a spectacular island paradise.  Each time I visit I am blown away by the location, the people, and the diving.  This location benefits from several powerful currents that bring nutrient-rich waters, which support a vast array of marine biodiversity and reef growth. In my opinion, Nusa Penida is the next up-and-coming dive location in the region.  I say that loosely, as it is already well-known for its diving and in particular, diving with mantas at Manta Point.  But this is not yet reflected in the number of travellers to the island; and neighbouring islands like Nusa Lembongan tend to be more well known.  In the last few years, Nusa Penida has had a build and growth spurt with a number of dive shops opening up as well as hotels, hostels, homestays and restaurants. My good buddy Jason Fondis, co-owner and manager of Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida was the first guest to record a Scuba GOAT podcast episode back in 2020, against a backdrop of remote connection issues!  Today I join him on location, at the dive shop, to catch up and see what has been occurring over the last two years at Blue Corner Nusa Penida.Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida is one of the three locations under the Blue Corner umbrella.  HQ is located just a 10-minute ferry ride away on Nusa Lembongan and the third location is situated on the northwestern coast of Bali, Menjangan.  Specialists in PADI training from Open Water through to professional certifications, the Blue Corner team are a fantastic bunch and I would recommend diving with them at any of their awesome locations.If you are considering a trip to Nusa Penida and would like advice on how to get there, which hotel to use, and booking your diving then get in touch with me directly and I can arrange an entire package for you.
ScubaRadio 12-24-22 HOUR2 This hour our on-air Christmas party continues with ScubaRadio's Drunken Santa. Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 12-24-22 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends celebrate Christmas Eve with the ScubaRadio Christmas Crapstravaganza. WAIA – We Apologize In Advance. Looking for HOUR2?
ScubaRadio 12-17-22 HOUR2 This hour we check in with a diver who worked on the new Avatar movie. Plus who is stealing the underwater booze? Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 12-17-22 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster checks in with Dr Doug Ebersole after diving with Orcas in Norway. Plus Black Panther 2 goes to great lengths to make fish poop look real! Looking for HOUR2?
Ben Bengey and Tom Wright Gemma and Ian chat to Ben Bengey and Sam Davison, crew on the Barbara B, Ilfracombe and Tom Wright from Othree.   Ben and Sammy give us an update on life at sea and as RNLI crew.  Tom tells us about Othree, drysuit fitting and his scuba journey.   https://www.lundydiving.co.uk/ https://www.othree.co.uk/     Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website     www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   New episodes of The BiG Scuba Podcast go live on a Monday around noon UK time – Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.   The BiG Scuba Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons.     Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
UTD Podcast #59 – The Secret to Teaching Human Factors in Scuba Diving In 2022 I was invited to speak at the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society's scientific meeting. This was in the ORCA project: Operational Resilience and Cognitive Awareness, quite a mouthful, but basically it was a meeting about human factors in scuba diving.In UTD we have been teaching human factors in our training programs since day one, but there is a secret. Listen to this short talk to learn the secret to teaching human factors in scuba diving.JeffAs always, let us know if you have comments:Click here to contact us:  https://utdscubadiving.com/contact/
Episode 137 Kirk Krack Avatar edition Gemma and Ian chat to Kirk Krack.  This is a repeat of a previous episode to coincide with the release of Avatar: The Way of Water on 16th December 2022.   Performance Freediving International Founder Kirk Krack, spent two years and thousands of hours working on the film training the principal cast to Freedive.  He has described the film as “the most significant diving movie ever made.” Let us know what you think of the film. https://www.performancefreedivingacademy.com/ Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website     www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   New episodes of The BiG Scuba Podcast go live on a Monday around noon UK time – Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.   The BiG Scuba Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons.     Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ? ISSN Number 2752-6127
Matt Rivett and his scuba journey Gemma and Ian chat to Matt Rivett.  Matt is our mutual friend from Norfolk and an extremely keen passionate diver.  Matt started his scuba journey in Lanzarote and has progressed and now a side mount and rebreather diver.  We hear about his journey and aspirations for the future.   https://www.instagram.com/mattscuba2412/       Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website     www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   New episodes of The BiG Scuba Podcast go live on a Monday around noon UK time – Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.   The BiG Scuba Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons.     Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
ScubaRadio 12-10-22 HOUR2 This hour the crew discuss how Shark Week is being labeled as racist? Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 12-10-22 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster gifts the ScubaRadio ScubaSquad a trip to Bimini to dive with Great Hammerheads. Looking for HOUR2?
UTD Podcast #58 – Cat Harris of DAN on Incident and Accident Reporting Incident and accident reporting. Is it good for scuba or terrifying for scuba? In this episode Jeff and Ben are joined by Diver Alert Network's Cat Harris. Cat manages DAN's incident reporting system.Should scuba take a page from general aviation, an industry that has consistently published accident data and analysis? Or should scuba continue to hide behind the idea that telling anyone there could be some danger associated with scuba is just bad for business.Also joining us is Andrej Gaspar, a UTD Instructor in Slovakia, whose student just created an reporting system for mountain incidents and accidents.What do you think?Let us know by clicking here.  https://utdscubadiving.com/contact/DAN's Incident Reporting websitehttps://dan.org/safety-prevention/incident-reporting/
Josh Richards – The Engelbrechts east extension, Mount Gambia Josh Richards may not have decades of caving experience under his belt, however what he does have is a love for Wombats and the desire to act like one at times.  Joking aside, Josh's thirst for adventure started whilst diving as a kid with his father, continuing into a military career as a soldier and Royal Marine, a comedian, a science geek, and even as a candidate with a one way ticket to inhabit Mars!Josh talks openly about his journey through life and its various stages leading up to his discoveries with his dive wife, Matt Aisbett and in detail about the discovery itself. The Engelbrechts east extension.  Englebrechts cave history1865 – Originally described in a publication by Julian Tenison-Woods, the cave system was referred to as Vansittarts cave. 1885 – Carl Engelbrecht's purchase of a flour mill located nearby, which he converted  into a whiskey distillery (good man!) used the cave as a dumping ground for his waste products.  This led to the cave system being referred to as the Engelbrecht cave. 1929 – the land on which the cave is located was purchased by the then District Council and the cave was sealed off. 1969 – The council invites expressions of interest to open the cave for potential tourism.  Reportedly, it was not suitable for tourist development and remained shut.1979 – The Lions Club of Mount Gambier commenced a project to beautify the cave to the tune of $10,0001995 – Engelbrecht Cave was added to the South Australian Heritage Register 2019 – Dive buddies Matthew Aisbett and Josh Richards mooch around the end of the east cave system and find access to an enormous previously undiscovered cave system running under the centre of town. 2022 – Josh joins me on the show to reflect on many of his life adventures and what is now known as the Engelbrechts east extension.
ScubaRadio 12-3-22 HOUR2 This hour the SR crew discuss whether the new Apple Watch is a diving game changer. Plus the ScubaRadio Crapstravaganza preview continues with an appearance from ScubaRadio's Drunken Santa. Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 12-3-22 HOUR1 This week the Greg The Divemaster officially kicks off the season to Give the Gift of SCUBA. Plus the ScubaRadio ScubaSquad share what they want for Christmas. Looking for HOUR2?
ScubaRadio 11-26-22 HOUR2 This hour the party continues at the Watson Westin as we go deeper with the DiveGod – Neal Watson. Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 11-26-22 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends celebrate ScubaRadio TanksGiving at the Gomez Hilton. WAIA (We Apologize in Advance) Looking for HOUR2?
Will Marsh Sea Lion Boards Gemma and Ian chat to William Marsh.  William is the Founder and director of Sea Lion Boards.   We chat about how the Sea Lion Brand evolved.  Will and his team aim to change the status quo of the SUP industry by creating high quality and sustainably focused products whilst making the world a cleaner and better place for all that call it home.  The boards are inflatable !   Sea Lion Boards are focused on building a community of like-minded, passionate paddlers and adventurers, that together through collective efforts can instil a sense of responsibility within the SUP community to protect the very environment we all play within.   https://www.sealionboards.com/   Remember there is a promotional code you can use on the website for a discount.  Promo Code is BIGSCUBA.     Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website     www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   New episodes of The BiG Scuba Podcast go live on a Monday around noon UK time – Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.   The BiG Scuba Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons.     Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
UTD Podcast #51 – The Most Obscure Questions in Scuba Diving Vol. 12 – Cylinder Management Episode This episode started as a deep dive (are we tired of that pun yet) into gas management, but quickly changed into an Obscure Question episode on managing your cylinders. Jeff and Ben look at diving steel tanks in side mount, diving double steel tanks in a wetsuit, why we do a valve drill, why not breathe from a tank that is slowly leaking, and much more.And, as a bonus, there is a riddle at the end of the episode…answer correctly and win cool prizes!Contact us anytime (and submit your answer to the riddle) by clicking here.
UTD Podcast #57 – The Most Obscure Questions in Scuba Diving Vol. 13 – The BCD and Wing Episode Why no bungees? Why no double bladders? Do you need an STA? Why are they all black?In this episode Jeff and Ben tackle these questions and many more as they dig into the ins and outs, and ups and downs of BCDs, wings, dumps, and bladders.Questions? Comments? You can reach us by clicking here.
The Economics of Arts and Crafts This podcast focuses on the economic impacts of the art industry.
Jolyon Collier – Counting Coral Jolyon Collier is the founder of Counting Coral, a not-for-profit organisation bridging the gap between conservation, art, corporations, tourism and local interests.As a highly successful businessman, Jolyon created his wealth in the construction industry.  Over the years his success has fed his appetite to be in the ocean, initially as a surfer, then videographer and diver, and now conservationist.  As a young man, Jolyon found himself drawn to Fiji with his surfboard under one arm and a video camera in the other.  The videography of surfers was still relatively new, so Jolyon capitalised on this and sold his footage to the tourist surfers and whilst waiting for them to cruise past, Jolyon's attention was drawn to (you guessed it) the reefs.With a rather humorous, if not completely dangerous introduction to diving, Jolyon experienced the underwater world off the coast of Malibu and was instantly hooked.  Since those days he has had an entire and rewarding career in the construction industry, ultimately leading to an early retirement and a change of focus back to the reefs.Counting Coral is leading the development of Sculptural Coral Banks, a new and advanced method to aid coral growth.  These structures are designed to support the growth of corals in a manner, that once they bloom they become part of the overall artistic design.  Furthermore, the corals introduced to the structures are carefully selected from local reefs so that they can be reintroduced once a favourable parent coral has propagated. Jolyon and his team of scientists, divers and conservationists install the sculptures themselves, select and collect the corals and will, in turn, reintroduce the corals back to the original reef locations. There are multiple benefits to this system, not only are we protecting, preserving and promoting coral growth but we are creating a new attraction for tourism.  Divers, freedivers and snorkelers eager for that next amazing picture or video have an epic backdrop with radiant natural light striking through the clear Fijian water.  Local resorts that partner with Counting Coral can proudly announce their part in developing the ongoing eco-protection of their reefs.  More importantly, the natural reefs receive some relief from visitors who may be unaware of how delicate an environment it is.  Finally, the structures can aid in scientific research and support those corals that may be diminishing.  It's also worth noting that those corals registered as "known" in Fiji are actually just a replication of what is found throughout Australasia, Jolyon's team are able to identify those corals and have even possibly found corals that may previously have been unknown to Fijian Waters.If you can spare two minutes, please review the podcast on any of the major streaming platforms (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ are awesome btw ?)and tell your buddies about the show. You can also follow, share, and like us on all of the social media platforms and add to our numbers. It all goes a very long way and is very much appreciated.Finally, if you would like to appear on the show don't hesitate to get in touch and let's start chatting!All of our links can be found in the footer or simply click our LinkTree here…
ScubaRadio 11-19-22 HOUR2 This hour Mermaid Rachel goes in depth on how she scored stunt work in Black Panther 2. Plus Bob Evans checks in with update on Force Fins! Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 11-19-22 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster speaks with DEMA executive Director Tom Ingram about a successful show in Orlando. Plus Dr Alex Brylske releases a new book every diver should read. Looking for HOUR2?
Shari Moscoso Gemma and Ian chat to  Shari Moscoso.   Shari is an International Business undergraduate that is now making a career in Marine Biology and the International Diving Industry a reality.  At the time of the podcast she is based in Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia where she has completed her DMT and now is conducting some research project.   https://www.instagram.com/sharimoscoso/?hl=de https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZN6iTq91gGYozIhFKxU5w         Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website     www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   New episodes of The BiG Scuba Podcast go live on a Monday around noon UK time – Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.   The BiG Scuba Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons.     Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
UTD Podcast #56 – Inside a UTD Technical Diving Course Parts 1, 2, and 3 Immediately following the DEMA show in Orlando, Ben taught a Tech 1 course in the Florida keys. He was joined by three students and UTD Instructor James Mott, who flew down to co-teach with Ben. The team decided to record a podcast in three parts, one at the beginning, right after the first day, one in the middle, and one after the final dive. In this episode you will hear thoughts and insights from both instructors and all three students as they progress through their Tech 1 class.For more information on any of our training or scuba coaching programs:contact us by clicking here.
ScubaRadio 11-12-22 HOUR2 This hour one ScubaRadio ScubaSquad member talks about their contribution to Black Panther 2. Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 11-12-22 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends reflect on another successful DEMA show. Plus Mermaid Rachel represents on the MermaidenVoyage! Looking for HOUR2?
ScubaRadio 11-5-22 HOUR2 This hour Greg The Divemaster continues to check in with exhibitors and attendees at DEMA 2022. Looking for HOUR1?
ScubaRadio 11-5-22 HOUR1 This week Greg The Divemaster and friends broadcast from DEMA show 2022 in Orlando. Looking for HOUR2?
UTD Podcast #55 – Ratio Deco 3.0: The Evolution of an Ascent Strategy – DEMA 2022 Presentation During the 2022 DEMA Show in Orlando, Florida, Ben presented in the Technical Resource Area on how ascent strategies can and should change and how Ratio Deco has changed over the decades to become Ratio Deco 3.0. Plus a little history on decompression strategies and algorithms, along with a dose of how are bodies deal with inert gas at higher pressures. The audio is a bit rough as this was recorded on the trade show floor.Purchase the Ratio Deco 3.0 Online Course Materials, click here.Contact us, click here.
Steve Lewis – Vice President of Marketing for RAID Gemma and Ian chat to Steve Lewis.  Steve Lewis’s main aim in life was to dig fossils out of rocks and make historic finds as a paleontologist… or to win a Nobel Prize in the field of Physics and get well-paying tenure at MIT or CalTech. No surprises: he did neither. He is however an author, blogger, painter, cave diver, and a wanna-be cartoonist. When asked what he does for a living, he might admit to being Vice-President of Marketing for a diver certification agency, but more often he’ll tell people he tries to save people from drowning.   https://www.diveraid.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-lewis-a1b94a1a5/ Please give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us as each share and like makes a difference.   Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scuba Bat Phone    +44 7810 005924   Or use our social media platforms.   We are on Instagram                        @thebigscuba   We are on Facebook                         @thebigscuba   We are on Twitter                             @the_big_scuba  The BiG Scuba Website     www.thebigscuba.com Amazon Store :                   https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba   New episodes of The BiG Scuba Podcast go live on a Monday around noon UK time – Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.   The BiG Scuba Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons.     Visit   https://www.patreon.com/thebigscubapodcast and subscribe – super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   ?You can listen to the BiG Scuba Podcast on all major podcast platforms including …. iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Stitcher ?   ISSN Number 2752-6127
UTD Podcast #54 – UTD Coaching – The 2022 DEMA Presentation We are back at the DEMA Show, this year in Orlando, Jeff did a short presentation in the Technical Resource center about the UTD Scuba Coaching Program. This talk is a synopsis of scuba coaching – what it is, how it works, and, most importantly, the benefits for the students/clients.https://utdscubadiving.com/utd-scuba-coaching/
Sue Crowe – OzTek Dive Conference & OzDive Expo '22 – S03 E09 OZTek Advanced Diving Conference & OZDive Expo is a major international event that, since its inception in 1999, has done more to highlight the adventure and excitement inherent in diving than any other show. The show continues to play a key role in creating broad awareness of new techniques and technologies which transform and push back the boundaries of underwater knowledge.Produced by divers for divers, both OZTek Conference & OZDive Expo offer unique insights into the entire world of underwater adventure by encouraging a better understanding of all diving has to offer. This unique event represents a broad spread of diving interests – reflected by the Speaker and Exhibitor list – including many prominent world leaders in their particular fields of expertise; people whose wealth of knowledge is second-to-none and who are instrumental in helping to shape the future growth and development of diving.Focused on the full spectrum of underwater activities, (from recreational, technical, commercial, military and scientific diving through to free-diving and marine conservation issues) the two-day OZTek Advanced Diving Conference and OZDive Expo merge all facets of diving into one event aimed at promoting the exhilaration and adventure of diving to a passionate and enthusiastic audience.Joining me in the studio is Sue Crowe to discuss a variety of topics including a shout-out to a number of presenters that will be sharing their experiences during the two-day event. TicketsOZDive SHOW GENERAL ENTRY – $45.00Tickets are available at the door from 8 am Saturday and Sunday.General entry tickets allow a full range of The OZDive Show (see who'll be there); the Exhibitor workshops (unless otherwise stated); and the Photographic Image Centre which includes an Underwater Photographic Exhibition, Photographic Workshops and a Winners' Display of the OZDive 2022 Underwater Photographic Competition (including the Nikon Dive Shot of the Year). Come and explore!Children under 15 are FREE if accompanied by an adultOZTek SINGLE SPEAKER TICKET – $45.00 + entry ticketNever been to OZTek before? Want to try just a small taste? Perhaps there is one presentation you simply MUST see – then the Single Speaker Ticket is perfect for you. This ticket includes one speaker of your choice as well as UNLIMITED access to the exhibition and associated activities. Please see the important note above. Single speaker tickets will be available during the event from the registration office.Please note: Unless otherwise stated, admission to all OZTek2022 speaker presentations will be restricted to Gold, Silver Passes and Single Speaker Tickets.OZTek2022 Single Speaker Ticket AUD $45.00 (these tickets will be available at registration and is on top of your General Entry)OZTek SILVER (SINGLE-DAY) PASS – $195 (Saturday OR Sunday)If you're unable to make both days of the Conference, you can purchase an OZTek2022 Silver Passes (Saturday) offering single-day access to the full spectrum of activities for the day of use, either Saturday or Sunday. A Silver Pass offers full access to ALL the OZTek speaker presentations, break-out sessions, workshops and seminars, plus UNLIMITED access to the exhibition and associated activities. A silver pass also includes on-demand access.Please note: Excludes the Gala Awards Dinner – held as a separate eventOZTek GOLD (TWO-DAY) PASS – $295Absolutely no better way to enjoy the full OZTek2022 experience than with the purchase of an OZTek2022 Gold Pass. Offering delegates full two-day access to ALL the OZTek speaker presentations, break-out sessions, workshops and seminars, plus UNLIMITED access to the exhibition and associated activities.
Stephen Fordyce – Sump Diving and caving – S03 E10 Stephen Fordyce is sometimes described as a mad professor and I can't help thinking that there is some truth in that.  When it comes to listening to his explorations deep beneath the surface of the earth and then beneath the surface of the water therein.  Scuba diving is a relatively niche sport, and within it there are many more niche areas and I think Stephen has found the pinnacle of niche as a 'sump diver.'   Spending days lugging gear to remote locations, trekking into dry(ish) caves and creating base camps therein, to then explore kilometres of routes underwater certainly confirms that he's barking mad, but also justifies the recognition he rightly deserves as a fantastic explorer. 'Stephen has dived many caves around Australia and further afield – being a successful push diver at the pointy end of projects in Elk River Cave (Victoria), Growling Swallet and Niggly Caves (Tasmania), on the Nullarbor (WA) and West Timor (Indonesia). This culminated in receiving the 2019 OZTek Emerging Explorer Award.Since then, Stephen was the push diver in a large team effort which connected Growling Swallet and Niggly Cave, setting a new record for the deepest (mostly dry) cave in Australia, as well as for several other significant Tasmanian push dives.With a degree in Mechatronics Engineering and a professional background of designing industrial gas equipment, Stephen started TFM Engineering Australia, to combine his passions for 'making cool stuff' and technical diving, and now works full time designing and building technical diving equipment of all shapes and sizes.Despite enduring the pandemic in the most locked-down city in the world (Melbourne), Stephen spent his lockdown time developing a system of water tracing equipment and much of the rest field-testing and exploring caves in Tasmania. (OzTek biography 2022)Joining me on the show today, Stephen chats about some of his adventures including that fantastic latest achievement conducted with 8 equally barking mad explorer buddies
Peter Gash – Lady Elliot Island – S03 E12 Lady Elliot Island is a destination that epitomises eco-centric tourism.  It is a true reflection of the dedication, hard work, focus and drive afforded to her by so many people over the years, past and present, and none more so than the island's current custodian, Peter Gash.I am elated to host Peter on the show and discuss not only his success in realising his dreams so far but also the island's successes.  Peter has dedicated a lifetime to the islands in this region and first visited Lady Elliot as a child, and was instantly struck by its beauty and mysticism.Lady Elliot is approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Bundaberg and is nestled between Fraser Island and Lady Musgrave Island.  The is also the closest Great Barrier Reef island to Brisbane, Queensland’s southern capital.  lady Elliot Island lies within a Marine National Park ‘Green Zone’ and forms part of Australia’s World Heritage Listed Area on the Great Barrier Reef.Though I'm yet to visit Lady Elliot Island, I can tell there is something very special about this location. Obviously, it is stunning; a spectacular tropical destination that's apart from the bustle of everyday life, not to mention a scuba diver's dream; but it's much more than that.  Through minimal digital connectivity, it forces visitors to put down their smartphones and realise the beauty of a moment, our earth, our ocean and our home  – but not viewed through a screen enhanced by Photoshop and alike.  Much more importantly, Lady Elliot is not an example, but THE example of what we can do for our earth and its inhabitants when we focus, dedicate and commit to doing the right thing.As for the man making this happen, you won't find him on social media at all, he's far too busy working on the next major project and looking after this island paradise.  You can, however, read more about him on their webpage, better still, go and pay him a visit!!Scuba GOAT is an independent production and can be found across all social media platforms.  Are you a dive pro or operator? Do you know your location? Do you want to increase your customer base? If the answer is yes, get in touch as we would love to host you on the show and help raise awareness of your operations and/ or passions.  Simply fill out the form found on our LinkTree.
Lyndi Leggett – The Scuba Gym – S03 E13 "Not all heroes wear capes." This is so true… they sometimes wear fins too! Lyndi Leggett wears fins, and to many she is an absolute superhero.  A few years ago, sick of the corporate world Lyndi was trawling through social media and came across an article about David J Lawrence Sr and his son, Scuba Junior.  Following surgery, David Jr was rendered disabled, paralyzed from the neck down.  Today, albeit he is still paralyzed on one side, David Jr has regained use of his right side and leads a much more fulfilling life.  Lyndi reached out to David Sr asking what it would take for her to open a Scuba Gym in Australia.The Scuba Gym Australia operates out of the Central Coast and provides diving possibilities for people with a vast array of disabilities.  Throughout this episode Lyndi talks with passion about the successes of her divers so far (see below for links to the videos of those mentioned during the show) and what the future holds for The Scuba Gym. The Scuba Gym is now a not-for-profit operation and Lyndi holds the golden ticket to the growth of it.  Lyndi's dream is to see a Scuba Gym in every major city in Australia. Quite rightly so too. If you would like to help Lyndi in any way possible then get in touch.  You can email or send a message to Lyndi directly or through the show links and social media. For those of you that would love to join the scuba gym but are not sure if you can. Lyndi has a qualified dive doctor who can talk to you about your disabilities and confirm if you can be authorised to get in the water and have a go at scuba diving.  #getinvolved you'll love it!! The scuba gym America
Michael Menduno – The Godfather of Tech Diving Journalism – S03 E14 Michael Menduno has been diving and reporting on technical diving since 1990 when he founded the Aqua Corps magazine and its sister publication Technical Diver.  A reporter, technologist and member of the Board of Directors for the historical diver's society, Michael is the editor-in-chief of Global Underwater Explorers online magazine InDepth. He is also a contributing editor for Dan Europe's alert diver and X-ray magazine, and he also writes for deeper blue.  To top it off, Michael also worked with Captain Billy Dean to set up the first tech diving centre, based in Key West, which rapidly became a global mecca for tech diver training.  Michael is also the organiser of the Rebreather Forum, with the latest conference being RF4 (20-22 April 2023).   Held in Malta, the Rebreather Forum has a stellar line-up of presenters including Mark Caney, Brian Carney or designee, Simon Caruana, John Clarke, David Doolette, Vince Ferris, Oscar Franberg, Timmy Gambin, Kevin Gurr,  Richard Harris, Paul Haynes, Gareth Lock, Alessandro Marroni, Michael Menduno, Simon Mitchell, Andy Pitkin, Neal Pollock, Frauke Tillmans, and Paul Toomer.  So if there is anything you ever wanted to know about rebreather diving, this is the place to be.
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