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.
Wild and Temperate Seas
Ian and Gemma have put together a compilation from the author and contributors to the book “Wild and Temperate Seas”
Will Appleyard www.willappleyard.com
Kirsty Andrews @kirstyandrews
Dan Bolt www.underwaterpics.co.uk
Jason Brown www.bardophotograhic.com
Jake Davies www.jakedavies1996.wixsite.com/jdscuba
Alex Gibson www.divedup.com
Stuart Philpott @stuart_philpott
Elaine Whiteford www.sublimescubaphotography.com
Ian and Gemma chat to Will Appleyard. He is an author and photographer and has a passion for adventure. He dives, climbs, loves skiing and snowboarding and paragliding too. His first book "Discover UK Diving" became a best seller and was followed by his second book "Dorset Dives". Book three is out on 25th November 2020 called , "Wild and Temperate Seas". https://www.willappleyard.com/
Ian and Gemma chat to Simon Hilbourne from the Manta Trust. The core objectives are to see all species of manta rays and their relatives protected or effectively managed for sustainable and non-consumptive use by the people closest to them, in a means that promotes wider ocean conservation. Manta Trust coordinate global efforts to research and conserve manta rays, mobula rays, their relatives and their habitats.
Ian and Gemma chat to Ian Campbell from Project AWARE. Project AWARE is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. They connect passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation to create lasting change. Collectively protecting the most vulnerable marine species and decreasing pollution with the aim of creating a clean, healthy ocean.
Ian and Gemma chat to Dylan Irion and Mike Barron from Cape RADD (Research and Diver Development).
Cape RADD facilitates SCUBA and freediving training courses for individuals who want to learn more about the marine environment, conservation and research through hands on field experience and diver development. Cape RADD is a marine field station that serves as a platform for researchers in the False Bay area of Cape Town.
Christine Grosart Part 2
Ian and Gemma chat to Christine Grosart. She is an offshore diver medic, working in the North Sea. When she is not attending to emergencies, her whole life is dedicated to cave exploration, cave diving and any excuse to get outdoors, underground or underwater!
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Great for everyone
I don’t dive, even though I would like to. I don’t have much time right now, but this podcast is an excellent way to learn about scuba diving in an entertaining way. You don’t have to be a diver to enjoy this podcast, and it is great. If you like hearing about the ocean, scuba diving, and encouraging stories then you should try listening to this!