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Talking to Julie Hartup about growing up in a conservative Mormon family in Utah, before ditching everything for a life in Guam studying the Mantas of Micronesia and working on Episode 4 of the BBC’s Perfect Planet series.  Are You a Scuba Diver – Fancy a Brew? is available at: https://andythenortherndiver.podbean.com or your favourite Podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts

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On April 28, 2021, the Atlantis Sanya Resort in China completed the challenge of the Guinness World Records™ title of “The Largest Underwater Mermaid Show”. Sanya Atlantis joined together with PADI®, the world’s leading diver organization, and with the combined efforts of 110 PADI Mermaid Divers and safety officers recruited from all over China, they completed the unprecedented challenge. 110 PADI Mermaid Divers were invited to gather, bringing an unparalleled beauty to the world. 90% of the mermaid performers were PADI Mermaid Instructors, and dozens of PADI professional safety officers escorted the underwater performers. Professional medical and rescue teams were also on standby. The Sanya Atlantis and the PADI China teams completed…

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This week talking to Mick Stewart, a multi-agency recreational and military commercial diver who works alongside less abled divers to allow them to have just as great a time in the water as anyone! Are You a Scuba Diver – Fancy a Brew? is available at: https://andythenortherndiver.podbean.com or your favourite Podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts

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Sea-Doo manufacturer BRP Inc announced on Thursday that the company intends to electrify its entire Powersports product lineup – including Sea-Doo personal watercraft, Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Ryker three-wheel sportbikes – by the year 2026. What’s more, the first of these new electric models are expected to hit the market within the next two years. The Valcourt, Quebec-based company said it would invest $300 million toward achieving its electrification goal. Part of that investment will go toward creating an Electric Vehicle Development Centre in Valcourt to develop battery packs and charging equipment, along with building a second development centre at its…

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This week, Andy talks to Fiona Crouch from Natural England she talks about her life of working in Marine Conservation from New Zealand to Plymouth. She also discusses the projects of reseeding the SeaGrass beds around the UK which sheads light onto compliments our Expedition Western Ecology Tour coming up in June. Are You a Scuba Diver – Fancy a Brew? is available at: https://andythenortherndiver.podbean.com or your favourite Podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts

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Ian and Gemma chat among themselves and are also are joined by Rosemary Lunn who answers some scuba diving questions. We talk about dive fitness and entering the CrossFit 2021 open games and we are members of our local CrossFit Box Learn more about Rosemary Lunn at: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or at http://www.tumc.co.uk Check out The BiG Scuba YouTube channel and watch some of our videos and subscribe, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBiGScuba 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. The BiG Scuba Website has…

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Kristen Fassolas aka the Scuba Fitness Coach about the pitfalls of fitness training, how to motivate yourself to start and ways to improve your fitness to dive. Kristen is a Master Scuba Diver and a qualified Personal Trainer, working in the fitness industry for eight years. She started scuba diving in 2006 in preparation for a year travelling around the world so she could explore as much as possible and over the years she has experienced diving in warm, tropical, calm seas too rough seas and cold lakes with zero visibility. It was due to some of the more challenging…

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In this episode I speak to Octavia Whates – She’s a massive ocean advocate with infectious enthusiasm about what goes on along her local coastline.  Growing up home educated, she has always been interested in marine life, particularly sharks. Her aim is to share her passion, educate and change peoples perception of sharks. She regularly does beach cleans and loves hunting for empty shark and ray egg cases on the local beaches in Devon! The 18 year old took part in a dune restoration project in 2015 on the Island of Sylt in Germany and is really hoping to volunteer…

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The new PADI Dive Guides™ make it easier than ever for divers to discover, explore and plan their next adventure by providing the tools needed to research and book dive experiences or training anywhere in the world. PADI Dive Guides are the go-to resource whether planning a local dive or seeking inspiration and information about far-off destinations.  “Dive destination information has been integral to padi.com for years,” says Lisa Nicklin, Vice President of Consumer Marketing for PADI Worldwide. “This next evolution provides more detailed guides that will continue to grow in global coverage and bring unprecedented value to PADI Members and divers alike.…

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Talking to the popular face of ocean advocacy on Instagram Charlie Young. She’s working hard to influence girls and women to enter careers in science, diving, adventure and media. She advertises herself as a Waterwomen, Conservationist, Wildlife Presenter & Adventurer and she’s passionate about protecting our oceans, so makes for an awesome guest on this week’s podcast. Are You a Scuba Diver – Fancy a Brew? is available at: https://andythenortherndiver.podbean.com or your favourite Podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts

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