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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.
 
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Gemma and Ian chat to Chef Anton. Chef Anton is an IDC Staff Instructor with over 500 logged dives and is also an Award-Winning Magician from Hollywood’s Magic Castle. You may have seen his appearance of Penn and Teller’s Fool Us. Chef has created a brand new PADI Distinctive Specialty called Scuba Magician which has now over 500 instructors world-…
 
Gemma and Ian report from Stoney Cove and cover their day diving. It’s a bit of a roving report. We also chat to Jeff Lucas the author of the Lost Ship. Website: https://jefflucasauthor.com/ Amazon Books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thebigscuba OTHER LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED ON THE PODCASTStoney Cove: https://www.stoneycove.com/ Electric Autonomo…
 
Gemma and Ian talk to Homer Hickman. . Homer Hickam, is a world-class Scuba diver and the New York Times best-selling author of Rocket Boys, the most read book in U.S. schools, which was adapted for the big screen as the now-beloved classic film, October Sky based on Homer's life as a young rocket engineer growing up in Coalwood, West Virgnia. His …
 
Gemma and Ian talk to Aoibheann Gillespie-Mules. Aoibheann (pronounced E-Fin) grew up along the gorgeous NW coast of Ireland so was drawn to the ocean from an early age. She finished a Bachelor in Marine Science then participated in a whale shark project in Mozambique and ultimately knew she wanted nothing more than to be under the surface daily. S…
 
Gemma and Ian talk to George Linnane. George made the news in November 2021 when he fell deep in the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave system in Wales. George, 38, was the subject one of the longest cave rescues the UK has seen, where about 300 volunteers rushed to his aid from around the country. We talk to George and hear about how his diving and caving jour…
 
Gemma and Ian talk to Alexa Fernando . Alexa is a digital nomad, photographer and all-around creative from the Philippines and Canada. She is currently based in Baja California Sur, Mexico, living her dream to live by the ocean. Her dad introduced her to scuba diving when she was 16 years old but it wasn't until 2019 when she became passionate abou…
 
Gemma and Ian talk to Tim Lamont. Tim is a marine biologist at Lancaster Environment Centre, with research interests in coral reef ecology and restoration. Tim is well known for his recording of fish ‘whoops and growls’ recorded on restored reefs. Facebook - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tim_lamont3/ Twitter https://twitter.com/TimACLamont …
 
Gemma and Ian talk to Becky Kagan Schott. Becky is a five-time Emmy Award-winning underwater cameraman, photographer & technical diver with a passion for adventure, discovery and exploration. Becky has been actively diving for 23 years, 19 of which have been technical diving starting in caves when she was 16 years old living in Florida. She began d…
 
Gemma and Ian visited the Go Diving Show 2022. We recorded a few interviews with exhibitors on Saturday 5th March. These is an in show recording so there is some background noise! We finish the record by talking to Mark Evans, a co founder of the Go Diving Show! Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GoDivingShow Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/…
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Rick Ayrton. Rick learnt to dive and remains a member of Clifton BSAC club, Bristol UK. He is a BSAC Advanced Diver and has the HSE Commercial diving qualification. He has additional technical diving qualifications including hypoxic trimix, allowing dives in excess of 100m. An early adopter of rebreathers he continues to dive …
 
Gemma and Ian chat Nays Baghai. Inspired by The Blue Planet as a child, Nays’ work as an underwater cinematographer and photographer has been showcased by numerous premier brands, including Rolex, Sony Alpha. Nays was featured amongst the Top 30 finalists of the Australasian Top Emerging Photographers competition in the Portfolio and Animal categor…
 
Gemma and Ian chat Kris Mears. Kris grew up in Chepstow UK and then travelled extensively. He became a Divemaster and instructor on Utila in Honduras, spending four years working in a resort and then onto liveaboards. He went onto to manage liveaboards in the Maldives and Palau. For the last 10 years Kris has been based in Puerto Galera, Philippine…
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Andy Forster. Andy is the Project Director at Dive Project Cornwall. He tells us about his own passion for diving as well as how Dive Project Cornwall is going to educate and inspire many youngsters over the coming year. www.diveprojectcornwall.co.uk Contact Gemma and Ian with your messages, ideas and feedback via The BiG Scub…
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Jhénelle Williams. Jhenelle is originally from Jamaica but based in London and currently doing her Masters in Climate Change. She came into diving via her Ocean Engineering course and from there she has completed her rescue and shark diving certifications. She had some training with Cristina Zenato and experienced close encoun…
 
Episode 104 Gemma and Ian reflect on 2021 and we have some Christmas and New Year messages sent in from our BiG Scuba Podcast Friends. 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 …
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Dan Abbott. Dan works at Save The Med Foundation. He is incredibly passionate about marine conservation, underwater filmmaking, drones and helping people understand the world of sharks. It’s probably safe to say sharks are his main passion, and he has spent the last five years traveling around the world filming various species…
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Dave Conlin. Dave was born and raised in Boulder Colorado and knew early on he wanted to be an underwater archaeologist. He is part of National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Centre dives on shipwrecks around the USA and around the world. Landmark projects include work on the B-29 Superfortress that crashed into Lake Mead …
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Daniela Ceccarelli who is a marine biologist who is based on Magnetic Island. She works for the Australian Institute of Marine Science as the Fish Ecologist on the Long-term Monitoring Program on the Great Barrier Reef. She arrived in Australia in 1995 from Switzland and always knew she had a connection to the ocean. https://w…
 
Gemma and Ian have reached 100 episodes! They both chat about the BiG Scuba Podcast Journey. They do a lucky dip and talk about three episodes. Episode 37 Mike Valentine https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=16633451 Episode 76 Cristina Zenato and Kewin Lorenzen https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=18941666 Episode 26 Phil Short https://oembed…
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Elaine Whiteford. Elaine learned to dive in 2002 and qualified as an Instructor (Master Scuba Diver Trainer) in 2005. She is based in Scotland and dives all year round in the North Sea and the sea lochs of the Scottish west coast. A photographer before she was a diver, taking pictures underwater was a natural development for E…
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Samantha Falcucci. Samantha Falcucci is a technology professional in New York City, STEM mentor, and ocean and space exploration advocate. After studying Information Systems & Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, she launched into a business-technology career and has worked at Microsoft for six years guiding enterpr…
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Chris Jewell. We are on location in Cheddar Gorge, a limestone valley in the UK recording on the Ford Custom Transit Nugget. Chris is a cave diver and cave explorer and as a member of the British Cave Rescue Council was one of the British cave divers who played a leading role in the 2018 Tham Luang Thailand cave rescue. Chris …
 
Gemma and Ian catch up with Gabriel Pineda, Director of Sales and Marketing at Shearwater Research and Simon Morris who has been appointed as a Sales Manager for Shearwater. Both Gabriel and Simon are previous guests and its lovely that Simon has become part of the Shearwater organisation. We also hear from German Arango who speaks about BonaireTEK…
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Luke and Penney Evans. They are son and mother. Luke is just fifteen and is a very keen diver as is his mum! Mark Evans, Editor in Chief of Scuba Dive Magazine is husband to Penney and they are Lukes parents. Luke and Penny tell us about their scuba journey so far. https://www.instagram.com/lukeevans2006/ https://www.facebook.…
 
Gemma and Ian chat to Hamna Hussain, also know as Humpty! Hamna is one inspirational young lady that has found the magic in diving. Her enthusiasm is endless. Listen to her conversation with us and all about her journey into the underwater world. https://www.instagram.com/sanfagedhiya/ https://www.instagram.com/oneislandatoll/ https://www.instagram…
 
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