Episode 184 Sally Cartwright
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by GLK
2d ago
In this episode join us in conversation with Sally Cartwright.    Saly started diving 1993 after an injury on a  mountaineering trip. After a bet with a local dive club and a successful try dive, Sally took up the challenge and a new life direction.  Early into her diving career she found herself using mixed gas and rebreathers.  Finding herself at the bottom of Dorothea Quarry  at 107m or scouring the seabed looking for new shipwrecks of the English Channel pretty much became a way of life for Sally as it does many others.   Sally became involved with d ..read more
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Episode 183 Michael and Robert Thomas Fathers Day
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by The BiG Scuba Podcast
1M ago
To celebrate Fathers Day in the UK we have re-released and episode recorded in 2020.  Gemma and Ian speak to Michael and Robert Thomas who are father and son.  They share similar interests in the caving, diving and diving in caves.    Michael Thomas has been involved in diving for over thirty years including being an Examiner and Training Officer for The Cave Diving Group. He is now the national training officer for the Cave Diving Group in the UK.    His son, Robert became the UK’s youngest fully-qualified cave diver when he turned 18.    They were ..read more
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Episode 181 Byron Conroy
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by GLK
2M ago
Gemma and Ian chat to Byron Conroy.  Byron is the Chief Operating Officer at Arctic Adventures based in Iceland.  He is also an exceptional underwater photographer.  He is passionate about Iceland and photography. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/byron_conroy/?hl=en-gb https://www.byronconroy.com/ https://adventures.is/ The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    If you are thinking of moving across to tech diving or completely new to diving, Narked at 90 can advise and guide on the best eq ..read more
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Episode 180 Dawn Kernagis
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by The BiG Scuba Podcast
2M ago
Gemma and Ian chat to Dawn Kernagis.  Dawn joined DEEP in 2023 as the Director of Scientific Research.   DEEP is an ocean technology and exploration company with a mission to 'Make Humans Aquatic.' DEEP's undersea habitat and submersible systems, combined with multi-phased diver and human performance training, will create the next evolution of subsea science, research, and exploration capabilities.   Dawn is a NASA-trained NEEMO Aquanaut, Explorer’s Club Fellow and Women Divers Hall of Fame Inductee and who is also tasked to establish DEEP’s first US presence in North ..read more
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Episode 179 Ben and Gemma Bengey Lundy Diving
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by The BiG Scuba Podcast
3M ago
Gemma and Ian chat to Ben and Gemma Bengey.  They are the dynamic duo behind Lundy Diving.  Despite facing the loss of their father in February 2023, they joined forces to keep Lundy Diving a family business.  Together, they've not only carried on their father's legacy but also forged a stronger bond, learning to work hand in hand with their resilience, dedication, and unity and backed by their family, crew, friends and supporters from all over.   Here is the link to their website:  https://www.lundydiving.co.uk/   Safeguarding Our Seas: Lessons From Lundy:  ..read more
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Episode 178 The Scuba Poet - Andy Lear
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by GLK
3M ago
Gemma and Ian chat to Andy Lear.  Andy is based in the UK and through his diving experiences has been inspired to write some poems with a scuba theme. If you would like to get in contact with Andy then pop an email to us and we will pass it on  : thebigscubapodcast@gmail.com The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”   Narked at 90    If you are 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 req ..read more
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Episode 177 Ellie Hudson
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by GLK
3M ago
Gemma and Ian chat to Ellie Hudson.  Ellie is also known as Scuba Ellie and is from the UK.  She started diving at the age of fourteen and it became her passion. She left a corporate career to pursue her love of the underwater world and really found herself.  Ellie is an ambassador for brands including Avatar Dry Suits, Reel Diving, DAN Europe and Coral Catch.  She is a full time content creator and a leader in the industry showing what it means to be part of the diving community and promoting ocean conservation. https://www.instagram.com/scubaellie/ The BiG Scuba Podcast i ..read more
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Episode 176 Choosing a Santi Dry Suit
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by GLK
4M ago
Gemma and Ian meet up with Jamie Parker at the Go Diving show to be measured for Santi Dry Suits.   Jamie featured on our previous podcast explaining what it means to be a Santi Dealer.  He covers the interview and measurement process when being fitted and advised about which Santi Dry suit to choose.  Gemma and Ian then visit their local Santi Dealer, Christal Seas Scuba in Norwich to complete the boot, glove and hood fitting.  Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SANTIdiving https://www.facebook.com/Avatarsuits  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/santidiving/ htt ..read more
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Episode 175 What it means to become a Santi Dealer
The B.i.G Scuba Podcast
by GLK
4M ago
Gemma and Ian chat to Jamie Parker.  Jamie is the Sales Manager for Reel Diving who is the distribution company for Santi products.  Jamies explains what it means to become a Santi Dealer, the process the dealer follows such as learning about the history of Santi, the history of drysuits and then how to assess what drysuit meets a divers specific needs and the importance of measuring the divers body. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SANTIdiving https://www.facebook.com/Avatarsuits  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/santidiving/ https://www.instagram.com/avatardrysuits ..read more
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Episode 174 The Go Diving Show 2024
The B.i.G Scuba Podcast
by GLK
4M ago
Gemma and Ian attended The Go Diving Show 2024 that took place at the beginning of March.  It was a fantastic show with plenty of exhibitors, a selection of speakers and of course many many visitors.  This podcast captures some short interviews from around the show and our round up of the weekend.  The BiG Scuba Podcast is brought to you by Narked at 90.   “Beyond Technical”        If you are 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 you ..read more
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