Monday, July 22, 2024

Fake Scuba World Records, When Bikinis Become Illegal & How To Exit A Boat


The latest episode of the DeeperBlue Podcast is now available.  The 30-minute magazine-format podcast is your weekly guide to everything happening around the world… underwater.  Whether this is Scuba Diving, Freediving, Dive Travel, or Ocean Advocacy.

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In Episode 11, we cover some of the biggest news items in the diving world this week including the growing scandal over the possibility the Ahmed Gabr’s 332 m/1,090 ft Guinness World Record scuba dive in 2014 might actually have been faked.

We then welcome co-host Sarah Richard from Girls That Scuba as she interviews Kuwaiti entrepreneur and diving ambassador Mariam Al Saif.

Miriam owns her own dive travel business and speaks about breaking barriers for women in the middle east, the challenges of posting to social media in such a conservative culture, and why diving in Egypt means so much to her.

Then we hear from media personality and this year’s shark week host Paul De Gelder.  He gives us a critical tip on how to exit a boat gracefully.

And then finally we hear from Kris Zvaritch on her Best Dive Ever.

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.