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The DeeperBlue Podcast is your weekly guide to everything happening around the world… underwater. Every Tuesday we’ll cover all the latest news and events about Scuba, Freediving, Dive Travel, and the Oceans. We also talk to THE most interesting people in the dive world, from world-famous underwater pioneers to fearless modern explorers.

The DeeperBlue Podcast is your weekly guide to everything happening around the world… underwater. Every Tuesday we’ll cover all the latest news and events about Scuba, Freediving, Dive Travel, and the Oceans. We also talk to THE most interesting people in the dive world, from world-famous underwater pioneers to fearless modern explorers.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The DeeperBlue Podcast is your weekly guide to everything happening around the world… underwater. Every Tuesday we’ll cover all the latest news and events about Scuba, Freediving, Dive Travel, and the Oceans. We also talk to THE most interesting people in the dive world, from world-famous underwater pioneers to fearless modern explorers.

Language:

English

Contact:

310-251-6309


Episodes

Season 1 Recap & Finale with Stephan Whelan and Jason Elias

12/15/2020
It's the season 1 finale for the DeeperBlue Podcast. It's been a fantastic 26 weeks for our initial run and in this episode host Stephan Whelan and Producer Jason Elias recap the highlights from this season and looking forward to 2021 for what is coming up in the next season. Don't forget to give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us - every share and like really makes a difference!

Duration:00:14:43

Legendary Underwater Photographer Stephen Frink On How Dolphins May Have Saved His Life, and New Jellyfish Discovered!

12/8/2020
In Episode 25, we've got the latest diving and ocean news including some awesome new freediving and scuba kit, as well as a brand new species of Jellyfish discovered. Then co-host Mehgan Heany-Grier talks to the legendary underwater photographer Stephen Frink, who is also the publisher of the Divers Alert Network’s beautiful magazine Alert Diver. We then hear from Margo Peyton, founder of Kids Sea Camp with a Top Tip on how to trust your instinct when starting out to dive. And then...

Duration:00:24:55

Margo Peyton On Bringing Together Dive Families From All Over The World, and The Deepest Spot to Dive

12/1/2020
In Episode 24, we've got the latest diving and ocean news including the world's deepest swimming pool you can dive in opens, and the Christmas gift guides. Then co-host Linden Wolbert talks to the unstoppable and inspiring Margo Peyton, who 20 years ago founded Kids Sea Camp that has gone on to certify over 7,500 young divers into our community. We then hear from Stephen Frink, the incredible underwater photographer with his Top Tip on how to end a dive successfully. And then finally we...

Duration:00:23:32

Speaking to the United Nations from Fourth Element Co-Founder Paul Strike, and Covid Dive Insurance

11/24/2020
In Episode 23, we've got the latest diving and ocean news including who won the Ocean Photography Awards this year and the latest in Dive Insurance benefits in the post-COVID world. Then we talk to Paul Strike, one of the co-founders of the diving equipment manufacturer Fourth Element. He talks to me about the genesis and history of Fourth Element and how his incredible journey culminated with an invite to talk at the United Nations. We then hear from PADI exec Mark Caney, as he shares...

Duration:00:26:25

Underwater Stuntwoman Liz Parkinson Talks of Her Work on the "Avatar" Sequels & the World's Deepest DIY Submarine

11/17/2020
In Episode 22, we've got the latest diving and ocean news including details on the world's deepest homemade submarine and the pending Guinness World Record for staying underwater for nearly six days! Then co-host Sarah Richard talks to Liz Parkinson, the freediver, environmentalist, and underwater stunt woman whose credits include some of the upcoming avatar films. She talks about the films as well as two incredible experiences she’s had while diving. We then hear from PADI exec Mark...

Duration:00:24:45

PADI Exec Mark Caney On How A Dolphin Inspired Him To Write A Novel, And Our First Lockdown Best Dive Ever!

11/10/2020
In Episode 21, you'll hear the latest news in the last week from around the world underwater including a new line of t-shirts and hoodies from our friends over at Fourth Element, and Divers Alert Network Europe launching their #divelocal and #divesafe campaign to encourage and support us going diving locally during this different times. Then co-host Linden Wolbert sits down with Mark Caney - PADI Executive and the global lead of Project Aware. Mark talks about some of his epic dive...

Duration:00:23:34

Our Favorite "Secret" Dive Spots Around the World, and Updates On The Most Significant Underwater Movie Ever Made

11/3/2020
Episode 20 is a special edition - we’ve gathered all the co-hosts together for a fantastic roundtable discussion about our favorite “secret” dive spots around the world that we get to share with each other and of course with you. Don't forget to give us ★★★★★, leave a review, and tell your friends about us - every share and like really makes a difference!

Duration:00:28:37

Floating Above A River of Sharks on "Our Planet" with Kat Brown, and Getting All Techie With It In New Dive Computers

10/27/2020
In Episode 19, you'll hear the latest news in the last week from around the world underwater including details on Descent Mk2 and Mk2i dive computers just launched and how Fourth Element is trying to address the challenged of women's sizing in dive equipment through their "Size Matters" campaign. Then co-host and founder of Girls That Scuba Sarah Richards interviews Kat Brown, an underwater camerawoman who specializes in wildlife filming. They talk about working on the documentary series...

Duration:00:23:25

Exploring the Underwater Wrecks of the African Slave Trade with Ken Stewart, and the Incredibly Bad Idea of Quibbi's "Ten Ton Chum"

10/20/2020
In Episode 18, you'll hear the latest news in the last week from around the world underwater including details on Deepspot, the new deepest pool in the world at 45m, and the incredibly bad idea of Quibbi's "Ten Ton Chum" series. Then freediver and co-host Mehgan Heany-Grier talks to Ken Stewart, founder of Diving With A Purpose - a fantastic organization that teaches qualified divers the basics of maritime archaeology, with a special focus on exploring the ocean legacy of the African slave...

Duration:00:21:01

Colombian Freediving Superstar Sofia Gomez on Rediscovering Her Love of Competition, and David Attenborough's "A Life On Our Planet" Documentary

10/13/2020
In Episode 17, you'll hear the latest news in the last week from around the world underwater including some thoughts on the new David Attenborough Netflix documentary “A Life On Our Planet” and the new Oceans.io S1 Dive Computer that features a unique underwater messaging option. Then co-host Linden Wolbert talks with Colombian freediving star Sofia Gomez about what it means to be a competitive freediver and reconnecting with the passion that got her there. We then hear from Captain Bobbie...

Duration:00:23:49

Diving the Japanese Battleship that Launched Pearl Harbor with Aron Arngrimsson, and Freediving for Rum

10/6/2020
In Episode 16, you'll hear the latest news in the last week from around the world underwater including a new mini-documentary following the western toad tadpoles in Vancouver and a fantastic (but unusual) collaboration between Project Aware and Kraken Black Spiced Rum. Then producer Jason Elias sits down with Aron Arngrimsson - the Icelandic owner of Dirty Dozen Expeditions which takes adventure wreck diving to a new level. They talk about what draws him to these wrecks, why he chases them...

Duration:00:21:04

TV Personality and Journalist Kinga Philipps on How One Dive with a Whale Shark Reshaped Her Worldview, and More Convention Cancellations

9/29/2020
In Episode 15, you'll hear the latest news in the last week from around the world underwater including an update on AWARE week 2020 and several dive shows continuing the spate of cancellations and a new online dive show starting to hot up. Then we welcome back co-host Linden Wolbert as she sits down with TV personality, avid Freediver & Scuba Diver, and ocean advocate Kinga Philipps. Kinga talks a little about her life in front of the camera, life as an ocean advocate, and how an...

Duration:00:20:37

Raising the USS Monitor with Navy Diver Bobbie Scholley, and New Freediving Records Under COVID-19

9/22/2020
In Episode 14, you'll hear the latest news in the last week from around the world underwater including hearing about 4 new freediving world records set under the first competitions starting up post-summer COVID-19 lockdowns. Then we have one of our co-hosts - the iconic US freediver and Discovery Channel host - Mehgan-Heany Grier. Mehgan debuts this week with an interview with Bobbie Scholley, a retired captain in the US Navy where she served for 24 years and specialized in special...

Duration:00:26:55

The World's Oldest Scuba Diver | Michele Hall - Award Winning Underwater Filmmaker

9/15/2020
In Episode 13, you'll hear the latest news in the last week from around the world underwater including the man who is aiming to be the world's oldest Scuba Diver at 100 years old. We also find out about the possible final resting place of a WWII US submarine off the coast of Thailand, new eLearning courses from PADI, and how sharks are being exploited as we explore COVID-19 vaccines as we round up the week's top stories. Then we welcome back one of our fabulous co-hosts, Linden Wolbert, as...

Duration:00:19:38

More Scuba World Record Controversies & Celebrating Birthdays in the Artic

9/8/2020
In Episode 12, you'll hear about more details that have come to light around the accusations being leveled by an anonymous group of individuals at Ahmed Gabr's that his 332 m/1,090 ft Guinness World Record scuba dive in 2014 might be faked. We also talk shipwrecks, crowdfunded underwater scooters, and shark conservation as we round up the week's top stories. We then speak with Alex Rose, founder of Blue Ring and science editor of the Oceangeographic magazine. Podcast host Stephan has known...

Duration:00:24:11

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

9/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:25:07

Shark Attack Survivor Paul De Gelder on how a Bull Shark took an arm and a leg but gave him something back, and TV Host Kinga Philipps on why she is hot for Shark Snot

8/25/2020
In Episode 10, we have the first of our fabulous co-host interviews. This week we have Linden Wolbert (or Mermaid Linden as a lot of us know her) with an interview with Paul De Gelder - someone with an incredible life story. Paul’s story started in the Australian Army Airborne before becoming a Navy bomb disposal expert then an encounter with a bull shark in 2009 changed his life forever as he lost an arm and a leg in the shark attack. You’d think losing an arm and a leg might generate some...

Duration:00:21:48

Freediving Legend Kirk Krack on How His Life Changed Forever, & Shark Researcher Dr Frida Lara on How to Sneak Up on sharks

8/18/2020
In Episode 9, we have an interview with Kirk Krack - one of the most prolific and innovative trailblazers in diving. For the last 20-plus years, he has helped develop and codify the foundations of modern freediving through his company Performance Freediving International. He has also been tapped by Hollywood to help bring some of the biggest blockbusters to life by training the film stars to hold their breath and be able to freedive including the primary cast of the upcoming Avatar 2 film....

Duration:00:23:50

Diving the World's Most Iconic Wreck - The Titanic with David Concannon and Mehgan Heany-Grier with Maybe the World's Most Important Dive Buddy Tip

8/11/2020
In Episode 8, we have an interview with David Concannon - a dive lawyer, former general counsel for the explorer club and now owns a company that specializes in the business of exploration. He’s dived some of the most famous wrecks in the world, recovered the apollo space mission rockets, counts legendary astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Scott Carpenter as his dive buddies and although he doesn’t know it yet is now my new best friend! He talks to us about one of the 4 dives he’s done to the iconic...

Duration:00:20:49

How to Accidentally Set a Freediving World Record with Tanya Streeter, and Liveaboard Top Tips with Girls That Scuba Founder Sarah Richards

8/4/2020
In Episode 7, we find out about how to set a freediving World Record by accident, deep connections forged on the reef before heading off to boarding school and how to make the most of your liveaboard diving trip. We have an interview with Tanya Streeter - a mother, world champion freediver, TV personality, and environmentalist - not necessarily in that order. She talks to us about some of her pioneering freediving world records including setting one by accident, and how she developed her...

Duration:00:24:06