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Local x Local: Qasim AlSaegh Talks Scuba Diving & Marine Life Everything

The Marine Life called, and Qasim answered – quite happily.

If we’re talking numbers, about 95% of the ocean is undiscovered by human beings and a bunch of us are curious, to say the least. Qasim is one of those curious ones, backpacking across several countries and exploring the ocean beds amidst his dives.

On this week’s episode, we sat down with Qasim AlSaegh, the youngest scuba diving instructor in Bahrain, to talk about his journey underwater

Qasim has been diving since 2017, at a time when he was looking for a new thing to ‘dive’ into, and that’s when his scuba diving journey began. He worked his way to getting certified dive training, and he’s been diving at several sites across the world – keep in mind, he’s only 20!

Scroll down below to read more on the interview and listen to the entire podcast.

Qasim is a certified scuba diving instructor, and has trained several divers of different ages

He mentioned that the GCC area is amongst the toughest sites to dive at – what with low visibility levels and all, but he’s persevered! Throughout the interview, he also talked about how divers contribute to de-polluting local waters, putting it in a pretty heartfelt way;

Take pictures, leave only bubbles

Qasim AlSaegh

In his guided dives, he encourages his dive students to pick up whatever litter they come across in the water.

Environmentalist KING.

Where should you start your diving journey?

If you feel like the Marine life is calling to you, too, you’re in luck ’cause Bahrain has a few cool diving sites. The diving community in Bahrain is quite small, but you can make the most out of it! Here’s a few centers you can explore your options at in Bahrain:

Listen to the full ‘Local X Local’ podcast below:

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