Sharks of The Red Sea ; The Sensible & Sensitive Predator

Although slightly in decline and some species endangered at the same time the waters of the Red Sea are a stomping ground par excellence for sharks. The Red Sea sharks contingent include oceanic white tips scalloped hammerheads wale sharks silver tips black tips sand tips leopards nurses grey reef sharks zebra s sicklefins threshers etc. In essence sharks are relatively common and timid predators not to be challenged. In fact they are wary and shy and have no interest whatsoever for humans in th...

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Sharks of The Red Sea ; The Sensible & Sensitive Predator

On the outbreak of COVID-19

Mankind is in the middle of one of the toughest and most uncertain situations for generations. In these unprecedented and challenging times we see true character emerging. We at Blue Ocean Dive Centers & Resorts believe in the true spirit resilience and support of the entire diving community. We are brothers sisters and family. Here in the Red Sea our industry is driven by camaraderie and generosity. We unite as one man and one woman to combat the impact of the corona threat. There s hope in our...

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On the outbreak of COVID-19

Save Our Reefs. Sun Creams & Screens

Environment-friendly natural sunscreen cause no harm or damage to marine life and coral reefs. Did you know that dozens of tons of sunscreens end up in corals worldwide? Did you know that tens of thousands of chemicals from personal care products end up in the oceans of the world? Did you know that one of the mist prominent contributors to this massive pollution is sunscreen? Why are sunscreen so deadly to coral reefs? Scientific research dictates that chemicals of the oxybenzone and octinoxate ...

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Save Our Reefs. Sun Creams & Screens

Diving Is Where Your Heart Is. Diving & Health

Your heart is like an engine. When you dive your body becomes exposed to pressure. As a result blood travels from the vessels in your leg to the vessels in your chest. It doesn t require a lot of imagination to see your blood volume release with your chest. It means that your heart is taking in a larger volume of blood. Hence your four heart chambers become larger and there s a slight increase in your overall blood pressure. Your body is equipped with so-called baroceptors. They act as sensors t...

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Diving Is Where Your Heart Is. Diving & Health

The Beauty Of Getting Older. Diving & Age

Now that we grow older seniors more and more participate in an active live style at an older stage. Irrespective of our lifestyle in the modern world we have access to better medicines and sane food patterns. It effects us in a manner that allows us to keep on sporting or take up sporting at a later stage of life. One past-time activity that comes as a tandem with aging is diving. Fact is that diving isn t necessarily overly challenging for body and soul. Our knowledge of what coincides with agi...

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The Beauty Of Getting Older. Diving & Age

The Scene of Turtles at Abu Dabbab

Sea turtles like Hawksbill turtles and green sea turtles are a familiar side in the area of Abu Dabbab Bay Marsa Alam. Some of these green turtles are really huge in size. It s a beautiful sight to see sea turtles part the water with their claws in slow motion graciously swimming to find their daily vegetarian fix by grazing the sea prairies and meadows separating the wonderful house reefs. Here are some facts you ve always wanted to know about sea turtles but were afraid to ask. Sea turtles lov...

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The Scene of Turtles at Abu Dabbab

The Misery Of Motion Sickness

Motion sickness or sea sickness can have a devastating effect on a diver during a sailing trip. Some may have tried a cure with the use of medications of motion sickness medicine such as Dramamine and Bonine. Sea sickness medicine or motion sickness medicine like Dramamine belongs to antihistamines. It is popular to prevent or treat the result of motion sickness namely vomiting or dizziness. Bonine belongs to the class of antiemetics and also treats nausea vertigo and motion sickness. The active...

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The Misery Of Motion Sickness

Blue Ocean's 2020 Europe Tour

We are proud to be present Blue Ocean as a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort. You are more than welcome to visit us during the European exhibition tour that will take us to France Germany and The Netherlands. During our tour we kindly invite you to discover the Red Sea underwater theatres with Blue Ocean Diving Centers & Resorts. The opportunities and choices to fully appreciate the Red Sea underwater panoramas with so many unique spots and fantastic marine life are second to none. ...

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 Blue Ocean's 2020 Europe Tour

Tournée Europe 2020 de Blue Ocean

Découvrez les fonds sous-marins de la mer Rouge avec Blue Ocean Diving Centers & Resorts . Blue Ocean est fier d être présent au salon de la plongée en tant que centre PADI 5 étoiles. Vous êtes les bienvenues venez nous rendre visite en France l une de nos étapes Européennes mais aussi en Allemagne et aux Pays-Bas. Au cours de notre tournée nous vous invitons à découvrir les fonds sousmarins de la mer Rouge. Vous apprécierez pleinement les panoramas sous-marin de la mer Rouge avec tant de spots ...

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Tournée Europe 2020 de Blue Ocean

Duik vaker met Blue Ocean

Duik vaker met Blue Ocean en ontdek de fascinerende onderwatertheaters van de Rode Zee. We zijn er trots op Blue Ocean aan u te kunnen voorstellen als een PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort. Wij gaan in Januari op Europese toernee langs vakbeurzen. U bent van harte welkom om ons te bezoeken tijdens onze tentoonstellingstour die ons naar Frankrijk Duitsland en Nederland zal brengen. Tijdens onze tour nodigen we u van harte uit om de onderwatertheaters van de Rode Zee te ontdekken en t...

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Duik vaker met Blue Ocean

Anemonefish / Clownfish

Like the sergeant fish the puller aka as chromis and the damselfish the anemone fish is a member of the family of the Pomacentridae.This family is well-represented in the subtropical waters of the Red Sea andboasts ten species that are endemic to the Red Sea. The intriguing anemonefishor clownfish or Nemo for cinema enthusiasts and Disney addicts is your RedSea poster reef fish and deserves special praise. As cute as it appears it does not hesitate to attack fish and sometimes even divers who da...

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Anemonefish / Clownfish

The Sensible & Sensitive Predators

Although slightly in decline and some species endangered at the same time the waters of the Red Sea are a stomping ground par excellence for sharks. The Red Sea sharks contingent include oceanic whitetips scalloped hammerheads whale sharks silver tips black tips leopards nurses grey reef sharks zebra s sickle fins threshers etc. In essence sharks are relatively common and timid predators not to be challenged. In fact they are wary and shy and have no interest what so ever for humans in the shape...

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The Sensible & Sensitive Predators

Grouper

The grouper the anthias and the fairy basslet have been affectionately labelled as the Queens of the Red Sea . They are part of the royal family of the Serranidae. The grouper has been subcategorized as the Epinephelinae. Some of them are truly heavyweights with 300 kg on the scale. The colourful grouper is territorial to the bone. As territorial as they are the grouper is also solitary. The carnivorous diet of a grouper comprises crustaceans cephalopods and fishes. They are nocturnal comfortabl...

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Grouper

The Various Shark Types Of The Red Sea.

The Red Sea boasts various shark theatres for Red Sea shark diving. Of great reputation are Big Brother Islands Abu Galawas Kebier Daedalus Reef Elphinstone Gota Kebier Gota Soraya Sha ab Sataya Rocky Island Paradise Reef. Here s where oceanic whitetips scalloped hammerheads pelagic threshers grey reef sharks silky sharks and whitetip reef sharks patrol roaming their territories. Sightings types of sharks like of hammerheads and grey sharks are not unusual at Sha ab Sataya. Divers should be awar...

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The Various Shark Types Of The Red Sea.

Marsa Alam History, Weather and Culture

Marsa Alam origins are spartan rocky and ruthless. The area slowly developed into a sleepy fishing village and then gradually turned into the flourishing resort and area it is now. Its prehistoric stage finds evidence in Stone Age rock inscriptions paintings and depictions and in Pharaonic graffiti. Marsa Alam also accommodated the trading traject from Luxor to the Red Sea and the silk road to Asia. The Marsa Alam and Abu Dabbab area of the Eastern Desert in Egypt were once the epicentres of ind...

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Marsa Alam History, Weather and Culture

Marsa Alam Things To Do/Holidays

El Qusier. Ottoman Citadel Your Egypt holidays aren t complete without a visit to El Qusier. El Quseir is a small coastal town that has managed to maintain its specific characteristics of a fisherman s village. It s set directly on the attractive coastline of the Red Sea between Safaga and Marsa Alam. El Quseir is a quiet resort with sandy beaches clear waters and beautiful coral reefs emerging as a first rate tourist destination. The town s narrow streets are lined with colourful bazaars which ...

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Marsa Alam Things To Do/Holidays

Red Sea History, General info and Weather

The Red Sea Al Bahr Achmar as it is calledin local lingo is an aquatic corridor as part of the Arabian Sea which inturn is a branch of the Indian Ocean. It runs between the Suez Canal in thenorth to the Gate of Lamantations or Gate of Tears (Bab-el-Mandeb) in the south before enteringthe Golf of Aden. The Red Sea slowly came to existence as anappendix coinciding with the separation of the Arabian and African tectonicplates starting about 40 000 000 years ago. By the way thistectonic movement is ...

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Red Sea History, General info and Weather

Marsa Alam Things To Do & Where To Go During Your Holidays

Marina/Hurghada The pedestrian-only Hurghada Marina attracts both tourists and residents for an afternoon stroll or a gourmet evening far from the Sheraton street noise. With many fine restaurants cafes and stylish bars Hurghada Marina Boulevard offers the best in food and beverage for all tastes. El Mina Mosque/Hurghada The opening of the port mosque (el mina mosque) in January 2012 coincided with the celebrations of the Red Sea Governorate s national anniversary. The mosque was built on an are...

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Marsa Alam Things To Do & Where To Go During Your Holidays

Abu Dabbab Marsa Alam. Something For Everyone!

Abu Dabbab forms part of the coastal Marsa Alam region in Egypt. Since it borders on the Red Sea it provides unrivalled aquatic challenges and holiday pleasure! The heart of Abu Dabbab is Blue Ocean s Abu Dabbab Lodge 30 kilometers north of Marsa Alam airport. Its fantastic beach fringing the bay is only a stone s throw away from the Abu Dabbab Lodge. Abu Dabbab has something for everyone in store for all ages and all tastes. You won t be disappointed because you just cannot go wrong; such is th...

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Abu Dabbab Marsa Alam. Something For Everyone!

Make the best of your holiday in Marsa Alam

A Where To Go in Marsa Alam guide doesn t come in a pocket version. On the contrary. Marsa Alam Egypt offers almost unlimited options. It s not easy to make a choice but somebody has got to do it... Marsa Alam is one of the warmest coastal resorts in Egypt. It s located in the vicinity of the Tropic of Cancer. By late June the sun is almost directly overhead. This is when the winds from the sea have a cooling effect though. In winter the area enjoys much milder night time temperatures than many ...

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Make the best of your holiday in Marsa Alam

Diving In Marsa Alam

Now what could be one of your most enjoyable aquatic pastimes during your Marsa Alam holidays? Look no further. We re talking diving. And why are we talking diving? Well diving isn t very complicated to master it s a socializing activity where you make new international friends and it opens the window to the fantastic underwater panorama s the Red Sea is so rich with. The opportunities and choices to make in the Red Sea with so many of her unique locations with fantastic marine life are almost w...

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Diving In Marsa Alam

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Brothers Islands

It wouldn t be far-fetched to classify the Red Sea as an aquatic graveyard. Back in the days after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 the Red Sea became an extremely important stretch of maritime transportation. However the installation of lighthouses and beacons didn t keep up with the increase of the shipping activity. The reefs and shoals became hazards during navigating and eventually instrumental in sinking an unknown number of vessels. We are also talking vicious currents treacherous co...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Brothers Islands

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Abu Nuhas

Abu Nuhas two hours from El Gouna and some three hours north of Hurghada weather permitting has been labelled as the Red Sea ship s graveyard . Abu Nuhas is located north of Shadwan Island. Its rocky profile is very close to the sea surface in one of the busiest shipping routes of the northern part of the Red Sea. This reef has taken at least five ships accounting for Abu Nuhas nickname father of bad luck . Nuhas also translates as copper. Together with port wine and gold copper belonged to the ...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Abu Nuhas

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Hurghada

Belina The Belina has been identified as a liveaboard safari boat as well as a small coaster. Now it has become subject to wreck diving in Egypt. Whatever the origins its remains rest on a sandy bottom some 9 meters below the surface. The mast emerging from the wreck stands out like a beacon and serves as a mooring point for local dive boats. The Belina can be spotted from the harbour since it is located close to the shore. In terms of wreck diving it s within easy reach but the downside is rela...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Hurghada

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Safaga & Marsa Alam

Salem Express On 15 December 1991 the Salem Express cannoned into the Hyndeman reef south of Sha ab Shehr with a devastating result. The Salem Express was a passenger ferry carrying 960 pilgrims returning from Mecca. It has been suggested though that up to 1600 passengers were on board with only 180 surviving the tragedy allegedly after a detour at the captain s order with winds howling and high waves buffeting the ship. This is a very emotional spot in the book of wreck diving in Egypt. Recreat...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Safaga & Marsa Alam