Squid

Sepioteuthis lessoniana also known as the big fin reef squid glitter squid or oval squid is a species of loliginid squid . This squid can be identified by its large oval fins. These squids are small to medium size averaging 35 cm (14 inches). From the moment they hatch they have the ability to change their colors. These squids however only have a life expectancy of less than a year and they grow very quickly. They can usually be found around coral reefs or near the shore line. These squids have ...

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Squid

Octopus

The reef octopus is commonly found among the reefs in the Red Sea. They are around 1m long and they have the ability to camouflage. Not only can they change their color but also their pattern and texture. As it moves it changes its colors to match its environment. This means it can change 1000 times in just several hours. This reef octopus is unlike its brothers and sisters because it hunts in the day whereas other octopuses are nocturnal. Octopuses are carnivores and live off small creatures su...

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Octopus

Bat fish

The bat fish is very thin and disc shaped and can be found around the reefs in the Red Sea at around 5 to 30 meters. They are fan shaped and are taller than they are long. They can grow to around 50 cm. The younger fish live alone or in very small groups in the mangroves and lagoons in places like Marsa Alam Egypt. The adult bat fish can be found in the open water and at greater depths. These adult fish can be identified by a black spot below their pectoral fin.

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Bat fish

Dugong

Dugong comes from the Malay and means lady of the sea . They are also commonly known as sea cows sea camels and even mermaids . They are indigenous to The Red Sea in Egypt. It is estimated that around 4000 live in the Red Sea particularly in Marsa Alam. Dugongs can easily be found by following the destructive path they often leave on the sea bed due to feeding. These curious mammals can eat over 40 kg of sea grass a day! Manatees and dugongs are marine mammals belonging to the scientific Order S...

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Dugong

Boxer shrimp

The boxer shrimp also known as a banded coral shrimp lives in the Red Sea. They live among the reefs and can be found as deep as 210m (690 ft)! They only have a life expectancy of 2 to 3 years and are known as cleaner shrimp. They use their claws to remove parasites and fungi from passing fish. Their total length is around 60mm and their claws are twice the size of their body. They even have 3 sets of claws to enable them to clean. They use their very long antenna to signal their presence to oth...

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Boxer shrimp

Eagle Ray

The eagle ray can be found gliding in the Red Sea near the reefs and along the sea bed. The size of an eagle ray can vary however they can grow up to 3m long (10ft) with a wingspan of around 7m (23ft). They can be spotted at the edges of the outer reefs and in lagoons. Unlike other species they are not pack animals so you will usually find them swimming solo. They are generally very shy creatures but are considered dangerous when threatened due to their venomous stingers located behind the pelvi...

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Eagle Ray

Eco awareness

Eco Eco Eco Are you following the movement? You find the word Eco everywhere these days; your car may have an eco mode your refrigerator vacuum and dishwasher water filters and many other home appliances may be eco or offer you the eco value. But it doesn t stop there plant fertilizers could be eco your diving resort or school could be eco. Your scuba diving gear also could be Eco. But what is Eco? Where is the word coming from? Is it real and is it worth following the Eco movement? All these qu...

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Eco awareness

Looking Forward To Meet You Again At Blue Ocean

We have all been effected in a minor or major way as a result of the global COVID-19 crisis. We still feel the effects on a daily basis . Yet the world is gradually getting back on its feet. We are slowly recovering from our social trauma and just can t wait to restore or comfort zone and our familiar rhythm of social economic academic and leisure life. Now what better remedy is there than to change our senses. Egypt is facilitating these senses. It has set up regulations for the resumption of t...

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Looking Forward To Meet You Again At Blue Ocean

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

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