Turtle Watch Project

The advanced Turtle Watch Program is based on the principle of “Observe to Conserve”. This concept is designed to collect and vital information from professional and recreational divers on the movements, abundance and distribution of Red Sea’s turtles community. The monitoring sessions will be conducted by Dr. Agnese Mancini in Blue Ocean Diving Centre at Abu Dabbab Bay.Completing our leading role in protecting marine life, we're so delighted to host a new version of HEPCA's TurtleWatch program....

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Turtle Watch Project

So You Think You Can Fly

How agonising.  Does it feel familiar? You’re on holidays and you’ve just been told a rare species of marine life is roaming an isolated dive spot. And guess what? You never had an encounter before. It’s on your bucket list. And have another guess. Today’s your final day of an exciting diving trip and you want to top it off. And you’re flying tomorrow... The thought it makes you sick by figure of speech.Diving and flying are not a happy combination, unless you take your precautionary and ef...

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So You Think You Can Fly

From Zero to Hero

You see people preparing very relaxed for a dive with the easiest of routine as if they brush their teeth. You, on the other hand, are struggling with your gear and you feel nervous. You feel like you have already consumed oxygen from your cylinder and you haven’t touched the water yet.You may be a nervous diver and you could do with more confidence to really enjoy your dive. Now what could be helpful to join the ranks of relaxed and stress free divers?Planning your diveLet’s kick in an open doo...

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From Zero to Hero

Dolphins Are Your Best Friends!

Acrobatic and playful dolphins are very funny and entertaining to watch! And you can even hear them communicate with each other underwater when you’re lucky. You can hear the dolphins vocally communicating with each other. They do this by producing a high-pitched clicking sounds and whistles.  The Red Sea has something unique in store for you.  You have a truly unique chance to observe dolphins and swim and dance with these graceful and intelligent friends in their natural habitat...

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Dolphins Are Your Best Friends!

Red Sea Fish Families Introduction

Introduction... Part I..The Red Sea, ‘Al Bahr Achmar’ as it is called in local lingo, is an aquatic corridor as part of the Arabian Sea, which in turn is a branch of the Indian Ocean. It runs between the Suez Canal in the north to the Gate of Lamantations or Gate of Tears  (Bab-el-Mandeb) in the south, before entering the Gulf of Aden.The Red Sea slowly came to existence as an appendix, coinciding with the separation of the Arabian and African tectonic plates, starting about 40,000,000 year...

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Red Sea Fish Families Introduction