Tec diving

What is a technical diver? Did you know there are 2 main types of diver? Diving is split into two categories recreational dives and technical dives. Recreational/ fun diving is the most common however if you are looking to excel in your diving career then perhaps becoming a technical diver is the right path for you. Technical diving allows you to dive deeper than 40m and gives you the chance to explore caves and stay longer under the water. What is the difference between recreational (fun) and t...

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Tec diving

Choosing the best regulator

What are they and how do they work? Regulators are the key to diving . We would be pretty lost without them since they allow us to breathe high pressure compressed air at depth. How do they work? Regulators do what they say on the label they regulate the high pressure from the tank. They regulate the air pressure to match our surrounding pressure at any depth. So it s safe to say they are very important to use divers! Top tips When it comes to buying any regulator our advice is always safety fir...

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Choosing the best regulator

Buying the best BCD

Buying the best BCD The scuba BCD is an essential piece of diving equipment and is a must for all divers. If it is your first time diving then you can hire these from the diving center however when you start to dive more often it becomes more comfortable to have your own. BCD stands for buoyancy control device this helps you maintain your balance in the water and it supports your tanks and air hoses securely. There are three basic styles of BCD; jacket front- adjustable and back- inflate. The ri...

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Buying the best BCD

Choosing the best wetsuit

Choosing the best wetsuit The importance of choosing the best wetsuit is often underestimated. A lot of people choose their wetsuit based on the brand and size. These are both important factors to consider upon choosing the best wetsuit for you however there are other factors such as the fit comfort and material that are ignored on a regular basis. Choosing the right wetsuit is so important due to the fact that if you are a frequent diver you will be spending a minimum of a few hours every few d...

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Choosing the best wetsuit

Underwater Photography for Beginners

Starting your journey Underwater Photography is great fun but can be tricky to master. There are far more challenges when taking photos under the water such as lighting or making movements and adjustments. Fortunately there are some great basics to learn that can get you up to speed quickly and improve your shots. With just some new techniques you can be taking professional photos at great depths in less than a month! Our top tips 1. Get close to your subject To get the best images and optimal d...

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Underwater Photography for Beginners

Getting started with Underwater Photography

Introduction If you are a fan of photography on land or you are already a diver looking to enhance their diving experience then underwater photography might be right for you. Photography in general is a fun and artistic hobby that allows us to capture memories and amazing shots that last over a lifetime. Underwater photography poses its own unique challenges compared to taking photos on land but it is without a doubt a rewarding and beneficial skill. The first step to starting your underwater ph...

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Getting started with Underwater Photography

PADI Certification

What is PADI? PADI is the international organization and stands for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. They offer various courses and certificates for all levels of diving and specialized skills. A certificate from PADI allows you to dive anywhere in the world for recreation. Their certificates are recognized worldwide and are held in high regard they also never expire. Why get certified? Getting certified is great for anyone that wants to explore the sea and become part of a ne...

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PADI Certification

Types of sharks found in The Red Sea

The Red Sea is a must dive destination for all divers because of its vast and magnificent marine life. You can experience various dive sites all with their own unique quirks and infamous sea creatures. Diving in this region is growing more and more popular especially for advanced divers that want to catch a glimpse of larger sea creatures in the open water. The demand for shark diving is growing worldwide and The Red Sea is home to 10 different species of shark. This makes it a hotspot for divin...

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Types of sharks found in The Red Sea

Do’s and Don’ts when diving with sharks

Diving with sharks is an exhilarating experience that can t afford to be missed by any experienced diver. However it is crucial to dive safely and with a reputable dive center with professional instructors. Here are our top tips when diving with sharks to ensure a safe and unforgettable experience. 1 Safety in numbers It is always recommended to dive in a group because sharks usually target individuals alone. While in a group it s best to keep space between each other so that the shark does not ...

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Do’s and Don’ts when diving with sharks

Swimming with dolphins

Types of dolphin experiences Swimming with dolphins is a dreamy experience for many people especially families with young children. Many vacation packages offer excursions guaranteeing swimming with dolphins. Although these types of tours sound incredible it is very important to choose excursions wisely because many treat the dolphins cruelly and even cause them harm. Safe and enjoyable ways to experience dolphins Fortunately there are safe and enjoyable ways to experience dolphins in the wild. ...

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Swimming with dolphins

Reef – safe Sunscreen

What is reef safe sunscreen? We are all conscious nowadays of the importance of protecting ourselves in the sun. Thousands of people visit places like The Red Sea every year and the majority wear sunscreen. Sunscreen is very important for our protection from harmful sun rays however many sunscreens are damaging to sea life. Sunscreens fall into two major categories physical and chemical. Chemical sunscreens are popular but contain oxybenzone and octinoxate which causes the bleaching of corals. P...

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Reef – safe Sunscreen

Elphinstone Reef

What s special about Elphinstone? Visit one of the most famous dive sites in the world in The Red Sea. Elphinstone is one of the most incredible dive sites due to the reef position current and transparency of the water. Divers from all over the world come to see this marvellous site because it is teeming with marine life and the coral reef itself is well preserved. It is a must dive destination for advanced divers. This fabulous dive site is about a 2 and a half hour boat ride from Marsa Alam an...

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Elphinstone Reef

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

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 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

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

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.

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 effectiv...

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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 dive Let s kick in an open do...

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From Zero to Hero

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