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rEvo rEvolution 2009

rEvo rEvolution 2009

In the summer of 2009 Paul Raymaekers of rEvo Rebreathers' went with his family to the ORCA Dive Club, Safaga, on the Red Sea. At the end of his holiday he was so impressed by the technical diving department he said with a smile, "Marc, I want to 'make my 200m one here". Marc smiled back and the two said goodbye for now.

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ISM for your Safety at Sea

ISM for your Safety at Sea

Have you heard about ISM?

You probably haven’t. Neither had we until we spoke with Engineer Abdo Abd El Karim, the Director of Marine Inspection Hurghada and Safaga ...

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The Death of Ships

The Death of Ships

Text & Photos: Mike Ward

The northern Red Sea was a dangerous place for shipping in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1869, the Carnatic struck Abu Nuhas. In...

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NEW EUROPEAN STANDARDS FOR DIVING

NEW EUROPEAN STANDARDS FOR DIVING

European Standards for Recreational Diving were published in early 2004 and define the state of the art for scuba diver and instructor training and the operation of dive ...

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RED SEA TECHNICAL DIVING

RED SEA TECHNICAL DIVING

I first dived the Red Sea just after Moses and the Israelites had crossed it. No, that’s an exaggeration but now it does seem like a very long time ago.
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