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Red Sea Dive Sites - Abu Hashish

Red Sea Dive Sites - Abu Hashish

Abu Hashish sounds like it has something to do with drugs and some people say that this reef got its name from the contraband cargo of a boat that once hit it. Others say that hashish also means seaweed in fisherman slang; something you find in some shallower bits of the lagoon here. The boats mostly moor up inside the lagoon, on the west side of the main reef where the depth is around4m-7m.

This dive can be done as a drift, or from the mooring and back. If you go from the mooring you first have to swim through a small channel in the reef. Here it’s no more than 2m in depth so waves and current can make the passage tricky.
 
Think about your buoyancy. When you are through, you swim a bit up north and turn around for a look back. This is what it is going to look like when you are on your way back. Memorize! One landmark is the small coral tower where you turn right into the channel.

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Full immersion holiday: the Liveaboards!

Full immersion holiday: the Liveaboards!


Just imagine…living for seven, ten or fourteen days on a floating hotel, pampered and spoiled, in air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms and piped music, ...

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Why Dive the Southern Red Sea?

 Why Dive the Southern Red Sea?

Sharks, Dolphins, Mantas, Jacks, Nudibranchs and Clownfish, the list goes on and on. If you are after variety then The Southern Red Sea is the place to be. Underwater nat...

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New Artificial Reef in Hurghada

New Artificial Reef in Hurghada

Teenagers from around Egypt had a lot of fun at the International Youth Ecological Festival, “Artificial reefs-2009”, held at the Blue Dreams Diving Club (Aqu...

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Endemic species of the Red Sea - Klunzinger's wrasse

Endemic species of the Red Sea - Klunzinger's wrasse

It was one of these early and calm afternoons during the summer months, somewhere at a dive site entry along the fringing reefs of South Sinai. The near-shore reef flat a...

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CORALS RESTORATION

CORALS RESTORATION

There is no doubt that every skin diver enjoys the magnificent abundance of life on the coral reefs. The sad fact is that this extraordinary ecosystems are under the cons...

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THE DOUBLE-ENDED NEEDLEHORSE

THE DOUBLE-ENDED NEEDLEHORSE

New evidence in the Red Sea, the family of Pipefish’s/ Seahorses have been found at our Hurghada diving sites.

The species Solegnathus includes the Pipefish as well....

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CONSERVATION OF ENDEMIC MARINE LIFE OF THE RED SEA

CONSERVATION OF ENDEMIC MARINE LIFE OF THE RED SEA

Endemic marine lives are those that occur only at the RED SEA and nowhere else in the world. The intention of this series of article is to spot the attention of the Red S...

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The Stingers! Lion, Scorpion and Stone

The Stingers! Lion, Scorpion and Stone

The family Scorpaenidae is composed by several subfamilies which have in common a large and spiny head with a bony crest on the cheek.

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