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A brief history of HEPCA in the Red Sea

A brief history of HEPCA in the Red Sea


By: Chris Wood


The Red Sea is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world with many endemic species living on them, (meaning they are only found in the Red Sea).

There are many pressures upon this great natural resource including tourism and associated activities such as coastal development and the local fishing industry.

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Egypt in the picture

Egypt in the picture

Coming back from the southern dive sites of Dahab in the afternoon, driving with the car over the last hill, looking down to the lagoon with its surfers - this is always ...

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DIVE FOR DEBRIS

DIVE FOR DEBRIS

September 17th is the 20th Anniversary of International Cleanup Day. Once again, SCUBA divers around the world will join in and contribute to make this year’s clean...

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UNDER WATER I CAN FLY…

UNDER WATER I CAN FLY…

Finally, it´s happening! For quite a while now I have been trying to organize a Pro Trainer Course with IAHD, the International Association of Handicapped Divers, a...

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RED SEA LIVEABOARD Then.. and now

RED SEA LIVEABOARD Then.. and now

So there we were in the wilderness that is the Southern Red Sea. Our only engine had fallen silent. Bits of the Turbo were spread all over the dive deck and there was a l...

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THE TANKER WRECKS NEAR RAS BANAS

THE TANKER WRECKS NEAR RAS BANAS

Credit for the discovery of this wreck goes to the then Skipper of Lady M., “Ahmed the Crazy”. They called it the half wreck because it consisted of a stern a...

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CRUISING THE RED SEA

CRUISING THE RED SEA

With the Red Sea having a little too much of the good things on offer, it’s easy to retreat into clichés when writing about diving there. Aquamarine, turquoise, az...

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SOFT CORAL IN MEDIUM FORMAT

SOFT CORAL IN MEDIUM FORMAT
Every time I’m back from one of my trips in the hot and clear waters of the Red Sea, the colours of the alcionarian remain in my eyes and memory for days; they ar...
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Underwater Photography for Everyone!

Underwater Photography for Everyone!

Do you dream of taking great underwater photographs but feel disappointed that you haven't managed to get hold of that winning lottery ticket yet to buy a decent camera a...

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