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Few are the people who know that regardless of what type they are, shells serve the same purpose all around the world: they clean out impurities and make the water cleaner. In this sense we can say that shells do a lot more good living than as an ashtray or a side lamp in the corner of a restaurant.

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A coral banquet: Nocturnal feeding

A coral banquet: Nocturnal feeding

Who can say that they have ever observed stony corals getting in a sort of "hunting fever?" The role of corals as an important predator in the reef is mostly unknown. Foo...

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Discovering the creator through the colours of marine life

Discovering the creator through the colours of marine life When Charles Darwin advanced his theory of evolution, he conceded that life may have been “originally breathed by the creator into a few forms or into one”. Earth is ...
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Cleaning stations

Cleaning stationsA symbiotic relationship between marine life


The coral reefs in the Red Sea have many examples of fascinating practices.
One of these practices is t...
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You said Nudibranchs?

 You said Nudibranchs?
Why are so many divers mad about these minuscule creatures? Why are they so often models for photographers with a passion for macro pictures? Certainly, because amongst t...
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WADI GIMAL Protected Area

WADI GIMAL Protected Area

Conservation and reef protection has for decades been the realm of conservationists and non-governmental organisations. Today, global warming and the impact of developing...

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The Economic Value of Sea Cucumbers in the Egyptian Red Sea

The Economic Value of Sea Cucumbers in the Egyptian Red Sea


Coral reefs in Egypt's Red Sea can be likened to a desert oasis: the high metabolic activity of the reef ecology system makes it a primary source of nutrients in an...

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DOLPHIN TOURISM

DOLPHIN TOURISM

The global plight for our flippered friends


‘Swim with Dolphins’ programs have flourished the world over for two decades. Sadly, with proper education and inform...

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Reef Check - The Global Survey of Coral Reefs

Reef Check - The Global Survey of Coral Reefs


By: Dipl. Biol. Constanze Cornad


Why do we care about coral reefs? Coral reefs are the "rainforests of the sea" - the second most diverse ecosystem in the worl...

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With the continued advances in diving equipment technology, more and more recreational divers are now looking for a professional performance from
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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 and superstructure and one very...
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In Deep at the AIDA Freediving Team World Championships

From the 1-12th December 2006, Makadi Bay played host to the Fifth AIDA Freediving Team World Championships.  Teams came from 28 countries as far a field as Venezuela, Australia, Norway, an...
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Seemann Sub launch Hoseless Air Integrated dive computer

Seemann Sub took the opportunity of BOOT 2010 to launch their new hoseless air integrated dive computer at a price not previously possible. The data transfer is through a radio transmitter attach...
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Face to Face with Sam Kirby

Sam Kirby is the Regional Manager for PADI International Ltd with responsibility for Egypt, Eastern Europe, Wales and Scotland. A former Instructor and Dive Centre Manager who has worked both in Eg...
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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. Scuba-diving was in its infancy and mos...
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