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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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The new Namib-type housing is now available for different cameras. The Sony CX105 as well as the Sony SX30 cameras can be used in this underwater
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John Kean is author of 'SS Thistlegorm, The True Story of the Red Sea's Greatest Ship Wreck'. He is also a board member of Sharm El Sheikh's SSDM
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Is the child a small adult when it comes to diving? Definitely NOT. Participation of children in scuba diving is growing every year. Instructors,
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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 packed with life so abundant a...
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Safe Drugs and Diving

That's how you learn to be a surgeon. Easy really, but from my experience a far better route to being a good doctor is: read about it, contract it yourself, diagnose it in others. My old pharmacology ...
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SAWIRIS SPEAKS

Samih Sawiris has often been described as a business visionary. He is the driving force of Orascom Touristic Projects and Development and Orascom Hotel Holdings, two of the region’s most su...
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Take a Map With You

The Mares Icon HD Nitrox Dive Computer, launched late last year, allows you to download your dive site maps into the wrist unit so they are available to you during the dive. Using the unit’s int...
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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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