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El Gouna's 20th Birthday

El Gouna's 20th Birthday

15,000 El Gouna residents have every reason to celebrate: The lagoon city on the Red Sea is 20! El Gouna - once only somewhere for the Egyptian Samih Sawiris to anchor his boat - is today a quaint little town with an impressive infra-structure and great plans for the future. From 20 until 25 September and again from 27 November to 01 December a massive celebration, with numerous concerts, art, music was held in the lagoon city.

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Hotel changes everything but the beach

Hotel changes everything but the beach

The Movenpick Hotel in El Gouna is being given a complete makeover to provide a contemporary setting with modern décor. Work started in June 2009 with the rebuilding and...

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Equipment Recall

Equipment Recall

Two well-known equipment brands are recalling equipment because problems have come to light which could represent serious problems for divers:

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Travel Foundation in Egypt

Travel Foundation in Egypt

Two years ago, we reported that the Travel Foundation, was working with Egyptian Tourist Authority to make Egypt known a safe destination for tourism.  At the time th...

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Diving Blind

Makadi Bay near Hurghada has hosted the first international festival for visually impaired divers organised by the ADV (Sight Disability Association in Italy).   Of th...

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New President for EUF

New President for EUF

The European Underwater Federation (EUF) held their General Assembly in December in Amsterdam.  At this meeting the EUF Executive Board members were elected.  M...

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SSI Celebrates 40 Years

SSI Celebrates 40 Years

SSI has been one of the leading training organizations worldwide for more than 40 years. SSI offers a global network of more than 2,400 dive centers and dive resorts...

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SSI and DAN Extend Co-operation

SSI and DAN Extend Co-operation

SSI Service Center Europe, Middle East & Africa and DAN Europe have now also formed a strong cooperation in the field of expert Diving Medical Assistance and Diving Acc...

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More Sales Training in PADI IDC

PADI Worldwide has expanded the Business of Diving section in the newly revised Instructor Development Course (IDC).

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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 a magnificent moment. Th...
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