Archive for October, 2007
Monday October 15, 2007 15:13
|We recently received this email into the office, and after we had all rolled around on the floor at how misguided kids can be (not to mention a question of the standard of teaching these days!), we had to share it!
Monday October 15, 2007 15:01
|Most of us dive for pleasure, to experience the underwater world, to swim with the fish or to explore a wreck but for one British diver, his reason is different…he dives so he can walk. To prove his point he has just completed his 300th dive with Red Sea Waterworld in Taba Heights.
Monday October 15, 2007 14:54
|Dave, the most famous turtle in the red sea, if not the world, has sadly passed away.|
Having had a disagreement with a propeller, his shell was split and great efforts went into rehabilitating him to allow a safe release, which was achieved on the 2nd of February.
Red Sea Diving College are pleased to report that the hawksbill turtle now known as Dave, having been affectionately christened by the staff at the College who have become very attached to him over the last few weeks, is back to full health and has been released back into the wild.Dave will already be known to many divers who have dived in the Red Sea at Ras Mohammed, where he has been a regular around Shark and Yolanda reefs for some years. Dave is easily recognized, as a portion of his rear shell was missing above his right flipper from an old injury.
For the last few weeks this regular to the area had been noticed only by his absence. It came to the attention of James Tunney on the16th of January this year what had happened to him. Dave was found towards the end of last year with new injuries to his shell caused by a collision with a boat propeller. He was found by divers from Sinai Divers, taken from the bottom and handed over to the Ras Mohammed National Park for safe keeping. The Park did what they could to treat the wounds, but not having a suitable pool available, asked if Dolphinella (not the most popular place with divers in Sharm) could accommodate it.
Monday October 15, 2007 14:23
|The College gets a surprise visitor, and a glowing report .|
Monday October 15, 2007 14:11
Built locally in Sharm, the structures raised a few eyebrows in transit, the security guards in Naama not really sure what to make of the delivery, and explanations seemingly beyond translation!At the beach, the kids were a little upset that their temporary climbing frames were removed, but the job had to carry on. Due to a large Technical course being underway, the supply of lift bags was severely limited, and bcds were used as an alternative measure to transport the items once in the water.
With the college instructors in full swing, led skilfully by the ever reliable Hooch, it didnâ€™t take long for one to take the opportunity of a quick break, and place himself in the d(r)iving seat of the ship while everyone else built up a sweat in the 31 degree water. The boat seemed particularly at home, its dynamics meant it naturally descended into a perfect position.Hopefully, weather conditions will soon permit the trip to the Million Hope and the reefs can begin fulfilling their environmental purpose, rather than just giving aesthetic pleasure, as soon as possible.Within a week of the initial installation, the reef has already attracted some inhabitants, the open structure giving shelter to some of the juveniles from the bay, who seem more than happy with their new residence.
Monday October 15, 2007 13:29
We have some fantastic prizes for you this quarter with some new competitions. All the news on our new reef and save the coral program plus much more. Also, weâ€™ve been busy launching the Red Sea Platinum card, a first for the Red Sea with some great savings for you!!!The water is still a barmy 29Â°C in the bay and the fish life is at it’s best. This summer really seems to be stretching out with daily sightings of hammerheads in Tiran and a very playful dolphin to be seen around Ras Mohammed.
Monday October 15, 2007 09:03
|The winner in our quarterly draw is Stephen Hogarth wins a weeks diving for two! Look forward to seeing you soon!|
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Monday October 15, 2007 09:02
We were proud to host the Cameras Underwater Workshops in August, organised by Cameras Underwater, PADI and Canon. Youâ€™ve missed the seminas but for anyone interested in underwater photography equipment, visit their website www.camerasunderwater.co.uk .
Monday October 15, 2007 08:59
Monday October 15, 2007 08:57
|Red Sea Diving College, Red Sea Waterworld Taba and Sharm have launched a scheme to reward our many loyal guests, the Red Sea Platinum Card. The more you dive the more rewards you can claim! These can then be redeemed against diving or even courses on a future visit. The card also gives you fantastic discounts on many activities in and around Sharm and Taba.
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