Archive for October, 2009
Tuesday October 13, 2009 10:14
October is now upon us and summer is starting to fade. It was great to see those of you that made it out here, I am sure you will agree, it was a scorcher! There were some great underwater sightings this year as you will see below. Remember Sharm is a great place for some winter sun so keep an eye on those special flight or holiday deals and escape the cold.
Tuesday October 13, 2009 09:17
3 Dive Masters became 3 new PADI Instructors after successfully completing an Instructor Development Course and 2 gruelling days of exams.
Huge congratulations to HervÃ© Colas, Simon Haynes and Tracy Ford and welcome to the varied but rewarding life of a diving instructor.
Monday October 12, 2009 11:47
You can also share your ideas, images and experiences with other College guests or find back friends you made on the boat but forgot to ask their email address.
Monday October 12, 2009 11:44
The Chamber of Diving and Watersports (CDWS) has organised the training of 30 instructors who will be teaching boat skippers throughout the South Sinai in seamanship skills, first aid and environmental awareness. Training of liveaboard skippers is expected to begin in October 2009 as part of a joint project between the CDWS and the South Sinai Association for Diving and Marine Activities (SSDM) to help raise safety standards in the industry.
Monday October 12, 2009 11:24
Holding out for last minute deals?
Just negotiated a last minute break and need a dive package? Check out our website where there is now a dedicated area for last minute offers.They will change every week, so keep checking and grab yourself a bargain!
If our current deal doesnâ€™t suit you, donâ€™t worry, you can still get a great discount by pre-booking with us.
Monday October 12, 2009 11:22
Here are a few simple tips to try and extend your bottom time. Get yourself properly weighted, carrying extra weight (of the lead, not lard variety) or too little, will cause you to breathe more as you fight to stay level in the water. Ask your guide on the first day to help you do a proper weight check and remember every time you change location, or equipment, you may need to amend your weights.
Monday October 12, 2009 11:08
With over 320 exhibitors the Birmingham Dive Show promises to be as busy as ever. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro; tekkie, wreckie or fish-fancier; cold- or warm water diver, there will be no end of things to interest you.
Take the chance to inspect the newest dive kit and leisurewear around or to meet on of our representatives of Red Sea Diving College.
Monday October 12, 2009 10:56
The US Army, for the first time, has rewarded the services of an individual dive centre, and Red Sea diving College were more than honoured to be the recipients. In late June, it was with great pride that Vicki Jarman accepted a certificate and medal on behalf of both herself and Red Sea Diving College.
Monday October 12, 2009 10:26
Commonly seen but seldom acknowledged Fishâ€¦ Theyâ€™re Right under your nose!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Red Sea Mimic Blenny
These cheeky little chappies are happily found hiding out in the shallow waters (2-18m) on all of our dive sites. All you need to do is hunt out some of our beautiful reefs and there they areâ€¦ Look on hard corals but not in the grass.
Monday October 12, 2009 10:23
This year, a lot of new tek stuff has been launched by all the different training organisations, so, obviously we had to test it all! Last month, Aldo Ferrucci from TDI Italy, came to do a test week with the new recreational rebreathers from Poseidon, the Discovery MkVI. During the dives we made on the unit, the first thing we could notice is itâ€™s ease of use and itâ€™s weight… half that of an Inspiration! This may well be the future of diving, especially now IANTD and TDI offer recreational CCR diving courses. Fancy doing your Rescue Diver Course on rebreather?