Recent reports from the Red Sea are making me increasingly jealous; whale sharks spotted near Hurghada, Manta rays and silky sharks at Ras Mohammed, dolphins joining divers underwater. There are even tales of threshers and oceanic whitetips thrilling divers on nearly every trip to the Brothers in recent weeks. Apparently the big stuff has . . . → Read More: Red Sea Rumours?
With not much of 2010 remaining there is still plenty to do and lots to fit in before Christmas and my New Year escape to the Red Sea.
I have followed up all of my lovely contacts from the Dive Show back in October and I have several shiny new case studies that . . . → Read More: The Dive Hub December Update
Grey Reef Shark, Red Sea
I saw this blog post by James Lea on the Save our Seas Foundation Blog, I think it is a really useful piece because as its title suggests, it puts the recent incidents in the Red Sea into perspective. It also provides clear information about sharks and their behaviour, . . . → Read More: Shark Attacks in Sharm el Sheikh: SOS getting it in perspective
Grey Reef Shark, Red Sea
I have been following the story of shark attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh and the first thing I thought was that something seemed strange about it all. Oceanic whitetips are normally found close to remote offshore reefs, I wondered what the shark was doing so close to the mainland. There are lots . . . → Read More: Shark Attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh
Back in October I wrote about The Equalizer – a new online magazine which is designed to give information about the Red Sea from a unique perspective. Issue 2 of The Equalizer is out now, here are some of the divehub’s highlights:
- Environmental column – interesting article argues that ‘the greatest threat to the Red . . . → Read More: Two great online dive mags – direct from the Red Sea!
New online magazine devoted to the Red Sea
Experienced Red Sea dive guides Anders Jälmsjö and James Dawson, have teamed up to create THE EQUALIZER, a new online magazine which is designed to give information about the Red Sea that is fresh, different and from a unique perspective.
Lionfish in the Red Sea
The . . . → Read More: Have you ‘Equalized’ yet?
Collaboration between NGOs, local groups and dive operators can be a really effective way to take action towards more responsible dive tourism. A great example of this is a recent project between HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association) and several dive operators in El Quseir. This area of the Red Sea, approximately 140km south of Hurghada, has . . . → Read More: More moorings protect El Quseir reefs
What: Specialist in Dive Holidays in Dahab, Fantasea Red Sea also offer a wide range of adventure activities.
Where: Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt
Responsible Dive Factor: Fantasea have a comprehensive environmental policy and adhere to a range of responsible diving practices for example, no more than 6 divers in a group. They also ensure that guests have . . . → Read More: Case study: Fantasea Red Sea, Egypt
What: Established in 1986, Camel Dive Club & Hotel specialises in Red Sea diving holidays.
Where: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Responsible diving factor:
in August 2008 Camel launched a campaign called Eco tribe to bring together its various environmental activities, increase awareness and encourage action.
Sharm El Sheikh attracts many thousands of sun seeking visitors, not just . . . → Read More: Case Study: Camel Dive Club & Hotel Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt