Today – 19 September 2009 – is the international Beach Cleanup Day. All of us – especially divers – would love to see the beaches and the nearby reefs clean. Reality is quite often different. Plastic bags and other rubbish are thrown carelessly on the beach and into the ocean. Red Sea Research was organizing a cleanup that took place at the divespot Mashraba in Dahab, South-Sinai, Egypt. The dive centre Club Red provided tanks, Seven Tenths was paying for the transport of the rubbish to the next recycling place. Dive-Hive was invited to help as well and took pictures of the event. It was quite a pile of rubbish that came out of the water.
As sad as it is to see the rubbish under water we had some encounters that cheered us up. We want to tell the highlights to show you that the underwater world has to be and is worth to be protected.
A seamoth obviously appreciated what we are doing. The cute fish that lives mainly on the ground was just sitting there and was not bothered at all as we started to put the camera in his face. Maybe he expected that we will pay him for this photo shooting.
In about eight metres of depth there is a lot of sea grass in this area. But right in the middle of it there is quite a busy place. It is an anemone that looks a bit like and ancient roman theatre. The diameter of it is about 30 cm. It was so funny to sit back there for a short moment and watching this spot.
Sarah found an old plastic bottle with a big hole inside. Nothing special , huh? Well it is if this is the temporary home for a small octopus. Sarah asked him nicely to leave but he did not want to come out. My home is my castle? Well fair enough – but in this case we had no choice to remove his home of plastic. Of course we managed to get the little fellow back into the sea safely. Good luck and don’t get caught!
We were quite busy under water and did not even cover 100 metres of shallow water close to the shore. But still we found amazing things to watch. It would be so easy to take the rubbish into the next bin. Once it is in the ocean it is much harder to take out. Furthermore rubbish does endanger the underwater world on earth. So please help to keep our beaches and the ocean clean.
September 23, 2012
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August 16, 2012
The diving last week with diving.de and Marlies Lang was not only because of the sharks very impressive. On certain divespots you also can see massive sea turtles. On one dive we were very lucky and saw Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. If you … Continue reading
August 15, 2012
Sometimes you just hang around in the water and have to wait. I was diving with an instructor and his student and they asked me if I could take a few nice shots for the family album. I jumped into … Continue reading
August 14, 2012
The best dive in El Quseir with diving.de and Marlies Lang was of course with the sharks. But that does not mean everything else is boring down there. The dive sites are beautiful – like the rest of the Red Sea. As an … Continue reading
August 13, 2012
Certain dives you never ever forget in your live. We knew that we have a good chance to see sharks in El Quseir with diving.de. A good friend of mine, Course Director Marlies Lang, works there and we decided to visit … Continue reading
May 1, 2012
I really don’t know what to say?! Most people related to underwater sports know that it is important to protect the fragile underwater ecosystem and especially the corals. Freediver Fred Sessa or his student has nothing better to do then sitting … Continue reading
April 25, 2012
This happened on a beach in Brazil. This episode was filmed right from the start and shows the instant reaction by the people on the beach.
April 21, 2012
Well I could not fit more into the headline – but the whole last day of the Dahab Festival was packed with events. First there was the second raft race. This time Team Sinai Divers was unbeatable. Around 5pm suddenly a Flash … Continue reading
April 20, 2012
Yesterday on the second last day of the Dahab Festival there was a very nice potpourri of bands playing. From Fun Rock to Blues via Reggae we spent a really nice evening at the main festival area by the bridge. So here … Continue reading
April 15, 2012
Just a few impressions from the first day of the Dahab Festival 2012. The Raft Race was starting at Lighthouse an ending at the bridge. Desert Divers came first – congratulations! The snake charming show was held in Mirage Village. … Continue reading