June 14, 2011

Underwater Photography Issue 60: Only free for the next couple of days!

The current issue of Underwater Photography magazine is only free to download for the next few days. When it becomes a back issue, it will cost 99p. So better download it now to save some money. You can download UwP60 … Continue reading

June 14, 2011

Shark fishing banned in Mexican waters

The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca) decided to ban the fishing of all shark species in federal waters on both coasts in order to contribute to the conservation of the resource. The ban will be extended during the … Continue reading

June 10, 2011

Egypt Air allows 46 kg of luggage in economy class

After the revolution Egypt is trying everything to get a lot of tourists back into the country. No surprise as the money of the tourists is very important for the economy of the country. From now on every economy passenger … Continue reading

May 28, 2011

Emapsite Middle East launches at Gulf Environment Forum

Press release from enn.com: One of the UK’s leading providers of professional mapping solutions is expanding into the Middle East market by launching a Saudi company specialising in GIS and environmental monitoring. Emapsite Middle East has opened an office in … Continue reading

May 24, 2011

Heavy rains could have caused sharks’ deaths

Heavy winter rains may be linked to the deaths among leopard sharks in San Francisco Bay, wildlife officials say. Biologists believe that the body chemistry of the fish may be thrown fatally off balance by the huge amounts of fresh … Continue reading

May 22, 2011

Dahab Festival: The Big Party

No proper festival without a big party and live music right? So here are the pictures of the last evening of the Dahab Festival. Fantastic bands, a belly dancer, the announcements of the winners of the underwater photo contest (one … Continue reading

May 22, 2011

Dahab Festival: Second Raft race

Finally I had some time to sort out the pictures from the second raft race. This time Sinai Divers came first. Second place was the Sea Danger from Sea Dancer and the Pirate Bon Bons from Circus Bonboni did show … Continue reading

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May 21, 2011

Dahab Festival: Free Tec Intros at Dahab Divers Technical

Dahab Divers Technical had for sure one of the highlights for the Dahab Festival. Tom, Audrey, Volky and Mercy offered cost free intros for twinsets, rebreather and sidemount diving. Especially the rebreather intros did attrack so many people that Dahab … Continue reading

May 21, 2011

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park

A meeting, hosted at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village by owner Umbarak, was held last night (19 May) and attended by  representatives of the Bedouin fisherman, Hesham Gabr (chairman, CDWS), SEDO (Sharm el Sheikh Environmental and Development Organisation) and Dr … Continue reading

May 17, 2011

Dahab Festival: The Camel Race

Where to start? Let’s put it this way: we have no idea who won because we did not really know where the race will finish. First it turned out that there is more then one race and everybody we asked … Continue reading

May 17, 2011

Fishing in Ras Mohammed National park allowed: The South Sinai Governor, Again!

In 1983 Ras Mohammed became the first Egyptian national park, due to the area being so manifestly rich and abundant in life. Ras Mohammed’s splendour has wooed millions of visitors and imprinted unforgettable reminiscences into their memory, these vibrant reefs … Continue reading

May 16, 2011

First Ship Since Mary Rose to be Raised from UK Waters

In the first salvage mission of it’s kind since the Mary Rose 30 years ago, UK archaeologists will be raising the wreckage of a 17th century merchant vessel this summer. The wreck is lying in 7 to 9m of water … Continue reading

May 16, 2011

NASA Goes Diving

On the 17th of October NASA will begin their 15th underwater mission in the Aquarius underwater laboratory located near Key Largo, Florida, during which they will be testing equipment and operational techniques required for exploration of Near-Earth Asteroids. The mission, … Continue reading

May 16, 2011

Now Egypt wants the record in mass-diving

It was only two weeks ago a British attempt was announced. Now an Egyptian group has said that they will also have a go for the record entry in the Guinness Book for the Most People Scuba Diving Simultaneously. The … Continue reading

May 14, 2011

Dahab festival: The Raft Race

As some of you know the Dahab festival started today. It’s a 7 days event that people living in Dahab organized inspired by the powerful coming together of people in Egypt. The most important event for today was of course … Continue reading

May 13, 2011

AQUA2 The New Underwater Research Diver

It won’t get cold, run out of air or get the bends and you may just be sharing your favourite dive site with it soon. It’s called AQUA2, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of depths up to 30m that has … Continue reading

May 13, 2011

Blind Man is Indian Police Search and Recovery Expert

Sundrarajan (38) has been blind from birth, 7th child of a family of 8 children born to a low income family from the town of Jalladampetta, he has always had to rely on his other senses to get by. Now, whenever … Continue reading

May 11, 2011

If I Could Talk to the Animals… Maybe Soon You Will!

Imagine working as a dive guide, a dolphin wanders up to you and you ask it if it’s seen any sharks around, “Sure there’s one over there.” it replies. Possibly not so far fetched considering the research being done by … Continue reading

May 10, 2011

Record Numbers of Humpbacks Sighted in Antartica

Scientists have discovered a pod of 306 Humpback whales in bays along Antarctica’s western peninsula, feeding off the largest swarm of Antarctic Krill seen in the last 20 years. The pod has been sighted in bays that are not often … Continue reading

May 10, 2011

Two Shark Attacks on Two Spear Fishermen at Two Different Palm Beaches

A spear fisherman in South Africa had a close escape last week when a shark got hold of his leg but then let him go. Trevor Burger (37) and a friend were diving from a small boat off Palm Beach just below … Continue reading