Posts made in January, 2015

Why and how to learn scuba diving in Sharm

Have you ever wondered what lies below the service, dreamed of floating weightlessly like an astronaut, flying like a bird, or looking for lost objects like a treasure hunter? Learn scuba diving in Sharm and make all these dreams a reality! Scuba diving is relatively easy and only requires a short period of training to get started. Whether your goal is to observe the marine life, ocean conservation or to try a new experience and meet like minded people enrolling in a scuba diving will enable you easily do these things. If you are partnered with someone who is too scared to scuba dive, worry not, they can kayak on the surface, just have them check out these top rated kayak reviews and get them interested! With seventy percent of the globe being covered by water your ability to experience the natural planet is hugely increased when you become a scuba diver.  When you start scuba diving in Sharm you have easy access to sites perfect for the course requirements and that have an abundance of beautiful marine life. Our learn scuba diving in Sharm hot offers are continually updated to give you the best prices. Here is an easy step by step list to learn scuba diving in Sharm simply: Determine if you are physically able to become a scuba diver Most people who have a basic level of physical fitness and are comfortable in the water can learn to scuba dive. There are, however, a few medical conditions which are considered to be contraindications for scuba diving. Be sure to read and answer honestly the fitness for diving/ dive medical questionnaire prior to enrolling into the course.  Should you find you answer yes to any of the questions then you should consult your doctor in the first instance before enrolling in the course. Choose the course that is right for you PADI is the largest scuba diving agency worldwide and offers a range of courses to start you off diving.  Whether you want to try our diving before committing to a certified course or if you want to jump straight into a 4 – 5 day course it is simple.  Book to learn scuba diving in Sharm in advance with any of our PADI entry level courses: Discover Scuba Diving – 1 day program Scuba Diver – 2 day course with a life time certification to 12 m Open Water Diver – 4 day course with a life time certification to 18m To make learning to dive even easier PADI offer an eLearning option so that all the theory sections can be completed prior to your holiday and you get to spend more time in the water rather than the classroom! Buy or rent equipment when you learn scuba diving in Sharm? Scuba diving is an equipment-dependent sport and each diver needs to have well maintained and fitted kit to enjoy diving.  When learning to dive you will be provided with a set of equipment however you may want to consider purchasing your own personal items such as wet suit, boots, fins, and mask. Once certified and armed with the knowledge you have learned you will then be able to select other items based on your own...

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Summer Diving Special Sharm – 5 Days Diving – GBP145

A fantastic NEW Sharm Hot Offer for the Summer. Summer Diving Special Sharm – 5 Days Diving Local / Tiran / Ras Mohammed – valid till 31 August 2016 Price –  GBP 145 What better way to start to the summer with a full 5 days of diving in the top dive destination of Sharm el Sheikh. Our vessels will take you to some of the best dive sites available in the area and are fully equipped to cater for all your diving needs.  Our top class team will ensure a safe and memorable trip and a great start to the summer!  Some of the best diving in the world and the chance to see some fantastic sites. Including: 2 days shore diving / 3 days boat diving 2 x 12L air tanks per day Lunch on board boat Drinks on board boat Transfers Weights and belt Excluding: National Park Fees Equipment Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above For those not Nitrox Certified we will complete your PADI Nitrox Course Free of Charge all you have to do is purchase a Crew Pack and Certification from us. Note that to claim this Sharm Hot Offer full payment must be made on arrival.  All provisional bookings will be confirmed within 48 hours of receipt.  This offer is valid till 31 August 2016. We can also assist with hotel bookings and self catering apartments. BOOK...

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Marine Conservation Sharm 2015

Most of us began diving because of our love for the sea and our curiosity about its marine life.  At the start of our diving education we learn about limiting our impact on the underwater world through positive interaction and maintaining neutral buoyancy. As we grow and develop our dive skills either through experience or education it is important to learn more about marine conservation and how we can make a difference. Marine conservation, is the protection and preservation of ecosystems in our oceans and seas. It focuses on limiting human-caused damage to marine ecosystems, and on restoring damaged marine ecosystems. But how can we get involved in our everyday life and make a difference… Follow PADI Project Aware which provides news and updates of conservation efforts and events globally. Check out Save Our Seas for ideas of how you can help through making small changes to your lifestyle choices Choose sustainable fish when doing your weekly food shopping When booking your holiday choose to dive with a center who is environmentally aware and promotes positive interaction with marine life Get involved in beach clean ups and clean up dives in your local area or when traveling. Through making just a few good choices and changes each of us can play a role in helping to preserve ecosystems in our oceans and seas. Marine Conservation Sharm 2015 As part of Blue Lagoon Sharm’s Marine Conservation Sharm 2015 initiative we will be organising events, clean ups and more.  Follow us on our Facebook page to see our...

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Dive Kit for Sharm

Many divers ask us about what kit we would recommend to bring.  These are purely our recommendations : Dive Kit for Sharm – What to bring and What to leave at home What to Bring 1.  Submersible Marker Buoy (SMB) Much of the diving done is drift dives and although your guide will be carrying a SMB it is great to have your own. The buoy signals to your dive boat where you are and also lets other boats know to give you space as you are ascending. 2.  Torch A must for those thinking of a night dive and perhaps a visit to the Thsitlegorm. 3.  Camera The visibility and light makes for some incredible shots. Being able to view images after the dives certainly adds to the fun of the dive. Remember to pack this in your hand luggage to avoid any damage during your flight. 4.  Boots and Fins The deck and beach can get hot so better to opt for dive boots and open heal fins. 5.  Red Sea Fish Guide Most guides carry their own copy of the Debelius Red Sea Fish Guide but it is great to have your own. The best way to learn new fish is to identify them yourself after the dive using a book.  Also, an ideal tool to help with logging what you see on the dives. 6.  Sun protection Good sun protection is a must. If you are sensitive to the sun it is worth putting a sun hat in your BCD pocket.  On the surface you can put this on to give you protection from the sun as you wait for your pickup or make your way back to the shore/boat. 7.  Old CD or DVD This should be attached to your BCD and placed in your pocket.  It should not be used on your trip but in an emergency you can use it to reflect the sun to show your location.  A mirror is also effective but we prefer to recycle. 8.  Extra Cam Band For those divers used to diving in colder waters and with steel tanks it can be useful to bring along an extra cam band to attached a couple of kilos to the lower part your Aluminum tank to help with the trim. What to leave at home 1.  Gloves There is a no touching and no collecting rule when diving from Sharm el Sheikh and the water is definitely not freezing so there really is no need to EVER wear gloves here. When wearing gloves it is more likely that you will touch and damage our spectacular reefs or marine life on the Red Sea Wrecks. 2.  Rattles Nothing disturbs the serenity of a dive than the constant shaking of scuba rattles. A tank banger attached to your tank can be a good alternative to a rattle if you need to get attention under water. 3.  Dive Knives In the marine parks Knifes are not permitted and are unnecessary. So yes, you will have to keep your Jack Moore knife at home. As an alternative you could take a pair of nail clippers with you in your BCD pocket. 4.  Reef Hooks These are a big NO NO – used in some other countries where diving in strong currents but divers wish to remain stationery to watch large marine animals here in Egypt we prefer to keep reefs undamaged and enjoy the ride. 5.  Metal Rods These tools are used for poking into holes or nudging marine life. Here these are not permitted and not be part of your dive...

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2015 Dive Sharm

Another year over and a new dive year beginning. With the close of 2014 – our new website, logo and finishing with an even stronger team and having seen so many friends returning we look forward to the year ahead.  Our loyal customers who return year after year have made all of this possible and are truly the heart of our diving center along with our faithful dive center staff. But what do we have in store for 2015….. More offers for attractive dive packages Course specials for those continuing their education or breaking into diving Focus on tailor made offers and packages keeping with our philosophy that all divers are individuals with different goals in mind Online booking system for flexible and easy payments New and innovative products Always looking for new ideas we would love to hear from you all of what you want or would like to see from Blue Lagoon Sharm in 2015.  It’s easy just send us an email at info@bluelagoonsharm.com. Here’s to a healthy and happy diving year with many whale sharks, dolphins and outstanding dives. Dive Sharm...

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