Posts made in March, 2015

Mission Clean Up

Mission clean up continues with our team of environmental divers collecting debris from the Red Sea.  

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Why Dive Sharm el Sheikh

As travel has become easier and cheaper more and more dive destinations have opened up to us scuba divers.  But why should you dive Sharm el Sheikh.  The answers are many and we recommend you put down the holiday brochures and start googling – holidays Sharm el Sheikh – today! Why dive Sharm el Sheikh? Diversity of Sites There really are dives that will suit everyone from beginner to hardened tech diver – photographer to wreck diver – from shark crazy to macro maniac.  With some of the best sites in the world no two dives are ever the same.  Summer months see some great pelagic action.  Hammerheads on the backside of Jackson Reef in the Straits of Tiran – vast schools of fish attracting black tip oceanic sharks in Ras Mohammed National Park make for some adrenalin pumping dives. Escape the crowds Before 2011 to dive Sharm el Sheikh you would expect a large number of dive boats and busy sites.  Today in reality the huge volume of divers are not seen.  Typically, dive boats can and do time their dives to ensure you get a peaceful dive. Just a short hop… Just over a five hour flight from UK and an even shorter flight from many parts of Europe it is not too far but far enough to be exotic.  The short hop to dive Sharm el Sheikh means that you get warm water diving without loosing precious holiday days to travel time. You don’t have to leave the family at home Many divers have been forced to hang up their fins due to change in circumstances – marriage, children etc.  Sharm is family friendly and there is so much to do on land and on/in the water that the whole family can enjoy the break. Safety first You know you are in safe hands when you dive Sharm el Sheikh – The Chamber of Diving and Watersports (CDWS) maintain the highest standards and checks for all dive related activities. On a shoe string or bottomless pockets Whether you are looking for a cheap break or a holiday of a lifetime Sharm el Sheikh has accommodation and diving to suit all wallets.  Travelling as a group with different budget is made simple with the choice of hotels and self catering options.  Diving can be privately guided or as part of a group.   BOOK YOUR DIVING NOW...

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Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Sharm

5th March 2015 saw our team clean up and report data at Kharaba, Sharm el Sheikh.  An estimated 175k of debris was removed and disposed of.  ...

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AWARE Dive Against Debris Sharm

Team Blue Lagoon enjoyed a day  cleaning up and recording data for the AWARE Dive Against Debris Sharm efforts and cleared a whopping 175K of debris from our sea. After reaching out to the National Park Authorities it was agreed that the site known to locals as Kharaba (Electric) was in great need of a clean up.  Armed with gloves, bags and lots of enthusiasm our team headed out by boat to the site.  After a hearty breakfast the team got down to business. Careful to leave any items which had been colonized the team spent 70 minutes clearing the site of debris which included such items as metal pipes, glass and plastic bottles, sunglasses and plastic bags.  An estimated 175K of debris was taken from a roughly 100 meter square area. A full report of data from the Dive Against Debris Sharm will be available soon on the Project AWARE map. We are already planning our next Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Sharm – please let us know if you would like to join...

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