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Top 5 reasons we love Sharm

Cold drink in hand and full  day of diving, sun and sea finished – the team shared stories of why we love Sharm el Sheikh.  So here are our Top 5. Top 5 reasons we love Sharm 1. Diving! This was an easy one and why most of us came to Sharm.  Those who were not divers before arriving fell in love with the sea on their first dives.  Sharm has it all as far as diving is concerned – wrecks, reefs, currents, pelagic action and macro.  Something to spark the passion in every diver. 2.  Multi-cultural Society Sharm is a city where you can sit at a table and have conversations going on in 5 different languages without anyone really noticing.  Residents come together from different countries, backgrounds and cultures absorbing each others celebrations, history and culture.  As dive instructors we are lucky enough to spend time with so many different people and nationalities it could be said that Sharm Diving Instructors really are Global Citizens! 3. Nature Sharm is surrounding by nature and we love it.  Ras Mohammed National Park or Nabq National Park are great ways to spend days off.  From mangroves and migratory birds to the dunes to the shore line marine life there is just so much to see. 4.  Night Life Whether you want to dance till dawn, chill out with coffee and shisha at midnight or simply have a great meal with friends – it’s easy.  Sharm is open round the clock so you are never bored or at a loss for something to do. 5.  Bedouin Society Most of the Sinai Bedouins have been in Sinai since the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries.  Their traditions and lifestyles give an understanding of how living was like in Sharm before the area was developed.  A night drinking bedouin tea under the stars really is the ultimate way to relax and get away from life. Do you have your own top 5 – why not share them with us at...

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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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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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Getting Back into Diving Sharm el Sheikh

Remember the passion and curiosity for the underwater world that made you first want to become a diver ? The first breaths you took when you first put your head under the water? The excitement before during and after your first dive especially when diving Sharm el Sheikh? And how each and every holiday  you searched for a dive center nearby so you could get your dive fix! Changes in financial circumstances, life and work commitments and family can mean for many that diving has to be put to one side. But for most diving is not something that they will ever lose their passion for. After a break from diving it can be a bit daunting to sign up for a weeks’ diving holiday but really it does not have to be.  If you choose getting back into diving Sharm el Sheikh you will have sites to suit your level and ability. Our team would like to share our tips and advice for making your Getting back into Diving Sharm el Sheikh easy, fun and safe – if you have questions why not Contact our team today. Step One – Dusting off your fins Scuba diving is an equipment dependent sport. For those who invested in equipment many moons ago it is good to start here. If it has been some time since you have dived you could have gained or lost weight so it is important to try the kit on. Many a diver has turned up unable to squeeze into the wet suit they used over 10 years before – much to their horror. Check out how well the kit has withstood it’s time in the cupboard – are the fin and mask straps still in good working order – zippers for the suits and boots, seals on the dry suit? For the regulators and BCDs it is best to pop down to your local dive shop and put them in for a service AND don’t forget to check your battery on your dive computer! Step Two – Get reading Review your old diving manual. This will re-familiarize you with dive theory, terms and signals along with procedures. Step Three – Take the Plunge When contacting a dive center let them know your certification level, date of last dive, number of logged dives and type of sea conditions and also any concerns you may have. If it has been over one year since your last dive it is important that the first dive reviews skills and knowledge with a program such as the PADI Scuba Review. It may also be a good idea to book yourself straight onto a course so you have special attention from your instructor. For PADI Open Water Divers it would be well worth while upgrading to an Advanced Open Water Diver. For those already Advanced then perhaps consider a specialty such as PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy – a great way to fast track your buoyancy skills and also gain confidence quickly in the water. Step Four – Enjoy Relax, have fun and dive, dive, dive! Don’t wait – Get Back into Diving Sharm el Sheikh and CONTACT our team...

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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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