Author Lee

Lee has been in the marketing industry for the last 15 years and now specializes in teaching marketing techniques to people in the scuba diving industry. He is founder of Dive Media Solutions which, in addition to providing complete marketing, media, communications and IT solutions exclusively for the scuba diving industry, also produces The Scuba News. You can connect with Lee via Twitter by following @DiveMedia

Divers Lose Everything in Liveaboard Fire

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Divers who lost all of their possessions during a liveaboard fire in Hurghada, Egypt blame tour operator, boat owner and crew for negligence. Ben Lowe from the UK chartered the boat “Overseas” (formerly Diving City) from Port Ghalib Divers for what was supposed to be a great tour of dive sites in the Red Sea. Unfortunately for Ben and the rest of the guests, the trip become much more of a nightmare. What started as a small kitchen fire quickly turned into an uncontrollable blaze that required the guests to abandon ship and watch as their dive trip came to…

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The Red Sea – An Underwater Guide by Lawson Wood

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I first dived the Red Sea back in 1974 with my very good friend Harry Simmonds on a marine biological course headed by Dr.Paul Cragg (a contemporary of my good friend Prof. David Bellamy), I had a loan of a Nikonos II underwater camera with no clue whatsoever on how it worked, but Jim Wlimot, Pete Bignel and Kevin Cullimore soon set me straight! I had picked up a Nikonos guide book by Jim & Cathy Church to read on the ‘plane to Eilat and took three rolls of 35mm film on our two week trip!

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Go Dive Expo, Sahl Hasheesh Now Added To Our Event Calendar

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GO DIVE EXPO is the first Dive Show in Egypt at one of the most magnificent, unique one of a kind diving destinations in the world, the Red Sea Riviera Coast. The Expo will be taking place from October 7–8. GO DIVE EXPO is endorsed by The Red Sea Governorate and the major diving & sport organizations in Egypt. Divers and non-divers are welcomed to join our annual dive show & learn about the magical world of diving. Learn more at: http://eg.thescubanews.com/events/go-dive-expo-2016/

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A Great Day for the Environment in Egypt

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Protecting the marine environment is important to us all as divers (as it should be to everyone), but this does not just involve collecting waste from the water, it also involves collecting waste rubbish before it enters the water. On April 17th and 18th, IDive Makadi Bay, together with the Modern English School (Cairo) and HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association) undertook a fantastic 2 day Beach Clean Up at Magawish Island in the Egyptian Red Sea. Related Article: School Children In Egypt To Take Part In Beach Clean Up The two day event allowed children from Cairo to learn more…

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The Next Generation Conservation Project

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Indigo Bolandrini, PADI AmbassaDiver is about to embark on her new campaign, a three year multi-level project. In the next 12 months, Indigo will raise awareness of the effect that plastics are having on our World’s Oceans whilst supporting and campaigning on behalf of Plastic Oceans, a global movement fighting to rid the world of plastic debris. Indigo and a team of local Egyptian children will be planning a number of events throughout the first 12 months of this project that will involve the local schools of El Gouna and Hurghada. Focused on the education of children in conservation through…

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School Children In Egypt To Take Part In Beach Clean Up

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April 17th and 18th 2016 will see children from the International School in Cairo undertake a fantastic 2 day Beach Clean Up at Magawish Island in the Egyptian Red Sea, with the help of IDive Makadi Bay. Conservation is a hot topic in Egypt at the moment, with more and more people getting into the idea of improving the environment in order to protect the marine eco-systems of the future. IDive Makadi Bay will be working with HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association) to help arrange logistics for the event and ensure that the students from Cairo who attend the…

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Diver Breaks Record For Deepest Blind Diver During Safari In Egypt

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I have to confess that I never expected to meet a blind diver. Whilst I do know that there are many people with disabilities who find diving is the perfect hobby for them, I never expected blindness to fit into this group. I had the pleasure last week of not only meeting a blind diver but also being there to congratulate him on completing the “Deepest Saltwater Dive by a Blind Diver” during a dive trip to Egypt. Graham Owen, a rebreather diver from the UK was out on safari with Tekdeep Egypt last week, on board their technical safari boat,…

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Sharm El Sheikh Travel Update from Monarch Airlines

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(Luton, UK – 16 February 2016) – Monarch has continued to liaise closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department for Transport (DfT) and the UK Government over the travel advice to Sharm El Sheikh.  Whilst we are aware of the recent assessment of security procedures at Sharm El Sheikh Airport and welcome this progress, we appreciate there is further work to be done to reopen this airport to the travelling British public.  Currently, the advice from both the FCO and the DfT remains unchanged from November and advises customers against all but essential air travel to Sharm El…

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Egyptian Diver To Attempt 400m World Record

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The ongoing battle to be the deepest diver on earth continues this March as Wael Omar from Egypt will be aiming to hit a depth of 400m. Following the Guinness World Record dive undertaken by Ahmed Gabr in September 2014 of 332.4m, Wael will be aiming to regain the title, having previously held the record at 330m, although this was an unverified claim. Related Article: Ahmed Gabr Sets New Deep Diving World Record – 332.4m Following a dive medical, the dive will have a run time of approximately 28 hours and is scheduled for March 30th in Sharm El Sheikh,…

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