University of Hull dive club had a great time in the Red Sea
We’ve just come to the end of a week’s intense diving trip with some students from the University of Hull and what a week we’ve had, both above and under the water. If you’re thinking about organising a club trip to dive the Red Sea, check out below a summary of our week to get an idea of what to expect (all non-diving activities optional of course ;-)
How you can help protect the marine world?
Whether you’re a snorkeler or diver or even someone who just likes to observe the sea from the comfort of dry land, it’s all of our responsibility to help protect and conserve the land that lies beneath the waves.
Luckily, here in Egypt the Government, conservation agencies and the diving industry specifically, have recognised the importance of protecting the coral reef systems and marine fauna by implementing common sense laws such as ‘No fish feeding’; maximum restrictions on numbers of boats sharing fixed mooring points; very strong punishment and, in all honesty, public humiliation for anyone caught purposely acting as a threat to the marine fauna and coral…check out the HEPCA or Saving SS. Thistlegorm Facebook pages for some quite unbelievable examples of peoples stupidity.
All of my friends, even the ones who ‘wouldn’t go diving if you paid me’, told me how lucky I am that I’ve followed my dream and become a scuba diving instructor. Do I think they’re right? Yes, pretty much 99% of the time they are.
I could write a completely biased account of how I feel life is like as a diving instructor, I’ve chosen to interview a colleague and friend whose been doing it a little longer than me, whose sun-tinted glasses may or may not have started to fade away.
2014 has been one awesome year at Eagle Divers!
100s of PADI courses, 1000's of dives, old friends, new friends, whalesharks, eagle ray, manta, turtle, hammerhead, white tips, milestone dives, safari's, diveshow, TecRec centre, 5 STAR resort....the list is endless but it’s safe to say 2014 has been one awesome year at Eagle Divers!
We like to think it’s a combination of hard work, dedication and our pure love for diving that helps us to have some truly incredible underwater experiences and keep you coming back for more, but sometimes it is just a little bit of luck.