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CORALS RESTORATION

CORALS RESTORATION

There is no doubt that every skin diver enjoys the magnificent abundance of life on the coral reefs. The sad fact is that this extraordinary ecosystems are under the constant threat of destruction all over the world. During the next few decades it is crucial to save the world’s barrier reefs.
It is of primary importance to protect and rejuvenate this maritime heritage.
The coral reef is not only a visual wonder but also an important source of revenue and life support for millions of people.
The restoration, defence and protection of coral reefs is the mission of Compagnons des Mers. This is an association of volunteers fully aware of the threat to the reef and determined to do something to save our marine world.
“Skin-divers are on the front line and are well equipped to understand these problems and they are able to take action. With their determination and responsiveness, big things can be achieved” say Alain Deguine, founder of Compagnons des Mers.

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THE DOUBLE-ENDED NEEDLEHORSE

THE DOUBLE-ENDED NEEDLEHORSE

New evidence in the Red Sea, the family of Pipefish’s/ Seahorses have been found at our Hurghada diving sites.

The species Solegnathus includes the Pipefish as well....

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CONSERVATION OF ENDEMIC MARINE LIFE OF THE RED SEA

CONSERVATION OF ENDEMIC MARINE LIFE OF THE RED SEA

Endemic marine lives are those that occur only at the RED SEA and nowhere else in the world. The intention of this series of article is to spot the attention of the Red S...

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NEW EUROPEAN STANDARDS FOR DIVING

NEW EUROPEAN STANDARDS FOR DIVING

European Standards for Recreational Diving were published in early 2004 and define the state of the art for scuba diver and instructor training and the operation of dive ...

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RED SEA TECHNICAL DIVING

RED SEA TECHNICAL DIVING

I first dived the Red Sea just after Moses and the Israelites had crossed it. No, that’s an exaggeration but now it does seem like a very long time ago.
Scub...

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A LEGEND IS BACK IN TOWN "THE MISTRAL"

A LEGEND IS BACK IN TOWN

Older divers will remember the nostalgic days of the original twin house regulator and anybody who used to watch the Jacques Cousteau Saga’s on television will be f...

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DIVE FOR DEBRIS

DIVE FOR DEBRIS

September 17th is the 20th Anniversary of International Cleanup Day. Once again, SCUBA divers around the world will join in and contribute to make this year’s clean...

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UNDER WATER I CAN FLY…

UNDER WATER I CAN FLY…

Finally, it´s happening! For quite a while now I have been trying to organize a Pro Trainer Course with IAHD, the International Association of Handicapped Divers, a...

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RED SEA LIVEABOARD Then.. and now

RED SEA LIVEABOARD Then.. and now

So there we were in the wilderness that is the Southern Red Sea. Our only engine had fallen silent. Bits of the Turbo were spread all over the dive deck and there was a l...

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Endemic species of the Red Sea - Klunzinger's wrasse

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ARE YOU AT RISK OF HYPEROXIC-INDUCED MYOPIA?

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