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20 things to do in Sharm el Sheikh in 2020 – PART 2

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As promised, here is Part two of things to do in Sharm el Sheikh in case Part one didn’t quite wet (pun intended) your appetite.

11. Dive with whalesharks – OK, we can’t guarantee this one but due to the years of reduced divers and quieter reefs, the whalesharks seem to be back in abundance. This definitely raises your odds of diving with the gentle giant.

12. Dive with manta rays – Similarly to the whalesharks, we are unable to guarantee this, but the increased levels of plankton mean you have a good chance!

13. Just enjoy the colourful reefs – If you don’t see a whaleshark or a manta, all is not lost. Simply lose yourself in the kaleidoscopic corals and reef fish. With over two thousand different species of fish and over two hundred species of hard and soft corals, the explosion of life will make up for any lack of larger pelagics.

14. Kite surfing – A little bit different to diving but still in the water. In recent years, kite surfing has quite literally taken off, especially in areas like Nabq, Sharm el Sheikh where there is normally an alluring sea breeze.

15. Parasailing – If kitesurfing is a little too adventurous for you, why not try parasailing. Get strapped into your harness and get ready to enjoy panoramic views of the city.

16. Visit another city – About a one-hour drive from Sharm el Sheikh, diving in Dahab provides unusual topography (with the famous Blue Hole) and slightly different reef fish. If you are very lucky, you may even get to see one of the rare Red Sea Walkman fish that are commonly found here.

17. Enjoy the city night life – the main strip in Sharm el Sheikh provides excitement with its sparkly lights and many restaurants and coffee shops. You can literally eat your way around the world at a few of the scrumptious Italian, Egyptian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese and Thai restaurants.

18. Complete a night dive – Try to find the holy grail of night dives during your trip, the giant nudibranch – the Spanish Dancer. Some say that they are a myth, but we have photographic evidence!

19. Don’t forget to give a little bit back too – Join in one of the many underwater Dive Against Debris events that go on regularly at dive centers like Anthias Divers. During these events, your guide will show you the best way to collect any rubbish you may find without harming the environment.

20. Have a great holiday – All the residents of Sharm really want, is for you to have a great diving holiday in this extraordinarily unique corner of Egypt and to enjoy the many different dives and activities that are available in our home. We hope you have a great holiday!


Inspired? Take a look at www.anthiasdivers.com to find out more!

Beth "my lovelies" Sanders achieved her PADI Open Water in her native Wales and became completely addicted to the underwater world. Her fixation has cost her jobs, boyfriends and a whole load of other 'respectable' things so finally she had to make the diving pay! Becoming a Scuba Instructor was the only option... Beth was very lucky to combine this with her love of warm weather and has lived in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt since 2007. After joining the team at Anthias Divers as General Manager, Beth can usually be found chatting with guests and even occasionally underwater!

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WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)

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How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!

James


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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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