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Fin your way to fitness with Red Sea College’s jolly January & fab February offers

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So the festive season is finally over… and after all the joy and merriment, it is no surprise we are all feeling a wee bit fatter and little flat.  So what better way is there to rejuvenate the soul than a big dose of Vitamin Sea?  

The Red Sea College Team is making January jolly & February fabulous with some great winter warmer offers.  So don’t be a ‘sea slug’ – go and get your daily dose of Vitamin Sea and start finning your way to fitness.

Dive & Accommodation deals – Book your flight and Red Sea College will do the rest

Sharm el Sheikh diving offers: special package includes accommodation in Naama Bay Hotels, SCUBA diving services and private airport transfer on arrival. PADI certification and PADI manuals/material are not included.

Promotions valid from 04.01.15 until 28.02.15

Superior 4* Hotel Iberotel Lido located directly on the beach in B&B:

Stay in this stunning 4* boutique hotel for some sensational prices.  Iberotel Lido is directly on the beach; it’s so close you can hear the gentle lapping of the Red Sea from your comfortable hotel suite.  The decor has cleverly combined indigenous rock forms & colour palates reflecting the spirit of Sinai, creating a peaceful & relaxing ambiance, just minutes away from Red Sea College’s jetty & dive centre.  When you are not diving in the pristine waters of the Red Sea, take a relaxing day on the roof top swimming pool with its 360 degree views of the stunning Sinai surroundings.

Open Water Course + 7 nights in B&B – Special offer starts from €435  
(Full equipment included) PLUS 1 day’s diving FREE.

5 days diving + NITROX + 7 nights in B&B – Special offer starts from €399  (Equipment hire is not included) PLUS 1 day’s diving FREE.

3 days diving + NITROX + 7 nights in B&B – Special offer starts from  €340  (Equipment hire is not included) PLUS 1 day’s diving FREE.

Prices are per person in double/twin room in B&B / Single room supplement starts from  €109  / week – H.B. supplement available at  €11 /day.

Promotions valid from 04.01.15 until 28.02.15

Kahramana Hotel 4* Naama Bay – located in central Naama Bay close to all amenities – in B&B

Located in the heart of Naama Bay, Kahramana Hotel enjoys a unique privileged spot in the centre of the most popular tourist area in Sharm El Sheikh.  It is in easy walking distance from Red Sea Colege’s centre, main Naama Bay beach and jetty where Red Sea College’s boats depart from.  At night you can enjoy the many restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs in area. Kahramana Hotel has everything to offer; comfortable accommodation surrounding a landscaped heated swimming pool, friendly yet professional staff, and a delicious food and beverage service all conveniently located.  

Open Water Course + 7 nights in B&B = Special offer from €399 
(Full equipment included). PLUS 1 day’s diving FREE.

5 days diving + NITROX + 7 nights in B&B = Special offer from €365 (Equipment hire is not included) PLUS 1 day’s diving FREE.

3 days diving + NITROX + 7 nights in B&B = Special offer from €305 
(Equipment hire is not included) PLUS 1 day’s diving FREE.

Prices are per person in double/twin room in B&B / Single room supplement starts from €99  / week – H.B. supplement available at €8 /day.

Promotion valid from 1st January 2015 – 27th March 2015

Don’t need to hire any diving equipment? 

Pre-book a 2 day diving package (4 dives) from  ONLY €120 and get the 3rd day for free including free NITROX 32.

Pre-book a 3 day diving package (6 dives) from  ONLY €171 and get the 4th day for free including free NITROX 32

Pre-book a 4 day diving package (8 dives) from  ONLY €199 and get the 5th day for free including free NITROX 32.

And if you do need equipment:

Pre-book a 2 day diving package (4 dives) + full equipment rental from ONLY €199 and get the 3rd day for free including NITROX 32

Pre-book a 3 day diving package (6 dives) + full equipment rental from ONLY €275 and get the 4th day for free including NITROX 32

Pre-book a 4 day diving package (8 dives) + full equipment rental from ONLY €330 and get the 5th day for free including NITROX 32

Take advantage of Red Sea College’s FREE NITROX 32 fills and pre-book your PADI Enriched Air speciality course for just €60.00 (plus PADI certification fee & manual) then dive all week on NITROX.

Join the fun and become a qualified PADI Open Water Diver in the Red Sea

Dive & Learn to Dive deals – Book your flight + Accom & Red Sea College will book your dives.

Take the plunge into the Red Sea and learn to dive with the PADI OPEN WATER course  in one of the top 10 locations in the world & get one day’s free diving  to test out your new skills from only €265.

The only extras you need to pay for is the PADI manual at only €40.00 and your certification fee of €35.00 – so the total cost to become a certified diver is only from €340.00 + an extra day of diving.

(equipment incl.  PADI manual & certification not included. Extra day diving is boat diving subject to availability with 2 dives.)

For more information or to book, contact the Red Sea College team now by emailing info@redseacollege.com.

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Scubaverse UWP Winners Gallery: Christian Horras

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Each month we give the winner of the Scubaverse Underwater Photography competition the opportunity to show off a little more of their work in a gallery. The March winner was Christian Horras and you can see their winning image at the top of this page.


What do you love about diving & underwater photography?

For me it is all about showing the beauty of our world underwater to people that don’t dive and thus can’t see it for themselves. I want to share my own passion for the amazing ecosystem that is so much older than everything we know living on land. As I am from Germany, there are only a few people in my surroundings that have ever seen a coral reef or a shark with their own eyes. It is a big privilege to be able to go diving all over the world and in return it should be our task to arise awareness of this fragile and endangered ecosystem.

What equipment do you use?

I use a Nikon D810 in a Isotta Housing and various lenses, depending on the subject: a Sigma 15mm F2.8 Fisheye, a Nikon 16-35 mm F4 and two Nikon Macro lenses (60mm and 105mm), as well as a WeeFine +13 Diopter. The Fisheye is my main lens, as it allows me to get really close and still cover a big field of view. For lighting I use two Retra Pro Strobes and a Retra Snoot.

Where can our readers see more of your work?

Website: www.christianhorras.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/christian.horras/


To enter the latest Scubaverse Underwater Photography competition, with a chance to win some great prizes as well as have your own gallery published, head over to the competition page and upload up to 3 images.

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Emperor Divers reaches halfway in Covid Diver Heroes Initiative with fourth award

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Emperor Divers have reached the halfway point with their #coviddiverheroes initiative and are still receiving worthy nominations every day! Here, they recognise their 4th winner, another awesome hero from the diving community with an inspirational story of selflessness through the pandemic. Nominated by David White, Phuong Cao wins a free liveaboard trip in the Maldives when she can finally take some time off, and here is her story:

I, David White, would like to nominate Phuong Cao (36) for her tireless efforts fighting this pandemic. Not satisfied with being a frontline hospitalist in New York she took a second job on the COVID team in Guam to treat patients under even tougher conditions on her weeks off! She continues to commute 7750 miles each way and apply herself to both jobs for three months already and counting. Her energy level has no limits and she’s only happy when those in her care are on the mend. I think she definitely deserves a break! I guess the Maldives would be the best choice for her as I know she has dived with you in the Red Sea already.

Phuong Cao

We have been in touch with Phuong who had this to say: “Wow what a surprise! Thank you for the recognition. Holding my breath until I get back underwater!”

The halfway point is a good chance to remind people that the initiative is still running and the Emperor Divers team would love to hear about more heroes, as there are four more to award in the next 2 months!

Do you know a diver who has been heroic this past year? Emperor know that, worldwide, people have had to step up during this pandemic which has affected so many lives. They want to reward some real heroes with free liveaboard trips in the Red Sea or Maldives.

Luke Atkinson, Emperor’s Red Sea Manager, said: “This initiative is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all those hundreds of people who have taken a selfless interest in looking after the vulnerable in their community. Examples could include healthworkers, carers or those who have come out of retirement to volunteer locally, but really we know there are many other ways people have been heroic.“

Emperor want to hear from people who know a heroic diver who would love to have a free liveaboard trip to look forward to in the future. People need to nominate a Covid Hero Diver and tell Emperor (in 100 – 200 words) why they deserve a free trip, and whether they would prefer the Red Sea or the Maldives. A multinational panel of Emperor’s most loyal and compassionate staff will judge the entries and pick a winner every 2 weeks for the next 2 months. There are two remaining Red Sea and two more Maldives liveaboards to be earned, so get nominating and give that hero a reward for their amazing work!

Winners will be announced by 14th (Maldives) and 28th (Red Sea) of each month. Final entries for Red Sea by 20th May ‘21 and Maldives 5th June ’21.

Entries, comments and questions should be sent to heroes@emperordivers.com.

Terms & Conditions apply: Please contact heroes@emperordivers.com for details.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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