Reconsider the Red Sea with Regaldive
With some world class diving on offer, guaranteed sunshine and easy affordability, it’s clear to see why the Red Sea is a popular option. But for those looking for something just that little bit different, it’s also worth a second look. With a range of unusual resorts in off-the-beaten-track locations, as well as a wide range of one-off dive experiences, the Red Sea is the ideal destination for those looking to experience something far from the mainstream.
For those looking to combine quirky accommodation with undiscovered dive sites, Roots Luxury Camp in El Quseir provides the Red Sea’s answer to ‘glamping’. The camp is home to deluxe chalets, hand-built from natural materials while still offering modern creature comforts. El Quseir offers excellent shore diving opportunities and easy access to pristine dive sites. Up to 50 sites can be reached from the resort, including Serib Kebir, the Rock and Sharm Fungani. Seven nights’ cost from £639 per person, to include flights, transfers, half board accommodation and five days diving.
Further south in Marsa Alam, Regaldive’s Oasis Dive Resort offers tranquillity for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The resort reflects a pretty Bedouin village and is set in a rural location alongside a quiet beach. Marsa Alam itself is the gateway to the southern Red Sea and offers some of the best virgin diving in the area. Divers can enjoy the superb house reef, or venture by jeep to sites such as Marsa Abu Dabbab. Special boat trips to Elphinstone Reef or Sha’ab Samadai are also on offer. Seven nights’ cost from £599 per person, to include flights, transfers and half board accommodation. Four days house reef diving cost from £93 per person.
Heading deeper south, remote Hamata offers divers the chance to explore the Egypt of old. Offering convenient access to the stunning pristine reefs of Fury Shoals, formerly only accessible via liveaboard, the Zabargad Berenice Resort provides an attractive and restful base for divers to relax after an exciting days diving. Seven nights’ cost from £619 per person to include flights, transfers, half board accommodation and three day’s house reef diving.
Finally, for divers looking for accommodation designed especially for them, The Breakers in Soma Bay is the first ‘watersports lifestyle’ hotel in Egypt. Located just a few steps from a beautiful stretch of fringing reef, this hotel offers extraordinary views of the panoramic jetty and sea. From Soma Bay, divers can access renowned sites including Panorama Reef, Abu Kafan and the infamous wreck of the Salem Express. Seven nights’ cost from £499 per person to include flights, transfers and half board accommodation. Five days boat diving costs from £175 per person when taking advantage of the buy one get one half price promotion*.
For further information or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call +44 (0)1353 659 999.
* Book a 5 or 6 day boat diving dive pack and your buddy gets the same half price. Valid for departure dates 30 April – 4 July 2014 and 14 November – 14 December 2014.
Marine Life & Conservation
Watch The Real Watergate from Live Ocean Foundation (Trailer)
Sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke established Live Ocean Foundation out of their deep concern for health of the ocean and the life in it. Through their sport they champion action for the ocean, taking this message to the world.
Many of the issues the ocean faces are out of sight, but the science is clear, the ocean is in crises from multiple stressors; climate change, pollution and over-fishing. We’re not moving fast enough, not even close.
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Marine Life & Conservation
World Oceans Day: Fourth Element and Love The Oceans join forces
FOURTH ELEMENT AND LOVE THE OCEANS JOIN FORCES TO CELEBRATE WORLD OCEANS DAY AND ADVANCE MARINE CONSERVATION WITH A NEW PARTNERSHIP
Fourth Element, a leading provider of high-quality dive gear, and Love The Oceans, a non-profit organization dedicated to marine conservation, have announced their new partnership on World Oceans Day, June 8th, 2023. This collaboration represents a shared commitment to protecting our oceans and promoting sustainable practices within the diving community.
Love The Oceans is widely recognized for their exceptional work in marine conservation and their dedication to community development in Mozambique. The organization’s approach involves not only protecting marine wildlife and habitats but also empowering local communities to become guardians of their own environment.
They place a strong emphasis on empowering women in the field of marine conservation. The team actively supports and encourages women to participate in their research programs, providing opportunities for training, leadership development, and career advancement, inspiring a new generation of female scientists and conservationists.
Love The Oceans seek out passionate individuals within local communities and provide them with training and resources. Fourth Element will then support these champions to become divers and ambassadors of the ocean, spreading awareness, implementing sustainable practices, and inspiring others to join the movement.
“We are thrilled to embark on this partnership with Love The Oceans,” said Jim Standing, co-founder of Fourth Element. “Our shared commitment to sustainable practices and marine conservation makes this collaboration a natural fit. We believe that by joining forces, we can amplify our efforts to protect our oceans and inspire positive change within the diving community.”
Francesca Trotman, Founder and CEO of Love The Oceans, expressed her excitement about the collaboration, stating, “We’re thrilled to be working with Fourth Element, a brand that aligns with our values and ethos. This partnership will enable us to get more local community members scuba diving in Mozambique, monitoring our reef systems, and striving for better protection of our marine world. Working together, we’re conserving Mozambique’s coastline for generations to come.”
For more, visit www.fourthelement.com
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