Where do they come from and just why do they go there? Between the years of 1999 and 2005 there were more deep dive record attempts than at any other time in recent history. John Kean captures this era brilliantly with his fascinating behind-the-scenes story of man’s quest for the record books in the belly of the ocean. Ambition, danger, team spirit and sheer determination are explored in this revealing and uplifting book which includes dozens of never before seen photographs of the leading players and events of the day. Brimming with colourful characters and exotic tales from the abyss [...]
Nabq National Park Termporary Closed 14 November 2016As per the Ministry of Tourism, Nabq national park will be temporally closed. Because of expected rain and floods, the Egyptian Environment Affairs Agency (EEAA) is expecting the driftage of mines probably still existing in the area.
Rain, Regen, Pioggia, مطر, Lluvia 27 October 2016
New Mosque in Old Sharm Al Sahaba, 'الصحابة', 'companion'
- from AhramOnline.com - The cabinet decision came on the heels of a legal amendment initially approved by parliament to scrap the time change system. Egypt's cabinet decided Monday to scrap daylight savings time following recent confusion over whether to restore the time change aimed at energy conservation. Last week, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Magdi Al-Agati said daylight savings time would be restored as of 8 July and would last until parliament issues a law to abolish it, which was initially approved last week before it was sent to the State Council for review. However, the cabinet said in a [...]
- from AhramOnline.com - The Egyptian cabinet announced on Thursday that daylight savings time will return to Egypt starting 7 July until the end of October. Daylight savings time, which had for years seen clocks put forward one hour in the summer, was canceled last April in a decision by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. The system was scrapped following a public poll that showed a majority did not support applying daylight savings time in Egypt. First implemented in the country in 1988, the system was introduced as a power-saving measure prolonging daylight hours. It was abolished in April 2011 after [...]
Sea Shepherd is launching an initiative for a beach cleaning in Sharks Bay. For this event Sunshine Divers is providing free beach entrance for everybody, also snorkelers, children and non-divers. Free egyptian breakfast and water, free tanks for certified divers and cleaners. 29. September - 09:30am - Sharks Bay Beach - Sunshine Divers Club There will be a transfer from Hadaba Benzina (08:30) and Naama Bay Ghazala Beach (09:00) Every single person is welcome to help and protect our underwaterworld. Join the Facebook event on: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720751758152672/
From beginning of August 2015 the procedure to apply for a visa changed dramatically! 1. Go to the office to open your file 2. if requested from the office: 2a. Wait 4 days 2b. Report to the Secret Police downtown Sharm with the number written in your passport 2c. Wait 3 weeks 2. if Secret Police clearance is not needed: 2a. Wait 2 days 3. Go back to the office and get your visa or re-entry visa for maximum of 6 months. Office tel.no. 0699 205341 Get to the big roundabout with hotels on its [...]
Ferragosto is an Italian and Sammarinese public holiday celebrated on 15 August, coinciding with the major Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary. By metonymy, it is also the summer vacation period around mid-August, which may be a long weekend (ponte di ferragosto) or most of August. The Feriae Augusti ("Festivals [Holidays] of the Emperor Augustus") were introduced by the emperor Augustus in 18 BC. This was an addition earlier ancient Roman festivals which fell in the same month, such as the Vinalia rustica or the Consualia, which celebrated the harvest and the end of a long period of intense [...]
The Perseid meteors will continue through Aug. 26, according to NASA. However, prime viewing time will coincide with a new moon on Thursday between 3 a.m. and dawn. How well will you be able to see? The last time the Perseids peaked at the same time as the new moon (meaning no moon in the sky) was in 2007. This means that even the dimmest meteors will be visible if viewed far from man-made light pollution. Below is a comparison of views from most to least light pollution: Where does the meteor shower come from? As the Swift-Tuttle comet flies through space, [...]
First flock of White Storks spotted today over Old Sharm on its way to south migration to central Africa. Storks in Ras Mohamed National Park The White Storks are currently on their voyage across the Sinai Peninsular. Sharm is on the migratory path of storks coming from Eastern Europe. Approximately 500,000 storks are supposedly about to fly across the region, many of them resting for a night at Ras Mohamed. Very few research projects have been undertaken, but the storks are definitely something that Sharmers should be aware of. The majority of storks that breed in Europe spend the [...]
A cargo ship is seen crossing through the New Suez Canal, Ismailia, Egypt, July 25, 2015 By Shounaz Meky | Al Arabiya News Friday, 31 July 2015 With major celebrations planned and a new stamp being issued, Egypt is just a day away from inaugurating the “New Suez Canal,” with hopes the project will boost the economy and increase the number of ships using it every day. A ceremony will be held on August 6 to inaugurate the first section of the new canal project. The first trial run of the new waterway took place last week, when [...]
Join on May 30th the Four Season's, they will be hosting a Fun Run event for supporting the Children Cancer Hospital 57357 08:00 am Registration time, 09:00 am start our Fun Run Gathering by the Main entrance of Four Seasons Resort, Sharm El Sheikh. Walk, Jog or Run a distance of 3.25 Km The Route starts from; Four Seasons Resort » going to Sheikh Zayed road » reaching Concord El Salam Resort » and coming back to the start point through Soho Square. By the end of the run, everyone is cordially invited to gather by the Reef Lawn (at our Four Seasons [...]
On Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 5 am Jilly and Moira will bike hike across Sharm from Ras Mohamed to Nabq National Park. Show your support and join them at the Half Crown Rocks at 7pm for the fundraiser after party. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/928676083840186/
Ralph's German Bakery is always on the move. A delivery service was established some weeks back. Now in May they opened a stand at the Sharm International British School. The bakery is offering to kids and teachers pretzels, a variety of croissants, all kinds of laugen, cheese sticks and rolls. Every Thursday they have their Nespresso coffee machine with all different capsules available. This stand is only open for the school staff and pupils. All other clients are as usual welcome in the branch beside Metro next to Old Market.