Sharks Bay Umbi is the ideal diving holiday choice for visitors who want a mixture of authentic and beautiful architecture mixed with a relaxed setting and a great location. Located on the shores of the Red Sea, in Sharm el Sheikh, the hotel combines traditional Bedouin style and hospitality in a unique and peaceful atmosphere.
Miss Scuba was designed to bring women together from all over the world who share enthusiasm about diving, travel and adventure. Miss Scuba is more than a group of women that travel the world together to explore the most exotic places and best dive sites. Miss Scuba is more than a fantastic resource where women share incredible adventures and helpful tips about travel, hot new products and exciting destinations. What Miss Scuba is, is a culture of its own; an expression of free will, untamed souls, a rebellion against mediocrity and the yearning for finding adventure and excitement in life. From all of our girls in over 20 countries and on every continent; We are Miss Scuba.
We bring individuals from all walks of life together with a world-class education system to work for the good of the Red Sea. The Red Sea Project continues to grow rapidly, with participation from members of the general public we call "citizen scientists," to corporate Scuba Divers, Local Communities, educators and students; all contributing their knowledge, passion and experience to support our work to improve scientific awareness and inspire change across all touchpoints in their lives. Our long term goal is to support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDG goals are at the core of the Red Sea Project, and we are dedicated to supporting these targets through both our direct involvement and our partnerships. We have defined our most significant impacts with regard to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have integrated the SDGs into our agenda. In September 2015, the United Nations launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a framework for shared action for all countries, companies, NGOs and other stakeholders. The Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set out a global development agenda for 2030, with objectives for social, economic and environmental dimensions. As part of our commitment to the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, we have identified the most relevant goals for us, and examined our impacts on them.
Robert is from Switzerland and has been diving for more than 23 years in the area of Phuket, Thailand and is currently both a PADI Master Instructor and owner of Merlin Divers. Learn more about Robert at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/robert-klein/
The Pompano Dive Center philosophy is one of maximum freedom and adventure within the bounds of safety and consideration for the marine environment. We put a high value on every customer and take no short cuts in ensuring the best experience possible. Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/pompano-dive-center/
Steven has been diving for 20 years, a passionate recreational and technical diver. Trained from beginner to professional level in the waters of the UK and has dived in many parts of the world. Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/steven-ford/
Lucy is a ocean enthusiast, beginning with a love of big fish with sharp teeth as a child, and developing into a career in oceanography as an adult. Living in the vibrant coastal city of Portsmouth in England, Lucy spends much of her time by the sea and volunteers often to reduce plastic polution on the coastline. With an appreciation for the dynamic and ecological nature of the ocean, mixed with knowledge of the vast amount of resources we extract from it, themes of articles will include sustainability, and local and international conservation projects. Lucy's other hobbies include: reading, writing, learning, photography, travelling, sci fi and generally just having fun outdoors.
Jacqui has been writing her whole life and a few years ago turned her hobby into a passionate career. She currently works as a freelance writer for Yahoo Travel writing original content relating to travel, food and the environment. Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/jacqui-de-klerk/
Green Fins is a proven conservation management approach – spearheaded by The Reef-World Foundation in partnership with the UN Environment Programme – which leads to a measurable reduction in the negative environmental impacts associated with the marine tourism industry. The initiative aims to protect and conserve coral reefs through environmentally friendly guidelines that promote a sustainable diving and snorkelling tourism industry. It provides the only internationally recognised environmental standards for the diving and snorkelling industry and has a robust assessment system to measure compliance. Green Fins encourages and empowers members of the diving industry to act to reduce the pressures on coral reefs by offering dive and snorkel companies practical, low-cost alternatives to harmful practices - such as anchoring, fish feeding and chemical pollution – as well as providing strategic training, support and resources. By reducing the local direct and indirect pressures tourism puts on coral reefs, it helps make corals healthier and more resilient to other stresses such as the effects of climate change. Look for the Green Fins logo when booking your next dive trip.
Mike Bartick discovered his first Nudibranch in the frigid California waters just off the SoCal coastline of Laguna Beach. Since then his admiration for critters has bloomed into a full blown obsession that has lead him across the globe. Learn more about Mike at http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/mike-bartick/