May 2008 Archives

Gareth and Anders have a lot to smile about as they earn their PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor qualifications this week. Not only can they teach the core PADI courses, but having completed their Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Emergency First Response Instructor programs, they can also teach five PADI specialty courses and First Aid. Their two-day exam, conducted by PADI examiners who were flown in especially, was the culmination of a nine-day intensive but enjoyable learning experience.

Emperor Divers' April PADI IDC got off to a relaxed start on the beach at Shark's Bay in Sharm El Sheikh. Gareth booked in for a two-day prep course with PADI Course Director, Steve Prior, to ensure that his in-water skills and diving knowledge were up to scratch. Gareth advised, "You only do a PADI IDC once in your life, so you want to do it right and you want to have fun."
Marsa Alam just keeps adding things to do for all levels of diver! The Centre is now a fully operational Tekstreme centre offering all courses and guiding for the Tek diver. With the help of Chris Berry, MA's Tek instructor, the team has been finding that most of their wonderful sites just keep going and going and... They recently made an early morning dive with a boat journey of only 10 minutes where they could drop into deep 75m+ waters for a fantastic wall dive at 55m along with a HUGE grouper and two turtles getting...friendly, shall we say! With the addition of some speed boats - coming soon - it will give you the chance to get a nice 55m dive in before breakfast!

New air services to Hurghada

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A weekly service between Glasgow and the popular resort of Hurghada is being launched on November 5 by FlyGlobespan. The airline already offers a weekly flight from Edinburgh to Sharm El Sheikh.

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And now you can also fly from Birmingham to Hurghada. Thomas Cook Airlines has added the destination to its Birmingham International airport summer programme, with flights now leaving on Thursdays.

Frank Pullman, managing director of Thomas Cook Airlines, said: "We have analysed demand for flights in the region and because we have a fleet of 42 aircraft, we have been able to adapt our schedule so that we can offer more choice with exciting new destinations."



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