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27/08/2007
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articles
SpotRedSea.com launches the multimedia section.
10 Whale Sharks in the Red Sea!
Little Buddha opens its doors in Hurghada
Spectacular Luxury Development Release
Montreal pop singer Chantal Chamandy to perform at the pyramids in Egypt on September 7!
Egypt How Bazaar
Royal Angelfish
A refuge from crowds and strict dress codes in Egypt
Dave the turtle.
whats on, whats new
The Mars hoax
Mahmya and Papa's Beach club
Escape to Soma Bay
Freds Swim Academy
amusement
Ocean in a Bottle.
Nutrition Facts : Lentils
classifieds
Westar watch for sale.
Operations and Guest Relations Coordinator needed.
Customer Service Representative needed.
Real Estate sales executives.
Early Nubian villa for sale.
Babycar Cosco "Geoby"

 

 

Spot Red Sea News
Community News
 
SpotRedSea.com launches the multimedia section
Now users can contribute images.
News
 
Multimedia
Load your images

Just login, browse to the listing of your choice, click the multimedia tab, click browse, find and select up to 4 images at a time, then upload.

For best results select jpg images which are slightly larger than 500 pixels wide and not more than 1 mb. This will provide a fast upload of your images and the result will display perfectly within the frame.

If you went to either the Mahmya party or White Sensation at Papa's Ministry beach club, then go ahead and add them! Please, no rude photos - sorry but we will have to remove anything tasteless :-).

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10 Whale Sharks in the Red Sea!

Whale Shark Awareness Red Sea Project reports

News
  Whale Shark
Whale Sharks

The Whale Shark Awareness Red Sea Project in collaboration with Project Aware is collecting information to assist researchers learn more about Whale Sharks. Sightings of the gentle giant cruising through Red Sea waters have been on the increase in the past few months, with 12 Red Sea sightings reported to the project in July alone.

Whale Shark Awareness Red Sea aims to educate divers and snorkelers and encourage them to report their sightings to the Whale Shark Photo Identification website. This enables divers to contribute vital information to researchers studying whale shark migrations and producing the information that is essential for the future protection of these huge, harmless fish.
The Photo Identification Library has formally identified five new Red Sea whale sharks since November 2006. This brings the count to TEN in the Red Sea, the numbers of sightings suggest that there could be more. On 5th August Emperor Divers reported a sighting around the area of Halg Disha in Hurghada.

The 8th Whale Shark officially recorded in the Red Sea was approximately 3.5 metres long and was seen by divers and snorkelers at Ras Ghazlani in Ras Mohammed Marine Park in Sharm on 21st July. Reported to be a very friendly female fish and interested in the people around her it is easy to see why the Whale Shark is threatened to extinction in the wild.

Spotted by lucky liveaboard guests Number 9 was at Shark Reef, Ras Mohammed. The guests were thrilled with their photos and experience especially as they were lucky enough to see two whale sharks during their weeks diving safari. Number 10 was at Shaab Nakari in the south.

The Photo Identification Library uses a special computerized technique to identify the spots on the skin of the Whale Shark similar to how NASA “maps” the stars in the galaxies. You can help by sending in photographs of the left and right side of the Whale Shark above the pectoral fins near the gills. The total number of recorded Whale Shark encounters is just 3853, with only 860* identified worldwide!

The Whale Shark Awareness Red Sea - Project Aware T shirts are on sale now at participating dive centres in El Gouna, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and on board several safari boats. Proceeds go towards awareness, global research and conservation.
Have you seen a Whale Shark in the Red Sea? Want to learn more? Contact info@whalesharkredsea.com or call +2 0111 926 898 with your details – we would like to know as much as possible from your whale shark encounter.

  • Date/Time
  • Size ( estimate against the size of the boat or a snorkeler)
  • Behaviour ( how far was the mouth open? )
  • GPS position or dive site name
  • Any scars or evidence of tagging?

The whale shark is considered “vulnerable to extinction” by the ICUN, but is only protected in a few of the approximately 100 countries it is said to visit - indicating the need for us all to be concerned for the future of this amazing giant of the oceans!

Read more interesting facts about the largest fish in the world by logging on to www.projectaware.org and REMEMBER to submit your photos!

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Little Buddha opens its doors in Hurghada
Sister venue of the Buddha Bar Paris
News
 
Little Buddha

Little Buddha

Sister Venue of the Buddha Bar Paris

OPENING SOON

Hurghada at Sinbad Resort - Village Road

The original Buddha Bar is an exclusive and highly-regarded bar and restaurant in Paris, France, and is a Buddha-themed venue serving Asian cuisine.

For reservations call +2 012 000 19 61


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Egyptian British Real Estate
Hurghada - Spectacular Luxury Development Release
Goldberg and Partners Involved Again.
News
 
Goldberg and partners
Goldberg and Partners

The Egyptian tourist market is becoming alive with activity and Goldberg and Partners has partnered again with the biggest developer in the middle east to showcase their new 320 million meter project just north of Hurghada on the red sea coast of Egypt.

This development is going to have marinas, an x treme zone, shopping malls, and be the number one resort destination in the area.

In October 2007, the biggest and most luxurious development is coming to the market in the Hurghada area of Egypt, With pre release prices being the lowest and best time to enter the market, Goldberg and Partners are urging clients and investors to get in before the price rises that will inevitably occur.

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Coppa Cabana

Montreal pop singer Chantal Chamandy to perform at the pyramids in Egypt on September 7th!

Gérard Pullicino to produce show that will air on PBS in March 2008.

News
Chantral Chamandy

Chantal Chamandy

A team of Quebeckers will be leaving for Cairo in the next few days to produce a unique concert that will be presented on September 7 before the great pyramid of Giza, with permission from the Egyptian government.

Montreal pop singer Chantal Chamandy, who has Egyptian roots, will be performing with several other artists, including the Cairo Symphony Orchestra.
The PBS television network has already signed on to broadcast the concert, to be directed by Gérard Pullicino, who has already produced and directed performances by Celine Dion, Johnny Hallyday, Joe Cocker and Madonna.

An impressive technical team from Quebec will be participating in this endeavour, including Guy St-Amour, who was associated with Cirque du Soleil's Love and was producer of Tohu. Choreographer Geneviève Dorion-Coupal (Unison by Celine Dion, La Légende de Jimmy, Cirque du Soleil) and lighting designer Matthieu Larrivée (Simple Plan, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette) will also be among those accompanying Chantal Chamandy to Egypt. Journalists are invited to meet the artist and her team before they leave for Egypt, August 22, 23.

For additional information, consult www.chantalchamandy.com

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Egypt: How bazaar

When visiting Egypt, there are ten things you absolutely must do.

Feature Article
ahwa

Ahwa

Continued from last weeks issue. click here to read no 2 of "When visiting Egypt, there are ten things you absolutely must do."

3. Have an Ahwa

Ahwa is the Middle Eastern-style coffee that's very popular throughout Egypt. This thick, strong brew comes in varying degrees of sweetness, and the most popular version is the moderately sweetened mazboot. Men traditionally drink Ahwa, but nowadays it's not uncommon to see women sipping a cup. Ahwa is delicious served with a dried date on the side, and drinking it is typically accompanied by a game of tawla (backgammon), heated political debate or a relaxing sheesha, the traditional water pipe smoked with fruit- or spice-flavoured tobacco.

No. 4 on the list of things you absolutely must do in Egypt will follow next week.


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Free Classifieds
 
Royal Angelfish
 
Red Sea marine life
  Royal Angelfish
Royal Angelfish

Description & Behavior

There are over 70 different species of Angelfish found in warm ocean waters around much of the world, a few species are from fresh water. Angelfish belong to the family Pomacanthus. These brightly-coloured, flattened body fish live in coral reefs in tropical seas and shallow subtropical waters.

Angelfish reproduce by laying hundreds of eggs at a time. The first gill cover has a spine (pre-opercula) and this can help distinguish Angelfish from the closely-related butterfly fish. Most species of Angelfish are herbivores (plant-eaters).

 
El Gouna Banner
A refuge from crowds and strict dress codes in Egypt
Featured article
EL GOUNA, Egypt: For years, Lamia Khalifa trudged across the sands under Egypt's scorching sun searching for a better life - a better life on the beach, that is.
 
Miami-Alexandria
Miami - Alexandria

In her quest for a summer vacation away from other Egyptians, she has gone from the crowded shores of her hometown, Alexandria, to a Mediterranean village ultimately overwhelmed by urban sprawl. Her next refuge was a gated nouveau-riche enclave. Now Khalifa, a retail fashion buyer, has come to El Gouna, a new Red Sea resort with no hordes, no clutter and no hostility toward women who bathe in something less than a full-length robe.

Khalifa's quest reflects the global urge of the well-heeled to set themselves apart from common folk who increasingly have the means to enjoy once-exclusive pleasures. It's an especially intense preoccupation in Egypt, where beaches reflect the country's clash of political, social and religious cultures.

"In Egypt, you are where you swim," says Muhammad Awad, a historian and the director of the Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center at the Alexandria Library. "To find an exclusive beach is one of the few ways to escape the masses. The problem is, the crowds keep coming."

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Dave the turtle

6 months after his initial rescue, Dave - the most famous turtle in the Red Sea - sadly died on August 7th.

News
Dave the turtle

Dave the turtle

A few days before, after collecting many comments from guides and guests on his precarious condition, and also because it had been six months since his initial release, a team organised by the Red Sea Turtle Project, with the kind and important help of Diving Ocean, went out to assess the situation.

Dave was found on the back of Yolanda Reef, completely motionless and brought on the boat for a check up. Dr Patrick Olbrechts, a well-known vet in Sharm, and Dr Eman Aly, zoologist of the Sinai Protectorates Wildlife Unit at the Ras Mohammed National Park, immediately saw Dave's poor conditions.

Dave was suffering general malnutrition (he had lost more than 5 Kg in six months) the plastron was bruised and soft to the touch, when it should be healthy and strong and the tail was bearing a deep and infected cut at the joint with the carapace. Dave was then brought back to the enclosure where he was brought originally when he was first rescued. Immediately the team contacted several sea turtle conservation agencies around the world to obtain scientific protocols to try and rehabilitate Dave.

Unfortunately, he died three days later. An autopsy has been performed by Dr Olbrechts and the results will be divulged as soon as available..

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whats on, whats new
 
The Mars hoax
Reports Thomas from the Marsa Alam Astronomy centre.
News
 
Mars hoax
The mars hoax

All these Mars e-mails are simple hoax- mails. For your information: Mars, together with Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are big enough that they are always visible to the naked eye. Sometimes they are nearer to earth so they shine brighter. Sometimes they are in the sky during daytime and therefore obviously not visible. These days Mars rises at 00:25 am in the eastern sky. Jupiter is now the brightest object in the constellation scorpion.
There is a moon eclipse on the 28th, but it happens at 12:35 midday, so it is not visible in Egypt.

Thanks Thomas from everyone at Spot Red Sea who were planning to sit up all night looking for the Marsian Invasion :-)

Read more about the Mars Hoax here

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Mahmya and Papa's Beach club
Congratulations!!
Community News
mahmya

Mahmya on 10th year anniversary

Spot Local would like to congratulate Mahmya on their 10th anniversary. The celebration was held on the island, with a live band, all you can eat and drink and many friends and family to dance and chat with. Wishing you all another 10 years and more! Don't forget to add your party shots and more here!  

Also celebrating 6 years last night was Ministry of Sound, Papa's Beach Club. They had a White Sensation party, which according to one party goer, was a great night. Click here to see some images

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Escape to Soma Bay
The Ultimate Resort Destination on the Red Sea
Community News
Soma Bay

Soma Bay

  • Award winning 18 hole Championship golf course
  • 9 hole Challenge course and golf academy
  • State of the art thalasso-therapy centre and spa
  • Luxurious treatments at our Leading Spa of the World
  • Superior diving and snorkelling at our spectacular house reef
  • World class water sports including sailing, wind and kite surfing
  • Pristine sandy beaches with stunning panoramic view
  • A choice of 5 star hotel resorts and fine cuisine
  • Day, weekend and weekly special rates for residents

    Visit our oasis of tranquillity, just 45 minutes south of Hurghada


Tel: +20 65 354 2333
Email: info@somabay.com
www.somabay.com


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Freds Swim Academy
The safe and easy way to learn how to swim
Community News

"Swim like a frog - Not just like a dog."

Freds Swim Academy

Freds Swim Academy offers:

1) Well trained European Swimming instructors
2) German methodical instruction program based on more that 15 years of experience teaching children how to swim
3) Unique swimming aid SWIMTRAINER

Freds Swim Academy guarantees success for each single child:

1) Safe approach to the water due to the unique swimming aid SWIMTRAINER.
2) Playful introduction for babies and toddlers to the basic of the breast stroke.
3) Flexible 3-stage-to-learn system respecting each child's abilities
4) Individual step by step training to teach kids the correct breast stroke technique.
5) Very fast progress to learn to swim - success within a few days!

Freds Swim Academy swimming lessons here for all little frogs (3 months - 12 years) and grown ups in separate small groups.am


For further information:

Mobile: (002) 011 303 17 24

info@swimtrainer-egypt.com
www.swimtrainer-egypt.com


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amusement
 
Ocean in a Bottle

Here’s a science project that is also a fun craft. Create your very own ocean waves in a plastic soda bottle. A perfect summer craft.

parents & kids
Ocean in a bottle

This project is rated VERY EASY to do.

What You Need

  • Empty two liter plastic bottle with lid.
  • Clear vegetable oil or mineral oil
  • Water
  • Funnel
  • Blue food coloring
  • Small star fish, shells and other sea creatures
  • One tsp glitter
  • White craft glue
  • Hot glue

What You Do

1. Wash and dry bottle and remove all labels.

2. Fill bottle halfway with tap water.

3. Add a few drops of blue food coloring and swirl around to mix.

4. Add glitter and sea creatures.

5. Using a funnel, fill the rest of the bottle with vegetable oil.

6. Be sure that rim and cap are dry, then apply white craft glue around the rim. Seal cap.

7. Use a layer of hot glue around the outer edge of the cap for added protection from leakage.

8. Turn bottle on its side and gently rock the bottle to create a “wave” inside your ocean habitat.

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Lentils
Nutrition Facts
Article
Lentils

Lentils

Compared to other types of dried beans, lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They readily absorb a variety of wonderful flavors from other foods and seasonings, are high in nutritional value and are available throughout the year.

Lentils are legumes along with other types of beans. They grow in pods that contain either one or two lentil seeds that are round, oval or heart-shaped disks and are oftentimes smaller than the tip of a pencil eraser. They may be sold whole or split into halves with the brown and green varieties being the best at retaining their shape after cooking.

Health Benefits

Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein—all with virtually no fat. The calorie cost of all this nutrition? Just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils. This tiny nutritional giant fills you up--not out.

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Westar watch for sale.

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Westar watch for sale

Westar watch in very good condition for sale.

Price as new : 700 LE.

Selling price: 350 LE.

For more information: tamermokhtar_@hotmail.com

 


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Operations and Guest Relations Coordinator
Emperor Divers - Hurghada
job vacancies

A This role will provide a wide variety of responsibilities including the preparation of packs and details for boat permissions (all the paperwork required for the liveaboard holidays). You will be working closely with our Reservations team, arranging transfers for our guests and co-ordinating special requests with the Fleet Manager to name just a few of the regular tasks.

There is also a guest relations element to this role which includes general administration jobs such as sending out thank-you letters and dealing with the few guest complaints that we receive.

You will need to be a highly organised administrator, capable of multi-tasking and able to communicate with a wide variety of contacts, in addition to working to tight deadlines and under pressure. The role holder must also have strong administrative, customer service and IT skills and plenty of initiative and drive.

There will be a lot to learn and that's why we would prefer you to have experience of working in the diving industry or be a certified diver.

We would prefer the successful candidate to be native English or alternatively be able to speak and write English fluently. Additional European languages would be advantageous.

During peak periods there is a requirement for the role holder to be contactable 24 hours a day, but in return we offer a generous salary and a 1 year contract.

If you fit the bill then we would like to hear from you. Please send your full CV including salary expectations to Sarah Harvey, Human Resources, Emperor Group: human.resources@emperordivers.com and quote reference number ED034.

 


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Customer Service Representative needed.
Spot Local now hiring.
Vacancies

REQUIREMENTS:

Main duties include handling inbound calls and correspondence in native language, and providing excellent customer services and resolution to issues

Provides customers with product and service information.

Ideal applicants will have excellent customer service skills, Computer & internet and English fluency is a must, Italian, German, French are a plus, preferably European.

Applicants must also have excellent correspondence skills, the ability to structure letters and e-mails professionally.

Notes:
The pay: is an hourly basis and a bonus option is valid.
The working hours are on a weekly schedule basis (5 days a week, average of 6 hours a day).
Work location: Hurghada, Red Sea.
Serious applicant must apply before September 6th.

To apply please send your CV to: hr@spotlocal.net


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Real Estate Sales Executives
Soma Bay
job vacancies

 

Soma Bay, the Ultimate Resort Destination on the Red Sea, is searching for Sales Executives to promote its increasing range of luxury resort homes.
Prospective candidates should have:
• Fluency in German or Italian, and English
• Additional languages also preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Professional presentation and interpersonal skills
• Ability to organize and schedule workload and appointments
• Previous experience in sales or customer-focused environment

Positions are based at Soma Bay but may offer some flexibility in working hours. A motivating salary is available for the right candidates.
For more information please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to:
info@somabay.com
www.somabay.com



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Early Nubian beach villa for sale.
El Gouna
 

Nubian Villa

Here is a rare opportunity to buy one of the early Nubian villas in one of the best location on the Red Sea; El Gouna.

  • Located on a private cul-de-sac with gated entrance and no through-road, away from traffic and noise.
  • Direct access to the beach and the lagoon.
  • Green oasis of palm trees, eucalyptus, casuarinas and flowering trees and shrubs.

The villa consists of:

  • Living room with fireplace and access to the terrace and the beach
  • Kitchen
  • Entrence hall
  • Corridor
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Roof terrace.

Price upon request.

For more information please call Peter on 012 240 48 14 or visit www.staelens.org


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Baby Car "Cosco Geoby"
Childs Pushchair
for sale
  Babycar

For sale

Only been used for 6 months, in very good condition. Comfortable to use and easy to transport.

Price 1200 L.E.

 

Please contact Elena on

mobile: 0161611571

 



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