The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 26
21 July 2003

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Dive Point

3 of the Best – Dive Point Red Sea

We are delighted to announce that we have opened our 3rd Dive Center in Hurghada. Located at the Zahabia Beach Resort, we will be offering an even better service to all of our customers.

For more than 10 years, we have been exceeding expectations at the Coral Beach Hotel, located about 20km to the south of Hurghada.

From our purpose built facilities we offer the complete range of diving activities;
• Daily diving
• Liveaboards and Safari’s
• PADI, DSAT, TDI and BSAC diving courses
A complete range of training; Entry level courses - Continuing Education, Technical Courses, Rebreathers (both Draeger and Inspiration).
• PADI Material Sales
• DAN Material Sales
• Nitrox and Trimix
• Equipment Sales, Servicing & Rental. New for Egypt – Dive Systems Official Importers.
• And, of course, much more…………………………..!!!!

All of these services are now available at all 3 locations:
• The Coral Beach Hotel
• The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh
• The Zahabia Beach Resort

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Contact Details: General Information [email protected]
Material Sales [email protected]
Instructor Training [email protected]
Technical Diving [email protected]

Telephone: Matthias Breit +20-(0)12-3165708 or Dave Griffiths +20-(0)10-1004467

Local News

Hot, Hot and very Hot!

It's the summer again and everyone is HOT! Where to go and cool off? Where can I eat out and stay cool at the same time?

Send us your best recommendation!

If you would like the team to review your restaurant, please contact us at [email protected]


This is the list we have so far:

  • Fast food - guaranteed to have the A/C on high: Mcdonalds, Pizza Hut, etc.
  • Local beach - either a public beach (There is one beside Seagull Mall and another downtown close to 3 Corners hotel) or pay to use a hotel beach. What is your favorite spot and why? "Sharmelsheikhians" - help, where do you guys go?
  • Bulls, either in the Bakery or for Pizza, A/C is usually ave. and food is enjoyable.
  • ......... Til next issue ..... stay tuned..................


Where to go and who to call when you are sick?

Please send us the name of your doctor or local hospital so we can compile a list.

Who do you call or where do you go if you have:

  • The flu, severe stomach problems
  • Your child is sick
  • Gynaecological issues
  • Obstetrician (Maternity)
  • Muscle or ligament problems
  • Dental Problems
  • Acne or skin problems (severe)
  • Optometry (Eye test/glasses)
  • Nutrician (eating disorders)
  • Mental Health

Do you have health insurance? How will you pay if you are in a car accident or become very ill? You are never too young to be insured.

If you have insurance, send us the company name, we will put together a comparison for locals!

Kitchen Korner

I'm starving, I'm hot and I want something fast! Sound familiar?

Recipe contest! We are accepting submissions until the end of Aug.
The winner will receive all of the entries in pdf format for easy printing! A complete recipe book customized for the Red Sea area.

Send us your recipe now!
Please do not submit recipes which include "impossible to find ingredients". Should not be further away than your local super/veggie market!


Pancakes - Breakfast, lunch - even dinner!

Easy and fast to prepare - even I can do it!

1 & 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla powder (if you can't find vanilla extract)
1 egg, beaten
1 & 3/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (have never found this in Egypt! - has anyone seen this here?)

Mix together flour, sugar, powder, vanilla powder (if using) and salt. In another bowl, beat egg. Then add milk, oil or butter, and vanilla (if extract) to egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk together until most of the lumps are out.

Heat a greased frying pan over medium heat. Scoop a little less than half a cup into the center. You'll know when to flip the pancake over when bubbles appear all over and the edges look a little firm. Flip and cook on the other side until steam rises or until brown. Serve with butter and maple syrup, nutella or honey. Maple syrup has been spotted in several local supermarkets.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes, add 1 shredded apple to the wet ingredients and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients.
Banana pancakes, add 1-2 mashed bananas to the wet ingredients.


Find out more at :

Job Title: Personnel Assistant
Languages: German & English
Location: Hurghada
>>Apply for this Job online<<

Job Title: PADI/CMAS Instructor
Location: Sharm el Sheikh
Languages: English/Dutch/German
Skills: min 500 dives, min 25 certifications & Red Sea experience
:  [email protected]
>>Apply for this Job online<<  

English lady looking for full-time, Secretarial work in Hurghada to start as soon as possible. Good computer skills, good communication skills, professional attitude. Please contact: Michelle 010 351 5905
Looking for new or second hand aluminium, 11.2 liter tanks, with valid hydro test.
With or without valve. Please contact: 012 452 1086 or [email protected]
Looking for a good company to manage and operate windsurfing school in Lotus Bay, Safaga. Please contact: Mahmoud 012 224 2527 or email [email protected]
For Sale
Aladin Pro Nitrox Computer with instruction book (English) and face guard, good condition - 1100 LE o.n.o. Oceanic Versa Pro Nitrox Computer with instruction book, only made 10 dive, unwanted present - 1800 LE o.n.o. (was 2600 LE new). Brand new Oceanic Console with hp hose, depth gauge, air gauge and compass - 700 LE o.n.o. Tiguullio mask with side windows, brand new - 180 LE o.n.o. Sherwood split fins as new, size medium/small - 400 LE o.n.o. Call Lisa or Paul on 012 718 1297. Hurghada.
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