The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 58
1st March 2004

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Features & Articles

M/Y Cyclone has been voted the #1 Liveaboard of 2003 by the readers of DIVER magazine! Operated by Tornado Marine Fleet, M/Y Cyclone is a 32 meter long diving yacht built specifically for liveaboard diving.

Tornado Marine Fleet has been operating exclusive, luxury liveaboards in the Egyptian Red Sea since 1989. We have accumulated valuable experience and knowledge to develop a fleet taken care of by a carefully chosen team.

Our liveaboards combine the highest standards of safety, maintenance, luxury and comfort. Much care and attention to detail has been devoted to providing our vessels with spacious, fully air-conditioned interiors, roomy & comfortable sundecks and expertly designed dive decks.

We provide extensive onboard services, including a wide variety of recreational & technical diving courses, Rebreather courses and try-dives, Nitrox and Trimix blending, and a range of video/photography services, including a customized video of your holiday.

To find out more about us, please visit our website or email us [email protected].

Local News

Summer Time and the Living's Easy ...... Weather in Hurghada

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What's On ... in Cairo

Musical Grease Concert

Calling all singers, actors, musicians! Auditions for the Musical Grease @ The Ace Club, 2 Midan Victoria, near Victory College, Digla, Maadi, Monday 1st March, 7.30pm and onwards! We need singers, actors, musicians, lighting and sound people, scenery people, backstage crew and Stage Manager! If you are interested in being part of a team and being in an exciting musical come and audition! Production to be shown in June 2004!!!

For further info. please call Tamara on 012 214 9983 or email [email protected]

What's On ... in Alexandria

Planetarium Shows

The Alexandria Library has started its planetarium shows. There are three different shows: The Universe Show - the first I-Max film to be shown in Egypt and consists of a documentary about the universe seen through a deep journey of the atom and it’s internal and external properties through a drop of water. (Ticket price is LE15.) Oasis in Space - this is an exciting journey in the World of Space and Planets emphasized by special sound effects. The show talks about how Planet Earth differs from the rest of the planets. The show is displayed using Panorama Video. (Ticket price is LE10.) Return to the Red Planet - this is a laser show at the Planetarium about the Red Planet which is also known as planet Mars, the 4th planet. It provides plenty of useful and interesting information about Mars and all myths and theories about life and human survival on it. (Ticket price is LE5.) The shows start at 9.30am or 5.30pm. For more information call:483 9999

What's On ... in Hurghada

Seagull Cinema ... coming soon!!!

Parents & Kids


With a sudden change in the weather, a large number of children are now experiencing various infections or inflammations, which are coupled with a fever.

A fever is the body's reaction to infection or inflammation. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a sign of a problem.

The normal temperature in children varies with activity, eating and the time of day, ranging from 99° F to 100° F (37.2°C to 37.8°C) rectally in healthy children.


Rectal thermometers are the most accurate but a temperature taken under the arm (axillary) is adequate as long as you make certain the bulb of the thermometer is between the arm and the side of the chest and wait for 3 minutes. The thermometer has its line at 98.6° F (37°C), which is the normal oral (by mouth) temperature. It is normal for the axillary temperature to be one degree lower than the oral temperature so 97.6° F would be normal.

Many doctors and emergency rooms use quick electronic ear thermometers.

How to Reduce a Fever

You may sponge the child's body with warm water to reduce the fever temporarily. This is one common technique:

  • Fill a basin with warm (tepid) water.
  • Remove all clothing and lay the child down on a towel.
  • Dip a cloth into the warm water. Wring it out until it is damp but not soggy.
  • Using the cloth, begin massaging all over the body, covering as much surface as you can. The child should not be dripping wet, but should feel moist all over.
    Continue constant gentle massaging as this increases the flow of warm blood to the skin.
  • When the cloth begins to cool off, dip it into the warm water and wring it out again.
  • Repeat massages. In 5 to 15 minutes, the child's temperature will probably be on its way down. Stop sponging when the temperature reaches 100° F (37.8° C).
  • Don't use a fan, alcohol, ice or cold water, and don't use cold baths or leave your child covered with wet towels. Do dress your child lightly.


Fluids are the only important requirement in the diet of the child with fever. Provide water, juice, weak tea, soup, etc. Some of the best tolerated foods are cereal, bananas, bread, rice, dry biscuits and pasta. Offer food, but don't force it. Fluids in small, frequent doses are all that is important for the first few days.


Find out more at :
For Sale/Rent
3 piece sofa (large), arm chair with foot stool – cream colour with teak wood (very comfy for afternoon DVD viewing!) – 2000 LE. Please contact : Contact Jayne 010 1141 581. Hurghada.
Sony TRV-50 Digital (NEW!), plus Nimar housing with wide angle - 2,350 Euro. Light System FA & MI - 330 Euro. Cannon EOS-50E with lens 19-35. Plus lens 28-50. Plus lense 100-300. Plus electronic strobe. Package deal - 1000 Euro. For information call: 065 444675. Hurghada.

Second hand wetsuits for sale:

Monosuit, Mares, Icelander, 7mm, Size 5
New long-john, Dacor, Size 4
Monosuit with hood, Coltri Sub, Size 3
Monosuit, Easyjet, Green/Black, Size 2
Shorty, Size 3
2 piece suit, Cressi Sub, Size 3
Woolly Bear, Mares, Size XL
Long-John, Size 2, Pink
2 piece, Pink/Green, Size XS
Monosuit, Protype, Size 3
150 Euro
85 Euro
50 Euro
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30 Euro
35 Euro
85 Euro
20 Euro
40 Euro
50 Euro

For information contact: 012 563 0130 Hurghada.
Two Underwater Camera Systems for SALE:
1x Pro Set including:
Camera MM2ex (black), Strobe YS120TTL, Viewfinder 16-35mm, 2 x Wide Angle Lense 16mm & 20mm, 2x Makro Lense 1:3 & 1:2, Color Filter 20mm, Lense Holder, Multi Stay Set, Strobe Arm S&S 160cm, Lense holder and Camera Case Pelican 1500.
1x Limited Set including:
Camera MM2ex (yellow) , Strobe YS120TTL, Viewfinder 16-35mm, Multi Stay Set, Strobe Arm 6 and S&S Camera Bag.
For more info and price please call : 010 546 8800
. Hurghada.
Car for sale, GMC 95 as new, wheel drive, auto transmission, ABS, heavy duty
suspension, elec driver seat, velour miters, dark red metallic, central locking, rear wiper. P
lease contact Wessam El Sebai : 010 578 3697 or Dr Dia El Sebai : 012 733 3322. E-mail : [email protected] or [email protected]

Car for sale. Dodge Crysler, 1982 model with A/C, power steering, central locking, electric windows. Excellent condition, contact 012 747 2899 (Hurghada)

Hurghada Dive Centre for Rent. The centre includes:
18 metre boat with Caterpillar engine - 250 horse power
Compressor - Power K14
50 Aluminium Bottles
Complete Diving Equipment
Boat Permission for 25 tourists
Tourist Permission for Dive Centre Operation for 12 Months
Accommodation - 2 Studio Apartments
Total Centre Size - 350 square metres - including newly built equipment room
& classroom
PRICE PER MONTH: 3800 EUROS. For further details, please email: [email protected] 
Apartment for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada. Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with 3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone and automatic washing machine. Please contact : 012 747 2899
Person needed to work in Nursery. All nationalities considered, but must speak English. Hours - 10am-6pm. Please call : 065 447 314. Hurghada.
H.E.P.C.A. is looking for a part-time Secretary with a love for the enviroment for the Hurghada office. English language must be fluent, while other languages are a bonus. Looking for someone to start immediately. Salary is to be discussed. Please email : Amar or phone 012 398 8108.
Searching for a Training partner in sports, running, biking. No competition. Just for fun. Running distance from 5 km upwards. Biking to Gouna or Safaga, maybe more. Please call: 010 545 9991 
A property in El Gouna in $35,000 to $45,000 price range. Please contact : Mr.Thompson at [email protected]
Second-hand outboard motorboat with the following specifications :
Power : 80 to 115 HP
Size : 17 to 22 feet
Polyester or semi-rigid.
Please contact : Hervé Siegrist in El Gouna - [email protected]
Person required to work part-time as Nursery Assistant. Must speak fluent English. Nursery experience preferred, but not essential as full training will be given. Salary dependent on experience. Please contact: Marika 012 393 4407. El Gouna.
Second hand Jeep Wrangler wanted as soon as possible. Please contact Andy. 010 356 4925. Hurghada.
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