The Red Sea Newsletter

Issue 87
20th September 2004

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Features & Articles

Change Your Lifestyle, Free Up More Leisure Time … the secret is out!

There are many advantages to "living abroad" but one advantage which must be at the top of the list is ... affordable home help!

With many people working long hours and trying to juggle work and children, and trying to fit in a social life, there is very little time left for taking care of the household tasks, especially the cleaning, the tidying, the washing and the ironing. Even if we did have lots of time on our hands, aren't these tasks just too boring anyway?!

The main dilemmas we face when trying to find someone to help us with the household tasks are finding someone trustworthy, taking the time to explain what you would like doing and being available to supervise. Well, here is the answer to your dilemmas … their name is Clean & Clear, based in Hurghada.

Clean & Clear was born 3 years ago and has been growing ever since. The company provides trained and honest people to take care of your housekeeping tasks while you are otherwise busy, at set times of the week. The company will first visit your home to find out what you would like doing. They will then give your home a "deep clean", cleaning the whole of the property in a few hours, including windows, balconies, top of cupboards, etc. After this first deep clean, the cleaners will then come back on a weekly basis, to give your home a "maintenance clean", keeping your home clean & tidy with no effort from yourself!

Clean & Clear are also able to provide you with a laundry service, either washing and ironing your clothes, or just ironing. Imagine coming home to no washing up, no tidying up, no cleaning, no laundry and no ironing! The company recommends that your home is cleaned twice per week, as this gives the feeling of it being clean all the time. Taking into account the wind and, therefore, dust in the Hurghada area, this really is a good recommendation.

All of the above services are offered at very reasonable and affordable prices.

So, if you are tempted to change your life style, free up more leisure time, give up the cleaning and laundry, all in a hassle free manner, please call :

Clean & Clear on 012 323 0004




Mares exclusive distributor in Egypt

Mall 8 - Naama bay - Sharm El Sheikh - South Sinai - Egypt

phone/fax: 069 3603103 - mobile: 012 3399334


[email protected]

Local News

Titan TriggerfishBe Warned ...

The TitanTtriggerfish are quite mean looking fish, with their beady, swivelling eyes and coral-crushing beak. In nesting season their moods change to match their looks. The male stands guard of its nest on the sand and if you cross into its territory he will charge at you continuously until you swim out of his territory once again.

September is the main nesting season for the Titan Triggerfish in the Red Sea, so keep a look out for the male guarding his nest and be warned .. do not venture too close!

The Titan Triggerfish is also known as the Black-lipped Triggerfish, Blue-finned Triggerfish, Dotty Triggerfish and Giant Triggerfish.

Change of Sinai Phone Numbers

As of 17th September all phone numbers in South Sinai changed to 7 digit numbers instead of the old 6 digits. The New phone numbers will precede with 3, followed by the old phone numbers.

Mall 8 - Sharm El Sheikh




Dry Suits Available NOW!!!

NEW this year: DIVEX will market MOBBY's Dry Suits exclusively in Egypt. Starting from NOW!! In time for the winter season, DIVEX will launch its amazing promotional offers to all Diving professionals.

For more details, please don't hesitate to contact the DIVEX staff
[email protected]

Emperor Divers

What's On ... in Cairo

Harry Lemon [Lemon 8] Strikes Cairo  
23 September 2004, Andrea Sakkara

As a DJ he has become a household name in Holland and abroad, playing the most influential clubs and parties. With all those influences gathered during his 15 years experience as a DJ, he could never be pinpointed to one particular style. His sets are raw and eclectic. Moving from club to techno, from progressive to breaks, with the ever constant denominator of funk.

For more information call : 012 780 1593 – 010 533 4495 – 012 292 3774.

Aloha Surf Shop
We are moving to the Esplanada Mall .. .Grand Opening October 1st 2004
Check out our hot 2004 bikini & beachwear collection from
Quiksilver, Gecko and more ...
Esplanada Mall (Beside Sindbad Hotel)
The Surf Shop - 010 134 2423

Parents & Kids


Now Open In Hurghada

École Francaise d'Hurghada

French School of Hurghada



Open since 5th September 2004 and currently
with 23 children ...

For more information, please contact
012 246 7395 or 012 242 6383

Zero Gravity
Esplanada Mall (behind McDonalds Restaurant)
We are stocking all major scuba equipment brands.
Zero Gravity Dive Shop - 0105468800
[email protected]


Find out more at :
For Sale/Rent

Seaquest BC for women with attached Air2, Sherwood Regulator, O-Neill Shorty 3 mm (small), Body Glove full wetsuit 6.5 mm (small), Dive computer Matrix and Hood, Mask, Fins and Booties. Preferrably for sale as a whole package for 750 Euro. Please contact 012 230 9010.

For sale Safari boat Millennium, 26 meter, 2 engines , fully equipped, licence for Brothers and Zabargad. Please contact [email protected] (Safaga)
Package for sale - camera sony P8 3.2 megapixels + sony marine pack housing + sony red filter + 256 megabites memory stick + 128 megabites memory stick +16 megabite memory stick + 2 orings for the housing + tripod and bag for camera. All in great conditions, purchased new From England in September 2003 and only used on 6 dives. Please call 012 316 0111 Ahmed Abouelnasr for more details or email [email protected]
FOR SALE - Camera : Canon Optura, Mini DV (very small and easy to handle), American NTSC system. Housing: Amphibico Explorer (one of the best brands in the world), Model MV 1 (exactly the same size of the camera), goes to 99 meters max depth. Accessories: 2 Power supply chargers, 2 remote controls for the camera, 3 batteries, extra O-ring for housing. Carrying Case: Pelican Case 1600, protective, shock proof, water and pressure proof, very robust. Carries all the above plus the digital still camera included in this offer. Digital Still Camera: FujiFilm FinePix A201, 2.0 Mega Pixels with small carrying case, included are 2 memory cards 16MB and 32 MB.
The total for the above package U.S.$2,500. They all have been used no more than 10 times and are less than 3 years old. Please contact Omar El-Naggar. Mobile:
010-105-0545 or Work: (202) 705-7044 10am-8pm Sun-Wed, Thur 10am-6pm and Fri & Sat closed. Cairo Resident.
Range Rover for sale. Beautiful black, 1986, Range Rover 3.5 V8 with leather interior, full option including AC, electric windows, power steering. For more information call: 012 311 3434 (El Gouna)
Apartment for sale (upper floor) in Kafr El Gouna, El Gouna resort. Two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 guest bathroom, open kitchen, large reception, balcony. Overlooks the sea and Club House. Including A/Cs and possibly almost new furniture. Please call: 010 500 0625.

Eastern Sea Safaris, operating from the Marriott Hotel in Hurghada, are looking for Two Instructors and Dive Masters to look after our 2 Safari Boats which run safaris throughout the year in all areas of The Red Sea. We are looking for individuals that have • Knowledge of Live Aboard Safaris • Communicational skills in English, any other language would be an advantage• Totally Self motivated • Good Sense of Humour
• Organisational skills • The Ability to Negotiate with others • Excellent understanding of Customer Service Standards and customer handling skills • The Ability to Negotiate with others. Salary Package on application. Applications with C.V. plus Photograph to [email protected]. Please phone 010 102 1191, if you require any other information.

Looking for Dive Guide - must speak English and a bonus if speaking one of the following languages: Russian or Dutch. Please contact [email protected]
Zero Gravity is looking for sales staff in order to work in our Aqualung Scuba Shop at the Esplanada Mall in Hurghada. English language is a must, Russian, German, French or Italian is a plus as well as being a Scuba Diver. If you are young, motivated, sales orientated and interested to work in a challenging environment then please contact us at [email protected]
Idd and Cmas 2* instructor, 15 years experience in diving, marketing and sales is looking for diving, managment and marketing work. Hurghada or El Gouna. I speak English, Dutch, German, and a little French and Hebrew and I am originally from Holland. I have experience in the Red Sea area, and I am looking for a serious job offer for a longer period of time. I am a 37 year young women and university skilled. Apply to: [email protected]
Receptionist / Admin Assistant: Required for Abu Tig Marina office, El Gouna, should be English speaking with other languages an advantage, lady preferred, must be presentable and good communicator: Applications with C.V. & Photo to [email protected] .com or by fax +20 65 580 040.
Russian speaking sales person wanted (male or female, any nationality) to work in a tourist gift shop. Telephone : 010 520 8368. Hurghada. 
Apartment wanted urgently to rent in Sakala, Hurghada. Minimum 2 bedrooms, fully furnished & phone connection. Please email [email protected] 
Chef wanted - local or international - for The Club House, El Gouna. For more information, please call 012 311 3434 or email [email protected] 
Camel Dive Club, Sharm El Sheikh, is looking for an Assistant Operations Manager to join our experienced management staff. The successful candidate must be:
• A native German speaker fluent in English. Other languages an advantage.
• An experienced & renewed PADI instructor with at least 300 certifications
• Highly motivated with a commitment to customer service
• A skilled communicator with exceptional organizational skills
• Available for a minimum of three years
Management experience preferred but not essential. Work experience in the Red Sea an advantage. Salary Package on application. Applications with C.V.& Photo to [email protected] or by fax +20 69 600 601
Les Petites Nursery, El Gouna, is looking for a female from overseas who can speak & read English or an Egyptian English Teacher. For an appointment please call: 012 393 4407 or 065 549702/03 ext 2225. 
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