Red Sea Reef Check Safari with Sinai Divers
MAY 8-15 2008

Join Sinai Divers and Reef Check aboard the Ghazala I on this 7-night liveaboard safari in the Red Sea.

Experience the Red Sea in the best way possible. A one week liveaboard safari with Ghazala I. Enjoy the colorful soft corals, fascinating variety of fishes and with some luck, even Sharks and Manta Rays may be encountered. A special extra on this safari is that you will be accompanied by marine biologists. Under their supervision and using the Reef Check protocol, participants will learn how to estimate reef damage and growth, fish population and the connection to the reef, reef inhabitants and the influence of man. The information gained is important to estimate the coral reef situation around the world. Scientists, the skipper and the participants coordinate when and where to schedule the dives. During the first two days you will be iintroduced to the methods of Reef Check. After that the actual monitoring of the reefs will be done. At the end of each day the Reef Check biologist will comment on the results of the dives and give a closer look into the complexity of the coral reefs. Even with one or two Reef Check dives each day there is still plenty of time for fun-dives and relaxation. The famous dive-sites in Ras Mohammed and Tiran are part of the itinerary.

Sinai Divers will donate 10% of the earnings to Reef Check.

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Included in the price:
– min. 3 dives per day
– weights, weight-belt & tanks
– Nitrox
– Mineral water, tea & coffee
– transfer from/to Sharm airport

Not included:
– equipment rental
– alcoholic drinks, soft drinks
– National Park fees

EUR 700.00 per person in double cabins
EUR 609.00 per person in triple cabins


The Philippines is the center of the global marine species diversity and Cebu is one of the areas in the country teeming with this diversity in all their glory.  Our shores have over 2,000 species of fish, 550 corals, over 3000 shells and almost 1000 species of algae. Every year more species are being discovered right on our shores, our very backyard. This is a global natural heritage that should be a national source of pride. However, these underwater treasures need to be protected and promoted. There is a need to increase awareness of their economic, natural and tourism importance.
Reef Check Philippines, a watchdog of the of the country’s coral reef health, together with numerous partners is organizing the 1st Cebu Underwater Photography Contest and Event Party on Nov. 10 in the Nalusuan Island Resort Marine Sanctuary and Scubaworld Cebu in Punta Engano, Mactan, Cebu. The event is an initiative to highlight Cebu’s underwater beauty and to promote underwater photography-related tourism.   The event is being organized also in partnership with Marine Awareness through Digital Photography (MAD About Us), a group of photographers that advocates photography standards to respect and care for the marine environment and its creatures.
Established in 1997, Reef Check is the world’s biggest non-government organization concerned with managing and preserving coral reef systems. It is the United Nations’ official community-based reef monitoring program, with Leonardo DiCaprio as its international spokesperson. Reef Check already has presence in over 90 countries and territories. Reef Check trains divers to check the health of coral reefs, helps in establishing marine protected areas and guidelines for sustainable fisheries and develops innovative solutions to the coral reef crisis. It also organizes media and fund-raising events to heighten the public’s awareness of coral reefs and their plight and especially for the Filipinos to appreciate the global marine heritage that we possess.
SubPix Cebu 2007 will also highlight the beauty of the Nalusuan Island Resort Marine Sanctuary. The event will also be attended by some of the country’s world class photographers and cinematographers such as Gutsy Tuason, Nonoy Tan and Marisa Floirendo and MAD About Us head Joel Uichico.   The awarding and event party will also feature Cebu’s reggae band Peach Melba. Event partners include Jewelmer, DirectAquatic, TIMEX Philippines, Island Souvenirs, Cebu TV, Philippine Airlines, Manok ni San Pedro, Pido Prito, Pertma, Serenity Spa, Dermscape Medispa and Scotty’s Dive Center in Cebu Shangri-la.
Come to the event and the party to celebrate Cebu’s underwater beauty. For inquiries and ticket reservation, please call 2-813-1308 / 893-7252. For more information about Reef Check visit and


Reef Check Dominican Republic will be hosting their second annual fundraising event for the co-management effort at La Caleta National Underwater Park. We promise participants a great time at our Reef Rhythms party, having local and international celebrities joining us at Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo. For more information please call 809-227-4409
Reef Check Republica Dominicana anuncia su segundo evento anual pro-recaudacion de fondos en beneficio de los esfuerzos de co-manejo del Parque Submarino La Caleta. Te prometemos una excelente noche al Ritmo de los Corales, con la participancion de artistas y celebridades nacionales e internacionales en el Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo. Para mas informacion favor llamar al 809-227-4409


In cooperation with REEF CHECK Europe, the Red Sea Environmental Centre (RSEC) in Dahab, South Sinai, implemented a reef monitoring program based on an extension of the standard Reef Check protocol. Further the program is approved as a project by the Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (NCS/EEAA). The Dahab Reef Monitoring is split in two 2-weeks-frames which start with an intensive 3-days training each, followed by 9-10 reef monitoring. Volunteers are greatly welcome.