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Captain O my Captain, Allah Yerhamo Reiis Shazly

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I was just informed by my colleague Solveigh that my dear friend and ex-colleague Capt. Shazly Mahmoud has passed last week. There's legends and then there's legendary in The Red Sea. Captain Shazly was such a figure. A powerfully built, and top fishermen of El Qseir (Red Sea - Egypt) in his mid 40's (if memory serves me) when I met him down in Qse...
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Red Sea liveaboard fire left divers stranded

Red Sea liveaboard fire left divers stranded
A Red Sea diving liveaboard had to be evacuated on Saturday, 13 May after what appeared to be a galley fire broke out. According to one of the 23 guests, who were left with few possessions between them, there had been no safety briefings before or after the vessel’s departure from Hurghada. The boat Overseas (formerly Dive City) and its eight crew had been chartered for a northern Red Sea reefs and wrecks itinerary from a company called Port Ghalib Divers of Marsa Alam, according to Ben Low, one of the British guests aboard the vessel. The group of 23 included French, Indian, Russian and Turkish divers, and they had hired their own Egyptian dive-guide.  After a delayed  departure the boat set off on a 90-minute journey to the first dive-site. “About 45 minutes out we saw light white smoke coming from the galley towards the bow, and smelt burning...
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Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 RIP

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 RIP
Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down. Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. He first wanted to be an artist, but got into films full t...
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Filipino Diver Captures Underwater Footage Of Scary 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake

Filipino Diver Captures Underwater Footage Of Scary 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake
If you’ve been reading the news, you are probably aware by now that various parts of the Philippines have been rocked by back-to-back earthquakes just recently. To be specific, reports tells us that a 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit the town of Mabini in the province of Batangas, a place popular for diving and snorkeling. It was then followed by another magnitude 6 quake, which caused cracks on small buildings and minor landslides. In a radio interview with local network DZMM, Mabini Mayor Noel Luistro, said: “Our tourists left out of fear they may be affected by the earthquakes. I need to declare a state of calamity.” Villagers went in panic as they fled their homes and sought higher ground for fear of a tsunami. Government seismologists, however, did not declare any warning. Scuba diver Jan Paul Rodriguez managed to record underwater footage of the earthquake. While we all know how...
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