SUBEX in the Media
3D Camerateam WITH Subex in Hurghada 07-2012
Get an impression of diving and snorkeling with SUBEX in El Quseir (2012)
25 years SUBEX in Hurghada - celebrate with us (2010)
SUBEX and Fluorescence diving - science from Prof. Dr. Horst grunz
Fluo-Diving as a new trend in scuba diving is the result of activities of Charles Mazel and the construction of High Power fluorescence torches in 2007. SUBEX providing the diving facilties in El Quseir enabled the tests with HiTec fluorescence torches at the reef. Since coral reefs are worldwide under threat (coral bleaching), the analysis of the reef by fluorescence will also scientifically of increasing relevance. Living, dead and corals under stress can easily be discriminated by large scale scanning with High Power fluorescence torches. Furthermore Fluo-Diving opens up a new magic underwater world for the enthusiastic hobby diver and the professional photographer. The species-specific colors result from GFP-like pigments (modified green fluorescent proteins) synthesized by the coral polyps. Three scientists earned the Nobel-price of chemistry in 2008 for the isolation and structural identification of GFP. More information (pdf-files) about corals, GFP, modified GFPs and first trials of large scale screening (also links for further YouTube movies) can be found on my homepage http://www.uni-due.de/zoophysiologie/.
Der Spiegel online
The Red Sea doesn’t have a good reputation among divers. It’s often too busy at popular spots and the reefs suffer from careless divers. Yet there are also diving bases in Egypt that take into account environmental sustainability. The reward: More fish than flippers in front of your mask...Fewer divers, more reef
ZDF Environmental magazine
ZDF Environment – nature-oriented television released a documentary filmed in Egypt in collaboration with the VDST, HEPCA and SUBEX. Mass tourism is damaging coral reefs:
the Red Sea is one of the most popular diving spots in the world thanks to its fascinating coral reefs. The well-developed coastal towns have adapted to tourists and offer daily courses and excursions to the reefs in high season. Yet the so-called “rainforests of the sea” are increasingly suffering long-term damage caused by mass tourism. How can we as water sports enthusiasts act respectfully - and is “gentle tourism” at all feasible in tourist strongholds?
ZDF – we are merely guests underwater
DER SPIEGEL ONLINE
Well worth reading is a report published on SPIEGEL ONLINE on 4th December 2009, which deals with quality and safety standards in diving instruction. In non-technical words, it shows how the topic of “diving instruction” (as well as safety and quality) is becoming increasingly high-profile in the wider public.