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Earth day originated in America during the 1960’s as a day for the nation to campaign for the conservation of the planet. The day continues and for the past 10 years has seen Project Aware become involved with conserving the blue areas of our planet.

To commemorate the 40th birthday of Earth Day, a number of leading diving centres in Sharm el Sheikh joined up to create an event raising money and awareness for Project Aware. The theme of the night was the 70’s, taking people back in time, 40 years to when the concept originated. Not needing much of an excuse to party: 350 people hit the beach and “danced for earth”

The inspiration for the event was from Vicki Jarman our Training and Quality Manager who was amazed at the success of the evening. Supported by 7 other leading dive centres, providing sponsorship; advertising: and more importantly enthusiasm and people: the night was destined to dazzle.

The evening provided a clear indication that the town still maintains a very strong and passionate diving community. With over 350 divers and dive professionals in attendance to support Project Aware it looks like the Red Sea has an army of defenders. Terry Johnson; Regional Manager for PADI, said “the evening was an outstanding success. Project Aware are extremely grateful to everyone that participated in the organization of the evening.”

Raising over 7000Le (£850) a huge thanks must go out to all of those who helped with the evening; Red Sea Diving College , Anthias Divers, Camel Dive Club, Colona Divers, Emperor Divers, Ocean College, Oonas Dive Club and Sinai Divers. The venue was perfect, provided by Fernando restaurant and Ultima Spiaggia Beach, but most importantly the DJ, Disco Dave, was legendary, spinning the decade’s classics until the early hours of the morning. With out Dave’s energy (and stunning Saturday Night Fever Suit) the evening would have simply been a group of divers gathered on a beach wearing some rather odd attire.

For those of you that were there you probably witnessed the Red Sea College teams surprise rendition of the hustle, a dance which conveyed the enthusiasm and energy of our staff…if not their dancing ability! If you were not here, make sure you book your trip here for the 23rd of September 2010 where the next fund raiser will see us celebrating the decade of the 80’s.

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