Hello from UAE

Discussion in 'New Members' started by omar1976, 24 Dec 2008.

  1. omar1976

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    Hello all,

    I am happy to be part of MASA, even though I am very far from SA yet I liked this forum out of all the other I've been visiting and that's why I decided to join here. Currently I don't have any marine Aquarium and my last encounter with the marine habitat was few days ago when I was in Zanzibar, just few miles away from my place on the west cost of Zanzibar is a 5 miles long coral reef, I took my underwater photography course with the wonderful padi dive instructors David and Luren who operates the Fumba Blue World Diving center at my neighbor hotel Fumba Beach Lodge. After my first dive I went back to the dive center and I found out a booklet which shows that where my place is and the place I was diving is a conservation area
    called Menai Bay here is the link..


    I was very happy to know that the great coral haven down there is protected and I decided to contribute to that by allocating a piece of land for research of marine habitat or any project that will help these corals and the marine creatures .. I hope that with the help of the people in this community I can decide what is best to be doneā€¦. I will post some pic later on.
    hope to hear form you all soon
     
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  3. MASA Admin

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    Welcome to Marine Aquariums of South Africa. Enjoy your stay here...
     
  4. scubaninja

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    welcometomasa. i hope you enjoy it here with us. there are a lot of very knowledgeable reefers here that will guide you in the right direction that you want to take. conservation is somethin that is needed in this day and age very badly so its really refreshing to hear that there are people who are trying to help. good luck with your journey:)
     
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    Please post some pics of the underwater corals and fish you took. It is always nice to see some reefs in other parts of the world
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    hi and welcome !
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA Omar!
     
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    Welcome, great to have you on board.
     
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    Hi Omar, welcome to MASA.
     
  12. omar1976

    omar1976 Thread Starter

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    Thanx guys here is some pic

    Thank you guys here are some pics from Zanzibar taken during my underwater photography course... [​IMG]
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    Wow, the last pic is awesome
     
  14. sunburst

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    Great to have you join us. Welcome Omar. From your introduction we know that you are tankless:(. This is not a problem.. At Masa we strive to convert all willing tankless victims:) that life only, truly begins with the ocean in your living room. . We also know that you take pics, underwater pics. We love pics. Marine related that is.

    We also learnt that you have set aside land to facilitate the conservation of our preciousss. A noble gesture and i for one would love to learn more. Would be great to learn more:)
     
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    A very WARM WELCOME to MASA Omar! Many thanks for the nice comments about MASA. I am very glad that you found us, and that you decided to join MASA.

    It is ABSOLUTELY GREAT that you are a conservasionist at heart. I am QUITE sure most (if not all) the MASAdonians share your feelings about marine conservation.

    Are you planning to start a marine tank?

    Many thanks for the pictures - we love them. It is only through pictures that we can share other member's interests, and passions.

    Have a look around - you will find a thread that I posted with SOME of my underwater/SCUBA diving pics.... sure you will find that interesting as well.....

    Please don't be scarce now!
     
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    Welecome, thanks for sharing your pics.
     
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    Beautiful nudibranch!

    :welcometomasa2:
     
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    A warm welcome to MASA, enjoy your stay and don't be shy to post pics of the big blue when you go diving ;)
     
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