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CAIRO – 18 November 2017: Red Sea Protected Areas issues instructions to ensure dolphins are not disturbed at the Red Sea’s northern islands protectorate, known as Dolphin House.
The instructions are:
1- Sea launches with valid naval licenses sail in the coral reefs areas named el-Arq and el-Fanous from 9 am to 2 pm.
2- All boats should be anchored in specified places according to signs.
3- No launches or zodiacs to be in places for dolphin rest. These places are labeled by white signs.
4- Launches and zodiacs are banned from getting close or following dolphins.
5- Launches or zodiacs with divers are allowed to enter dolphins rest places only to get down divers then back to specified places for anchoring.
6- Zodiac entering these places laden with visitors should be at least four meters with a motor of 25 horsepower.
7- Boats should move very carefully in coral reefs areas, el-Arq and el-Fanouse, and boats should not follow dolphins but to be in parallel with them with 50 meters distance.
8- One guide should be available for every eight visitors during their trip to the coral reefs areas.
9- Life Jackets should be on board;one for each visitor from the beginning of the voyage.
10- In case of violations of these instructions, the owner and the captain of the launch will be seen as responsible, and the boat will be banned from entering the coral reef areas again.