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Egypt/Red Sea
Posted by: Greg (E.Tn)
Date: July 28, 2018 07:23PM
When we first visited the Red Sea in 2011 to dive the northern part, we rarely saw more than one liveaboard dive boat anchored at a dive site. The second photo shows the huge number of liveaboards when we tied up at our first dive site, just a few miles off the coast of Hurghada. This is a strong testimony to Egypt's recovering economy and tourism, but it sure doesn't make for good diving. Crowded yes, good, no.

We had over 40 people in our dive group, so Emperor Dive Charter gave us a second liveaboard--named the Emperor Echo. She accompanied us throughout our meanderings from one dive site to another, which bore names such as "The Brothers," "Daedelus," and "Elphinstsone."

Lastly, the majority of our entrance and exit of the ocean was via Zodiacs. They ferried us and dropped us off just outside the reef, then followed and picked us up, depending on which way the currents were running. Sometimes we were able to make it all the way back to the liveaboard, but mostly we were picked back up by zodiacs.

It's easier getting out of a zodiac than getting back in, though. :drinking:


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Greg (E.Tn)245July 28, 2018 07:23PM

Beautiful shots Greg!! and I agree on the 'Ease of entry [or lack thereof] into a Zodiac,, :):N/T

Mikie66July 28, 2018 11:11PM

thanks Mikie. More to come.N/T

Greg (E.Tn)58July 29, 2018 03:39PM

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jim tn74July 28, 2018 07:49PM

Thanks Jim.N/T

Greg (E.Tn)70July 28, 2018 07:50PM

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