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Marsa alam - dugongs

Discussion in 'Red Sea' started by Sbiriguda, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    Hello,
    I am planning a trip to Egypt in Marsa Alam area
    1) Is it really possible to see the dugongs? I have been told that the best area is abu Dabad
    2) My wife doesn't dive. Which is the best place to do both snorkeling and diving in Marsa Alam?
    3) I would like to do some freediving, but I don't like solo diving. Do you have any specific recommendations on local guides and places where to do freediving in safety with reliable freediving buddies?
    Thanks
     
  2. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
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    1. Yes, but certainly no guarantee and you need some luck. We dived Abu Dabbab house reef everyday for 5 days with no luck. But, other guess (group of new divers) saw a dugong and spent more than 10 minutes.
    Turtles is very easy to sight in Abu dabbab, practically on every dive at Sea grass area. We are also approached by a fat dolphin on the right reef, too bad my camera set up was 60mm macro.

    2. We stayed at Malikia resort. Lot of activities for non divers including. Snorkeling, yoga class, massage, water park etc, can be very crowded on weekends end.

    3. Sorry can't help for free diving but please check with the dive center.
     
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  3. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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  4. diverLux

    diverLux Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Luxembourg, Moselle Region
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    Hi,

    seen the Dugong at Sheikh Malegg, small sheltered bay 10 km north of Marsa Alam airport,

    then on 2 occasions at Marsa Egla vast bay perfect for non divers ( Bedouin families come here with their children who sell homemade bracelets please bring extra money and make their day )

    turtles are practically everywhere, this one here at Serib Kebir 10 south of Quseir
     

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