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Marsa Alam - who to dive with?

Discussion in 'Red Sea' started by InTheDrink, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. kkfok

    kkfok Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Adelaide
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    Hi, I am also considering diving in Marsa Alam on late October, primarily for Oceanic Whitetip and potential dugong experience in Marsa Abu Dabbab. Is the ecolodge in Marsa Shagra a good choice? I will be traveling with my wife who is only a leisure diver and we hope to get an air-conditioned chalet.
    By the way, how about the diving condition of the house reef of Marsa Shagra? How does it compare with normal diving conditions in S.E Asia? You know it is a long way from Hong Kong to Marsa Alam and it is better to be prepared mentally. Thanks.
     
  2. InTheDrink

    InTheDrink DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK, South Coast
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    Alchemist. I am beyond envy of your photos of the dolphins. Amazing.

    I'll keep you posted once I get back, assuming the white tips aren't peckish.

    Actually, Samaka, you must have met many oceanic white tips - any thoughts/tips for how to interact with them safely if I'm lucky enough to bump into one?

    Thx,J
     
  3. 300bar

    300bar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We'll be diving with Emperordivers.
    1st time in Marsa Alam,but have been to the Red Sea over 20 times.
    Any time would be a good one for a beer.:D

    btw we'll be staying at the Marina Lodge.
     
  4. InTheDrink

    InTheDrink DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK, South Coast
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    Hmmm, wondering whether I've missed a trick. I tossed a coin between discovery and emperor divers and Discovery won. Their literature looks exactly the same (verbatim) so might be same owners who knows.

    I'll definitely pop into the Marina if we get back on the 16th. You're right, any time (once the dives are done) is a good one for a beer. If we don't meet, have a wonderful wonderful time.

    J
     
  5. 300bar

    300bar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
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    Goes without question.:D

    Have a great time aswell
    Dive safe.
     
  6. InTheDrink

    InTheDrink DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK, South Coast
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    Alchemist - I'm probably gushing a bit here, but that dolphin photo is just gagging for a greeting card to sit on :) Get out your copyright stamp and quick!
     
  7. Venus

    Venus Solo Diver

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    Location: Monterey, CA
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    Hey John

    I'm doing Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone departing May 27th
    on Grand Sea Serpent

    been on this boat before and done this itinery before ... you'll love it
     
  8. InTheDrink

    InTheDrink DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK, South Coast
    2,227
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    Cheers Venus, I gotta say I'm like a kid before Christmas such is my impatience. How many more sleeps is it???? :D

    Have a brill time, I'll post back here after my trip.

    J
     
  9. flyfishscubadive

    flyfishscubadive ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Mansfield, TX
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    I'm booked in Sharm on 30 May until 05 June. This will be my first time in Egypt / the Red Sea. I have contacted Emperor Divers to complete my AOW while I am on holiday there. All of the posts I have read (almost all of them) give me great encouragement on being a solo traveler there. I think deciding on Sharm will prove to be a good choice.

    Thanks to everyone that has posted information about their trips and experience in the area. I'm looking forward with great anticipation to this trip!

    JR
     
  10. alchemist117

    alchemist117 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: UK
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    JClynes.. thanks for the comments. I was quite chuffed with the shot too.
     

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