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South Red Sea in April

Discussion in 'Red Sea' started by the_masked_diver, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. the_masked_diver

    the_masked_diver Angel Fish

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    Hi everyone.

    I´m planing to do a liveaboard in the South of the Red Sea. What do you think abut this trip in that date? I´m not sure about the visibility and the abundance of bif fish.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Sunn

    Sunn Barracuda

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    No problem for the visibility, nice temperature.

    I suppose you mean big fish, and in this case, sorry to tell you that abundance is not the word to use.... all year long. There are plenty of fishes, of course, but pelagics, well....
     
  3. Christian

    Christian Manta Ray

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    Are you talking about Djibouti (south Red Sea). Whale shark season is winter Dec-Feb.
     
  4. the_masked_diver

    the_masked_diver Angel Fish

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    thank you for your responses
     
  5. P-Dog

    P-Dog Nassau Grouper

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    Can anyone tell me the water temperature in April and May in the south (say...St Johns/Zabargad) and Brothers/Daedalus? It's difficult to find the information online. Thank you!
     
  6. JustSurfaceInterval

    JustSurfaceInterval ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    7 mm or 3 mm with a vest, depending on how sensitive to cold you are. And how many dives you do per day.
    :wink:
     
  7. P-Dog

    P-Dog Nassau Grouper

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    LOL - so I'll take a 5mm and call it even. :)

    I'll be doing 3 or 4 a day. I was hoping the water would be so warm that I would only need my 1.5mm.
     
  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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  9. P-Dog

    P-Dog Nassau Grouper

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    Oh my goodness! Thank you. I was supposed to go back in August and have been assuming/hoping that it would be similar water temperatures in May. My 7mm is a monster to pack. :(

    My 3mm is a farmer jane so it's 6mm over my core and 3mm over the legs and arms. Any idea what the water temperature was when you went? I wear that with a rash guard for winter diving here in Hawaii and am warm enough...but only for two dives a day.
     
  10. JustSurfaceInterval

    JustSurfaceInterval ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Temperature will be in the low 20°, approx. 21-23°.
    Have you thought of renting one once there? some don't like the idea...
    If you are doing more than 2 dives a day your farmer jane will not be warm enough, i think.
    PS: Farmer janes are called "long johns" over here. Don't ask me why....
     

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