Wrecks & Reefs anyone?
Kimberley from our Sales Team has just got back from Egypt ...
I've been lucky enough to dive in some fantastic destinations over the years, but I was shocked when I realised it had been over 10 years since I last dived in the Red Sea. So when I was offered the chance to spend a week on board MY Red Sea Adventurer - I jumped at it!
Before I knew it I was being met by the blue o two team in Hurghada and transferring down to Port Ghalib to spend 7 days doing a Deep South itinerary on board the newly refurbished MY Red Sea Adventurer.
MY Red Sea Adventurer is technically the smallest boat in the blue o two fleet, but I found it to be really spacious and comfortable. There is a large saloon/dining area, huge dive deck and dive platform, two sun-decks with comfortable seating (and shade for those not wanting to crisp up in the sunshine!) and 12 guest cabins accommodating 22 guests.
The cabins are large and airy with home comforts such as flat screen TV with in-cabin entertainment, en-suite shower room, air-conditioning, dressing gown and plenty of towels, which throughout the week were often found in the shape of a swan/bird/flower on your freshly made bed!
All the crew on board could not do enough for you and the food was delicious - each day we were amazed by the choice of dishes to come out of the tiny galley!
I was a little apprehensive that after my 10 year break the Red Sea would not be as good as I remembered but the diving exceeded my expectations! With oceanic white tips, hammerheads, grey reef sharks, along with dolphins, turtles, blue spotted rays, pufferfish, a huge grouper…. I could go on but I don’t want to bore you! We seemed to have every dive site to ourselves, only seeing another boat towards the end of the week when we were heading back to Port Ghalib.
We travelled from Port Ghalib to St John’s, diving sites such as Abu Dabab, Elphinstone, Fury Shoal and St John’s Caves en route. Our day usually started at 6am with up to 4 dives per day, including a night dive. Before every dive we had a thorough briefing from either Luke or Tefa, the dive guides, both were so knowledgeable and even though they had been doing this for years, seemed genuinely excited to get in the water and show us what the Red Sea had to offer. The diving was done in two groups so the dive deck was never crowded when we were kitting up and there was always someone there to help zip up your wetsuit, hand you your weight-belt, clip on your fins or hand you a hot chocolate after a night dive!
I can’t understand why I left it so long to return to Egypt - I had a fabulous week, met some great people and, most importantly, remembered how fabulous the diving in the Red Sea is! I’m now thinking about the Wrecks and Reefs itinerary in December ... if anyone fancies joining me?!
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