Crowne Plaza Sahara Sands Port Ghalib Resort
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... number of us are taking meclazine to ward off sea sickness. It is nice and calm when we are at a dive sight as i would never have been able to work on the computer when under way.
We hear there are still demonstrations in Cairo but that seems far away from us now. I will sign off as the divers should be popping up soon. I understand this is it for the internet for a couple of days.
Today we headed in a North-Westerly direction heading for the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Red Sea has a maximum depth of 2211 metres in the central median trench and an average depth of 490 metres .
There are shallows where it is noted for marine life and corals.
More than 1200 species of fish have been recorded in the Red Sea and around 10% of these are found nowhere else.
Today was a ...
... exploring some little cracks and crevices among the coral - but then it came to finding the exit.
Because of the waves, we would need to use a rope to climb back onto the reef table and due to the bad visibility, we managed to swim past it without realising - oops! It didn't take too long to realise our mistake though and we got back and out with no real problems.
This was undoubtedly the highlight of my week but we still had several days of diving to do!
... New Year's Eve.
The larger hotel had a big party with a band and dancer's and the whole deal. It was a bit cheesy but it was a party so we all had a lot to drink, a little to dance, and a lot of fun. It was also really interesting to people watch at this high priced hotel in the middle of nowhere. There was a lot of Hawaiian shirts, tight little dresses, and bad dancing!
The next day we splurged on a morning of scuba diving in a completely secluded reef. It ...
After a day on the road we arrived at St Pauls monestary. We were lucky that the monestary was still open and the lovely monks showed us around after giving us hibuscus tea. The monestary dates to the fifth century and was founded in memory of one of Egypt's greatest saints and anchorites, who is said to have lived in a cave over which it was built for a period of some eighty years. ...
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