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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.
5:30 sun rise. 6am yoga. 10:30 boat ropes, very relaxing pulling down 5-10 breathing perfected, finning down no good. Lunch. 2pm dive, relax in shallows with 5-10, breath = buoyancy, 8m rope, warm ups pulling down, sled fun, but hurt my ears, practice finning down, saw lion fish, puffa fish, blue spotted ray, camo cod. Ice cream. Dinner. Drinks at office, vodka, tequilla, haka, ...
... Pile onto mini vans. Heaps of half built resorts. Our resort = amazing, Marsa Shagra village, eco-tourist resort. Royal tent 10, tents along shore. Head to 'the office' small bar by shore, beer. Dinner, buffet feast, amazing restaurant, back to office, not quite full ...
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 ...
... had a good idea of what to expect.
Because it's only 20 years old, it's in remarkably good condition and you can look into the canteen to see the tables still bolted to the floor, with a pile of chairs in a corner - the wreck sank on its side.
On the seabed around the wreck there are a few suitcases, a TV and a couple of stereos - poignant reminders of the tragedy that unfolded.
In the afternoon, we were given the choice of doing a second dive on the Salem ...