InterContinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort
Travel Blogs from Marsa Alam
Well i am going to take advantage of the fact that we actually have internet. We are floating at our night dive spot somewhere in the red sea and as I have opted out of the night dive. About half the group including Steve is down there looking for Spanish Dancers. You non divers will just have to google that! We had a ong drive from Aswan across the Eastern Desert to Port Ghalib where we boarded the Emperor Elite. The ride ...
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, ...
Race to Gatwick at 6:30 in the morning, run for bus, run for train. Flight assistant calls supervisor 'i've you two nz passports here', not quite sure what to do with them. 5 hour flight. Step out of plane to wave of heat. Pile onto bus to take us 50m off tarmac. Visa ...
... again even though it was a sea day.
Debbies lecture this morning was on Civitavecchia (Rome). There is so much history there.
Time for a cuppa & then off to Choir Practise.
Oh how I am enjoying Choir.
It is a ton of fun and we are enjoying the songs.
We sang for over an hour & missed lunch as there was another lecture on Naples.
We have booked tours at both ...
... somewhere else and one of the other guys on the boat who used to work in the area suggested an offshore reef called Abu Kifan.
Weather conditions have to be near perfect to dive it, which means it's in much better condition than some of the reefs that attract more divers, and we were in luck, the weather was ideal!
The reef here is some of the most pristine I've ever seen, the walls are literally covered in soft corals and there were so many clouds of anthias that ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center