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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 ...
... it was difficult to see the reef.
We were hoping for some big things to go cruising by and sadly that didn't happen but it was a beautiful site to visit nonetheless.
On our penultimate day, the wind had died down enough for us to go to a site called Zerib Kabir, which Ruben had been excited about all week.
There is a shallow cave system in the reef here, which he dived on his last trip, and he was desperate to do it again.
I was a bit apprehensive ...
I was in Hurghada for so long that it was almost New Year's and I hadn't made any other plans so I decided to spend it with the boys. They've created the website for a large hotel so we were able to get a discount at a sister hotel that happened to be an Eco-resort. I was excited to stay somewhere that was environmentally sustainable, even though it was still a bit expensive with the discount. So we stayed the night and since it was so quiet we decided to go to the bigger ...
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. ...