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Air Temp: 20c – 25c max / 77f – 84f
Water Temp: 24c / 74f
Visibility: 30 m / 100 feet
Weather: Comfortable temperatures, Clear and occasionally cloudy skies, moderate winds
Itinerary: Brothers Islands , Daedalus Reef
Highlights : Hammerhead shark, Thresher Shark , , White Tip oceanic Shark
Cruise Director: Mahmoud
Instructors/Guides: Mostafa & Rashad
Chef(s): Sherif & Hussein
Steward(s): Hegazy & Ali
Seamen: Emad & Abdu & Hossam & Ali
GUESTS: Paul , Jeremy, Daniel, Patricia Anne , Daniel John, Lynn, John,
Steven,Darlene Mary, Frank, Jonathan Baum, Kate, Cathy, Paul M, Patricia M,
Joanne E, Jared,
Sunday – Marsa Shoona, Marsa Mobarak
Monday – Little Brother Island
Tuesday – Big brother Islands
Wednesday – Daedalus Reef
Thursday – Abu Dabab III, Abu Dabab I
Friday – Abu Dabab II-III
This week we happily & eagerly greeted our new family members from USA, Belgium and South Korea and a total of 18 guests. After a welcome drink and being showed to their cabins everyone gathered in the dining area for the general boat briefing and introduction of the crew. After setting up equipment and finishing some paperwork, they were free to visit Port Ghalib. After dinner it was time for a glass of local wine & off to bed.
Sunday 1st of October
Day 1 started in Port Ghalib and continued in Marsa Shoona , and Marsa Mobarak. The smell of freshly brewed coffee crept through our boat and on to the marina the first morning as our guests woke up to a beautiful early morning sky over the Red Sea. We got clearance from the coast guard right away and off we were to start our one-week journey. At 10 am we reached the bay of Marsa Shoona, our dedicated place for our check dive. The first dive and the second dives are boat to boat dive descending along the white sandy bottom of the bay; we reach it’s colourful wall covered by soft and fire corals. Visibility is clear and we enjoyed such a colorful dive with red sea groupers and butterly fishes, pipefishes and lionfish, a school of Indian Mackerel, free or four Scorpion fish and blue spotted stingrays. In the afternoon we sailed northern to Marsa Mobarak where we planned to spend our afternoon and night dive. The dive started visiting a pinnacle of coral covered in purple soft corals and surrounded by glass fishes, antheas, and damsel fishes. We continued the dive along with large school of goat and butterfly fishes, puffer fishes and snappers. 1 hour surface time and it is night dive time beautiful Feather corals and a surprising Spanish Dancer. We also saw a File Fish sleeping in very funny position. Dinner time and we left to Brother’s Island.
Monday 2d of October
started in Little Brother Island.
We sailed all night to reach the offshore reefs of Brother’s Islands, 35 miles away from the coast line of El Quseir. Sun is shining, sky is crystal clear, sea and wind conditions are calm and it feels like a perfect day for diving. A continental breakfast, dive briefing and at 7 am we are already in the water. We dived the east part of the island and our first group was lucky to see a thresher shark at the 90 feet. We cruised with a current along the colorful wall and we met many Barracudas in the blue and at the cleaning stations. We also spotted a few Moray eels and a Juvenile Napoleon Wrasse. We finished the dive on the south plateau and some of our divers spotted Oceanic White Tip shark. After a breakfast we checked the current .we jumped off the boat expecting to see the shark. A splash in the water attracted white tip oceanic sharks. We continued the dive along the wall and visiting a couple of richful overhangs. We admired broccoli leather and black corals, school of fusiliers fishes, trevallies and tunas in the blue, school of black snappers, butterfly fishes and cornet fished and a Napoleon .our third dive was on north hammer head was waiting for us and thresher shark last dive was from the boat drifting with courant to north side of the reef .
Tuesday 3d of October
We moved after the last dive from little brother to the big brother and ther we spent the night ,early morning we did our first dive from the boat nice reef three Napoleon wrasse. In the afternoon it is the time to visit the wrecks of Numidia sitting on the North edge of the Island. Zodiac to zodiac dives and we descent along the reef where the Numidia wreck sits at a depth of 10mt/33ft until 70mt/240ft. The wreck sits in a vertical position facing the depth of the blue water. We continued the dive with a couple of safe penetrations inside the engine room and cabins of the wreck.last dive from the boat and We saw a school of Barracuda, Giant Trevallies and Jack Fish chasing a school of fusiliers. A Moray eel was founded on the wall. At sunset time we came back to the boat.
Wednesday 4th of October
Day 4 started in Daedalus Reef
We sailed southern all night to reach early in the morning the offshore reef of Daedalus. Wind blows intensively but diving conditions are still excellent in the east and south plateau and crystal clear visibility. The early morning dive is a boat dive on the south plateau. We encountered barracudas different sizes, in groups and lonely, very close and on the distance. We saw huge Napoleon Wrasse and found a scorpion fish.
The second dive is a drift dive at the east part of the reef. This dive we two Napoleon Wrasse and Barracuda . We went toward to them in the blue and they swam around us again and again. We also saw, Moray eel and a plenty of reef fish.
Time for lunch and third dive from the boat in the south side of the reef on the Deadalus beautiful plateau .dive number four was on the Anemone garden. We descent along the reef and the Nemo city, with their countless anemones start coloring the wall from a depth of 5mt/15ft until 20mt/66feet. Flashes and happy faces while we continue the dive along the wall.
Thursday 5th of May
Day 5 started in Abu Dabbab III. We jumped off the boat and explored the western side around two colorful and rich pinnacles, then we continued swimming along west wall over the coral garden. We did the second dive also in Abudabab 3 Then we moved to Abu Dabab I. Hard corals of all different species cascade from the top of the reef which sits a few metres beneath the surface right the way down to the bottom where it meets the sand. No sooner had we descended than we saw a Bluspotted stingray sitting on the sand. Turning the corner, we found a Bluespotted Ray excavating its meal from the sand with escort of different kind of fish.
Night dive ws in Abu Dabab I along the east side of this reef.
Our divers saw three Moray eel, Wart slug! To end the dive.
Friday 6th of May
Day 6 started in Abu Dabab II. A blustery day greeted us on Friday morning but we geared up eager to jump in from the Boat at the South of Abu Dabbab 2 .we did the second dive on the north of abudabab 3 between the mountain coral and soft corals
John , Steven, JB, Frank
# Of dives done this trip
Thanks and kind regards
Red Sea Aggressor crew