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Log Date: Saturday, Oct 17, 2015
Entry By: Red Sea Aggressor Crew







 



Air Temp: 32c -35c / 89f – 97f

Water Temp: 29c / 84 f

Visibility: 20 – 35 m / 70 – 149 feet

Weather: High temperatures, Clear skies, Calm cool winds with occasional periods of humidity

Itinerary: Brothers Island , Daedalus Reef , Elphinstone

 

 

CREW:

 

Captain: Abdullah     

Cruise Director: Mahmoud

Instructors/Guides: Angela & Roberto

Chef(s): Amre              

Steward(s): Mido & Moustafa

Seamen: Emad & Ayoub & Islam&Said

 

GUESTS: Lucien , Rita , Peter , Andrea , Gabi , Stefan , Oliver , Stefan , Claudia , Sebastian , Richard , Tom , Sebastian , Pauline , Isabelle , Pascal , Marianne , Roland

DIVE SITES:

 

Sunday – Marsa Shoona , Marsa Trombi

Monday – Big Brother Island

Tuesday – Little Brother Island

Wednesday – Daedalus Reef

Thursday – Daedalus Reef

Friday – Elphinstone

    

                            Welcome Aboard!

 

This week we happily & eagerly greeted our 5 new family members from Switzerland and France which joined the previous group of last week. 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, while munching on our chefs exquisite mini pizzas and assortment of seasonal fruit. After setting up equipment and finishing some paperwork, they were free to visit the very mystical Port Ghaleb at sunset hours. After our steak dinner it was time for a beer and a glass of local wine & off to bed.

 

Sunday October 18th

 

Day 1 started in Port Ghaleb. Wake up at 7 am, we had a relaxing breakfast and we were ready to leave the harbor for our first day of our Northern itinerary trip. We planned 4 dives today including a night dive in Marsa Shoona and Marsa Trombi. Relaxing and shallow dives before reaching the drop off walls and plateaus of Brother Islands and Daedalus Reef. Coral reefs here are so rich in marine life. Schools of butterfly and goat fishes, blue spotted sting rays and lion fishes and of course our curious and approachable green turtles.

 

Monday October 19th

Day 2 started in Big Brother Island. After 10 hour sailing at night we moored in the south plateau of Big Brother Island. His rocky profile and light house are stunning and we are excited to start our diving day. We planned four dives with the intention of visiting his major spotlights. A drift dive through the east wall, the wreck of Numibia and Aida and the South Plateau. Magical wall dives with the appearance of grey reef sharks and stunning soft corals. We had an exciting wreck dive and a curious white tip oceanic shark just under our yacht.

 

Tuesday October 20th

Day 3 started in Little Brother Island and it was the longimanus day. Just a mile away from Big Brother Island, the little one stand out for his wild rocky profile and for the beauty of his plateaus in his North and South sides. Our first dive is dedicated to dive the North one looking for the grey reef sharks in cleaning stations. Negative entry and a prompt descent and we are already hovering at the edge of the plateau enjoying the rich marine life and the vision of 2 grey reef sharks, tunas and trevallies. We then drift the entire east wall landing on the south plateau while 3 Longimanus swam just under our boat for the excitement of our divers and underwater photographers. We spent all day with the white tip oceanic sharks around our boat.

 

Wednesday October 21th

Day 4 started in Daedalus Reef. We sailed hundred miles south to reach the large reef of Daedalus with his beautiful walls and a school of hammerhead sharks. Our first two dives of the day are dedicated to spot hammerheads in the North Head of the reef. We descended close to the wall and then dived into the blue. A school of 20 hammerhead sharks gently swam around us at a very close distance for a 15 minute time for the amusement and excitement of our divers. A thrilling feeling and the boat is on flame with the enthusiasm of our guest and crew. We spent the rest of the diving the Anemone Garden and then the south plateau which offered us a relaxing and colorful dive.

 

Thursday October 22th

Day 5 started in Daedalus Reef and continued in Shaab Abu Dabab.

It was another glorious day for our guests and crew as we spent two wonderful dives around hammerhead sharks and drift his drop off walls and overhangs. We left Daedalus after lunch and we sailed back to Marsa Alam mooring in the shaab Abu dadab reef for our night dive.

 

Friday October 23th

Day 6 started in Elphinstone reef and continued in Shaab Abu Dabab. We are excited to be in the Elphinstone reef. We plan to dive the east wall and drift all the way landing on the South plateau. We enjoyed a mild current from the north and the feeling of a relaxing drift dive admiring the overhangs and gorgonias of the east wall. Late that morning it was the time for our last dive in the reef of Abu dabab exploring his system of caves and coral cracks. At 3 pm we are in the harbor and we got ready for our cocktail party and celebrate our diving trips, iron divers, milestone divers and Nitrox certifications.

 

 

                                                                                  Milestones/Awards

 

Milestone Diver:

           500 # Dives Marianne

           1500 # Dives Claudia

           100 # Dives Thomas

           900 # Dives   Richard

 

 Advanced Open Water & Nitrox Course # Sebastian Nitrox Course # Pauline

 

                    Iron Divers

 Isabelle , Pascal , Claudia , Peter , Roland  21 # Of dives done this trip

 

Thanks and kind regards

Roberto D’Ugo

Red Sea Aggressor