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Air Temp: 32C / 86F
Water Temp: 30C/84F
Visibility: 75 m / 250 feet
Weather: Warm, clear skies, windy
Itinerary: Elphinstone, St.Johns, Daedalus
Cruise Director: Saher
Chef(s): Sherif & Hussein
Steward(s): Ali & Hegazy
Seamen: Emad & Abdou & Mostafa & Amir
Meredith – James – Mary – Rick – Trudy – Lesley – Paul – Lois – Helen – Margaret – Seth – Ken – Mary – Mona – Stan – Barret – Linda – Diana – Doug
Sunday – Marsa Shoona, Abu Dabab 3
Monday – Daedlaus reef
Tuesday – Shoab Sataia,Dolphin House,Arog Sataia,Gota Sataia
Wednesday – El Malahy,Claudia,Abo Galawa,Seayal
Thursday – Elphinstone,Abo Dabab2
Friday – Abo Dabab3
Saturday 8st September
The boat was ready and the guests arrived on board Saturday afternoon. and were welcomed with a drink and delicious pizza from chef Sherif. Everyone unpacked and set their dive equipment up ready for a week of amazing diving.
and then had the briefing before their dinner. After dinner most guests went sleep ready for the week of diving.
Sunday 9nd September
Engines came to life early as we got clearance from the coastguard, so we pushed off the dock ready for an adventure at sea. We started our diving at Marsa Shouna, our favorite place for check dive. We saw here many scorpion fish, bluespotted stingrays, several pipe fish, we came across a large school of fusilier fish, Big green Turtle and sergeant fish.
And then we start move to Abu Dabab 3 to make the night dive After sunset we jumped of the platform We found, feather stars,Basket Star,Sea Urchins and shrimps.
And then we had the dinner after dinner we moved to daedalus reef
Monday 10d September
We arrived in Daedalus reef early morning and went diving via tender to the north of the reef. We left the wall and swam into the blue, where we spotted huge school of barracudas. We continued the dive along the east side and we found a scorpion fish, sea star, a flatworm, parrot fish, Hemmer head and much more.
Afternoon was time to dive at Anemone city as the sun has moved. There are so many anemones, so everyone was happy to take pictures. We continued the dive along the sheer wall, drifting in the mild current.
The last dive was a drift at the south of the reef where the divers saw a few friendly Napoleon Wrasses that decided they would follow the group for a while. We spotted several scorpion fish, barracudas, butterfly fish.
Later we went to Lighthouse, enjoyed the sunset from the top.
And then we had a dinner after dinner we moved to Shoab Sataia
Tuesday 11th September
We waked up. 6 am all the divers were happy looking forward for the new day
We start in Shoab Sataia and then we sent the Zodiac to check the Dolphin
We find the Dolphin and all the Divers very happy we spend 2 hours with the dolphin and back to the boat for lunch
We went to Gota Sataia and we had dive number 4 and night dive
Wednesday 12th September
Wacked up at 6 am and we moved to the beatutiful dive site El Malahy for the first dive all i
We found a turtle outside of the it’s maze and explored the passages, which are so beautiful and full of marine life. Next we cruised over to Shaab Claudia for a relaxing afternoon dive with the swim-throughs. We saw several wart slugs, anemonies, prickly sea cucumber , an octopus, a crown-of-thorn and his enemy Triton horn shell.
We moved to Abo Galawa for dive number 3 and then moved again to Seayal for the night dive we saw Spanish dancer, scorpion fish and a lot of star fish
After dinner we mover to Elphinstone reef
Thursday 13th September
We wacked up 6 am Elphinstone reef. Divers got to meet some groupers as well as baby hawksbill turtle that seemed to enjoy having his photo taken. Later we encountered big hawksbill turtle that was swimming next to us for a while. We found wart slug, golden dotted flatworm, longnose hawk fish and pipe fish for macro lovers.
After two dives here, we moved to Abo Dabab 2 for dive number 3 and night dive
Friday 14th September
We spent the the night at Abo Dabab 2 and wacked up at 7 am all divers happy we jumping in the water for first dive,
We finished first dive and had the breakfast, After this we moved to our last dive site, Abu Dabab 1. We saw scorpion fish, anemones, picasso fish, Arabian angel fish. Once everyone was up from the diveit was time to wash and dry equipment and get ready for our Friday night cocktail party.
The Iron Divers this week
Lesley – Trudy – Mary – Doug – Mona – Ken – Seth
Until next week
Your Red Sea Aggressor 1