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Dive Review of Blue O Two/Blue Fin in
Africa/Egypt / Red Sea

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Raymond Lyons, hi, United States (1 report)
Report Number 4086
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Great Barrier Reef, Rowley Shoals Western
Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tahiti, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas,
Domica, Curacao, Palau
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, cloudy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
74   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
nitrox dive limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
1 stars    
By far the worst live-aboard we have ever been on. We booked the premium
cabin only to find we had the second best cabin which is about 35% smaller
than the best (although the same price). Inside our cabin was the
compressor for the boats refrigeration which worked all day and night.
Sleep was with ear plugs only. On arrival the bathroom was disgustingly
dirty and stinking. It was cleaned only after we asked twice. 
Max number of possible dives for the whole week was supposed to be three
per day (a surprise for any live-aboard)but it was less.....a max of 13 for
the whole week. One night dive only.
Drives between dive sights in very rough water were 8 hours
plus...ridiculous, especially when we arrive to find out one sight was too
rough to dive at all.
Each and every dive sight is crammed with at least 6 other live-aboards. On
one dive site there were at least 50 divers at the same time.
On the third day I, along with two other guests suffered food poisoning. 24
hours of sheer hell with Mummy Tummy as the locals call it. The boat was
well armed with pills so they obviously are used to it.
This was supposed to be "Shark Week".the best of the best but we
saw one Thresher Shark (very cool) one hammerhead (they were supposed to be
schooling)and one Manta........the one night dive we did was very good, big
squid and a crocodile fish being the most memorable.
Overall the boat was very disappointing, particularly since it looks so
good on the web site. We found the dive crew mostly unhelpful and
unfriendly. The Egyptian boat crew were hard working and pleasant although
communications were poor. The highlight of the week was watching the
remarkable boat skills of these guys tying up a 120 foot between three
other boats in fifteen foot seas. (No diving that day)
Overall advice......don't go.......don't even think about it.
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