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

Blue O Two/Blue Fin, Nov, 2011,

by Kristin W Weck Farrag, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports). Report 6412.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Fiji, Palau, Red Sea, Carribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 30 meters depth max, no time limit, but usually 60-70 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera table is located one level up from the dive deck, a minor inconvenience.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments There are all good things to say about this trip. We were on the Brothers Islands itinerary, which is 2 days at Big Brother Island and 2 days at Small Brother Island, both about an 8 hr. steam from Safaga, Egypt (south of Hurghada). Lots of shark sightings - grey reef, one oceanic white tip, and lots of beautiful thresher sharks. Loads of soft corals in all colors - pink, orange, white, red & yellow. Loads of tropical fish - the beautiful masked butterflyfish, bannerfish, batfish, tons of giant morays, some 10 feet long. Really friendly Humphead Napoleon Wrasse as big as you are. Lots of little tropicals, anthias, etc. Nudis, crabs, shrimp, gobies and on and on. There is a bit of current and diving is mostly from zodiacs.

As for the staff on the boat - every single person from the kitchen guys to divemasters to Captain - friendly, caring, helpful, respectful of equipment, all made for a memorable trip. The boat itself is very well maintained. The food was also very good - lots of warming soups, salads, vegey dishes, meats, fish, Egyptian - very accomodating to special dietary needs. Great trip - cannot wait to take another Blue o Two!
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