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Dive Review of M/Y Suzanna of BlueOTwo/M/Y Suzanna in
Red Sea/Sudan

May, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Mel Cundiff, CO, US
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Report Number 7029
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Dive Conditions

Water Temp
86   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dives no longer than 60 minutes.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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1 stars
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                               Southern Red Sea Diving,  May 2013

Diving the southern Red Sea in May (5/20-26/2013) was booked through
BlueOTwo in London on the M/Y Suzanna out of Port Sudan.  This was a
comfortable dive boat (36x8 m) with lots of common space, 10 spacious
cabins and 10 crew.  However, one of the two on-board generators was not
functioning properly, so cabin air conditioning was shut down during
daytime hours but was kept operational in the common closed areas.  All of
our diving was done on seamounts beyond the view of any shorelines.  (No,
we didnt encounter any Somalian pirates.)  Visibility ranged between 50
and 70, averaging 62 for the trip.  The air temperatures were in the
90s(°F) and the water was consistently 87°F.  The dive deck was on
two levels with plenty of room for gearing up, and Nitrox was available but
not used because of the deep dives. 

The boat catered to European clients with three-a-day dives; evenings were
reserved for libations and relaxation.  Our two dive masters, one an
Italian and one a local Sudanese, could  remember Americans being on the
boat only one other time.  Besides our six Americans, there were seven
Italians, two Austrians and one German.  Our typical dives were in pursuit
of deep-water sharks with Europeans divers going to 40-60 meters to
photograph them.  Our first dive briefing dealt with how to communicate to
the dive masters the depth ceilings and decompression times we had
accumulated.  Everyone went into deco, with the Italians doing so multiple
times a day.  It was common for dive computers to be locked out during the
over-limit violations. While the boat had 80 cubic-feet aluminum tanks
available, we were encouraged to use, at an added co
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