Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

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
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports)
Report Number 7029
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscriber Content Preview
Active subscribers go here
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Subscribe Now
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
The major and best coral reefs all over the world.
Closest Airport
Getting There


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
Tropical Fish
For Subscribers Only  
Small Critters
  For Subscribers Only
Large Fish
For Subscribers Only  
Large Pelagics
  For Subscribers Only
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
For Subscribers Only  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
For Subscribers Only  
Shore Facilities  
For Subscribers Only  
[None] ...
Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
For Subscribers Only
1 stars
Service and Attitude
For Subscribers Only
Environmental Sensitivity  
For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation
For Subscribers Only  
Shore Diving  
For Subscribers Only  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
For Subscribers Only    
2 stars   
For Subscribers Only    
                               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
Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 62 dive reviews of Red Sea and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

All Red Sea Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Red Sea
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest, Dive & Adventure Travel
A full service dive travel agency that specializes in Africa. We know Africa. Red Sea Diving, Antiquities, Safari, Wildlife.

Want to assemble your own collection of Red Sea reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!

NEW! Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2016 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.