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Dive Review of Red Sea Aggressor in
Red Sea/Marsa Alam/Port Ghalib

April, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Craig A Wood, PA, US
Contributor   (16 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Great two weeks in the Red Sea"
Report Number 9141
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Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks and Caicos, Cozumel,
Costa Rica, Panama, Maui, Oahu, San Diego, Cape Ann, Key Largo, Boynton
Beach, Jupiter...
Closest Airport
Marsa Alam
Getting There
I flew into Hurghada, grueling
3 hour ride to Port Ghalib

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
74   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Recreational depth limits, no deco. Generally dive with buddy or group
within reason. Send up SMB if not with group on zodiac dive  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Two good sized camera tables with air hoses. Crew took good care of cameras
and rinsed them prior to placi ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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I dived the southern route and then the northern route on the Red Sea
Aggressor (RSA) in back to back weeks between April 24 and May 6, 2016.
This was my 1st experience with the Aggressor Fleet

Reservations and logistics: I was living in Basel, Switzerland when I made
this trip. I made my own airline reservations and flew nonstop from Zurich
to Hurghada on Edelweiss, a subsidiary of Swiss Air. I made land transport
and hotel reservations though Aggressor Adventure Travel, they were great,
went flawlessly. I did a day of land based diving with Emperor Divers prior
to boarding the RSA (see separate review of Marina Lodge Hotel and Emperor
Divers). The three hour drive from Hurghada to Port Ghalib was pretty
grueling in both directions. I would consider flying into Cairo and
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By jjjrs5 at Oct 18, 2016 09:33 EST  
Excellent review.  I just did a 10 day and a 7 day Aggressor trip and
second everything you said--plus we had oceanic whitetips on dives at the
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