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Dive Review of Red Sea Aggressor in
Red Sea

May, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 6 Helpful votes)
"Northern itinerary - The Brothers / Daedalus / Elphingston"
Report Number 8942 has 2 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia,
Indonesia/Bali, Cocos, Cozumel, Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives,
Mozambique, Bahamas, Red Sea. 
Closest Airport
Marsa Alam
Getting There
Internal: 4 flights per week
from Cairo via Egyptair, 
International: many direct
flights from various European

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
23   to 25    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 25    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco diving, dive within Nitrox depth limits, Nautilus Lifeline
compulsory (provided free) at some sites, buddy system verbally insisted
upon but not rigidly enforced.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 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
Overall rating for UWP's  
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A reasonable amount of bench space available for UWPs, could be crowded if
all 20 passengers were underwater photographers. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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3 stars   
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BOAT & CREW : Red Sea Aggressor isn't a new boat but has obviously been
heavily renovated. It used to be called the Susanna, I had some difficulty
finding it at the marina as the locals seemed to know it only as the
Susanna & kept directing me to the boat by that name. 
The boat & its RIBs were all in very good condition, although 1
passenger had to be moved to a different cabin due to non-functioning  a/c.

The crew were uniformly excellent both on deck & in the water. The dive
guides Mahmoud, Angela & Roberto were very attentive to what was going
on with divers & provided assistance to less experienced passengers
when required. Angela in particular seemed to be genuinely passionate about
her job & shared my excitement whenever I let her know I had seen
something that pleased me.
The deck crew & cabin crew were unfailingly helpful in donning/doffi
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