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Dive Review of Aggressor/Red Sea Aggressor in
Africa/Red Sea

Aggressor/Red Sea Aggressor: "Great diving, great service", Apr, 2019,

by Jeffery E Snyder, DE, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 11005 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments It was a long day getting to Port Ghalib where the Red Sea Aggressor is based. We flew from Washington DC to Frankfurt, Germany to Cairo to Hughada. After finding our bags we had a 2 hour van ride to Port Ghalib. We had a day room for about 12 hours before we were picked up by two RSA crew members. There were only 10 divers with 13 staff. The service was excellent. They assisted us in getting into and out of wetsuits, rinsed and hung them to dry after each dive. Dives were from the RSA and from a panga depending on the divesite. Water temps were 6F9 - 74F so I wore a 5mm and hood and was comfortible. Vis was excellent 60-100' depending on the site. There were lots of tropical fish, napoleon wrasse, a few turtles, grouper and cuttlefish but nothing big at that time of year. My son and I were the only 2 to see a manta in the distance at the edge of visability. Other than that there were the resident 2 white tip reef sharks at Shaab Sharm. We did 3 dives a day and 3 night dives (of which I only did one). Coral was in great shape we just must have gone at either the wrong time of the year for the larger pelagics or took the wrong itinerary (we took the Brothers/Daedalus/Elphinstone Itinerary).
Websites Aggressor   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving New Jersey, North Carolina, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Fiji, Truk Lagoon
Closest Airport Hurghada Getting There Flew Lufthansa from Washington Dulles to Frankfurt to Cairo to Hurghada

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 69-74°F / 21-23°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None specified
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I am not a photographer but my dive buddy is so this is more about his thoughts, not mine.
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