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Dive Review of Aggressor in
Red Sea/Egypt

Aggressor: "Best Time to Dive the Red Sea", Sep, 2016,

by Randall S Preissig, TX, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 30 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9163 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Raja Amphat, Komodo, Thailand, Sipadan, Tahiti, Palau, Australia, Hawaii, Myamar
Fiji, Cocos, Galapagos, Socorro, Caymans, Bonaire, Cozumel, Belize, Etc.
Closest Airport Hurghada Getting There There are some flights into Marsa Alam, which is closer to Port Ghalib, but you must fly through Cairo to get there.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Sport diving limits of 130 feet or 110 on Nitrox after you've been checked out by the staff. Otherwise 100 feet.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Typical Aggressor dedicated dive tables, rinse tanks, camera care, etc., etc. Rarely equaled on other boats. Excellent videographer for those wishing to buy the video. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments FIRST, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GO TO EGYPT, especially diving. The dive areas are far removed from the tourist areas--and both are heavily protected and safe. There has never been an incident related to dive operations. You are safer in Cairo than Chicago and international airlines have the same security everywhere.
Second, due to the dramatic drop off in tourism, not only are there bargains gal ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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