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Dive Review of Aggressor in
Red Sea/Southern Itenerary

Aggressor: "March Cold, Great Beauty", Mar, 2019,

by Alexander Armintor, AL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 10989 has 3 Helpful votes.

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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 N/A
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Czech Airlines red eye from Prague direct to a Marsa Alam 07:30 arrival. Dockside at the Aggressor by probably 08:30, to find a problem. Our T.A. talked us out of getting a day room, because it would be a waste of money, because someone said we could board the Aggressor early (boarding normally starts at 3:00 pm). Turns out no one told the crew, so to make a fat story thin, we couldnít get a room with money, nothing opens before 11:00 am and thereís not much shade in Port Ghalib, no sir, not much at all. They finally let us on the boat about 2:00 as a hardship.
The boat doesnít actually leave until the next am, so we threw our gear on the Aggressor and sprang for an ATV ride in the desert, which we found to our surprise, included a visit to an authentic Bedouin village with not only shopping opportunities, but also a camel ride in the desert. Well, the camel ride consisted of an authentic Bedouin, dressed in authentic Bedouin clothes leading us around the camel lot in a circle while he played with his cell phone with one hand. Getting off the camel was a lot more interesting than getting on the camel and after getting off the camel, I felt like I kn ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Southern US, Bahamas, T&C, Roatan, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Polynesia, Red Sea
Closest Airport Marsa Alam Getting There Flew AA to Heathrow, then British Airways to Prague for 2 days, which looked like the cheapest, easiest way to get to Marsa Alam (we werenít the only ones on the Aggressor trip to go through Prague). B.A. lost our luggage, which showed up at the hotel, literally while we were waiting in the lobby for the taxi to take us to the airport, but a win is a win and I couldnít have been happier if Iíd just won the lottery. Prague has been on my list for some time and didnít disappoint. Beautiful city.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 67-69°F / 19-21°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-90 Ft/ 12-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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By Manuel Campano in GA, US at Oct 17, 2019 11:53 EST  
Thank you for your review, by far the most helpful. We are planning a trip for late March and our liveaboard leaves from Marsa Alam. We are flying from Atlanta and finding flights to Marsa Alam has been a bit of a challenge.
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