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Dive Review of Blue O'Two in
Red Sea/Southern Route, Red Sea

Blue O'Two: "Blue Melody", Jun, 2018,

by Ellen Marie Smith, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10634.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Our itinerary was "Simply the Best" and we traveled in late June 2018.
I had a strange problem with our booking -- after we booked I got a call asking if we would like to switch to a different itinerary during the same time frame to an itinerary we had already been on with Blue O'Two. I was told that the boat we were on was overbooked. I was quite adamant that we had paid our deposit and that we did not want to upgrade our room to the itinerary we had already done! All worked out in the end, but I found this troubling. I have received emails since our trip that they have a "new" reservation system. Let us ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea (North and South), Galapagos, Hawaii, Caribbean (Cozumel, Belize, Turneffe, Utila, Turks & Caicos, St. Martin, Nevis & St. Kitts), California (Long Beach to Catalina), False Bay (South Africa), Cocos Island, Socorro Islands, Ustica (Italy), Yap, Palau, & Truk, Thailand (Surin Islands).
Closest Airport Hurghada Getting There USA-Paris-Cairo (we flew Delta/Air France), changed to Egypt Air for Cairo to Hurghada. On our return, Air France cancelled our Flight out of Cairo and there was no one at the Air France counter upon our arrival so we took a hotel in Cairo. We spent the day at the Pyramids and the Museum. The next night we were able to get on the packed Air France flight to Paris and connect to USA. We complained to Delta Airlines and were given adequate compensation for our troubles.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 77 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute dive. You could stay under the boat as long as you had more than 500 psi to view the white tip sharks. No swimming to the boat on the surface... ascend only at the ladder as the white tips get frisky to swimmers, even those wearing dive gear.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There are dedicated rinse tanks on the boat and a dedicated camera table. T ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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