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Dive Review of M/Y Suzanna of BlueOTwo/M/Y Suzanna in
Red Sea/Sudan

M/Y Suzanna of BlueOTwo/M/Y Suzanna, May, 2013,

by Mel Cundiff, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7029.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving The major and best coral reefs all over the world.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 86 to 88 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives no longer than 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 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 2 stars
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Comments Southern Red Sea Diving, May 2013

Diving the southern Red Sea in May (5/20-26/2013) was booked through BlueOTwo in London on the M/Y Suzanna out of Port Sudan. This was a comfortable dive boat (36x8 m) with lots of common space, 10 spacious cabins and 10 crew. However, one of the two on-board generators was not functioning properly, so cabin air conditioning was shut down during daytime hours but was kept operational in the common closed areas. All of our diving was done on seamounts beyond the view of any shorelines. (No, we didn’t encounter any Somalian pirates.) Visibility ranged between 50’ and 70’, averaging 62’ for the trip. The air temperatures were in the 90s(°F) and the water was consistently 87°F. The dive deck was on two levels with plenty of room for gearing up, and Nitrox was available but not used because of the deep dives.

The boat catered to European clients with three-a-day dives; evenings were reserved for libations and relaxation. Our two dive masters, one an Italian and one a local Sudanese, could remember Americans being on the boat only one other time. Besides our six Americans, there were seven Italians, two Austrians and one German. Our typical dives were in pursuit of deep-water sharks with Europeans divers going to 40-60 meters to photograph them. Our first dive briefing dealt with how to communicate to the dive masters the depth ceilings and decompression times we had accumulated. Everyone went into deco, with the Italians doing so multiple times a day. It was common for dive computers to be locked out during the over-limit violations. While the boat had 80 cubic-feet aluminum tanks available, we were encouraged to use, at an added co ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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