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Dive Review of Red Sea Aggressor in
Red Sea/Marsa Alam/Port Ghalib

Red Sea Aggressor: "Great two weeks in the Red Sea", Apr, 2016,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9141.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks and Caicos, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Panama, Maui, Oahu, San Diego, Cape Ann, Key Largo, Boynton Beach, Jupiter...
Closest Airport Marsa Alam Getting There I flew into Hurghada, grueling 3 hour ride to Port Ghalib

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 74 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 60 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational depth limits, no deco. Generally dive with buddy or group within reason. Send up SMB if not with group on zodiac dive
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
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 Two good sized camera tables with air hoses. Crew took good care of cameras and rinsed them prior to placi ... 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 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I dived the southern route and then the northern route on the Red Sea Aggressor (RSA) in back to back weeks between April 24 and May 6, 2016. This was my 1st experience with the Aggressor Fleet

Reservations and logistics: I was living in Basel, Switzerland when I made this trip. I made my own airline reservations and flew nonstop from Zurich to Hurghada on Edelweiss, a subsidiary of Swiss Air. I made land transport and hotel reservations though Aggressor Adventure Travel, they were great, went flawlessly. I did a day of land based diving with Emperor Divers prior to boarding the RSA (see separate review of Marina Lodge Hotel and Emperor Divers). The three hour drive from Hurghada to Port Ghalib was pretty grueling in both directions. I would consider flying into Cairo and ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Randall S Preissig in TX, US at Oct 18, 2016 09:33 EST  
Excellent review. I just did a 10 day and a 7 day Aggressor trip and second everything you said--plus we had oceanic whitetips on dives at the Brothers.
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