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Dive Review of Red Sea Aggressor in
Red Sea/Southern Red Sea

Red Sea Aggressor: "Spectacular Red Sea Reefs And a Great Value", Jun, 2018,

by Sandy Falen, KS, USA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 26 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 10364 has 5 Helpful votes.

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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
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Comments Late last year I had a “diving epiphany”: If I am going to dive the Red Sea, I’d better quit dreaming and get planning. Seven months later, I found myself in mesmerizing Egypt.

My dive buddy and I spent two days exploring Cairo with our private guide before flying to Hurghada, where we were met by representatives of the Red Sea Aggressor (RSA). An approximately three-hour road trip placed us at Port Ghalib, where we boarded the boat on a Saturday afternoon in June.

Be aware that the Aggressor doesn’t leave port until Sunday, and it returns to port the following Friday afternoon. Thus your “seven-night sailing” is really only five full nights at sea. But there’s a lot packed into the days between, including stellar service and stunning coral reefs.

We sailed the “Southern Route” after leaving Port Galib. The first dive of the trip, the proverbial “check out dive,” was ho-hum and murky – but it served its purpose as a warm-up. The next day we hit the stunningly gorgeous reefs of Elphinstone, and I knew then that the trip had been worth the effort. The visibility was excellent, and the water averaged 82-84 degrees; I wore a polyolefin suit over a 3-mil vest, and never got cold. The Red Sea coral is simply spectacular. Throughout the week, I was amazed by the literal mountains of healthy, hard corals, as well as the lush underwater gardens of soft corals. It’s a dream for a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most of the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Palau, Sulawesi, Kosrae, Fiji, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport Hurghada Getting There International flight to Cairo, then domestic to Hurghada

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-120 Ft/ 24-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions An excellent briefing was given, and then you and your buddy were free to dive your own plan.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 Roomy camera tables with ample recharging outlets, dedicated rinse tub and air compressor for drying cameras. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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