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Dive Review of Red Sea Aggressor in
Red Sea

Red Sea Aggressor: "Two weeks of 5-star pampering", Apr, 2018,

by Ms Lynda Durfee, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 44 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 10246 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, all Hawaiian islands, Fiji, Palau, Maldives, Red Sea
Closest Airport Marsa Alam Getting There I flew from IAD, two changes to Luxor (pre-cruise) and two changes from Hurghada

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 77 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with buddy or buddy with dive guide. Max. 110 ft on 32% nitrox. No time limit.
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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I'm not a photographer, but the camera table on the dive deck and charging outlets seemed more than adequate. ... 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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Red Sea has been on my bucket list, and late January when Aggressor announced bargain cruises for the RSA, I jumped and booked two consecutive weeks, the first the Brothers/Daedalus route, the second the southern route. I lucked out with a private cabin for both weeks. From the moment you get onboard, you can relax knowing that everything is being taken care of, from helping you to don your gear, getting in/out of the water, washing out your wetsuits, etc. I'm used to setting up my gear, getting in/out of a wetsuit, etc., but I was happy to let the seamen (deck/zodiac crew) c ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at May 04, 2018 07:49 EST  
Added note. Bring Euros if you can; need for purchases if changing planes in Europe. ATMs in Egypt give you Egyptian pounds (LE). Most shops at Port Ghalib want Euros and might refuse to accept LE or claim they don't have change. US $1 bills widely accepted as tips, though (airport baggage handlers, for ex.), Egyptian equivalent is 20LE bill. As recommended in KBYG, if you want hard liquor, pack it in your checked luggage. RSA serves Egyptian wine and beer. Bars/restaurant at Port Ghalib serve alcohol.
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