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Dive Review of Red Sea Aggressor in
Red Sea

Red Sea Aggressor: "Northern itinerary - The Brothers / Daedalus / Elphingston", May, 2016,

by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 8942 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia/Bali, Cocos, Cozumel, Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives, Mozambique, Bahamas, Red Sea.
Closest Airport Marsa Alam Getting There Internal: 4 flights per week from Cairo via Egyptair,
International: many direct flights from various European countries.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 23 to 25 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 15 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco diving, dive within Nitrox depth limits, Nautilus Lifeline compulsory (provided free) at some sites, buddy system verbally insisted upon but not rigidly enforced.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 A reasonable amount of bench space available for UWPs, could be crowded if all 20 passengers were underwater photographers. ... 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 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
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments BOAT & CREW : Red Sea Aggressor isn't a new boat but has obviously been heavily renovated. It used to be called the Susanna, I had some difficulty finding it at the marina as the locals seemed to know it only as the Susanna & kept directing me to the boat by that name.
The boat & its RIBs were all in very good condition, although 1 passenger had to be moved to a different cabin due to non-functioning a/c.
The crew were uniformly excellent both on deck & in the water. The dive guides Mahmoud, Angela & Roberto were very attentive to what was going on with divers & provided assistance to less experienced passengers when required. Angela in particular seemed to be genuinely passionate about her job & shared my excitement whenever I let her know I had seen something that pleased me.
The deck crew & cabin crew were unfailingly helpful in donning/doffi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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