Day 1: bus turned up an hour late to take us to the airport... not a good start, this meant we only had 1/2 hour in the shops there, i bought myself an underwater camera
when we got to egypt (5 hour flight) we went to the hotel, and went straight to our beds, we arrived at about 11 egyptian time, 9pm english, but after a 5am start (6am when the bus arrived) we were pretty tired...
Day 2: went to the dive center to sort out dive equipment, and then went to the boat and had lunch and did 2 dives, first one at far garden, 42 min bottom time at 15m, second dive at fiddle garden, 42 mins bottom time, 15m again. these were shallow dives, just getting used to the diving again after a year of not diving... started photography on the second dive
Day 3: woodhouse reef, 53 min bottom time, 22m depth second dive, jackson reef, 40min bottom time, 20m depth saw morray eel and took more photos. sat out third dive and snorkeled, did more photos with one of the instructors digi cameras to get used to using it, did that for 1 hour
day 4: Jackfish alley, photos again, saw puffed up puffer fish being cleaned by a cleaner fish, and lots of giant trevalli at the end of the dive, 47 min bottom time, 20m. second dive, Ras Gaslani, photos again, 50min bottom time, 18m. did same on the third dive, snorkelled and took photos with the digi camera
day 5: Thistlegorm all 3 dives, max depth 30m, total bottom time on thistlegorm was 120 mins, excellent days diving, saw huge crocidile fish, black tip reef shark, barracuda, and a baby moray eel, sea slugs, pipe fish, and lots more fish, the wreck was excellent, did a small penetrative dive on the second dive, only spent 5-10 mins in one of the holds, and then spent the rest of the dive on the outside of the ship.
day 6: Ras Gislami, 25m, 50min bottom time, morray eel, clownfish, cleaner fish cleaned my hand and ears... they are funny things, kept on following us
and also twin chromodores (cant rember the spelling, but when i get the pics ill post one) second dive Shark reef, strong current, 22m 35 min bottom time, after this dive we had 4 dolphins jumping with the front of the boat, that was excellent. third dive was the night dive, lots of lion fish, moray eel, pencil urchin, cleaner shrimp, loads of other breeds of shrimp, bioluminence, 15m, 50m bottom time
day 7: White knights, 53min bottom time, 18m. 32.8% nitrox M.O.D 30m, enriched air supply, free swimming moray eel, fan worm. last dive of the holiday was at Ras Bob - Ras Nasrami, 32.8% nitrox, moray eel, saw a green sea turtle
overall excellent weeks diving, saw alot, not quite as much as last year, but it was still an excellent weeks diving, i will post up pics as soon as i get them off my teacher whose putting them on the CD's, and if i can do it, ill post up a copy of the video that hes making of the diving...
from this week, i have done my nitrox dives, photo dives, and nearly completed my padi advanced scuba diver course, excellent week, lots of fun