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Subject:

Re: Diving the Arabian Peninsula (was Re: What is the diving like in Sydney?)

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"Hewitt, Paul" <[log in to unmask]>

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Date:

Tue, 4 May 1999 15:38:12 +0100

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-----Original Message-----
From: Hanna Steplewska [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 2:59 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list SCUBA-L
Subject: Re: Diving the Arabian Peninsula (was Re: What is the diving
likein Sydney?)
 
 
"Hewitt, Paul" wrote:
 
*snip*
 
 
> Having read this email, I'll have to look into this Gulf diving lark. I
> didn't realise
> recreational beer drinking was available there
 
OOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooh yes.....
 
> . . . . . sounds close to
> diver-heaven.
 
We think so - so come over and join us for a week or two :-) Contacts, info,
places to stay, diver-friendly bars and low-down I can provide...
 
> I've been
> on a couple of Wreck diving trips to the Red Sea lately - marvellous.
 
Where did you go? I'm planning a trip in September....Is the Thistlegorm as
overdived as everyone says? Is it worth going to Ras Mohammed any more or
should
I go to Brothers and Rocky Island instead?
 
 
Paul:
I've been to the Red Sea twice, both live-aboards ; one from Hurghada and
one from Sharm.
Both of the trips were wreck-centred. We (a gang from Midknight Diver,
Shoreham UK) and I
dived/dove the Northern wreck sites (never been down to the Brothers, and
can't clearly
remember Ras Mohammed (though I _think_ I've been there)).
 
I've done all of four dives on the Thistlegorm and found it to be a very
impressive wreck full of
motorbikes, lorries, shells, railway engines, anti-aircraft guns . . . oh
yes and a bathtub.
Not a huge amount of life on it, but loads to look at.
 
My favourite place (and the gang I went with (mostly seasoned UK wreckers))
was Abu Nuhas (sp?).
It has got four wrecks on it all in a line a quarter mile long !
        Ghiannis D (six dives)
        Chrissoula K (five dives)
        Seastar (two dives)
        Carnatic (three dives)
The Chrissoula K was particularly gorgeous ; full of life etc. With the
Ghiannis D coming in
a respectable second.
Personnally I felt you need a few dives on each wreck to see it, though
another group there
felt they'd 'done' the four wrecks in 3 dives (one dive they swam between
two of the wrecks),
oh well, each to there own I suppose.
 
I believe that only Hurghada boats go to Abu Nuhas routinely. Though we got
our Sharm boat across
to it. The Red Sea regulars in our group (not me, unfortunately) took our
(very nice & professional)
Egyptian dive guide around the sites (being Sharm based he'd never been
there before).
 
TTFN
Paul
 
 
Hanna wwwn

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