Nov 09 03
Ever felt like being in a huge aquarium? That’s how I felt jumping in the 28°C warm water on our first day in Sharm el Sheik (Egypt). Surrounded by millions of colorful fish, lionfish, trigger fish, bluespotted stingrays, clownfish – and we were just skin diving. I always thought there can’t be anything as great as the Great Barrier Reef. But after a week of diving in the Red Sea I have to admit that it is almost as beautiful. The difference is mainly that most dives are drift dives, the water is even more salty (I needed an extra 2 leds) and the hinterland is mostly desert and arabic hard to understand. We had 4 great days of diving even though we didn’t see any big fish besides the usual napoleons, crocodile fish etc. the coral reefs are really making up for it. A quad tour on our rest day gave us the opportunity to experience the hot and dry hinterlands meeting some beduins. Good to know that we could just jump in the water again to get rid of all the dust.
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