Saturday, 8 November 2008

Liveaboard Northern Red Sea


Gee. Been on the MIA(missing in action) list again. But for very, very good reason. I've had just returned from a week of liveaboard in Northern Red Sea. Doing nothing really, apart from dive, eat, sleep (DES) for the whole week. This trip aims to satisfy my dive craving since I left the warm tropical waters. Having about 60 recreational dives under my Advance Open Water belt, I decided to give a try on my first liveaboard trip that cater to dive the reefs and wrecks of Northern Red Sea.
Of course not accustomed to live on a boat, motion sickness sets in(ahem-dizziness, vomiting, nauseous) ..... dramamine to the rescue. Not to mention associated nitrogen narcosis/bend along the way :-) . Well did 37meters in one of my dives in Red Sea, looking back on my log I did 43m in Sipadan before.

Red Sea corals are excellent, wrecks top notch (especially Thistlegorm and Carnatic), Ras Mohamed reef worth mentioning. One setback is that I don't get to see many pelagics, being unlucky I guess , as other group saw oceanic white tip & hammerhead sharks. As our dive guides put it, August is the best time to do Northern Red Sea if one wanted to see big pelagics. Well, well..... another trip planned?

Back to real world ..................

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Having lots of fun, eh?! We're on semi-hols now...still have to go to school for another week to finish of some admin work, students are already off for the year!

fenfen said...

It was me! Don't know how to post comment...let's try again.

fen again said...

OK. now it works...hey! the photo on the boat, very nice-la.

Christine Toh said...

Of course it's fun. Plus the nice food and nice boat and bunch of fun divers made the diving fun. You guys so rajin :-)