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Scuba Diving in the Red Sea

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It was a 45-minute intro dive, and we went down just under 10 metres. The way it was structured was pretty easy: put on wetsuit, flippers and air tank, go in the water to practice breathing and clearing water from the mask and breathing tube, and then we were ready to go.

As we just started going down I was concerned I wouldn't be able to do it -- before my ears popped it was quite painful and the way they showed us to pop ears didn't work. But then they did and it was all smooth from there.


Every pair of people stayed together (locked arms) and had a guide who did all the work: regulating the pressure on the tank to control the depth we were at, and pulling us to change our direction. All we had to do was keep arms locked together, kick a bit to move forward, and watch the aquatic life in all directions.


It would have been hard to pick a better spot to have my first scuba diving experience - the fish were plentiful and tropical, and the coral was very nice as well. Sue and I went snorkelling the following day and she agreed that it was better than Cuba or Bermuda.

Posted by chrisvasil 23:18 Archived in Egypt Tagged ecotourism Comments (0)

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