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From the 10th of November till the 17th of November I had the pleasure of being on my 3rd Liveaboard in 2008
This time we did a Sinai Classic trip. From Sharm el Sheikh, we went to Ras Mohammed, crossed Abu Nuhas, to dive the Ghiannis D and Carnatic, then back again to Thistlegorm, and the trip ended in the Strait of Tiran.
Here you can see the 5 danes doing this trip together, and Hans from Germany (the 3 other germans had left for the airport already).
The page is google map heavy, so might take a few moments to load. On the next trip i’ll set the log speed to less than 1 log every 5 sec, that is way to much for a boat going at 15 km/h.
While doing the last minute of the safety stop, on the last dive of my June 2008 live-aboard trip, it finally did happen.
I dived with dolphins, I have snorkeled with them 4-5 times, but never did i dive with them.
It was a huge experience, a dolphin mother and her baby did circle around us 3-4 times.
Thanks to Lis and Søren for lending me the pictures.
You can see the photo’s here : Dolphins
The photo’s have not been edited in any way.
The Elphinstone reef is one of the great reefs in the Red Sea.
The reef is some distance from the mainland, therefore there is a good chance to see large animals, like Sharks around the reef.
In the southern end of the reef, there is a plateau at around 40 metres of depth, what a lot of divers does not know, is that there is a tunnel going through the reef, called The Arch.
In 2006 I had the great pleasure of diving though The Arch, together with out egyptian guide Muhammed and my good diving friend Frank.
Even though the nitrogen narcosis is quite high at 55-60 metres of depth, the pleasure was great. In the middle of the arch there are 3 large stone blocks formed like coffins. The fairy tail is that there is a Pharaoh buried in one of these ‘coffins’.
In may 2008 I am going back to Elphinstone, i really hope to get a chance to dive The Arch again.
Here is a video of divers using scooters going through The Arch.