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Jason2000 - Canada 

Looking for Dive Buddies About Me:  now..I live in Saudi Arabia-Jeddah,I been diving all the Red Sea from north to south.. also in Parsian Gulf and around the world.. I love traveling and dive everywhere i travel.
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Uh, no spear fishing.
Written by Amyzengrace on 12/16/2010
wow.. amazing info you given.. thank you very much for informing me about these location.. Really, welling to visit Egypt soon.. I´ve seen the clip in Youtube.. wow amazing..Dolphins are very friendly.. swimming so slow with people. so.. I decided will not go to Egypt with out you.. you are my tourist guide.plenty of information. will copy it out for later.. other thing . is it allowed spearfishing there? coz i like to catch some fish and eat them as memories.. lollets chat on MSN or Yahoo: nassahg@hotmail.com or Yahoo: nassahg@ymail.com
Written by Jason2000 on 12/16/2010
Jason! If you´re a hard-core diver like me, and really serious about your dive sites, I advise you to skip Sharm (too touristy), Dahab is ok(my son and I dived with Bedouin Divers)Hurghada and Marsa Alam... too much trash in the water. Head down to Hamata and dive the Fury Shoals. The diving is pristine and phenomenal. We stayed at Zabargad Dive Resort and dived with Orca Divers, who were extremely professional. You can dive off their jetty, or take the boat out to the Fury Shoals... they are really amazing... I can´t use enough superlatives to describe the diving there. My son said, ´´There wasn´t one ordinary dive!´´ and he learned to dive in Malaysia, and has dived Bali, Phuket and the Similan Islands with me. You can get there by bus, as we did (took the bus from Dahab to Hurghada, and switched to the southern bus to Hamata... the bus dropped us off on the highway right at the driveway to the resort). I wanted to introduce my son to Red Sea diving; the first day, not 10 minutes out of the marina, the crew spotted a whale shark... everyone jumped into wetsuits and snorkelling gear and were in the water in about 3 minutes... and then, the last day was the crowning jewel... we went out to Sha´ab Sataya and snorkelled for over an hour with dozens of dolphins...I stopped counting at 40... before heading to our first dive site. In the afternoon, we dived Sha´ab Matawa, literally ´´the playground´´ in Arabic... which was a maze of coral heads, canyons, crevices... it really was ... (read more)
Jason! If you´re a hard-core diver like me, and really serious about your dive sites, I advise you to skip Sharm (too touristy), Dahab is ok(my son and I dived with Bedouin Divers)Hurghada and Marsa Alam... too much trash in the water. Head down to Hamata and dive the Fury Shoals. The diving is pristine and phenomenal. We stayed at Zabargad Dive Resort and dived with Orca Divers, who were extremely professional. You can dive off their jetty, or take the boat out to the Fury Shoals... they are really amazing... I can´t use enough superlatives to describe the diving there. My son said, ´´There wasn´t one ordinary dive!´´ and he learned to dive in Malaysia, and has dived Bali, Phuket and the Similan Islands with me. You can get there by bus, as we did (took the bus from Dahab to Hurghada, and switched to the southern bus to Hamata... the bus dropped us off on the highway right at the driveway to the resort). I wanted to introduce my son to Red Sea diving; the first day, not 10 minutes out of the marina, the crew spotted a whale shark... everyone jumped into wetsuits and snorkelling gear and were in the water in about 3 minutes... and then, the last day was the crowning jewel... we went out to Sha´ab Sataya and snorkelled for over an hour with dozens of dolphins...I stopped counting at 40... before heading to our first dive site. In the afternoon, we dived Sha´ab Matawa, literally ´´the playground´´ in Arabic... which was a maze of coral heads, canyons, crevices... it really was a playground. And the best part... not one shred of trash in the whole 5 days of diving. We were there in March, and the heavy storms had taken out the jetty, so we were ´´forced´´ to dive from the boat... but the hotel and dive centre boast over 5km of coastline to dive/snorkel off. If you book this resort, go through the dive centre for the booking--you´ll get a better rate. If you´ve got access to YouTube, you can enter ´´Sha´ab Sataya dolphins´´ into the search engine... there´s one good 3 minute clip on the experience... I go back to it to relive the memories. Oh yeh, the resort is in the middle of nowhere... it´d be like having a resort north of the cement plant in Yanbu. There´s only a small village for locals who work the marina/fishers, but the resort is all inclusive, including spa, bar, boutique, etc. Resort rates include 2 buffet meals/day. The dive gear rental rates were low enough to convince us not to travel with our entire kit... just took mask, fins, snorkels and regulators. All in all... well worth your precious time off from Saudi. The resort also does a brisk business in Italian tour groups... who aren´t there for the diving.  (read less)
 
Written by Amyzengrace on 12/16/2010
Hey Jason, You´ve just recharged my sea batteries for the day by mentioning Um Lajj... some of the best diving and camping in my memories. I´d love to return to Saudi to dive, but it´s harder getting a visa these days than when my ex was with Aramco. Think I could bring dive gear on Umrah? I just dived Fury Shoals off Hamata, Egypt in March... absolutely beyond description...
Written by Amyzengrace on 12/15/2010
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hi. good to hear that from you..actually, Red Sea is the best sea ever, aren´t u agree? I do everyweek a dive or snorkling..my skin aching if not got into water.. lollook.. if you have a vacation and welling to dive in saudia.inform me earlier so I can arrange somehow a visit visa for you..regarding the gears dont bother.. rental is easy.note: you said Umrah.. are you muslim?
Written by Amyzengrace on 12/16/2010

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