(Click on thumbs for larger image - Photos by Chris Holland, Rab Wallace and Charles Gill)
After a bumpy time booking this trip, probably totally unrelated to the Gulf War or Sars, we finally managed to get there, many thanks to Tony Blackhurst for their help in arranging this trip, and understanding when we had to pull a number of the places we had booked!
After a five hour flight (which was slightly delayed, we had a quick transfer to the boat, (midnight local time). The Gatwick contingent did not get there until 2-3am! The next day we hit a local dive site for an easy dive (Ras Caty) , and introduce three new divers to the sea.
Others on the trip are :
Plus a few others which either I have forgotten names (sorry) or dare not try to spell them (again sorry), but drop me a line if you were there and not featured.
The visibility was stunning and for a low-life site it was teaming with life. Over the week we did upto four dives per day, 3 in the daytime and one at night. A good mix of wrecks (Dunraven, Thistlegorm, Carnatic, even an old barge for one of the night dives), and lots of reefs, always keeping one eye on the blue to see whats out there!
We did a fair amount of reef dives as this is were the life is, including Ras Ghozlany , The Last Alternative, Bluff Point, Shark Reef, Jackfish Ally, Jackson Reef, Woodhouse Reef, South Laggoona, Thomas Reef, Ras Umy Sid to name but a few.