GillF

GillF

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Reviews (2)

Red Sea

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Living in the Eastern Med, the Red Sea is on my doorstep and so I've visited quite a few times. While I've dived from day boats out of Sharm, it can get very busy and the reefs do suffer. So, in my opinion, the best way to explore the Red Sea is by liveaboard. I've done the northern reefs and wrecks route several times, and also the B, D, E route (Brothers, Daedelus, Elphinstone) once. Even though the diving at BDE is exciting, big ocean stuff with a good chance of spotting sharks, the conditions can be challenging so it's better left to experienced divers.

Although it's less exclusive, diving the northern reefs is by far my favorite area, and I will go back again and again. There is so much variety that every dive is completely different - huge walls, drift dives, gorgeous reefs, coral gardens, fields of anemones, big and small wrecks. The range of different dive sites is fantastic! And it can be enjoyed by all levels of diver making it a great option for groups of friends or club trips.

The marine life is quite unique in the Red Sea and there are species here that you won't find elsewhere. We saw a lot of triggerfish, parrotfish, huge Napoleon wrasse, and even got buzzed by a pod of dolphins once. I will never forget seeing 3 huge moray eels free-swimming up the reef on a late afternoon dive.

I cannot recommend the Red Sea enough as a dive destination. It really is exceptional.

Visited on 11/2020 - Submitted on 06/04/2021
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Lombok

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We did several days scuba diving on Gili Air and Gili Trawangan, and each dive was fascinating and unique. Frogfish point was like a Disney ride, with so much marine life just waiting for you to swim past. We saw loads of garden eels, rays, morays, and some mantis shrimp and partner shrimp. At Bounty dive site we saw 2 turtles, loads of nudibranchs, octopus, cuttlefish, and quite a few batfish hanging around.

Dive conditions here are really easy, with flat calm, warm water and virtually no current. The sites were quiet too, we had the guide to ourselves on one day. I will definitely be diving here again in the future if I get the chance!

Visited on 09/2011 - Submitted on 04/17/2020
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