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Reviews (3)

Red Sea Blue Force 2

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I spent 7 nights on the Blue Force 2 in November 2021 and had a fantastic trip. The pre-trip service from their office was helpful and efficient and everything was arranged as planned.

The boat is slightly tired but has everything required for a comfortable trip. The dive deck is spacious and has a large central camera table, there is plenty of deck space on the upper decks to relax, and everything was very clean and tidy.

The food was excellent, very varied, and fresh. The chef made an extra effort for those with dietary requirements and even made a birthday cake for one of our group. The staff was exceptional, especially the local guides who were knowledgeable, professional, and very friendly.

Overall, this boat offers excellent value for money, it may not be luxury but we more than go what we paid for.

Visited on 02/2022 - Submitted on 02/10/2022
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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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