Report by Norman Lamb (21st – 29th October 2021)
Alan and I finally got out to the Red Sea diving with two friends at the end of October. This was the third attempt at doing the trip. The trip was booked at the dive show in October 2019 for the July of 2020. Before corona virus got in the way. It was great to finally be on the plane from Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh and to see a Red Sea dive boat again.
After the normal check in and the paperwork finished, with kit and weights sorted we were off out to do a check out dive. The trip was going to be the standard Wrecks and Reefs. With the wrecks in the northern Red Sea and the reefs in the Strait of Tiran. The next day we were up at 06:00 for the first dive briefing of the day at 06:30 and the first dive of the day at 07:00, then back on board for breakfast at about 08:00. There would be a second dive before lunch, a third dive in the afternoon and a night dive for those who like night diving. A pattern that would be repeated over the next few days.
On the trip we would be diving on the well known wrecks like the Thistlegorm, Kingston, Dunraven, Giannis D, Carnatic, Rosalie Moller and the usual day and night dive on the Barge.
The trip went well with a good crowd of divers on the boat and saying the same as us, it was nice to be back diving in the Red Sea again.