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Tuesday, July 11, 2000
Dahab, Egypt
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Dahab, Egypt:
Latitude: 28° 29' 35" North
Longitude: 34° 31' 2" East
Altitude: 12 feet
From Seattle: 8596 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Auski Camp

Today's Travel:
Country: Egypt
Region: Sinai Peninsula
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1188
Linear Dist: 230218
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 264
More stats...
Hotels: 410
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 126
Hostels: 261
Transit: 75
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4134

Journal Entry:
Spent the morning working on my H/PC. Checked email, then walked in to the village to meet Amy. In the afternoon went on Amy's final checkout dive with her.

The dive was at "The Islands" - two largish circular reefs that are only islands at extreme low tide. We waded over the shore reef and swam around the outer island then back to shore around the inner one. We exited through a small cave into the shore reef. There was nothing specifically fantastic about this dive, no great highlights - the entire dive was just so pretty. There was tons of fantastically dense coral and lots of fish. There were some sections where sections of the coral had been knocked down by an earthquake some years ago and they looked like frozen waterfalls.

After the dive I hung out at the dive club while Amy took her test (she passed). Afterwards we hung out at the camp then sat and read on the beach in front before heading for a couple beers at happy hour then back to the Shark Club for dinner.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Egypt
CIA World Fact Book: Egypt

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