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Monday, September 4, 2000
Dahab, Egypt
Egypt's FlagSouthern Sinai's Flag

Dahab, Egypt:
Latitude: 28° 29' 27" North
Longitude: 34° 31' 29" East
Altitude: 17 feet
From Seattle: 8597 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Mohamed Ali Camp

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

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1243
Linear Dist: 239714
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
More stats...
Hotels: 458
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4213

Journal Entry:
We got up early to go talk with the Nesima's dive center. They were the last club we wanted to talk to before we made up our minds about where we were going to do our dive master training. We liked them as much as Poseidon and the facilities and equipment is nicer, while the price actually a little cheaper! So we agreed to go on an afternoon dive with them and assuming that went well to sign up for their DM program.

Once again last night I didn't sleep well. A big problem was the heat that plus the price sent us looking for a new home. We ended up a couple camps down where for an extra dollar a day each we got a much nicer (and cleaner) room with our own bathroom.

I hit an internet cafe to check and answer email, but ended up spending the hour looking at photos that Steve just posted for me (21 rolls with 500+ photos from 17 countries!)

Then it was time to get wet! Met at the dive school, got our equipment together, and headed out with one of Nesima's dive masters (Tim) and a couple paying customers. We went to the Islands - the first site Amy and I dove together, last July. The dive isn't too exciting, it's just very, very pretty. One surprise was the current, it was very strong. At first I thought there was something wrong with my fins as I was kicking hard and barely moving! The problem was that even swimming with the current was difficult, otherwise you moved to fast to see anything! After the dive we spent the afternoon at the center filling out paperwork and collecting the books we're supposed to read.

I started the reading, then met up with Stacy to get dinner at Sharks Club. After dinner went back to the internet cafe and actually dealt with some of my email.

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

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