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Tuesday, September 5, 2000
Dahab, Egypt
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Dahab, Egypt:
Latitude: 28° 29' 27" North
Longitude: 34° 31' 29" East
Altitude: 17 feet
From Seattle: 8597 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Mohamed Ali Camp

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

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1244
Linear Dist: 239758
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
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Hotels: 459
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4216
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Journal Entry:
The first dive was at The Caves. That was my new favorite dive. It had some of everything plus it was fun. The entry was a bit difficult as it was just off the reef table. Right at the entry there were two caves (really one large cave divided in two by a mound of sand in the middle). We followed the contour south for a few minutes then descended along a sandy slope to 32 meters (104 feet). Accending to 22 meters (72 feet) we explored some little coral gardens and a wall covered in sponges. Finished off the dive exploring the caves at five meters (16 feet)

Back at the dive center Stacy and I decided to go get some lunch. I thought I ordered a toasted sandwich but ended up getting a huge pastry type thing - so much for my light lunch! We picked up water (it's amazing how much we drink here) the headed back to the dive center for another dive.

The second dive was also very nice. It was called The Huts. There were hundreds of red toothed trigger fish that looked as it they were dancing in the water.

After cleaning up from the second dive we sat around in the sun working on the dive logs. In the evening I got my hair cut, checked email and got a call from Amy. It was great to hear from her. She (and her cat) made it back to the US with only some minor problems. The call put me in a great mood and I went to meet Stacy for some beers. Actually tried a new place for dinner - Aladdin's. It was good, but not as good as the Sharks Club.


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

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