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Friday, September 8, 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: 1247
Linear Dist: 239714
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
More stats...
Hotels: 462
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4222

Journal Entry:
The morning dive was at the Eel Garden. There were tons (thousands!) of garden eels, and some fantastic coral gardens. But the real treat was a totally unexpected two and a half meter Guitar Shark! He wasn't even afraid of us, in fact he kept on coming over to check us out. He ended up hanging out with us for ten minutes.

During the lunch break I took the first of the many tests I'm going to have to take during my Divemaster class. Luckily it was an easy one! After a quick lunch I found out that I had aced the exam!

The second dive was at the Islands. As last time, it was a very nice dive. Tons of coral and lots of fish, but nothing really exciting. About the only noteworthy event was getting to take back one of the divers who ran low on air. Not exciting, but tending towards divemaster like activities.

Back at Nesima I tried to read up on the next section I'm to be tested on, but that plan quickly vanished when Tim (one of the DMs) asked if I wanted to grab a beer at the pool bar. Sat with a big group of dive staff and had a beer. I then tried to call a friend in the U.S. but only got the answering machine so I went back and had a few more beers. Had dinner with Stacy then headed to bed exhausted.

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

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