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Saturday, September 9, 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: 1248
Linear Dist: 239714
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
More stats...
Hotels: 463
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4227

Journal Entry:
In the morning I took off with Tim to do two dives - the first at the Canyon then the second at the Blue Hole. The first dive was pretty good, but I had to take a diver in ten minutes early so I missed out on some of it. We had lunch at the Blue Hole then did the Bells to Blue Hole dive. The second dive went OK, but one of the divers had some major buoyancy problems - not good on a nearly bottomless wall dive. The ride back was to Nesima was a nightmare - the driver seemed determined to kill us all. When we finally yelled at hime he slowed down and wouldn't drive over ten miles an hour - OK by us!

Back at Nesima I was planning on doing some of my Dive Master reading but instead volunteered to go out with Laurie's Open Water class. I was supposed to keep track of the spare weight belt, and managed to leave it behind in a few feet of water. I went back for it and it was right where I left it. No real problem, but pretty embarassing.

Did the standard beers with the usual group at the pool bar and had dinner with Cesil and Stacy at Aladdin's. After dinner we decided to have a few more beers at Tota but the table we chose was ended up being covered in blood - which sort of put a damper on the evening.

[Entry written from notes on 14 Jan, 2001]

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

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