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Sunday, September 17, 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 - Yasmina

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

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1256
Linear Dist: 239714
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
More stats...
Hotels: 471
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4247

Journal Entry:
We were supposed to be at Nesima at 8:30 so we had to rush through breakfast again. We had one of the dive master exams then set out for a repeat of yesterday morning's dive. The skills demonstrations went a little smoother so we ended up with more air for the fun part. There had been a plastic cup that had been bothering me the entire time so I swam over to pick it up, and then picked up a bottle then another. Five minutes passed and my bag was full of litter. I felt good about cleaning up some of the crap, but we ended up low on air so we had to rush again. Still saw some great lion fish, a couple different kinds of pufferfish and trigger fish, and a crocodile fish. Getting out was more difficult than yesterday - the tide was lower, so there wasn't as much water over the reef. Plus with bigger surf, we both got tumbled some before we managed to stand up.

After a huge lunch I headed back to prepare for the class I'm assisting with (I get to do all the grunt work involved with loading the car). The dive was the class' second open water dive and was at Golden Blocks. It was a much better dive than yesterday, though it was still stressful and not at all relaxing.

Back at Nesima I had to hear about the giant Morray Stacy and Mick saw on their fun dive. Spent a little over an hour doing the reading for tomorrow then headed to the pool bar. After a couple beers I couldn't be bothered getting dinner so I grabbed some yogurt and a chocolate bar and headed back to the room.

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

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