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Tuesday, September 26, 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: 1265
Linear Dist: 239714
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
More stats...
Hotels: 480
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4262

Journal Entry:
In the morning I led a dive to Golden Blocks with Alex. It was a nice dive, but the customer was a South African divemaster who used air at an incredible rate. The highlight of the dive was a large turtle that we saw a couple times and even hung out with us for several minutes near the end of the dive. At lunch I turned in a load of laundry and did falafel take away.

In the afternoon Stacy and I went to the Lagoon with Jack to do out 18 skills demonstrations (one of the requirements for the divemaster certification is that you have to be able to show you can teach all the eighteen basic skills underwater). The only excitement was that after we followed this abandoned fishing line - we never found the end, but Jack somehow lost the slate with the all of our scores written on it! We searched for it, but with the strong winds if he lost it on the surface (last place we saw it) it's was half way to Saudi. It didn't really matter since we both passed everything. In fact it probably was for the best as not having the scores kept us from getting competitive with each other.

In the evening we finished up our emergency plan (another DM requirement) and picked up laundry. Stacy and I walked around to Assalah to have a great dinner at Blue Beach.

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

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