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Monday, October 2, 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: 1271
Linear Dist: 239714
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
More stats...
Hotels: 486
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4278

Journal Entry:
Didn't have anything going this morning so Stacy, Tim, and I went for a fun dive at Umm Sid. It was planned to be a deep dive (40 m / 130 feet) since we wanted to go see a fan coral and giant moray at that depth. To extend our bottom time Tim Gerry rigged a second tank on to his BC - I was a little nervous about it, but it seemed to work well. The dive was good, we saw the fan coral, but the moray wasn't around. It's the first time I've put my computer in to decompression mode which was a little scary, but also a little reassuring we spent an extra thirty minutes in shallow water anyway so there was no worries.

In the afternoon I tried to arrange a Thistlegorm trip out of Sharm, but I couldn't find anyone who was going in the next few days. I decided to skip the afternoon and got my dive physical done. The physical is a requirement for the Divemaster card, but a bit silly as I've already been diving with Nesima for a month. The physical was even sillier - the doctor asked me if I was ok to dive then stamped and signed his name - he didn't even take my pulse. I tried to figure out how to do our map on the computer. I was hoping I could get Excel to do a surface graph. I could, but the results were far from impressive so I decided it was just going to be to much work.

Finished off the day at the pool bar with the regular crowd. I tried to call another club that someone recommended, and they have a Thistlegorm trip going - tomorrow morning. To make it I would have had to leave on the bus in fifteen minutes, so I didn't go. Had another beer and end up in a lousy mood so I went and had pizza for dinner by myself and then went to the Sharks Club for a chocolate thickshake for dessert.

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

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