Day on and under the sea
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After getting hot and dusty in the desert it seems like no amounts of time spend in the shower will really do the job - hence it is a good thing to go to the coast. Hurgarda is very different from Dahab it is a much more developed tourist destination with bigger hotels a lot more tourist and all that comes along with it. It is a bit like many Mediterranean tourist towns everything I usually want to get away from to go somewhere more quite.
my initial doubt it is not really all that bad. The hotel is bigger the pool is
bigger the air con works - all something to be appreciated after a couple of
hot day in the desert and just a bit of exploration in
The main thing about Hurgada is the sea there is not too much to do on land. There is not the usual surplus of old ruins you just need to see before you can do something else. There will be different options, just hanging at the pool trying to find a beach or go diving (snorkelling).
For me the choice is very obvious I dont have the patience to go and spend a day on the beach or at the pool. Actually I found it impossible to spend more than half an hour in the sun at around five in the afternoon. After that I started to sweat soooo much that my book started to disintegrate because of my continuously dripping sweat and I would have to jump in the pool to cool of again. Diving it got to be.
I go out
diving on a boat. This is so much better than the dive up in Dahab. The water
is just as warm - always nice not to get cold on a dive no problems here. And
the water is a lot clearer than up north. I am diving with a tiny group of only
me, a body and a dive master. And this is
The fish life around this area is pretty good and the coral seems to be in a better state than in Dahab. I don't know if it is because going on the boat gets us out on the open sea with better conditions or if the corals are also better along the coast - never got to check it out.
It was not the best dive ever - but definitely
worth to go for and get to see so I don't feel too unhappy about diving in the