I had a great time on my trip. Ahmed knew I wanted to do lots of SCUBA diving, so he personally organized two weeks of diving for me: one week on the South Moon liveaboard in Sharm El Sheikh and one week at the Nesima Resort in Dahab. I also asked to have a couple days in Cairo when I arrived to see some of the main attractions in Egypt. Overall, this trip was epic and I would definitely recommend a Red Sea trip with Atlantic Adventure Divers.
My time in Cairo was amazing. I had a dinner on the Nile and got to see some Egyptian dancers and highly decorated boats. I saw the Egyptian Museum which was full on highlights from Tutankhamun and other Ancient Egyptian relics. Then I saw the Pyramids at Giza. I was in a state of “awe” the entire time at the Pyramids, since they were so large and beautiful. I had a short camel ride in the desert which resulted in amazing photos. In Cairo, I felt safe and my tour guide and drivers were amazing.
The South Moon liveaboard felt like home. The food and crew were great. The crew was especially helpful in getting me back into the Zodiac since I had a previous wrist injury. My dive guide Sameh was very knowledgeable. I had a lot of questions about the coral reef sea life as a marine biologist and he was able to answer these questions! The dives sites around Ras Mohamed were my favorite because you tended to see more species and numbers of fish.
The Thistlegorm wreck was really cool and it was the location that I saw my first sea turtle, then I saw another three turtles at other dive sites! The diving in Dahab was amazing. The Nesima Resort staff and the Dive Centre was really friendly and the resort was very comfortable, especially by the pool. My dive guide was really fun. We were taking pictures with my underwater camera at the Blue Hole and The Canyon, two famous dive sites. I saw an eagle ray and three large Napoleon wrasses on my boat dives at Ras Abu Galum. The Cave dive site was also pretty cool since you could see some shy species near the caves like pipefishes and nudibranchs. I ended up taking over 1000 photos in the Red Sea of tropical fish during my trip.