Big thanks to Ahmed Waell of Atlantic Adventure Divers who organized our “Dive into the Ancient World” trip in September 2012. Great way to experience the history of Egypt and to scuba dive some of the most pristine reefs in the world. We even received calls from Ahmed while we were in Egypt.
We did the Deep South Route on the Emperor Elite great crew and DM’s (Daniela & Csaba). Water temp at most southern point 86F and all around best reefs we ever saw beats anything from the Caribbean. We didn’t see the hammerheads sharks we had hope for, but we had unplanned dolphin encounter that was priceless with 6-8 dolphins swimming/playing around us for a good 10-15 minutes.
The Nile cruise part with tours of the temples, camel rides and hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings are memories that we stay with us forever. The 2 days in Cairo with visit to the pyramids, walk through Tahrir square no problems felt very safe, you can say that “were not in Kansas anymore” after driving around the city. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and Egyptian people were friendly and always ready to “deal”. Bottom line would do the whole trip over again.