Hello, Awesome nerds of the world!
I hope its all well and dandy on your side of life, wherever that might be!
Guess what? Nerdy me is back in Dahab and well on my way to becoming a dive master! *Loud screeches of joy*
I realize that I have yet to share my journey of becoming a Dive master so lets start with this week.
Three days ago, my friend and my DM instructor, Andreas Fuchs, told me he’s starting a deep speciality course; of course I intruded. I do not know why but the depths of the oceans have always fascinated me; the mere fact that we live thousands of kilometers above species that we’ve yet to discover, is enough to make me mad with curiosity!! (Where are my technical nerds at?)
The first dive we completed was done at The lighthouse dive site and it was fantastic! Throughout my diving journey, I would always hear people saying they get bored with that specific dive site and that just baffles me. Mind you, I have been diving for 9 years and my first dive was done at the Lighthouse, but nothing I saw then is the same today (its both, good and bad). Besides the bleaching corals, things are constantly changing and species appear and leave so you never, REALLY end up seeing EXACTLY the same thing; point is, The Lighthouse is awesome!
Our second deep dive was done at The Canyon dive site and this site is a whole other form of beauty. Within this site, you start at the sandy lagoon then you either stay and explore the coral garden or continue ahead and dive the canyon itself. A crack on the bed that descends up to 54 meters and you get to enjoy every inch of it. You start at the highest point 28 meters and you descend to 40. IT IS SURREAL.
Our third and last dive was done at Ras Abu Helal. Now there are several reasons why my heart skipped a beat when I heard that this dive site was one of the three . Mainly it was because I had never been before so naturally, the screeches of joy continued. This beautiful site is a smaller version of the Canyon dive site (here you go, another reason for my screeching); only you would be advised against diving the canyon at Ras Abu Helal and judging with how tight the fissure looked, I would advise against it too unless you were properly trained BUT the coral garden that surrounds the fissure is quite the sight! Beautiful table corals that seem like they’ll stretch for days, broccoli corals that attracts turtles, big pinnacles and Honeycomb corals. I promise you, you will not regret it.
Needless to say, nerdy nour loves her bubbles and her bubble making family!
See you next week, nerds!