ARRIVAL: Sha’ab Marsa Alam Reef

Picked up a mooring and went for another snorkel. Ariel1 arrived an hour or so later. Nicely sheltered, at least as good as Samadei Reef. The snorkelling was nice and an easy swim from the mooring. Vertical bommie sides with nice overhangs and caves. Nothing spectacular fish wise was seen, but the coral in the upper 2 to 3m is healthy with a good diversity of hard and soft corals.

Position 25° 01.369′ N 34° 57.512′ E
COG 338T
SOG 3.1kt
Log 11,127 nm
Engine 375.1 h

Lat 25.022817: Lon 34.958533

DEPARTURE: Samadei Reef

After a visit from what appeared to be a group of marine scientists the previous evening, we moved 5 miles north to Shab Marsa Alam. Winds were about 12 knots on the bow with a short, steep swell of about 1 to 1.5m. Not pleasant conditions for making miles.

Position 24° 59.098′ N 34° 59.825′ E
COG 317T
SOG 3.1kt
Log 11,120 nm
Engine 372.9 h

Lat 24.984967: Lon 34.997083