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Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote,

   Spain  Atlantic (European coastal)
Puerto del Carmen is a live fish tank! Just off the coast there are at least 10 different dive sites either by boat or beach with an amazing quantity of sealife- seahorses, felix the ginormous grouoer, cow breams, guelly jacks etc. for all levels, from 5m to 40, shipwrecks, drift dives and heaven for under water photographers.

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WOODHOUSE REEF Straight of Tiran Sharm El Sheikh

   Egypt  Red Sea
The third and the longer of the fourth reefs of the Straight of Tiran. Beautiful wall full of soft corals, canyon at 32mt, sandy bottom at the end of the reef. Washin' machine current at the end of the reef.

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Sailfish run

   Mexico  Gulf Of Mexico
Lilly M, 36 foot Fisherman crew was great

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Ras Nasrani

   Egypt  Red Sea
Vertical wall with soft corals and gorgonians, beautiful corner with a plateu fulls of porites

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Arashi Airplane

   Aruba  Caribbean Sea
Sunken Lockheed Lodestar sits a 35ft of water. Coral formations and variety of fish surround the airplane wreck.

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Near Palancar

   Mexico  Gulf Of Mexico
Current, Cozumel, December 2013

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House reef KOMODO RESORT, Sebayur Island

   Indonesia  Flores Sea
Extraordinary diving and snorkelling site; marine life is extremely rich, but current is in general medium/strong

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Near Kona, Hawaii.

   United States  Pacific
Long range dive with Jacks Diving Locker, Kona Hawaii.

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Caves, Jeffs Pro Dive Inhambane

   Mozambique  Mozambique Channel
Jeffs Palm Resort

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Yucab, Cozumel Mexico

   Mexico  Caribbean Sea
Lots of corals, sponges, lobsters, turtles, all the usual suspects.


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Winchester Bay, South Jetty Triangle, Oregon

   United States  Pacific
Dive site has two jetty's that come to a point out at sea with the shore being the third side of a triangle. Can be dove anytime of day or year being completely inclosed from the ocean. Jetty's length is est.under 1 mile creating a salt water lake.

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Santa Rosa, diving with Dive Palancar out of the Occidental Grand Hotel, Cozumel

   Mexico  Gulf Of Mexico
There was a 3+ knot current, and five angels…but this is the one shot I liked because of the attitude the Hawksbill seems to be displaying...

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JACKSON REEF - Straight of Tiran - Sharm El Sheikh - Sinai Peninsula

   Egypt  Red Sea
The last in the north and the most beautiful of the fourth reefs of the Straight of Tiran. There is the Lara's wreck (a cyprot big cargo ship that in 1985, in navigation in the night went against the reef) upon the Reef in the north. Beautiful fire coral garden (max dept 7.5mt)full of soft corals and a big salad coral on the west part of the reef; beautiful big fan corals, black corals, and beautiful very red anemon (28mt depth), in the middle, with sandy bottom max depth 45mt; on the east vertical wall with a lot of fan corals and massive corals and soft corals. All the divers want to do "Jackson outside", in the north, close to the Lara's wreck, in the blue, 'cause there is a Scalloped Hammerheads's observer area and in the summertime is full of Scalloped Hammerheads Sharks. The reef outside, in the north, is poor of marine life, 'cause there's no light, 'cause the rays of sun don't touch that area.

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Ras Za'atar - Ras Mohammed National Parck - Sharm El Sheikh

   Egypt  Red Sea
Vertical wall full of soft corals, big table corals and big fan corals. The best part is on the corner

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Rondo Island

   Indonesia  Andaman Sea
Excellence landscape, Many Pinnacles, Fishes, Over Hang, Cave, Cristal Clear
2 hours from Weh Island.




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Paradise Sharm El Sheikh Egypt

   Egypt  Red Sea
Beautiful dive site with vertical wall that degrees slowly deeper. Gorgonians, soft corals...

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Stuart Cove Nassua Bahamas

   United States  Caribbean Sea
Ive been diving for over 40 years and never thought of Stuart Cove becuse of it to be too touristy but ive been there now three years in a row,14 dives in 4 days and can't say enough.I LOVE IT THERE...

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Million Hope Nabq Sharm El Sheikh

   Egypt  Red Sea
The Million Hope Wreck






Location:


28 03' 42" N, 34 26' 40"E. Southern Gulf of Aqaba on east coast of Sinai Peninsular




Access:


Day boat from Sharm El Sheikh




Minimum Depth to Wreck


0m (Superstructure above water level)




Maximum Depth to Seabed:


22m (at stern)




Average Visibility:


20-25m




The Ship


Built in Japan, as a Bulk Carrier with additional facilities for transporting vehicles, the Million Hope was launched as the "Ryusei Maru" in 1972. She was a very large ship - displacing 26,181 grt and measuring 174.6m x 24.8m with a draught of 10m. Her bridge castle is located at the stern behind 5 cargo holds - in between which are four massive cranes towering high above the decks. The ship was powered by two 6 Cylinder diesel engines capable of producing 11,600 bhp and a top speed of 17 knots.


The ship had several names during her lifetime before being purchased by the Aksonas Shipping Co Ltd of Limassol, Cyprus for 136 million in 1996. It was at this time she was finally renamed "Million Hope" and promptly insured for 41 Million. Only six weeks later, she became a constructive total loss.


The Loss of the Million Hope


Loaded with a 26,000 ton cargo of Potash and Phosphates, the Million Hope sailed from Jordan's only port of Aqaba on 19 June 1996 - destination Taiwan. Visibility, however, quickly deteriorated and early on 20 June the vessel struck the inshore Reef near Nabq - on the western shores of the Gulf of Aqaba, approx. 3 miles north of Sharm El Sheikh.


Lloyds List dated 24 June 1996 carried the following item under "Casualty Report:"


"MILLION HOPE "(Cyprus)


Jun 21: Egyptian Maritime Officials said yesterday they were concerned about possible leakage of about 23,000 tons of phosphate and potassium plus 700 tons of fuel from the bulk carrier Million Hope which sank off Egypts Sinai Peninsular, Cairo radio reported. All 25 members of the crew ere rescued by Egyptian naval vessels and other vessels in an operation that lasted more than 20 hours. The vessel, on voyage from Jordan to Taiwan, was ripped open by coral reefs near Egypts Sharm El-Sheikh resort. The vessels mainly Filipino crew huddled in the stern and refused to abandon ship until it became clear the vessel would sink, Cairo radio said. Some of the crew accused the vessels master of failing to follow the areas prescribed navigation routes and of maintaining speed despite poor visibility."


The cargo actually comprised 15,000 tons of Potash and 11,000 tons of phosphate rock and the big concern was that this would slowly dissolve in seawater - producing an algae-like film that would blot out essential sunlight from all adjacent reefs. Major Salvage companies were, therefore, invited to tender for the salvage of this cargo which was separately valued at 1.3 million. This operation was successfully carried out.
With much of her superstructure still out of the water, the Million Hope can be seen from several miles away. She is basically upright but with a pronounced list to port - i.e. away from the Reef. Her entire starboard side rests against the reef on which she foundered and her keel lies along the seabed at the base of that reef at between 19 - 24m. Her decks are underwater but not the focsle. Apart from fairly superficial damage, the vessel is completely intact - with no evidence of salvage.

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Gordon Reef - Straight of Tiran - Sharm El Sheikh

   Egypt  Red Sea
The fist one and the biggest one of the fourth reefs of the Straight of Tiran. Nice dive with sandy bottom and also a plateau full of corals. Barrels, the cargo, (north/east) and also pieces (south/west) of the Louvilla Wreck (1981) that now is upon the reef in the north. The current split in the middle of the reef.

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Ras Gohzlani - Ras Mohammed National Park - Sharm el Sheikh

   Egypt  Red Sea
Very quiet dive site with sandy bottom

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