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Santa-Eulalia Reef - Eastern part of the Island of Ibiza

   Spain  Balearic Sea
This reef is very broad. 3 Dives spots are available on it.
-"The chiminea", an open cave, 20 meters deep, eastern part of the reef.
-"los escalones" cliff between 29 and 36 meters with a lot of moray eel and big groupers, south an north east of the reef
-"la baliza" wreck of different firelight around 12 meters deep to 28 meters with a big shoal of barracudas, south of the reef

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Calbo Pulmo

   Mexico  Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California
Don't go til the water warms up, October is a good month.

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Octopus Garden Hotel Reef

   Panama  Atlantic (South America coastal)
If you go to the Octopus Garden Hotel company Panama Divers dives everyday out of it and you can dive anyday of the year best times are during dry season. There are tons of dives sites in the area. Great place to dive.

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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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Blue Water

   United States  Pacific
The water offshore from Kona is alive with big marine life. Don't be afraid to go cruising the blue for megafauna.

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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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Darilao Casino Wreck at Anilao Batangas

   Philippines  Philippine Sea
The dive site is very pleasant with minimal current. Good visibility and not so warm watyer temperature. Marine life is abundant from Bat fishes, nudi, electric clam. sea turtle and other interesting fisfes and critters

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Roatan, Honduras

   Honduras  Caribbean Sea
Really enjoyed the diving here.

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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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Mabibi Beach @ Thonga Beach Lodge

   South Africa  Indian Ocean
Diving From Mabibi is only avalible from Thonga Beach Lodge as it is in a restricted part of the Coastal Reserve . Diving these parts are best during the summer months and Turtle tracking is in season from Nov - Feb . We have Loggerhead Turtles and Leatherbacks nesting during this time .

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San Christobal

   Solomon islands  Solomon Sea
Diving the Solomons only exceeded by Raja Ampat for variety, viz, and beauty

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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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Canyon, Bligh waters

   Fiji  Pacific
Easy dive. Mild currents. Viz will vary depending on current. Expect to see large amounts of reef fish in the water column. Few sharks, mainly Whitetip reef sharks if any. Some macro, primarily nudibranchs.

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Porto di misenum

   Italy  Tyrrhenian Sea
JELLYFISH

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San Benedicto Island

   Mexico  Pacific
I dove with the Nautilus Explorer out of Cabo San Lucas. Great operation to dive with.

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Honaloa Bay, Maui, Hawaii

   United States  Pacific
This most beautiful scenic bay on the Northwest side of the Island of Maui, Hawaii is a true snorkelers paradise. Sheltered from the trade winds by a south facing cliff wall it finds many people visiting, walking down through a virtual tropical forest, daily to enjoy this quite "off the beaten path" rocky bay. But what makes it so special is its marine life and lightly submerged reef that can be clearly seen driving passed. It is an awesome healthy yellow reef perhaps 5 to 10 feet deep with every type of hawaiian fish you can think of. One day a person above the bay in one of the car turn off areas pointed out a fish school ball to me that I would of just thought of as a dark area in the water. Snorkeled out to it and got some really great digital pictures.
Beautiful part of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Shagra Bay

   Egypt  Red Sea
House Reef

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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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