Monday, 22 April 2013

Tracy's Birth / Earth Day!

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, Dear Tracy,
Happy birthday to you!

Today the Earth is 7,000,000,000 years old. Tracy is not sharing her age with us though... To celebrate, we went... litter picking! In my defence, Tracy said she wanted a birthday surprise and she was pretty surprised!

Every year Red Sea Diving Safari hold a special event to assist with the events of Earth Day. This year they organised a dive to clean up some of plastic bags, cups and general rubbish that washes up on the reef at Marsa Nakari. At the sister camp of Marsa Shagra, they were having a land-based clean-up operation. Hopefully the photos will be on the RSDS web site soon!

Today is our last day of diving before we head home tomorrow. You should not dive and then fly within 24 hours as you would be at serious risk of Decompression Sickness (known colloquially as "the bends"), so our second dive of the day was our final div of the holiday.

We enjoyed a long, shallow dive along the North reef at Marsa Nakari. We saw blue-spotted rays, puffer fish, pinnochio fish (we don't know what they are really called, but they have long noses), and a strange thing that looked like a cross between a sea worm and a sea horse! This wqs another record-breaking dive for Tracy as he longest dive yet at a fantastic 61 minutes (with 50 bar still in he cylinder!)

We had a wander around the eco-lodge and took some photos of the sunny day to remind ourselves of what a great trip we have had. All the staff here have been great. Special thanks to Hisham for looking after us on our guided dives. Big thanks also go to the restaurant staff who have served such great food all week!


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