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Aqaba on Fadi's boat

Diving in Aqaba

This is a slightly old dive trip, but I just realized that I hadn’t written it up.

In November, I visited Fadi Ghandour’s home in Aqaba, Jordan and we went diving off of his boat. We had planned to go to Egypt and the Red Sea depending on the weather, but the sea was a bit choppy so we decided to do our diving in the Gulf of Aqaba.

It was the first time for me diving off of a private boat with it’s own compressor. It was super-relaxing and simple. We’d dive and refill the tanks during the surface intervals. Fadi had a few of his friends join us on the boat and we had Turkish coffee and nuts between dives and we chatted about business, politics and diving.

I also made my 50th dive during this trip and completed my PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.

Diving really is “the golf of the Middle East”. In addition to some really great dives, hanging out with Fadi and his friends on the boat was really quality time. Fadi and I decided that we’ll try to plan a liveaboard trip soon. Stay tuned.

I uploaded my photos to a Flickr set.