Diving the Musandam

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September 22nd 2007
Published: September 23rd 2007
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Similar to the eel that I saw underwater - stole the photo from Google
Chelle finally made it diving in the UAE. Yesterday morning at the ungodly hour of 4:30am she got up and headed off to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel to join a group of divers heading up to the Musandam peninsular in Oman. The trip was rather long. 2 hours in a bus and then another 2 hours on a Dhow. However the Dhow was lovely and Chelle spent her time on a sun lounger on the deck reading a book (one of the 22 that she brought from a charity book sale the day before 😊

The diving itself wasn't all that flash it has to be said. Poor old Chelle has dived in a few locations around the world and it appears that she has now become a bit of a dive snob. Anything less that 20m visibility is just plain not acceptable.

The first dive was at a dive site called Liwa Rock. The day before people had seen a whale shark there. However this experience was not to be shared by our group and the most exciting thing seen were lion fish.

The second dive was a little bit better (although the visibility was worse -
The MusandamThe MusandamThe Musandam

The beautiful Musandam peninsular. Look at the beautiful blue sky
down to about 12m) as Chelle saw a speckled moray and three sea turtles.

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27th September 2007

Who is that sitting to the left of you in the 4th photo??
1st October 2007

I truely have no idea. She was just on the dive trip with us and I didn't learn her name

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