Saturday, December 18, 2010

United Arab Emirates diving

United Arab Emirates diving

Yesterday I went diving with my friends Imad and Sunil in Fujairah, one of the 7 emirates in the UAE. We went to Khor Fakkan and dived the Inch Cape 2 and Dibba Rok.

Batfish, locally named Imad!

The Inch Cape 2 is a small but very nice wreck with a max depth of around 20 meters, ideal for what we were planning, Sunil's final wreck dive for the Wreck dive Instructor specialty.

Inside the Inch Cape 2

The wreck can be penetrated through the bow and there's plenty of fish on and around the wreck, including various Moray Eels.

Moray Eel on the Inch Cape 2

During the trip over to the wreck dive site, we spotted at least 4 turtles on the surface.

Lobster at Dibba Rock

The second dive of the day was at Dibba Rock, which had a very strong current when we dived it so we had a lovely drift dive. A turtle, moray eels and some big lobsters were seen. Sometimes this is a also a good location to spot black tip reef sharks, but we didn't encounter any yesterday.

Imad, Sunil and myself after the dives on the boat

A great seafood lunch was enjoyed after the dives. With thanks at Alla at Blue Planet Diving for providing the facilities.

Camille

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