Egypt: Last week on Cyclone a group of hardy tekkies descended for a week of technical diving with our very own guru Mark Powell. Mark was teaching a few tri mix courses on board so the diving was deep, deep, deep! The guys got to dive sites that we cannot include on our recreational itineraries. Highlights for the group? Rosie was as beautiful as ever. The Lara was equally magical. But the best moment had to be looking up at the surface from 90m at Thomas Canyon.
Philippines: Our very own Tony B has just returned from escorting a group to wreck mecca Sangat. The trip was a complete blast, with everyone loving the Robinson Crusoe style living (dive, eat, sleep!). The bet bits for Tony were rummaging around in the kitchen with all its pots and pans on the Irako Maru and checking out the control room of the Akitushima Maru. No less impressive was the dive at Barracuda Lake, the local hot springs, diving in 38 degree water! And just in case you think there is nothing new for Tony to see after his thousands of dives, there was a fleeting glance of the rare bamboo shark on a night dive. All Tony’s pics will follow on facebook next week.