Blue O Two's boat the blue Fin was to be our home for the week and we soon settled into her luxury, becoming well trained like Pavlov's dogs to leap at the sound of the bell and do the next thing (did we just dive? Yes, then it must be time to eat....or sleep....or shop....or dive again?). The people on board were great, the food was fantastic and plentiful and the dive guides and boat staff were fabulously helpful as always, needing you only to look at something and they were on hand to assist.
Highlights of the week ranged from a beaming smile and the exclamation of "There was just so much orange!", through learning about all the different life forms underwater and spotting new and different creatures, to swimming/diving with wild dolphins and a very friendly turtle.
Sadly, all too soon it was time to spend our last day lazing by the pool at the gorgeous Marriott hotel in Hurghada before heading back to the plane and home again, ready to be greeted by the depressing news that the ground temperature in Manchester was a whopping 0 degrees!
All in all, an absolutely fabulous trip. Where to next guys?