24 Jun - 29 Jun 2007 Fury Shoal

Northern Red Sea
Fury Shoal
Abu Galawa
SY "Kamu II" tied up to two unoccupied dive-boat moorings, at 16 m and 21 m depth, on coral and sand.

Click below for an interactive satellite view of our secure "mooring":
N 24° 13.70' E 035° 34.61'

Noticing a very distinctive and constant pattern of periodic wind shifts at our very protected anchorage on the lee side of Abu Galawa: NW F4 from 08:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., NE F5 from 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m., NW F4 from 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m., calm from 06:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., W F4 from 10:00 p.m. to midnight, S F4 from midnight to 03:00 a.m. and calm from 03:00 a.m. to 08:00 a.m.

DM Konni: Running into several liveaboard dive-vessels aka safari boats with very friendly and welcoming Egyptian skippers and dive masters (MV “Ocean Bird II”, MV “Cassiopeia”, MV “Nevein Arafa”) in these remote outbacks and diving together with them and their paying clients the unspoilt reef and the wreck of the Chinese steam-powered tugboat MV “Tienstin” which lies in a depth of 18 m at the base of the reef's southern face, on the western end of Abu Galawa Kibeer.

Accommodating repeatedly a dozen of very naughty overnight guests, bridled terns (Onychoprion anaethetus) that perch on the mizzen spreaders of our SY "Kamu II" and produce an enormous pile of guano, which coats the deck and defies repeatedly Konni’s determined efforts to immediately remove the mess with brush and seawater.

Click below for a summary of this year's travels
2007 Map Konni & Matt 

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