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  1. Ministryofgiraffes

    LOB in Egypt dont have enough guides?

    if you stay in a resort, or decide to do some diving before the boat. I usually always do a few days to a week at the breakers in soma bay. Favorite place to shoredive/zodiac diver in hurghada by far.
  2. Ministryofgiraffes

    LOB in Egypt dont have enough guides?

    don't forget the option of a private diveguide if you want one. I imagine you are getting a pretty good deal nowadays as lots of the boat's diveguides are sitting on the bench until the trips get back to pre pandemic numbers.
  3. Ministryofgiraffes

    Travel to Indonesia

    for me it's toronto to manila and i spend a few days in manila before travelling to jakarta or bali.
  4. Ministryofgiraffes

    Liveaboard vs Dive Resort for newbie divers?

    I always advise people to dive Belize on the aggressor as a 'first liveaboard' easy diving, great entry into 5 dives a day, smaller boats with fewer divers, warm water, no current....the list goes on.
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    Personal pet peeve

    this must be some record to kill a thread...
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    Personal pet peeve

    -Boat ratings which rate/consider the divesites/locations and not the boat.
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    Personal pet peeve

    when the first lockdown lifted, i was in cozumel on the first flight after my wife told me to 'just go now before everyone leaves you'... sometimes people decide and get on a flight the same day :)
  8. Ministryofgiraffes

    dive vacation recommendation

    Happy to give you any more pointers on ambergris. Tacogirl and sanPedro scoop are also two good ambergris blogs if you want to google them
  9. Ministryofgiraffes

    dive vacation recommendation

    Nah, to be honest Belize city is way more dangerous than Egypt and i've heard of more people getting robbed/attacked in belize than Egypt.,..although it's very rare in both places. I've never felt unsafe in Ambergris Caye, but i also haven't walked around in town at 1:00am clearly drunk and...
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    dive vacation recommendation

    all depends on whether you want to go to placencia or ambergris caye. as its your first trip, i would do ambergris. You can't rent a car on ambergris, only golf carts for the island, but that's part of the reason it's great. Ramon's is a great little tiki resort and is a perfect location, but...
  11. Ministryofgiraffes

    dive vacation recommendation

    no, they have one of the best dive ops in the sini peninsula onsite. Orca Dive club. It's arguably some of the best resort shorediving in the world.
  12. Ministryofgiraffes

    dive vacation recommendation

    Newark to Cairo and then on to hurghadha to stay at the breakers could be an option, last i checked they are flexi on entry... or belize, but i would probably go back to Coz over Ambergris..although there are lots of nursesharks off ambergris.. non liveaboard limits the pelagics a little...
  13. Ministryofgiraffes

    Cheap flight to Manila until mid Dec 2021.

    agreed, to be fair, i think it's your responsibility as to whether you can get there as opposed to theirs....especially when booking.
  14. Ministryofgiraffes Can I trust them?

    That sucks, but could you elaborate a little on the parameters around the cancellation, namely: A) Did you cancel your berth before they actually cancelled the trip? B) Was your flight cancelled or the border into the country closed? What were the actual parameters around the travel...
  15. Ministryofgiraffes

    Difference between YS-D2 and YS-D2J

    they are independently triggered, so there is no reason why you can't use any two separate models of any strobe as long as you have the correct cables.
  16. Ministryofgiraffes

    Nikon Z line up

    You can find my z7 on instagram @seasapien. Happy to answer any questions you have. I have had more published and award winning shots using it over the last 18 months than my previous cameras. I use nauticam z7 housing etc. Haven’t used video much yet, but you can shoot 4K raw with it, which is...
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    We lost a good one sadley

    Sad news. His poor family back home will be miserable.
  18. Ministryofgiraffes

    Cozumel COVID-19 updates

    i can't see how the cruise industry recovers for 10 years... but i also think ( no offence) people need to stop using the turn of phrase '$ over health' as a catch all etc.. i can fortunately hunker down, not work and wait this out even if it takes years, but for others...there needs to be some...
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    Watch what reviews you post about Thailand...

    Yeah... I’m going to say that anyone above might have a different opinion if someone accused them of a crime in a public forum. This wasn’t a ‘pillows were too hard’ review. This was a structured attack in their business including unfounded accusations of illegal activity and they only pursued...
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