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One Final Splash in Egypt: Scuba Diving in Ras Abu Gallum thumbnail

I’m a proud PADI AmbassaDiver + this post is brought to you by PADI. I think every travel writer has had that moment where they stumble upon a place they are just obsessed with, a place so perfect they can barely wait to share it with the world… until that next moment where they think, what if I…

My Top Ten Liveaboard Tips thumbnail

Are you a diver ready to take the leap — or, more accurately, the giant stride entry, hardy har — into liveaboard diving? You’re in for a treat. If you’re sitting at home thinking, “what in the six-sided starfish is a liveaboard?!,” it’s essentially exactly what it sounds like: a dive boat with cabins that divers…

My Bedouin Adventure: A Camel Diving Safari in Egypt thumbnail

I’m a proud PADI AmbassaDiver + this post is brought to you by PADI. After three exotic weeks exploring Egypt (and alliterating, apparently), it was time for one final adventure: a camel diving safari to the remote Bedouin settlement of Ras Abu Galum. I know what you’re thinking. How the heck do you get a dive mask on…

See the Red Sea: A Review of the King Snefro Liveaboard and PADI Travel thumbnail

It’s no secret I had a magical time underwater in Sharm El Sheikh. But what about onboard the boat? Liveaboard reviews can be tough to find, and I feel like it’s the kind of thing you really want an honest personal assessment of — considering there’s no escape once you’re onboard! So I’m writing the review…

Diving in Dahab, The Backpacker Star of Sinai thumbnail

Dahab stole my heart above the surface, but what about under the sea? The whole reason we’d planned our Sharm El Sheikh liveaboard was we’d heard a rumor that the coral reefs and amount of sea life there would outshine anything we’d see up in Dahab. Still, the dive scene in Dahab was legendary — how…

Dahab, The Bohemian Darling of Egyptian Beach Towns thumbnail

When it comes to Egypt, I’ve saved the best for last. And it wasn’t some strategic blogging master plan, either. It just so happened that my favorite stop on my magical, eye-opening three-week trip around Egypt was the final stop on my itinerary. And so I became smitten with the bohemian, Bedouin beach town of Dahab…

Inside My Bag: What to Pack For a Liveaboard thumbnail

If you’ve been reading Meihoukai in Wanderland for a while, you know one thing for certain — packing light is not one of my strengths. But never has it been more important than when boarding a liveaboard dive boat! Tight quarters in the cabins, a specialized sport involved, no access to stores to replace anything you…

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