I’ve been away for a few days diving again! The lure of the Red Sea was too strong to resist. Last year I went by myself but this year my buddy managed to come with me and we had a great week with 28 degrees in the air and the same temperature in the water!
We were on a 'Get Wrecked' tour and we certainly are wrecked! We dived 22 times in six days, mostly on shipwrecks but also on some beautiful reefs.
I love diving and my skills have improved with such an intensive spell of ducking, but I am afraid my underwater photography skills are somewhat limited, but my buddy took this picture of me (above) on the Rosalie Moller.
The Moller was a second world war ship that was sunk by a German Bomb as it was moored in the Gulf of Suez and straits of Jubal. Built in Glasgow by Barclay Curle & Co, she was launched as the Francis in January 1910 and went into immediate service with the Booth Shipping Line.
She was a smart ship for her day and was 108.2m long and displaced 3,960 tons. Her cargo, when she was sunk, was mostly coal and because of where she lies, not so many divers visit her so she lies almost intact, even after 70 years or so underwater. She was sunk on the 7th October 1941 and makes a really challenging and interesting dive site. I have also included a picture of the bow.
Great trip but the payback was on my return… car covered in ice and clocks have changed so it feels really gloomy! Ah well back to work with a Christmas feel should brighten things up!!