We recently visited the Cíes Islands in Spain, with Portosub. For those who do not know them, the Cíes Islands are a protected Natural Park, which can only be accessed by boat.
The dive centre facilities offer everything you need, whether you go with or without equipment. The diving group was quite homogeneous, with people who already knew the area and a large majority who were visiting for the first time.
The idea was that we would go and look for some new wrecks around the southern end of the Gulf of Suez. We’ve never done anything like it before and I’d heard of wrecks that were undived and I’d previously tried having a good scooter around but to no avail as you don’t cover enough ground.
What was needed was a sonar to give us an idea of what was down there. A used one had come for sale and Tony bought it. I acquired another scooter and that was it. It was Tony and Simon’s wreck hunt. While I was away Tony had managed to get the boat that we wanted to try out. A new livaboard out of Hurghada. It was designed nothing like any other dive boat and it takes 8 divers so as there was only two of us we felt that we wouldn’t be pushed for space.