Win a logbook and guide to Marsa Alam in the Egyptian Red Sea.

The guide comprises loose sheets designed to fit into a diving logbook binder.

The pack covers 16 sites in the Marsa Alam area: 11 shore dives and 5 off-shore reefs which you would need to dive from a boat.

The guide is extensive and covers all the sites you are likely to do on a week’s holiday to the area and more. It includes Elphinstone reef which in my view is one of the best sites in the Red Sea and one I am particularly familiar with. The coverage of this site confirms my belief that these guides are accurate and do detail most of what you will need to know for the dive.

The pack contains the dive guides and also 2 spare logbook sheets (4 dives). All the sheets are standard 3-hole diving logbook size and contain a section for collecting dive data, a guide to the site including a 3D colour drawing, a description of the site and marine life. Finally there is a section for you to add your own notes on the dive.

The data section is very detailed and covers: the usual dive data on duration time, air consumption, weight as well as gas mix, tank type, visibility, water temp, sea conditions. In my view more than enough information.

All-in-all a good idea: I like the idea of a combined dive log and guide.

Review by Andrew Reay-Robinson

About the author of the guide
Julien Stein began exploring the remote diving destination of Marsa Alam in 1999, when it was still a largely unknown diving region. Over many years he created detailed maps of the different dive sites in the area. Today Julien continues with his explorations of new dive sites, while also coaching beginner divers and writing articles for diving magazines.

Win a free copy…
SCUBA News has two copies of the Marsa Alam dive guide and log book to give away. To win your copy, name three of the 16 dives sites included in the Marsa Alam pack (visit the publishers – http://www.travellingdiver.com/ – to find out.) To enter e-mail your answer, together with your name and address, to news@scubatravel.co.uk before 31 January 2008. Note: your details will be deleted when the competition ends – you will not be sent any junk mail.

If you are not lucky enough to win a copy you can purchase one from http://www.travellingdiver.com/ or Amazon.

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