29 settembre è una bella data per inaugurare la stagione sudanese. Grandi le possibilità di divertirsi a Mesharifa con le mante. Alta la probabilità di incontrarle per quanto vicini siamo ancora all’estate… Le più belle immersioni del North nell'itinerario "ONE WAY": Angarosh, Merlo, Abington, Rumi, Sanganeb, Umbria
lunedì 15 ottobre 2012
2012 10 08 Mesharifa has been generous!
guests regularly arrived on board of Sherazade on Monday afternoon, October 8.
Landing with Fly Dubai on time and fast landing operations.
We’ve decided to
sail away and leave after dinner in order to go northwards, weather forecast
was very good for the whole week, gentle winds from NW or absent. By doing so
we woke up in Merlo. An ideal reef for the first dive, to check the diving
apparatus and the arrangement in a shallow-sea, between 20 to 25 metres. A
gradual start in company with a beautiful and luxuriant reef that we’ve left
the last season in June and found again now in good health, despite the
sweltering summer. Then it follows diving in North Merlo, Angarosh, Abington
and an afternoon dedicated to Mesharifa and looking for mantas.The temperature of the water is about 30°, the air
It’s pleasant to sunbathe in the morning and at sunset, while the air
conditioning is really comfortable during the hottest hours at midday. We stop
and anchor each time surrounded by a parade of migrating swallows, alighting
tired and for this reason quite trusting, a bit everywhere. In the evening
instead small flights of bee eaters arrive, preceded by gentle modulated call
notes, almost gloomy, adding magic to the starry sky: they settle on the upper
deck usually after the sunset and the leave again before dawn. It’s always
extraordinary having the chance to sail and dive so peacefully and above all in
solitude. Our guests fully enjoy this calmness: we are the only boat in this
area and the sea is really, totally for us. Far from the Egyptian summer months
full of maintenance works, Sherazade comes back to its life, its rhythm and
breathing, animated by the guests and a hard-working crew. There is no wind and
a breath of enchanting smell comes out and raises from the kitchen doors,
winding us into a cloud, alternatively scented of delicacies or cakes or bread
in the early afternoon. Mesharifa has been generous! We anchor in
the Mesharifa lagoon (16 miles west of Shambaia) to search mantas.
Manta rays meet together to breed
in Mesharifa from August on.
We found them, a lot !!!! With the
quiet surface of the sea, in the absence or with little wind, it is easy to
spot them. We could see them following the thread of the current, where one
after the other glide elegantly with their open mouths filtering the
water, chasing the concentrations of plankton. They are so quiet and intent
that we could easy swim together without drifting away or scaring them!!!!!!!!
Fins, mask and snorkel are enough, since they slip fast or linger in an
unpredictable manner and the tanks would be merely an obstacle for
a free swimming. A spectacle of nature in solitude, a natural symphony! Hooray!