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Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

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Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

I'm pretty sure it doesn't but can anyone confirm? Thanks

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1. Re: Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

No, it doesn't affect Marsa.

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2. Re: Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

just as a matter of interest..........what snorkelling ban?

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3. Re: Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

the sharm one, where hotels are restricting how far you can go out to only a few feet due to the shark attacks of a few weeks ago. Dont think it affects any of the other red sea resorts.

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ah i see! i havnt heard of any more attacks since it became big news........or is it still a problem?

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5. Re: Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

Hi, I have been reading the latest posts with interest. We are due to take our first holiday abroad for 3 years on 19th Feb at Nabq bay and are very concerned about taking our children into a country which is so politically unstable at present. Most recent forum posts from red sea resorts sound as if the area remains relatively calm but is it true there may be a snorkelling ban too, because of December's shark attacks? Snorkelling in the Red Sea was our main reason for going after all, so if there is a ban on snorkelling at Nabq bay I think we would sadly cancel our holiday. Can anyone please advise?

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6. Re: Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

Buddy,If you cancel this near your holiday you will probably lose all your money.

We stayed at the Holiday Village in Nabq bay a couple of years ago and the water is quite shallow for a long way out.

I cant imagine a shark could get into these waters and also on the TV programme Red Sea Jaws it gave the impression that the sharks had gone from the Red sea and wont be back until autumn?

If you ask on the Sharm forum someone may have just returned and will be able to give you up to date information.

Edited: 04 February 2011, 22:15
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7. Re: Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

Knitter 44. Thanks for your reassurance! Its really helpfu.l I think as we are with thomas cook we probably wouldn't get any refund anyway unless the FCO advises against going. Shall pack our Kevlar bathing suits and go for it!!

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8. Re: Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

Been snorkelling in Marsa all day today - it's fine!

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9. Re: Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

Thanks. Great to hear that. I think Marsa is quite a long way from Nabq and Sharm though any news on snorkelling resrtictions in those areas?

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10. Re: Does snorkelling ban affect Marsa?

Thanks for your help - happy now!

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