Greetings from Eilat Israel! We have a group of 9 intrepid americans who've made the trek here and are competing in the Epson Red Sea Shootout, but more importantly, just having fun and doing some amazing diving. The drive down from Tel Aviv was simply amazing. From my perch here, I can see Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia plus the beautiful Red Sea. The contrast between red desert and beautiful blue ocean is amazing. The conditions in the water are equally beautiful, with easily 100 foot visibility. We went to one site yesterday where we were told not to swim too far to the south - unless we bring our passports with us to cross the Egyptian border.
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More to come from Eilat!