World Travel

Underwater in the Red Sea & Sharm el Sheikh

What a great dive and snorkel destination Sharm el Sheikh is! The highlights I've experienced in the Red Sea are Ras Mohammed, Tiran and the wreck of the Thistlegorm. But there are many other unique sites including Ras Um Sid (great gorgonians), White Knight (underwater structures, small sunken boat), Jackfish alley (saw a dolphin there underwater) and Shark Observatory (great overhang). There is a lot of beautiful soft coral and perfect table coral to be seen.

Snorkeler's Paradise at Tiran A very rare sight: A Dolphin UNDERWATER at Jackfish Alley (center of the picture)! It didn't venture very close, though. What luck!
Snorkeler's Paradise at Tiran
A very rare sight: A Dolphin UNDERWATER at Jackfish Alley (center of the picture)! It didn't venture very close, though. What luck!
I successfully tried feeding breakfast egg to the fish in Naama Bay Another rare sight: One of two scorpion fish walking on sand! They actually have a pair of little legs under their head!! They were aware that they were being watched and tried to flee as fast as they could (which was slowly), flashing their colourful fins as if to signal "danger!" 
I successfully tried feeding breakfast egg to the fish in Naama Bay
Another rare sight: One of two scorpion fish walking on sand! They actually have a pair of little legs under their head!! They were aware that they were being watched and tried to flee as fast as they could (which was slowly), flashing their colourful fins as if to signal "danger!" 
A giant Moray in Naama Bay during an evening snorkel A lazy Lionfish in Naama Bay
A giant Moray in Naama Bay during an evening snorkel
A lazy Lionfish in Naama Bay
Crown of Thorns at Shark Observatory. Luckily, they're very rarely seen in the area This beam at the Ras Mohammed Shipwreck "Yolanda" is overgrown with soft coral. If you look closely you'll see the tiny clownfish living inside!
Crown of Thorns at Shark Observatory. Luckily, they're very rarely seen in the area
This beam at the Ras Mohammed Shipwreck "Yolanda" is overgrown with soft coral. If you look closely you'll see the tiny clownfish living inside!
 Diving through the small cave at Ras Mohammed Look at all those bathtubs of the Yolanda at Ras Mohammed
 Diving through the small cave at Ras Mohammed
Look at all those bathtubs of the Yolanda at Ras Mohammed
The divers have seen a turtle and the poor thing is helplessly being scrutinized The mass of toilet bowls at the wreck site of the Yolanda at Ras Mohammed
The divers have seen a turtle and the poor thing is helplessly being scrutinized
The mass of toilet bowls at the wreck site of the Yolanda at Ras Mohammed
Yolanda Toilet bowl at Ras Mohammed Some of the wreckage of the sunken Egyptian boat at 'White Knight'
Yolanda Toilet bowl at Ras Mohammed
Some of the wreckage of the sunken Egyptian boat at 'White Knight'
Can you see the lurking scorpionfish under the hard coral at Jackson Reef, Tiran? Water surface structure at the end of a dive
Can you see the lurking scorpionfish under the hard coral at Jackson Reef, Tiran?
Water surface structure at the end of a dive
This grouper was lurking smaller fish for a long time before it attacked at high speed. It missed this time. A curious Emperor fish at Jackfish Alley
This grouper was lurking smaller fish for a long time before it attacked at high speed. It missed this time.
A curious Emperor fish at Jackfish Alley
Overturned World War II Tank fallen from the Thistlegorm wreck The Thistlegorm was anchored for the night when she was discovered and sunk by a German bomber during WWII. The anchor seems to be in the same position as it was then during that fateful night
Overturned World War II Tank fallen from the Thistlegorm wreck
The Thistlegorm was anchored for the night when she was discovered and sunk by a German bomber during WWII. The anchor seems to be in the same position as it was then during that fateful night
Inside the hold of the Thistlegorm you can dive over loads of war material. Here are some motorbikes Look at the lionfish on the railroad carriage on the deck of the Thistlegorm wreck
Inside the hold of the Thistlegorm you can dive over loads of war material. Here are some motorbikes
Look at the lionfish on the railroad carriage on the deck of the Thistlegorm wreck
The huge screw of the Thistlegorm. The ship was 126m long and lies on sand at about 30m A view from the deck of the Thistlegorm into the blue outside
The huge screw of the Thistlegorm. The ship was 126m long and lies on sand at about 30m
A view from the deck of the Thistlegorm into the blue outside
A large Triggerfish at lower center 'blowing' into the sand in the hope of extracting a meal from it (at Tiran) Some of the magnificent large Gorgonian Fans at Ras Um Sidd
A large Triggerfish at lower center 'blowing' into the sand in the hope of extracting a meal from it (at Tiran)
Some of the magnificent large Gorgonian Fans at Ras Um Sidd

A gigantic coral head

Clownfish in their Sea Anemone they call home

A gigantic coral head
Clownfish in their Sea Anemone they call home

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