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Blaupunkt Apr 23, 2011 9:03 AM

Snorkelling in the Red Sea
 
Just came back from a weeks holiday in Egypt and tried taking some underwater pics with my Sony TX5.

i have loads to go through but here are some of the better pics form the ones i have sorted out so far.

hopefully some might like them, might post more after i sort the rest out if any interest :)

http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/968/sharm002.jpg
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/5314/sharm003.jpg
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3403/sharm008.jpg
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4784/sharm013.jpg
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8344/sharm019.jpg
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jdnan Apr 23, 2011 9:08 AM

Fantastic! 1 & 2 are clearly the best, especially the purple jelly fish.

Bynx Apr 23, 2011 6:19 PM

Ive spent many a day snorkeling the Red Sea and Gulf of Eilat. Thanks for these. Where abouts are these taken?

Blaupunkt Apr 24, 2011 10:53 AM

hi, glad someone liked them, will try and post a few more...

we were in Nabq bay just off the end of the hotel jetty, they were still not letting you go over the actual reef, but at the end of our hotels jetty if you went about 20feet or so to the left there were a few small reef type of things with lots of fish.

the best thing i saw all holiday but unfortunately did not get the chance to take any pictures of was looked like a big manta ray that was swimming about on my last full day, it was swimming about under and around our jetty, it was about 4feet across, fantastic thing to look at swimming about in the wild like that!

Bynx Apr 24, 2011 12:08 PM

When I was there it was prior to Israel giving back the Sinai. There were no restrictions where you could swim. I was only snorkeling and enjoyed swimming over the bubbles of the divers below. The coral area is where most of the fish are. Too bad you couldnt swim there. What was the reason you couldnt swim over the reef? I think Nabq was called Nama Bay by the Israeli's

Blaupunkt Apr 24, 2011 1:56 PM

it was due to the shark attacks back in December.

when i was there last March (2010) you could swim over the reef, that was very good, hopefully when i go back they will have removed the restrictions.

Edit:

no Nabq bay is about 30mins drive from Naama Bay, not as built up or commercialised as Naama Bay :)

john-briner-art Apr 24, 2011 8:37 PM

Very nice pictures. The first and third photos take the cake for me. Thanks for sharing!

Bynx Apr 25, 2011 8:01 AM

Its been a while since I was there. Arent there mangrove swamps in Nabq. I remember sleeping out and the tide came in and everything got soaked.

Blaupunkt Apr 27, 2011 12:31 PM

not sure, cannot say i saw any where we were.


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