Sinai, Egypt

These pictures were take during a one week diving safari on the boat Sea Ray, which was located in the Marine Sports Club in Hurghada. The boat wasn't the newest one but okay. But the egyptian and the food were great. The boat had room for 16 people but we were only eight divers chartered by DiveZone. But the dive guide was not the best one. He lacked experience. It was his first tour and he was alone. The dive sites on the wrecks were good, the rest not very exciting. November 8 to 10, 2006, 88 Images.

Image 1/88: Wreck Carnatic

The stern of the Carnatic with helm and the propeller. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.0, 12 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 8, 2006 08:08:52

Image 2/88: Pyjama Nudibranch

A Pyjama Nudibranch (Chromodoris magnifica) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Elayg, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 3/88: Lemon Butterfly Fish

Lemon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Elayg, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 4/88: Graceful Lizard Fish

Graceful Lizardfish (Saurida gracilis) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Elayg, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 5/88: Gorgeous Dart Fish

This could be a gorgeous dartfish (Amblyeleotris wheeleri). It lives in a partnership together with a pistol crab. The crab digs the hole and because it can't see very well it holds contact with one of his antennas with the fish. The fish warns him from approaching enemies or photographers. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Elayg, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 6/88: Diogenes Hermit Crab

A Diogenes Hermit Crab (Dardanus diogenes) went out for a walk with his anemones on its house. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Elayg, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 7/88: Hermit Crab

A little hermit crab is digging in the sand for some food. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Elayg, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 8/88: Moray eel and stone fish

A moray eel has discovered a stone fish and tries to eat it ... or are they a couple and were trying to make little stone morays? I wantd to make a picture of the stone fish's face but the moray didn't let me get closer. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Elayg, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 9/88: Pipe fish

Close-up of a pipe fish eye. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Elayg, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 10/88: Pipe fish

Portrait of a pipe fish, unfortunately with a lot of backscatter — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Elayg, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 11/88: Pascal with soft coral

Pascal with soft coral — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Siyul Kebira, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 12/88: Stefan and Pascal

Stefan and Pascal — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Siyul Kebira, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 13/88: Pascal and Andrea

Pascal and Andrea — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Siyul Elsogher, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 14/88: Green Sea Turtle

A sea turtle descending from the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Siyul Elsogher, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 15/88: Green Sea Turtle

Image 16/88: Andrea and sea turtle

Andrea and a sea turtle swimming in a competition. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Siyul Elsogher, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 17/88: Sea Ray with Guide

Our safari boat, the Sea Ray, with the dive guide Ridda waiting for us. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Siyul Elsogher, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 18/88: Russel Lion Fish

A Russel's lionfish — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF 60mm 1:2.8, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Shab Umm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 19/88: Scorpion fish

A sweet small scorpionfish — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Shab Umm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 20/88: Hermit crab

A small hermit crab lost on top of a coral. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Shab Umm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 21/88: Hermit crab

A big hermit crab — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Shab Umm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 22/88: Hunting lion fish

These two lion fish were following us during the night dive and catched every fish in the light beam of our underwater torces. Was funny to observe them hunting but sometimes they got very close while one was taking a picture and did not expect them. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Shab Umm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 23/88: Wreck Carnatic

Corals growing on the wreck of the sunken ship Carnatic. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 24/88: Crocodile fish

A crocodile fish who liked being photographed. Because I as using a wideangle lens I had to get very close to the fish. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 25/88: Wreck Carnatic

The bow of the Carnatic. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 26/88: Wreck Carnatic

One of the hatches in the side of the Carnatic. The current was blowing very strong and it was hard to keep the camera with the long strobe arm steady. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 27/88: Wreck Carnatic

A timber with corals — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 28/88: Wreck Carnatic

Probably one of the rescue boat brackets with diver Stefan in back light. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 29/88: Rope with Zodiac

Rope with Zodiac — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 30/88: Wreck Giannis D

The stern of the Giannis D. This ship was sunken in 1983. I converted the image to black&white because it looks much better. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 31/88: Wreck Giannis D

Diver Andrea waiting in the traffic jam inside the wreck. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 32/88: Wreck Giannis D

A swarm of small fishes inside of the wreck. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 33/88: Wreck Giannis D

Ascending from the wreck through a hatch. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 34/88: Wreck Giannis D

Gallery with rail on the ship's side. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 35/88: Wreck Giannis D

Funnel of Giannis D. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 36/88: Wreck Giannis D

Winches below the captain's bridge. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 37/88: Wreck Giannis D

One of the Giannis D's masts. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 38/88: Wreck Giannis D

On deck of the Giannis D. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 39/88: Wreck Giannis D

Winches below the captain's bridge — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 40/88: Wreck Giannis D

Image 41/88: Wreck Giannis D

Corals growing on a pole. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 42/88: Bat Fish

Two bat fish in the unknown ship wreck — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Mahmodat, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 43/88: Stern helm

The helm and propeller on a shipwreck's stern. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Mahmodat, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 44/88: Shipwreck stern

The stern of an unknown shipwreck. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Mahmodat, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 45/88: Blue spotted ray

A blue spotted stingray. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Mahmodat, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 46/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

The lokomotive on the ground beside the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm. It's an interesting wreck from second world war. Unfortunately there are too many boats and too many divers on this wreck. It's noisy and crowded and less fun for dive. Also they tie their boats directly on the wreck which destroys it. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 47/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

The wreck of the SS Thistlegorm in a rare moment when no divers are crossing the picture. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 48/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

The stern gun of the SS Thistlegorm. It did not help against the attacking German torpedo bomber. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 49/88: Fish swarm

A swarm of fish at the SS Thistlegorm. I don't know their name. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 50/88: Batfish

Image 51/88: Thistlegorm Mast

Image 52/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

A railway tank waggon on deck and what is that in the foreground? Is it a part of an aircraft or a torpedo? — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 53/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

Well, this tank waggon was empty and closed when the ship sunk. The water pressure crushed it. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 54/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

Remnants of the SS Thistlegorm's freight. The tyres are still in a good condition. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 55/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

What is left from bycicles after some decades under water and some thousand divers. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 56/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

Trucks in the SS Thistlegorm's hulk. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 57/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

Trucks in the SS Thistlegorm's hulk. Someone as tried to steal a truck's engine. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 58/88: Fishes in Wreck

Image 59/88: Wreck SS Thistlegorm

A fish swarm inside the SS Thistlegorm. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, SS Thistlegorm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 60/88: Flounder

A white flounder with black dots. I don't know the proper name of this species. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 61/88: Trigger fish

A big blue triggerfish. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 62/88: Anemone fish

A two-banded red sea anemone fish, far away from its home anemone.. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 63/88: Moray Eel

Image 64/88: Old moray

A big old giant moray eel. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 65/88: Anemone fish

An anemone fish. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 66/88: Lizard fish

A lizard fish, half digged in the sand — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 67/88: Snail

A snail looking out of its house. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 68/88: Moray

A white-eyed moray eel — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 69/88: Hermit crab

A hermit crab. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 70/88: Fish swarm

A big swarm of silver fishes during a night dive. Every time when the beam of my pilot light hit the swarm they stopped their synchron swimming. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm , Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 71/88: Gorgony

A big gorgony — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 72/88: Soft Coral

Image 73/88: Soft coral

A big soft coral with a lonely fish. Hm, somehow it seems that there aren't many fish in the Red Sea. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 74/88: Moray couple

A couple of moray eels in their cave with reef view. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 75/88: Table coral

A table coral on a steep slope with fish — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 76/88: Michi snd Pascal

Michi and Pascal while synchronusously taking pictures of nudibranches. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 77/88: Reef top with zebra perch

A few zebra fish on the reef top — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 78/88: Coral perch with Stefan

A coral perch on a horn coral on the reef top. In the background Stefan. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 79/88: Table coral

A big table coral from beneath in backlight.. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Mala, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 80/88: Wimpel fish with Flex

Underwater scene with two wimpel fish and flex with flex fins hunting for a picture. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Mala, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 81/88: Gorgony

A big gorgony with orange coral fish — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Blind Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 82/88: Gorgony

A big gorgony with soft corals — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Blind Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 83/88: Coral with Pascal and Michi

Coral with Pascal and Michi. This was a rather boring dive. We have seen many Fairy Tale Sharks. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Umm Island, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 84/88: Michi with clown fish

Michi swimming upside down for taking pictures of clown fish — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Umm Island, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 85/88: Divers and soft coral

Underwater shooting with Stefan, Pascal und Michi and a soft coral — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Umm Island, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 86/88: Andrea and Michi

Underwater shooting with Andrea and Michi — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Umm Island, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 87/88: Coral block with gorgony

A coral block with a big gorgony with many fish in backlight. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Umm Island, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006

Image 88/88: Coral block with gorgony

A coral block with a big gorgony with many fish in backlight. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Umm Island, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006