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. (81 Images)

Pyjama NudibranchImage 1/81 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 Lemon Butterfly FishImage 2/81 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 Graceful Lizard FishImage 3/81 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 Gorgeous Dart FishImage 4/81 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 Diogenes Hermit CrabImage 5/81 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 Hermit CrabImage 6/81 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
Moray eel and stone fishImage 7/81 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 Pipe fishImage 8/81 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 Pipe fishImage 9/81 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 Pascal with soft coralImage 10/81 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 Stefan and PascalImage 11/81 Stefan and Pascal: Stefan and Pascal — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Siyul Kebira, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Pascal and AndreaImage 12/81 Pascal and Andrea: Pascal and Andrea — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot Housing, Hartenberger Flash, Siyul Elsogher, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006
Green Sea TurtleImage 13/81 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 Andrea and sea turtleImage 14/81 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 Sea Ray with GuideImage 15/81 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 Russel Lion FishImage 16/81 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 Scorpion fishImage 17/81 Scorpion fish: A sweet small scorpionfish — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Shab Umm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Hermit crabImage 18/81 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
Hermit crabImage 19/81 Hermit crab: A big hermit crab — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Shab Umm, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Hunting lion fishImage 20/81 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 Wreck CarnaticImage 21/81 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 Crocodile fishImage 22/81 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 Wreck CarnaticImage 23/81 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 Wreck CarnaticImage 24/81 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
Wreck CarnaticImage 25/81 Wreck Carnatic: A timber with corals — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Wreck CarnaticImage 26/81 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 Wreck CarnaticImage 27/81 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 Rope with ZodiacImage 28/81 Rope with Zodiac: Rope with Zodiac — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Abu Nuhas Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Wreck Giannis DImage 29/81 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 Wreck Giannis DImage 30/81 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
Wreck Giannis DImage 31/81 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 Wreck Giannis DImage 32/81 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 Wreck Giannis DImage 33/81 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 Wreck Giannis DImage 34/81 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 Wreck Giannis DImage 35/81 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 Wreck Giannis DImage 36/81 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
Wreck Giannis DImage 37/81 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 Wreck Giannis DImage 38/81 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 Wreck Giannis DImage 39/81 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 Bat FishImage 40/81 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 Stern helmImage 41/81 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 Shipwreck sternImage 42/81 Shipwreck stern: The stern of an unknown shipwreck. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Mahmodat, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006
Blue spotted rayImage 43/81 Blue spotted ray: A blue spotted stingray. — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Mahmodat, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 44/81 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 Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 45/81 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 Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 46/81 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 Fish swarmImage 47/81 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 Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 48/81 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
Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 49/81 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 Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 50/81 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 Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 51/81 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 Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 52/81 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 Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 53/81 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 Wreck SS ThistlegormImage 54/81 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
FlounderImage 55/81 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 Trigger fishImage 56/81 Trigger fish: A big blue triggerfish. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Anemone fishImage 57/81 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 Old morayImage 58/81 Old moray: A big old giant moray eel. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Anemone fishImage 59/81 Anemone fish: An anemone fish. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Lizard fishImage 60/81 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
SnailImage 61/81 Snail: A snail looking out of its house. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 MorayImage 62/81 Moray: A white-eyed moray eel — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Hermit crabImage 63/81 Hermit crab: A hermit crab. — Nikon D200, AF Micro 60mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Fish swarmImage 64/81 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 GorgonyImage 65/81 Gorgony: A big gorgony — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Bluff Point, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Soft coralImage 66/81 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
Moray coupleImage 67/81 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 Table coralImage 68/81 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 Michi snd PascalImage 69/81 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 Reef top with zebra perchImage 70/81 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 Coral perch with StefanImage 71/81 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 Table coralImage 72/81 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
Wimpel fish with FlexImage 73/81 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 GorgonyImage 74/81 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 GorgonyImage 75/81 Gorgony: A big gorgony with soft corals — Nikon D200, AF-S 12-24mm, Hugyfot-Housing, Hartenberger Strobe, Blind Reef, Egypt, Red Sea, November 2006 Coral with Pascal and MichiImage 76/81 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 Michi with clown fishImage 77/81 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 Divers and soft coralImage 78/81 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
Andrea and MichiImage 79/81 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 Coral block with gorgonyImage 80/81 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 Coral block with gorgonyImage 81/81 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