One of the greatest things about being in the Red Sea is, of course, the snorkeling and diving. Imagine, then, having the freedom to sail to a suitable location, drop the hook, hop in the dinghy, pick a dive spot and drop over the side with your gear on, ready for a dive!
Of course this helps if you have Graham of ‘Eeyore’ with you. He’s a qualified dive master and has a passion for diving that is matched only by his passion for sailing and making the best mango chutney this side of Africa.
It’s not just about the diving though. Snorkeling offers almost as much pleasure and we’ve all gone out and treated ourselves to some half decent gear; even Liz, who only ever gets her hair wet “when it’s 108 in the shade”. The opportunity for diving and snorkeling will continue as we make our way towards Sudan. Thank god I purchased that second hand dive gear off a boat back in Marmaris because it will come in useful over the next few weeks.
On one particular dive we were accompanied by Mick Banks who was out visiting Tony and Pat on ‘Full Flight’. Mick had treated himself to an underwater camera and, jealously, I’m reproducing a few here for you! All pics on this page (except the one above) are kindly reproduced with Mick’s permission. Thanks, Mick!
If anyone can help identify the fish, please use the comments box, below.