I read about a magnificent place in Egypt.
“Located directly upon the shore of the Red Sea, a comfortable thirty minutes from the centre of Hurghada, The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh is a spectacular, forty eight acre, all suite hotel, with a certified PADI dive centre and a large private beach.
The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh offers certified open water diver courses, adventure diver courses, rescue diver and dive master instruction amongst pristine coral reefs rich with colourful marine life.
Inspired by traditional Arabic designs, our luxury hotel in Sahl Hasheesh has luxurious accommodations and restaurants which feature classical, domed ceilings and long corridors. They are illuminated by Arabic style lamps and framed by elegant columns decorated with the traditional Islamic eight point star.
We offer all guests complimentary access to high speed Internet for up to four devices. Guests who book in advance and directly with us can also enjoy special rates, exclusive privileges and hotel offers. Relax with loved ones on a specially curated holiday. Stay with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in Sahl Hasheesh for an unforgettable experience.”
Our dream is to visit this fantastic hotel and dive into the Red Sea with our cameras.
There are hundreds, if not a thousand, different fish in the Red Sea. Here are a few small and interesting ones.
Yellowtail Tang, Zebrasoma xanthurum and Lyretail Anthias, Pseudanthias taeniatus.
Brown Surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigrofuscus.
Zigzag Halichoeres, Scapularis Wrasse.
Whitebelly Damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster.
Sulphur Damselfish, Pomacentrus sulfureus.
Jewel Damselfish, Microspathodon chrysurus.
Waiting for our next possibility to go underwater with our cameras.
The photo below has been awarded by National Geographic in January 2019. Such an honor! 🙂
The Exquisite Butterflyfish is always wonderful to see, as it is such a beautiful fish. They swim around the corealreef, but are quite shy, so you usually do not get very close to them. Here I had luck and saw them before they saw me 🙂
Do you know what fish is the most venomous of them all? It is the Stonefish. This one is photographed from a distance with the zoom. Synanceia verrucosa is a fish species known as the reef stonefish (or simply stonefish). It is a carnivorous ray-finned fish with venomous spines.
One of my favorites… finally got this close to them. The Masked (Blue-Cheeked) Butterflyfish. So gorgeous! Chaetodon semilarvatus is found in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, at depths of between 3 and 20 m.
When I saw this one, I laughed. It it my first capture of the Slingjaw Wrasse, which sure looks funny while eating 🙂 Epibulus insidiator is a species of wrasse native to the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and the African coast to Hawaii.
After 16 months it was fantastic to dive into the Red Sea again.
Below two photos of the Sailfin Tang. The fish is one of my favorites.
Threadfin Butterflyfish is a bit shy. So it is not easy to get a good capture of it. This time I got one. 🙂
The Clownfish / Anemonefish is always a delight to the eye. This one was only 5 cm …so I used the camera’s macro zoom fully.
We have tried to learn shooting video underwater. It is not always easy due to the movement of the sea. For me it is also about learning to do things slowly 😉
Here is my first short underwater video. Enjoy!