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Plunge into the Red Sea!

We love to photograph in the Red Sea. Have a look at the most recent photos. You just might decide to plunge in yourself! ūüôā I can warmly recommend snorkeling, diving and photographing close to the coral reefs.

Red Sea Picasso Fish
Red Sea Picasso Fish
Glorious Red Sea World 3
Exquisite Butterflyfish
Dusky Parrotfish
Dusky Parrotfish 
Fascinating Red Sea World
Fascinating Red Sea World
Glorious Red Sea World
Glorious Red Sea World
Picassofish Anemonefish and Raspberry Corals
Picassofish Anemonefish and Raspberry Corals
Picassofish In The Colorful Red Sea
Picassofish In The Colorful Red Sea
Picassofish Swimming Away
Picassofish Swimming Away
Silent Red Sea World
Silent Red Sea World

Fascinating Red Sea World

To go underwater in the Red Sea takes you to a whole new world, a beautiful and fascinating world.

You can see hundreds of Lyretail Anthias, Scalefin Anthias, and Half-And-Half Cromis.

Beautiful Red Sea World 6

Once I met a BigEye Emperor and was truly surprised by the size of this fish, which is rarely seen at Port Ghalib, Egypt.

Big Eye Emperor Monotaxis Grandoculis

It swam slowly past me and disappeared into the deep blue sea.

Redd Sea Big Eye Emperor

The Bluespine Unicornfish, a juvenile this time, is so cute and neat. The spines are barely seen as small blue dots.

Bluspine Unicornfish

Chevron Butterflyfish likes to swim together. Here are two of them, and seems like they are dancing the same choreography. They seem to like the Raspberry Coral.

Chevron Butterflyfish couple closeup

Lyretail Anthiascan sometimes surprise the photographer with its glowing  oragne color. Do you see the yellow Sulfur Damselfish. It is on the right and is quite small.

Colorful Red Sea World 2

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Sun and underwater photography

We are lucky to get to travel¬†again to the Red Sea. As November is a very dark and rainy month in Finland, we look forward to the fantastic sunshine of Port Ghalib in Egypt.¬†We also look forward to stay in our favourite hotel, formerly Intercontinental Palace, nowadays Red Sea Hotel’s The Palace Port Ghalib. The sandy beach and the coral reef in front of it are fabulous.

A great day comes to an end at ICPG

We can warmly recommend Port Ghalib, the Palace Port Ghalib hotel and to dive into the Red Sea.

To go underwater is fantastic.

A few photographs from our previous vacation:

PG 2015 Cornetfish I

Red Sea Beauty 11

Beautiful Exquisite Butterflyfish couple in the Red Sea_blog

Clownfish in the Red Sea

Chevron Butterflyfish couple closeup

Red Sea is full of beauty

We love to dive into the Red Sea. It is full of beautiful fish and corals.
This is a Blackside Hawkfish, a young one:

Blackside Hawkfish_juvenile_2

To watch the colorful corals and the deep blue sea takes your breath away. The view is fascinating.

Beautiful Red Sea World

It is wonderful to go under the corals into a world you did not know exists:

Beautiful Red Sea World

One of my favorites is the Exquisite Butterflyfish:

Glorious Red Sea World 3
Exquisite Butterflyfish

 

I can warmly recommend to visit Egypt, for example Port Ghalib, where the beaches and the sea life is amazing and wonderful.

Egypt: Port Ghalib (best of the best)

Since I was a child, I have been dreaming of visiting the mysterious, beautiful and fabulous Egypt, the country I had only read about in books.

Finnish writer Mika Waltari wrote a historical novel. It was first published in Finnish in 1945, and has been translated to 40 languages. 

Pyramidit

Then there were all the pictures, postcards and movies of the great and mysterious pyramids and sfinks.¬†The¬†Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the¬†Sphinx, is a¬†limestone¬†statue¬†of a reclining or¬†couchant¬†sphinx¬†(a¬†mythical creature¬†with a¬†lion’s body and a human head) that stands on the¬†Giza Plateau¬†on the west bank of the¬†Nile¬†in¬†Giza,¬†Egypt.¬†

Great sphinx of Giza

Some years ago we found on Finnmatkat web pages information of a new destination РMarsa Alam. Close to the airport there are Coraya Bay and Port Ghalib. We visited Coraya Bay a few years ago. It was a great week.

Coraya Bay Egypt_Our beach_Sunny day

We decided to try Port Ghalib, due to the high class hotel and the amazing coral reefs right next to the marvellous and private sandy beach of The Palace Port Ghalib Resort. I fell in love with the hotel, the personnel, the interior, the food, the splendid service, the beach and the coral reefs. So did my husband. The colorful fish and amazing coral offer you new things to see each day. I have even seen a few sea turtles, swimming just five meters from me.

Sea turtle

The Picasso triggerfish is one of my favourites.

Picasso fish at PG Egypt_2

The yellow exquisite butterflyfish is another beautiful and exotic fish.

Chaetodon austriacus_The Blacktail Butterfly fish

This is ¬†a short¬†intro to the future stories and photos from the best place in Egypt –¬†¬†The Palace Port Ghalib Resort. If you enjoy kind and open people, sunny days, warm days, great beaches, snorkelling and diving, luxury hotels, relaxation, superb spas, fabulous food – travel right away to Marsa Alam.

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Egypt: Sunny Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh is one of the best areas in Egypt to visit, if you love sunny weather, the Red Sea, swimming, relaxing, snorkelling, diving, exotic trips to Bedouin camps and shopping.

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Sharm El Sheikh_1

There is something for everyone. There are hotels  optimised for couples, for families and/or for those who love water sports.

watersports

I recommend to check what you can find beneath the Red Sea surface. You do not need expensive diving courses and trips to far away coral reefs, which you can of course also enjoy. You can just rent or buy a mask and a snorkel and enjoy beautiful corals and colorful fish, close to the shore.

Sea turtles are rarely seen close to the shore. We did not see any in Sharm el-Sheikh. But we have seen a few sea turtles in Port Ghalib.

Sea turtle

Why not start a new hobby during your next vacation.

Sharm_J sukeltaa_1

In Sharm el-Sheikh you can enjoy the beach life. The hotel we stayed at had a private sandy beach with a coral reef right there. That is rare.

Snorklaus ja meri sopii kaikille

Sunny and hot days can be enjoyed also during the winter time. We travelled to Sharm in January and the weather was perfect.

I ja J pinnalla_uusi harrastus maistuu

One day we decided to check out the near by bazaar. It was said to be huge. A friendly taxi driver took us there in less than fifteen minutes.

Sharm El Sheikhin kaduilla

When we arrived at the bazaar, I was surprised. I had expected to see something different. I had imagined small stands in a row. This bazaar was a huge area, inside a beautifully built wall.

Sharm El Sheikhin basaarin edessä

The area in front of th wall was filled with taxis and buses, bringing tourists to this bazaar.

I loved the mountain view behind the bazaar area.

We strolled around the bazaar. The shops sold t-shirts, sandals, ornaments etc.

As we saw a small mall on the other side of the street, we decided to visit it. The sidewalk around the mall was super clean. We were looking for a book store and a coffee shop. We found both.

Sharm El Sheikhin basaarin edessä_2

We found a Red Sea diving book with ship wrecks. And a few nice shirts.

The hot sunny weather made us think about swimming and snorkelling. So we took a taxi back to the hotel and ran down to the fabulous beach.

Sharm El Sheikh_innokas snorklaaja
Back in the water! Guess who dived in first?

I think you would like Sharm el-Sheikh. We had a great sea view from our top floor room.

Sharm El Sheikh_aurinkoinen kaunis päivä
If you prefer to swim in a pool, there are plenty of pools to choose from Рin most hotels. We like the big pools. The water was cold but so refreshing.

Sharm El Sheikh_Altaan vesi oli kylmää ja piristävää