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Exciting and beautiful Red Sea Underwater World

What a thrill it is to dive into the Red Sea waters. Each time I am thrilled and excited, and I know I will see beautiful sealife, but maybe also something a bit exciting…

Here is two gorgeous Masked Butterflyfish. I edited the silver like sand to turquoise.

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It is a joy to see many the different kinds of Parrotfish, Tangs and Angelfish.

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In Egypt and Jordan, you can also enjoy sandy dunes, if you do not want to enjoy the thrills and joys of the Red Sea.

Sandy Dunes In Egypt

I marked with purple balls the places in the Red Sea, where we have been to.

Map of the Red Sea With Places I have Visited

 

Sometimes I meet the Giant Moray. It is not something I actually want, as this huge predator is not calm and shy, it is a predator that will attack you if you go and disturb it. It hunts at night, but during the day you can see it swimming from one hiding place to another.

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We have enjoyed many great breakfast , lunch and dinner meals in Egypt and Jordan. The variety is quite big, sometimes huge, and especially the oriental dishes or sauces are fantastic. Sometimes we choose anyway just a quick, small burger, after photographing in the sea, and the take a nap.

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It is wonderful to take a walk in the early evening, after the hottest hours are behind us. But before 6 PM when the sun sets quickly.

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Once we flew home just before the sunset. The sunsets are so beautiful in Egypt and Jordan.

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If you love sealife, welcome to my Redbubble photography page, where you can choose sealife photos as t-shirts, coffee mugs, wall art, pillows, bags, notebooks, bath mats, and greeting cards. Great for the home, and also exotic and unique gift to your friends.

The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh

A little over 1 year ago, I read about a fantastic place in Egypt. The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh.

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.

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.

Our dream was to visit this fantastic hotel and dive into the Red Sea with our cameras.

Our dream came true in March 2018. And again in March 2019!

The Oberoi is such a magnificent place, I can warmly recommend a short or a long vacation at this beautiful Five Star All Suite Hotel!

sahl-haseesh-home-banner-2If you  like a peaceful and beautiful pool area and beach, rather than a very crowded one, you will love Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh. The seaview is amazing. The waves touch gently the wonderful sandy beach. And there is plenty of space for all visitors to sunbathe on the beach. They have also great service also at the beach. Towels, sunchairs, water and even sunscreen. And the suites, the service and the food… they are magnificent and wonderful!

 

A Beautiful And Peaceful Morning Moment.jpgIf you like to swim in the sea, snorkel and watch the wonderful Red Sea underwater world, you can do so very easily from the pier. There is also the possibility to scubadive. We like freediving and photographing underwater.

 

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Have a wonderful day!

ps. if you are interested in enjoying more of my underwater photos, welcome to my pixelspage.

Sahl Hasheesh Underwater World

It was exciting to dive into the Red Sea again. Sahl Hasheesh was a new place for us.

Here are a few photos of the underwater world:

Lizardfish

Gracile Lizardfish

Sulphur Damselfish

Sulphur Damselfish Sahl Hasheesh

Black Sea Cucumber

Black Sea Cucumber

Masked Butterflyfish. Photograph enhanced with a colorful light layer.

Masked Butterflyfish The Creative Way

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Egypt – a pearl among the travel destinations

I have written a few short stories of our trips to Egypt (Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Port Ghalib) as well as posted a few posts about the superb and fantastic underwater world in the Red Sea.

Picasso fish at Port Ghalib

Egypt has some terrific places for anyone interested in an exotic culture, sun bathing, swimming, snorkeling and diving.

Great sphinx of Giza

ps. to enlarge the photos, click on them.

At the moment there are vacation flights from Finland to Hurghada and Marsa Alam. Sharm el-Sheikh is also a very popular and interesting area. We have been there once. I can recommend to visit it. At the moment there are though no flights from Finland to Sinai area. Hopefully there will be some in the near future.

Elegant Unicornfish

 

We have fallen in love with Intercontinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort -hotel some years ago. The perfect beach (private beach), the coral reefs, the sunny weather, the hotel, the friendly staff, the fabulous food, the sunsets, the splendid rooms and suites – everything.

Coming from the beach to the cafe area

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The hotel beach is spacious and you can relax and enjoy the views.

A great day comes to an end at ICPG

You can also enjoy the wonderful swimming pools. A few of them are huge.

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It is so true what the hotel’s social media posts say:

We know there will be days when you want nothing more than to laze by the pool as the soft breeze rustles through the palms … or gaze out over the waters of the Red Sea, which sparkle in the unbroken warmth of the sun all year round.

Happy people in the big pool ICPG

And if you like a unique and enriching wellness experience, you will be thrilled with the award winning six senses spa at the hotel.

I also recommend warmly to try snorkeling or diving, which ever you prefer. This beach is great, because you can actually snorkel and dive in right from the beach. You don’t have to travel far, unless you want to.

In the harbour, there are boats, which take you out to the sea on diving trips. There are also seascope submarines.

PG harbour

Those who want to enjoy shopping, a cup of coffee or a nice dinner, can stroll to Port Ghalib harbour, which is a nice place.

PG harbour cafeteria

So, in a few words, what are you waiting for?

Make a reservation and go enjoy a perfect holiday!

PG beach seen from the sea