I was lucky enough to catch e few minutes with some giant green sea turtles. They were huge!
A sting ray on the left. The waters in the Red Sea are top rated and considered to be aiming the world’s top places for snorkeling and diving!
I’m back from seven days in Marsa Alam, North of Egypt. The main purpose of the trip was to snorkel, get some sun and rest, and I think I managed to do all of that. All in all it’s the fourth time I’m traveling to Egypt, but my first time to Marsa Alam. We found an abandoned hotel in a bay, near where we were staying, and I was lucky enough to swim with some sea turtles!
The water is crystal clear as long as no sand is carried to the Ocean with winds from the desert.
A group of small scissortail sergeant fish. These fellows are everywhere and very curious and friendly.
I met so many warm, friendly locals at the hotel. People were very friendly and greeting you with a smile. I spoke with some of the locals, and it really puts your life in a new light, when they tell you they are working 15 hours a day, two jobs and barley surviving.
Small banded dascyllus in shallow waters near the beach. The hotel had its own reef, and many rules about how to protect the environment. You can not touch the fish or the coral, not feed them or walk on top of them. You should never touch the wild life when diving, it can be both dangerous and poisonous.
A small grey moray!
Most fish stay something like 1-10 meters below the surface, and the water is extremely salty, you really have to struggle to dive deep because you float almost too well! This photo is taken around 6 meters down.
Me and my sis, the last day before departure. We woke before sunrise and saw the sun rise above the desert.
I’m extremely happy and thankful my dad was a dedicated diver in his youth. He has always made sure me and my sis knew how to swim almost at the same time we learned to walk and talk. I love the Ocean, to swim and look at all the fish. I can honestly say it’s one of the things that make me truly happy in my heart <3