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Scuba Diving @ Marsa Alam

In August 2017 my brother Thomas and I went to Marsa Alam in the south of Egypt for scuba diving. We stayed at The Oasis, a Werner Lau diving center, for a week.
We had good luck: After half a year of absence from Abu Dabbab the dugong had just returned. We were the second group to spot it. Although it was surrounded by a lot of snorklers and scuba divers (us! ;-) ) the dugong kept calm and seemed to be unimpressed. It was always busy with eating and would only interrupt for a few minutes to gasp for breath at the surface. We spent over half an hour with it and the many sea turtles around.
Another highlight was a large shoal of dolphins passing by just after we had entered the water at Marsa Shagra. I had only a few seconds to get my camera ready and take two shots – you can see the result below…

- Bernd -

Scuba diving @ Sundhaeuser See

Actually, this was just a two day trip with focus on accomplishing my dry suit diving licence. But after passing the tests I had one more dive to try my Canon EF 24-70 in the new Hugyfot housing I bought last year – yezzzz!

What should I say? After 5 minutes of diving I found a pike which was lazy enough to be my photo model for about 20 (!) minutes (and probably blind from the strobe light afterwards). I had some technical problems – but hey, 20 minutes are more than enough to fix them :-D

- Bernd -