Marsa Alam – House Reef – night diving – English Version
During our last holiday in Marsa Alam we also had the fortune to dive in the night straight from the dock of our resort, a place called House Reef.
It was my first night diving, and although the sea was very rough was an unforgettable experience to be repeated as soon as possible (I’m already waiting for the next trip to Egypt in fact)
We have to thank once again the structure of the diving SeaWorld and in this particular case we have to thank especially our guide Roberto Piazza that made us not only as a guide but there has been the godfather of this our first night dive, after a briefing longer than usual, with the appropriate equipment we went down loads of expectations!
The sea was pretty rough, so we had to chose the right momento to descent into the water to avoid being thrown against the pier, then once everything was immersed completely without any problems, apart from the lack of vision, everything seemed new, a new point of view… animals never seen by day, for obvious reasons, a show! I apologize for the photos, for once, are few, but unfortunately with no external flash, and being my first night dive, I had to ‘work ‘a bit more often with GAV and to try to move in the water
Technical data of first dive:
Maximum depth: 18 meters
Minimum Temperature: 28°C
Dive time: 48 minutes
And now here we are the pictures:
We begin with two beautiful shots of a beautiful frog fish (Antennarius pictus) frogs, small but almost impossible to miss, a red that was a pretty prominent in the barrier illuminated by flashlight
Almost moon landscape for a seabed which is usually much more colorful, but basically do we know what color have corals at night, don’t you?
Two lionfish (Pterois volitans) hunt at night on the sand.
Wonderful Acropora in the night
Behind a fire coral you can see a beautiful crinoide (Oligometra serripinna)
As we watched the sand we have seen, and it was impossible not to see him, a big stingray digging in the sand…
Wonderful yellow Acropora
I don’t know what it was…
And finally here is one of the reasons for our diving … a beautiful Spanish dancer (Hexabranchus sanguineus) a nudibranch incredibly great for me that I was expecting something smaller because I’m accustomed to nudibranchs in the aquarium … beautiful with its bright colors…
Crinoide over fire coral
Wonderful crinoide (Oligometra serripinna)
Another shot (Oligometra serripinna)
And also for today and for night shots we have finished… until the next trip!!! Any comments???
Other post linked from the same trip:
If you want more informations about fishes of red sea you can buy the Red Sea Guide written by Helmut Debelius… from Amazon
|Red Sea Reef Guide
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