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southern red sea

26 October 2012 - 04:30 AM

Last September I enjoyed a great week on Emperor Elite southern Egypt

These are some of my favourites from the trip, all shot with a canon g10 and single inon strobe

As a side note this is the third time i dived with Emperor and they keep impressing me with their service every time. This time Egyptair managed to lose both mine and my buddy's luggage on the way there and we were looking at having to do a whole week on rental gear but they found the luggage a day after we got on board and Emeperor drove it all the way down from Hurghada to where we were along the coast (about three hours away?) and then got it across on the zodiac for another hour to the liveaboard - that's great service and it made my week a heck of a lot more enjoyable!

similans - have they gone downhill?

16 October 2012 - 11:08 AM

I first dived the similans in 2008 and was thinking of going there again in April next year but a few people (including a mate who lives in Thailand) reckon they're not as good as they were

Id like to hear from any of you who have been there in the last couple of years whether you think they're still a good spot

pelagic larvae in salp id

17 August 2012 - 05:57 AM

I found this little guy in very shallow water over the reef in Cirkewwa, Malta at night. It seemed to be some sort of crustacean larvae living in a salp 'shell' and he used his little tail to propel himself around at a good speed.

Any idea what it is?

(sorry for the blurry shots but it was only around 1cm long, transparent and moving way too quick for my little compact cam to focus well!)

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commensal shrimp on cuttlefish?

14 May 2012 - 02:32 AM

This shot was taken by a friend of mine on a night dive in Zurrieq in Malta. It's on a large male cuttlefish and is obviously a shrimp but I was wondering if it is some sort of commensal shrimp or if it just happened to have landed on the cuttlefish for a while. Ive never seen this before

its the little translucent shrimp with a red border roughly in the middle of the cuttlefish's forehead

head shiled slug

20 April 2012 - 11:47 PM

hey does anyone know what species the headshield slug this is? Photo by Ximena Olds