Everywhere we looked were Moray Eels, Zebra fish and Blue Spotted Stingrays. The occasional sea turtle floated by effortlessly. Our biggest shock was our face to face encounter with a Guitar Shark, relative of the Hammerhead family. The moment our guide made that sign (you know, the first one you learn as a Scuba Diver) we were all hit by a sudden pang of panic and then relaxed as Mr Guitar Shark ambled by without giving us a second look.
Red Sea day trips are great for everyone. Those that can’t dive can snorkel or sunbathe. Lunches are normally included along with drinks and the last time I went (2011) prices were as cheap as £15 each with all equipment for snorkelers included. It’s recommended you see the underwater world the Red Sea has to offer… Preferably from 18 metres under the surface. It really is a whole new world.
A word of advice, don’t fall for the “camera-safe bags” I KNEW I was being had over, but I still went for it and my camera, by about 10 metres, was submerged in a puddle of leaked salt water. I managed to save the SD Card but the camera was a write off. You’re better off buying an underwater camera, the quality is better than a regular digital camera anyway.