Swimming towards the reef

Video footage of Jackfish Alley (Ras Mohammed National Park, Red Sea)

Jackfish Alley was an astonishingly beautiful dive site that we visited during our Red Sea liveaboard trip in October 2013. It’s inside the protected area formed by the Ras Mohammed National Park, and is one of those shining advertisements for Marine Protected Areas that we wish there were more of!

Very early on in the dive we went through a swim through – a hole in the wall of the reef that had an opening a short distance further on. This is what it looked like:

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Kate checked out a huge coral head…

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… and I took these two panoramas, showing the coral garden that we swam through, and the spectacular topography.

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Look how blue the water is!

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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