Longfin batfish

Video footage of the Chrisoula K (Sha’ab Abu Nuhas, Red Sea)

This is the first sight we had of the wreck of the Chrisoula K, on her starboard side. She was a Greek freighter, and was wrecked at Sha’ab Abu Nuhas in 1981, carrying a cargo of tiles.

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Here are some beautiful batfish chilling next to a toppled mast on the Chrisoula K.

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We watched this moray eel swim down the wreck and make its way into a hole near the bottom on the port side:

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Tony explored a companionway while Veronica swam alongside, outside the wreck’s starboard side.

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Finally, towards the end of the dive, we hung out on the top deck of the wreck. This is what we could see…

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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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