Short escape to Soma Bay

In the background you can spot the Orca dive base and the Breaker's hotel

In the background you can spot the Orca dive base and the Breaker’s hotel

The Orca Divebase in Soma Bay near Safaga at the Red Sea, Egypt is a safe bet, as I already been there and was amazed by their quality of service, but this time I tried the Breaker’s Hotel for accomodation.
My final verdict is that the Breaker’s is a fine alternative to the Sheraton for lodging while diving with the Orca Divers.
I was eager to try out my new camera setup sporting a Canon G7x Mark II additionally to the GoPro Hero 4, which is great for videos, but only capable of making point and shoot images.
So here are the results of my new approach to underwater photography:

Silouhette of a reef fish

Silouhette of a reef fish

He is the reef watch!

He is the reef watch!

The reefs are boasting with life and diversity

The reefs are boasting with life and diversity

Nemo engaging!

Nemo engaging!

Nemo (clown fishes) huddeling into their anemone

Nemos (clown fishes) huddeling into their anemone

The anemone offers protection for the clownfishes as its tentacles have nasty nettle cells.

The anemone offers protection for the clownfishes as its tentacles have nasty nettle cells.

The Arabian Picasso Triggerfish is a beauty - and has a fake eye on his butt.

The Arabian Picasso Triggerfish is a beauty – and has a fake eye on his butt. This makes him the fish with the funniest rear section of the Red Sea!

Orange hard coral at the house reef

Orange hard coral at the house reef

A moray heading out for prey during the night

A moray heading out for prey during the night

Another reef inhabitant I do not know the name

Another reef inhabitant I do not know the name

Busy reef reef life at sun down

Busy reef life at sun down

A large pufferfish showing his teeth

A large pufferfish showing his teeth

You talking to me?

You talking to me?

Spiral worms are shy, but beautiful - and look like christmas trees

Spiral worms are shy, but beautiful – and look like christmas trees

Just as clown fishes use anemones these fellas use a hard coral for protection

Just as clown fishes use anemones these fellas use a hard coral for protection

A lion fish placed at the top of a cave

A lion fish placed at the top of a cave, I turned the image otherwise it would make you sea sick

The reefs are boasting with life and diversity

The reefs are boasting with life and diversity

 

This fella imitateds the lion fish pretending to be dangerous

This fella imitates the lion fish pretending to be dangerous

 

A funny looking blue spotted boxfish

A funny looking blue spotted boxfish

 

A blue spotted stingray resting on the sea bed

A blue spotted stingray resting on the sea bed

Blue spotted stingray sniffing at me

Blue spotted stingray sniffing at me

A reef fish gets cleaned by a blue cleaner fish

A reef fish gets cleaned by a blue cleaner fish

An emperor angel fish at the panorama reef

An emperor angel fish at the panorama reef

A hard to spot spotted eagle ray

A hard to spot spotted eagle ray

AN ancient four armed sea monster

An ancient four armed sea monster

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