Liveaboard trip - Diving Red Sea South 2015 - Elphinstone reef


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October 9th 2015
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Liveaboard trip Egypt Deep South October 2015


Longimanus, aka oceanic whitetip sharkLongimanus, aka oceanic whitetip sharkLongimanus, aka oceanic whitetip shark

He's coming in for a touch. Seconds later he tipped my camera with his nose.
Oct. 8th 2015

Elphinstone reef! It's kind of a legend of a site. Famous for oceanic whitetip sharks. Also known as Longimanus. Longimanus comes from their latin name, Carcharhinus longimanus. These are very curious sharks, approaching divers and coming very close. Even touching us. They especially like me or better said, they liked my flash. They found it very interesting and came close to investigate it.

Here one is touching me, almost like little bump. So close!


Here we have a few more videos of the Longimanus...






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Large gorgonia fan on elphinstone reefLarge gorgonia fan on elphinstone reef
Large gorgonia fan on elphinstone reef

one of the largest I have seen
He's coming in for a touchHe's coming in for a touch
He's coming in for a touch

right after the flash he came right into me to touch the flash...
whitetip turning awaywhitetip turning away
whitetip turning away

sharif is in his way
longimanus closelongimanus close
longimanus close

right above me


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