Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Probably the Best Way to End the Year

Divers always enjoy meeting interesting animals underwater. Personally, I don't wait for the big ones (like turtles or sting-rays). For me, even staring at some amazingly-purple Fridman's Dottyback, is a lovely experience. You can see very interesting things in every dive. They don't have to be big or exotic, you just need to open your eyes and LOOK.

Still, there are times in which mother nature grants you her favor, and you get an experience of a lifetime. And this is what happened to me at the end of 2007.

A diving safari in Ras Mohammed, Sinai. December 29th, early morning, first dive of the day. On our way to the so-called Sarah H. wreck, we encounter an amazing group of about 40 dolphins. We quickly jump into the water and spend a magnificent quarter of an hour with these incredible creatures. Words can hardly describe the feeling, and not even this video can explain how utterly lucky we have been. Still, this is how it looked like, and it is probably the best way to end 2007: