Diving with Dolphins in the Red Sea

This was one of those, Fark Me! Moments.

Our first dive of a Liveaboard in 2016 and we were treated to Dolphins. Lots of Dolphins. At a location affectionately known as ‘Dolphin Reef’, it’s a lure for day trippers hoping to catch a look at the aquatic loons. For us it was an opportunity to check our kit before hauling up anchor and spending a week below the ocean waves. So after slinging ourselves off the transom of Whirlwind, we slowly descended into a gorgeous abyss to check our kit and…

Bugger me, it was full of Dolphins!

For Ricardo, this was his only his 7th dive and he got to float with the crazy flappers of the deep. Me, I’ve been diving since 1997 and this was my first face to face encounter! I came close the last time I was in Egypt but the little rascal swam between me and my buddy and I bally well missed them. Still, this was a corker and a magnificent way to start the week. Interestingly, this was also the location for our final dive before returning to UK. They had gone by then…

The footage comes from my Gorpo along with Als and Eds. I’m in the wetsuit that has grey bits on and is falling apart. Thats been worn since 1997 too.