Fritz, Tom & Christian get excited in Munich airport before we leave
Our trusty whale-way-walker
A village that we passed - which was about as close as I got to visiting anything on land in Egypt
Tom uses the boat's lounge as an ad hoc changing room
Our first sunset from on board the dive safari boat
Stefan, Michael, Heike & Tom
Michael & Stefan look on as the crew ready the boat for our next move
Heike & Tanja, the two girls on an otherwise male-strewn voyage
Our slightly cramped area at the back of the boat for getting in and out of wetsuits etc
Oh dear! Christian doesn't look too happy here!
Fritz limbers up for the next dive
Is it a scene from The Abyss? No, it's a ni
Despite the almost full moon, the water was clear and calm
We stop to watch some dolphins frolic in our bow wave
Tanja gets some Arab-style refreshment
That says 330 ml, by the way
Our stalwart companions in the long hot nights
Michael watching the dolphin show
This is what I looked like for most of the week
These little beasties took pleasure in decorating our sleeping bags as we slept on deck beneath the stars
Wow! What a sunset
Some of our five-man crew
Stefan takes a plunge
The sun sets on our dive safari
Christian & I are aglow with the joys of the Red Sea
One of our many delicious meals
Oh look! We're eating again!
Relaxing out back
Lunch doesn't get much fresher than this
And I bet you thought diving was about seeing fish UNDER the sea
A deadly deep-sea dweller
Argh!! A hideous creature from the deep!
Me looking all professional and divey
Buddy checks before we go down
Heike (the only one of us who had an underwater camera, bless her)
Christian & I
Tom & Fritz
We all celebrate Tom's 100th dive
Argh! The toilet is flushing me!
Tom gives us his Hollywood look whilst getting ready for a night dive
Stefan, the only free-diver on board, gets friendly with the dolphins...
...and they have a "whale" of a time frolicking with him
We gather for our last evening together...
...and here we are a few cocktails later
*squeak* *squeak* *squeak*
The Munich Crew at Marsa Alam airport Part 1
The Munich Crew at Marsa Alam airport Part 2
So long, and thanks for all the fish!
Another marvellous rich sunset