Diving the Red Sea July 2017

A short film I made of my dive safari to the Red Sea in 2017. We spent a week at sea and dived many of the classic sites including Brothers islands, Daedalus reef and Elphinstone reef.

The main aim for the trip was to dive with some of the big sharks (especially hammerheads) and we weren't disappointed.

  • Scalloped hammerhead shark - c. 40
  • Oceanic white-tip shark - c. 8
  • Thresher shark - 1
  • White-tipped reef shark - 1
  • Grey reef shark - 1

Elephants

Elephant herds spend the night foraging, never more than a mile or so apart from each other. We watched two halves of a herd reunite in Kruger just after dawn at a water hole. Here's two young bulls bonding.

Kruger National Park trip: Reptiles

I don't have a particular interest in reptiles but there were a few to be seen even in the depth of winter.

Puff adder. One of Africa's deadliest snakes. This one was convincingly playing dead, so much so that I was tempted to pick it up. Until it started flicking it's tongue. This one is about four feet long.

Puff adder. One of Africa's deadliest snakes. This one was convincingly playing dead, so much so that I was tempted to pick it up. Until it started flicking it's tongue. This one is about four feet long.

Blue-tailed skink. A common small lizard but attractive nonetheless.

Blue-tailed skink. A common small lizard but attractive nonetheless.

Pan-hinged terrapins can be found at most waterholes.

Pan-hinged terrapins can be found at most waterholes.

Nile crocodile are common throughout the park.

Nile crocodile are common throughout the park.

The reptiles we saw in the park:

  • Nile crocodile
  • Puff adder
  • African rock python
  • White-throated monitor
  • Blue-tailed skink
  • Striped skink
  • Pan-hinged terrapin
  • Serrated-hinged terrapin