People snorkeling in the Red Sea, in the protected marine park called Ras Muhammad, close to the Egyptian town of Sharm el Sheikh. The town is famous for being a tourist location, where a number of tourists come there in the winter to enjoy the weather, and to indulge in water pursuits such as snorkeling and scuba diving. This photo is located close to the coral reefs, where a number of men, women and children have come to enjoy snorkeling. This photo was taken using a waterproof camera. This was the first time that such a water-proof camera was being used (here is such a camera - Olympus TG-320 Water Proof camera), and it was incredible to be able to take such photos at and under the water level. I took a number of such photos.
A wide open expanse of water with 4 people close together. From what I remember, this was the scene where there were these 3 tourists around a rubber tube, with a guide also with them. All of them are clutching a rubber tube to provide them the required floating support, and the guide is showing something in the water below, most likely some colorful fish (could be a coral reef though, located several feet below the water surface). The 4th person seems to be the guide, with the 3 tourists wearing life vests and the 4th person wearing a wet suit.
We had a couple of guide for all the tourists who were doing snorkeling in the Red Sea. The guides were dressed a bit different from the tourists, wearing wet suits unlike the rest of us. Some tourists were wearing life vests, while others who were more confident of their swimming prowess were not wearing these life vests. I was doing some further testing of the water proof camera (here is such a camera - Olympus TG-320 Water Proof camera) and ducked a bit below water to take a photo below the surface of the water, and caught a photo of the guide wearing his flippers.
Another sight of people clutching onto the rubber tube in the Red Sea. This is in the Ras Muhammad protected national park, close to the tourist town of Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, on the Sinai peninsula. They had some rubber tubes for the tourists (us) and these were used to full effect. For example, even though I knew how to swim, I was also clutching onto the tube since it provided a lot of moral support when in waters that were much deeper than us (the water would have been around 10-15 feet deep).
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