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  • 48 # Date: 2011-11-02 - 09:58
  • # Max Depth: 7.8m Duration: 56mins
Diver's Notes

Second shore dive on the house reef - this time on the left side. The sealife under the bridge is simply incedible ! Batfishes, pipefishes, huge grouper.... schools of fish... simply incredible.
No Strobe for this dive since the sync chord had a short causing the Error 99.
Beautiful last dive in Hurghada!

Dive Profile
Dive Location

  • Temp: Surf 28°C Bottom 24°C
  • Dive type : Recreational, Photo
  • Visibility: Average
Specific gear used
  • Camera: Canon - EOS 300D
  • Camera: Canon - 50mm f1.8
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  • Pirates Diving Network confirmed the dive with parameters: 7.8m / 56mins

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Dive Profile

  • 1. Air
  • 12L Aluminium     190 → 40 bar
  • Average depth: 6.3m
  • SAC: 1.64 bar/min
  • RMV: 19.68 L/min
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Species Identified

Corythoichthys (Pipefish)
Lutjanus ehrenbergii (Peters, 1869) (Ehrenberg's snapper) Inhabits very shallow coastal habitats, often in large schools near freshwater run-offs . Juveniles often intertidal . Feeds on small fish and invertebrates . May enter freshwater to feed .
Fistularia commersonii Rüppell, 1838 (Bluespotted cornetfish)
Parapercis hexophtalma (Cuvier, 1829) (Speckled sandperch) Found on sand and rubble bottoms of shallow lagoon and protected seaward reefs . Also Ref. 58652.
Parupeneus forsskali (Fourmanoir and Guézé, 1976) (forsskâl's goatfish) The most common goatfish in shallow water in the Red Sea. Usually found on sand bottoms near coral reefs . Feeds on invertebrates that live on sand .
Arothron (Blue-spotted puffer)
Taeniura lymma (Forsskål, 1775) (Bluespotted ribbontail ray) Blue-spotted stingrays live alone or in small groups , migrating in large schools into shallow sandy areas on the rising tide in order to feed, and dispersing back into the ocean as the tide falls to shelter in the coral c...
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Arothron stellatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (Blackspotted puffer) Relatively uncommon in patch reefs and coral slopes near sandy areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles occur in sandy and weedy inner reefs, adults on clear lagoons and seaward reefs . Juveniles inshore, usual...
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Platax orbicularis (Forsskål, 1775) (Orbicular batfish) Live in shallow protected coastal waters to deep, somewhat silty habitats. Often with deep shipwrecks . Adults are found singly or in small groups and occasionally in large schools in some areas. Juveniles occur singly ...
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Amphiprion bicinctus Rüppell, 1830 (threebanded anemonefish) Inhabits lagoons and outer reefs. Oviparous, with elliptical eggs . Monogamous . Has been reared in captivity . Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, and Stichodactyla gigantea .
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Red lionfish)

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