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House reef off Captain Don's Habitat

   Aruba  Caribbean Sea
Canon 7D/Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro in Ikelite Housing/DS160&161 strobes

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Honaloa Bay, Maui, Hawaii

   United States  Pacific
This most beautiful scenic bay on the Northwest side of the Island of Maui, Hawaii is a true snorkelers paradise. Sheltered from the trade winds by a south facing cliff wall it finds many people visiting, walking down through a virtual tropical forest, daily to enjoy this quite "off the beaten path" rocky bay. But what makes it so special is its marine life and lightly submerged reef that can be clearly seen driving passed. It is an awesome healthy yellow reef perhaps 5 to 10 feet deep with every type of hawaiian fish you can think of. One day a person above the bay in one of the car turn off areas pointed out a fish school ball to me that I would of just thought of as a dark area in the water. Snorkeled out to it and got some really great digital pictures.
Beautiful part of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Million Hope Nabq Sharm El Sheikh

   Egypt  Red Sea
The Million Hope Wreck


28 03' 42" N, 34 26' 40"E. Southern Gulf of Aqaba on east coast of Sinai Peninsular


Day boat from Sharm El Sheikh

Minimum Depth to Wreck

0m (Superstructure above water level)

Maximum Depth to Seabed:

22m (at stern)

Average Visibility:


The Ship

Built in Japan, as a Bulk Carrier with additional facilities for transporting vehicles, the Million Hope was launched as the "Ryusei Maru" in 1972. She was a very large ship - displacing 26,181 grt and measuring 174.6m x 24.8m with a draught of 10m. Her bridge castle is located at the stern behind 5 cargo holds - in between which are four massive cranes towering high above the decks. The ship was powered by two 6 Cylinder diesel engines capable of producing 11,600 bhp and a top speed of 17 knots.

The ship had several names during her lifetime before being purchased by the Aksonas Shipping Co Ltd of Limassol, Cyprus for 136 million in 1996. It was at this time she was finally renamed "Million Hope" and promptly insured for 41 Million. Only six weeks later, she became a constructive total loss.

The Loss of the Million Hope

Loaded with a 26,000 ton cargo of Potash and Phosphates, the Million Hope sailed from Jordan's only port of Aqaba on 19 June 1996 - destination Taiwan. Visibility, however, quickly deteriorated and early on 20 June the vessel struck the inshore Reef near Nabq - on the western shores of the Gulf of Aqaba, approx. 3 miles north of Sharm El Sheikh.

Lloyds List dated 24 June 1996 carried the following item under "Casualty Report:"


Jun 21: Egyptian Maritime Officials said yesterday they were concerned about possible leakage of about 23,000 tons of phosphate and potassium plus 700 tons of fuel from the bulk carrier Million Hope which sank off Egypts Sinai Peninsular, Cairo radio reported. All 25 members of the crew ere rescued by Egyptian naval vessels and other vessels in an operation that lasted more than 20 hours. The vessel, on voyage from Jordan to Taiwan, was ripped open by coral reefs near Egypts Sharm El-Sheikh resort. The vessels mainly Filipino crew huddled in the stern and refused to abandon ship until it became clear the vessel would sink, Cairo radio said. Some of the crew accused the vessels master of failing to follow the areas prescribed navigation routes and of maintaining speed despite poor visibility."

The cargo actually comprised 15,000 tons of Potash and 11,000 tons of phosphate rock and the big concern was that this would slowly dissolve in seawater - producing an algae-like film that would blot out essential sunlight from all adjacent reefs. Major Salvage companies were, therefore, invited to tender for the salvage of this cargo which was separately valued at 1.3 million. This operation was successfully carried out.
With much of her superstructure still out of the water, the Million Hope can be seen from several miles away. She is basically upright but with a pronounced list to port - i.e. away from the Reef. Her entire starboard side rests against the reef on which she foundered and her keel lies along the seabed at the base of that reef at between 19 - 24m. Her decks are underwater but not the focsle. Apart from fairly superficial damage, the vessel is completely intact - with no evidence of salvage.

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Gordon Reef - Straight of Tiran - Sharm El Sheikh

   Egypt  Red Sea
The fist one and the biggest one of the fourth reefs of the Straight of Tiran. Nice dive with sandy bottom and also a plateau full of corals. Barrels, the cargo, (north/east) and also pieces (south/west) of the Louvilla Wreck (1981) that now is upon the reef in the north. The current split in the middle of the reef.

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Negros Occidental, Sipalay

   Philippines  Visayan Sea
perfect for macro fotography

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Ras Gohzlani - Ras Mohammed National Park - Sharm el Sheikh

   Egypt  Red Sea
Very quiet dive site with sandy bottom

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Temple - Sharm El Sheikh

   Egypt  Red Sea
Relaxing dive site with sandy bottom max depth 20mt, on the drop off vertical wall undefined depth, 3 big pinnacoles that appears one temple.

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Valley of the Dolls

   Cayman islands  Caribbean Sea
White shoe shrimp, found in Touch-me-not Sponges

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Six Senses Laamu House Reef

   Maldives  Indian Ocean
House Reef at Six Senses Laamu, a 5 star resort in the Laamu Atoll

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Marsa Shagra, Shagra Bay

   Egypt  Red Sea
The Tentacled flathead (Papilloculiceps longiceps) or Crocodilefish is a member of the order Scorpaeniformes, an order which also includes the scorpionfishes and stonefishes. It is found in the Western Indian Ocean; the Red Sea.

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Hardee's Wreck

   United States  Atlantic (North American coastal)
This is a wreck sponsored by the Hardee's restaurant chain. Sunk off the coast of Moorehead City NC.

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Stragglers, St. Thomas USVI

   United States  Caribbean Sea
This pod of Dolphins came up on us from behind, gave us a quick look and kept going.

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Jackfish Alley Ras Mohammed National Park

   Egypt  Red Sea
Reef coast and satellite reef separed by sandy street

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Thundi Reef

   Maldives  Indian Ocean
Thundi House Reef, L.Gan Laamu Atoll. Small 23 room hotel on local island- no alcohol. Easy beach access, mediocre visibility but decent corals and decent macro (robust ghost pipefish) especially in Sept/Oct

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   India  Andaman Sea
Diving Narcondam is a fantastic experience. It´s very remote and almost untouched. You can find all kind of stuff there...

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bocas del toro

   Panama  Caribbean Sea
great for macro photograpy very warm sea and allways calm

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Arches & Tunnels

   United States  Caribbean Sea
St. Thomas has some great opportunities for macro photography

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   Solomon islands  Solomon Sea
All the islands in the two week dive had numerous and many wonderful dive sites. Only exceeded by Raja Ampat

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Kahaluu Beach

   United States  Pacific
Shot blenny while snorkeling at Kahaluu Beach in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Nose Reef

   Dominica  Caribbean Sea
A great dive site off the central west coast, accessible from either East Carib Dive or Sunset Bay Dive centre, 15m to the reef and comprises of a reef flat and drop off to the south, named nose reef for the 3 promontories sticking into the blue, all of which look like noses.
Image taken on a SeaLife DC1400

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