An imposing Green Turtle crosses the Red Sea with a pair of Remora stuck to its belly. Their relationship is mutually beneficial: the remoras remove parasites from the turtle and in return get to feed on the host's faeces.
Once abundant, Oceanic White Tip Sharks are now an endangered species due to over-fishing. Egypt is one of the few places in the world where divers can regularly see these majestic creatures.
A Cuttlefish feeds and an enterprising Butterfly Fish lingers close by, hoping for a few leftovers.
I was astonished by how clingy this Wrasse was!
A school of Surgeon Fish dive down from the surface in unison.
Oceanic White Tip Sharks are notoriously curious and will come by for a close inspection of divers. Sadly this quality has led to millions becoming by-catch due to long-line fishing.
A friendly Masked Pufferfish feels comfortable enough in my presence to show its big white belly.
A Hawsbill Turtle dives from the surface after a few quick breaths.
Oceanic White Tip Sharks are often accompanied Pilot Fish. The relationship is mutually beneficial with the Pilot Fish eating parasites off the shark's body whilst the White Tip protects them from predators.
Most of the time cuttlefish cruise around using their mantle (the skirt around their body), but when they want to turn on the jets, they use their siphon to blast off at speed.
A serene underwater cavern scene with a couple of Surgeon Fish.
A school of Goat Fish set against the jagged reef at Shaab Claudia. Oh and a cheeky wrasse has wandered into the scene...
Butterfly Fish can usually be found in pairs and I spent a long time just hanging out with this colourful couple.
Oceanic White Tips have enormous pectoral and dorsal fins. This makes them particularly vulnerable to the shark fin trade.
A colourful Wrasse and divers swim in the same direction at the end of the dive.
A diver photographs a juvenile Oceanic White Tip.
A black and white version of this photo in which the sun looks like the moon