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Sohal Surgeonfish

A sohal surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal) photographed in the Red Sea, in a seaward edge of a reef off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sohal surgeonfish are a common species and feed on various kinds of a...
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A Red Sea Endemic

A sohal surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal), a Red Sea endemic and valued aquarium fish. Like other surgeonfish, the sohal surgeonfish is compressed laterally, making it extremely maneuverable anf fast along the ree...

Flat Needlefish

A flat needlefish (Ablennes hians) swims near the surface of the Red Sea. Considered a gamefish, flat needlefish are frequently caught with the help of artificial lights, but are not often eaten because of ...

Taking a Ride in the Red Sea

Apnea Academy instructors, Sergio Soria and Giampiero Genovese, grip the metal bar of the sled as they go for a ride side by side, into the dark blue of the Red Sea while holding their breath. They put in pract...
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Scuba Divers at Blue Hole

Scuba divers at Blue Hole cruise along the edge of the submarine sinkhole, known as the Blue Hole, located a few kilometers north of Dahab, Egypt in the Red Sea. The sinkhole is approximately 130 meters de...
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Exploring the Red Sea

WaterMaarq freediving instructor, Marlon Quinn, explores the giant coral bommies of the Red Sea the days before the Apnea Academy Instructor Course. Photo taken off the coast of Sharm Club in Sharm El Sheik...
Taking a Breath

Taking a Breath

A giant sea turtle, most likely a Chelonia mydas, taking a breath of air with freediver, Daniel Cordova beyond. Like all reptiles, sea turtles have lungs so they...
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At the Drop-off

Marlon Quinn, owner and instructor from Australia's Watermaarq Freediving, breathes-up in preparation for some easy-going dives alongside the 15 meter coral drop-off in Sharm El Sheikh, making the most of h...

A Picture-Perfect Descent

The day before the start of the AA International Instructor's Course, Marlon Quinn, owner and instructor from Australia's Watermaarq Freediving, descends picture perfectly, with camera in-hand, into the Red...

Preparing for Descent

Three days after successful completion of the Apnea Academy International Course in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Renee Blundon prepares to drive the no-limits sled to 50 meters (164 feet) with passengers, Giampi...
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An Aussie in the Red Sea

Marlon Quinn, a freedive instructor from Australia, shoots underwater photography of the Red Sea's reef life off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Photo was extracted from video footage of a Canon VIXIA...

Sea Goldies in the Blue Hole

A swarm of female sea goldies in the blue hole (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) adds a splash of color to the coral drop-off in the Blue Hole. The male sea goldie retains a harem of 5-10 females, which is why th...
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Sea Squirt

A sea squirt (Ascidiacea), also known as an ascidian, photographed off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. They are sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders, characterized by a tough outer "tunic." The...