Oceanic White Tip Sharks of the Red Sea with the Canon 5D Mark 3
Oceanic White Tip Sharks trip report, diving the southern Red Sea with the canon 5D Mark 3.
Finally took the plunge! I committed to housing my 5D mark 3 for our recent diving trip in the Southern Red Sea. This was a huge change compared to previous trips where my choice of camera has been the Canon G12 and Olympus EPL-3.
My selection of lenses were: Canon 15mm fisheye, Canon 16-35mm 2.8 mark 2 and the Canon 100mm macro 2.8. The Nauticam housing was my choice of hardware to keep this little lot watertight with various ports to accommodate the lens choice. Under water lighting was provided by two Inon Z240 strobes, which functioned perfectly in full manual control. This was my first trip with 2 strobes, applying my lighting techniques I use for wedding and portrait photography fell in to place quite well at various depths ranging from 10-30 meters.
Our voyage started from the new marina in Hurgada which is conveniently situated 15 minutes away from the airport. Highlights of the trip which is commonly known in the dive world as simply the best, include the following dive sites: Big Brother, Little Brother, Daedalus Reef and Elphinestone Reef.
We were in search of Sharks on this particular trip and we did not leave disappointed! Thresher Sharks, The well known Oceanic white tip and one huge whale shark randomly passed by whilst we were out in the deep blue. Other marine life we experienced were my favourite Napoleon wrasse, groupers, butterfly fish, clowne fish, gobies and the usual Red Sea reef fish.
Many Thanks to the dive guides of the sea serphant, Nasty and Antablus, for a fantastic week. The trip was arranged by Scuba Travel who we recently met at the Birmingham NEC dive show. Paul Duxfield (Duxy) is on hand at Scuba Travel for all your Photography questions and has a wealth of knowledge. Equipment for the trip was supplied by Alex Tattersall from Underwater Visions. (Nauticam UK)
Here are a few photographic highlights from our Simply The Best Tour.