Fotoboek "Wonderful Marsa Shagra"
Marsa Shagra is one of the three world class eco-diving villages run by Red Sea Diving Safari. It's located 30 minutes south of Marsa Alam Airport and has one of the most beautiful house reefs in the Red Sea region featuring an abundance of marine life including a variety of coral & fishes, reef sharks, turtles, and sometimes even dolphins.
Throughout the years I collected many pictures of the wonderful underwaternature of the Marsa Shagra house reef as well as the dive sites close to "basecamp Marsa Shagra".
This photo book displays a selection of these pictures categorized by dive site.
About the Author
I grew up in Zeeland (South West part of The Netherlands). The North sea en Oosterschelde have always attracted me. It started with swimming and later on fishing with my father and brothers from the shore and the boat. A beautiful nature that should be respected! My first contact with scuba divers was during a garfish shore-fishing trip near a place called "de Goese Sas". Just before the low tide they crossed the dike in large numbers. Equipped with their impressive gear they entered the water just in front of us. Then, during one hour, carefully watching their air bubbles preventing that we would hook them.
In 1985 I moved to Eindhoven. In 1999, during the swimming lessons of my children, I again came in contact with scuba diving at "Duikcentrum Dolfijn". In the years after I learned scuba diving and developed my passion for the underwater nature. Since 2004 I dive together with my 2 sons, this is really great! Next to that I enjoy, as a dive instructor, to transfer my knowledge and passion to my student divers.In 2007 I started with making underwater photo's. With my FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd and Sea&Sea YS-110 flash, and with many ups and downs, I made my first photo's in the waters in and around The Netherlands.
In 2009 I went for the first time to the Red Sea . Since 2011 I own a Canon 7D in a Hugyfot underwater house and one Sea&Sea YS-D1 and one YS-D2 flash. A zoom lens (EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM) a wide angle lens (EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM) and a macro lens (EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM) make it complete and turns it into a "super machine". The quality of the photo does not depend anymore on the equipment but the person that controls it.
In the Photo book I present a selection of my photo's that I have taken during the many trips to Marsa Shagra. It shows the learning process that I went through.
Rob van Twist