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By ellavr
And now for something completely different from me!!

These are two dive boats moored up on Jackson Reef in the Red Sea. It was amazing how many dive and snorkel boats there could be on one reef, sometimes up to 30, all tied up to each other!! There was more than two at this reef, but I didn't get them all in!!

I love diving, so this image really resonates with me, but I also like the busyness of these two boats, there is really loads going on. A lot of the people are looking at something, the others are just ignoring it.

This is my first attempt at this sort of thing, so I am looking forward to receiving your comments, and am willing as always to accept critisism!!

Cheers all


Tags: Sports and action

Voters: westy, bassan, novocastria and 16 more

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bassan 19 15
6 Nov 2004 10:46AM
Like it, been there. Unfortunately all this uncontrolled activity on some reefs in the Red Sea has completely destroyed the coral, which is sad.
ellavr 18 66
6 Nov 2004 10:47AM
Looking at it, I am not sure that it wouldn't suit a B&W better. What do you think?

ellavr 18 66
6 Nov 2004 10:48AM
Thanks Sam, yes we saw snorkellers walking on the reef which just horrifies all divers!! The day we went to one of the wrecks, in really heavy weather, one of the boats tied up to the anchor chain of the wreck, making it move!! No respect at all. Anyway enough of a rant!! :0)
trudi 18
6 Nov 2004 10:51AM
Nice shot, been there also, I like the colours and activity.
bassan 19 15
6 Nov 2004 10:51AM
Glad you agree, your shot has captured the event really well. Good one.
ellavr 18 66
6 Nov 2004 10:53AM
Thanks Trudi, for your comment, I wish I could go back there soon!!

IanFlindt 18 740 21 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2004 10:57AM
I think this is a great image, Ella. It reminds me of those "Where's Wally" books for children in which full page illustrations showed an assortment of activities going on all at the same time. Excellent.
ellavr 18 66
6 Nov 2004 11:02AM
Thanks Ian, for your comment. I used to love those Where's Wally books!!

willbrealey 18 253
6 Nov 2004 11:18AM
Great shot, love images with plenty of activity like this. Re Bassan's point, I suppose this tourism may eventually be beneficial - its raised awareness of coral reefs and hopefully measures will be taken to protect them, if only for the benefit of the tourism industry!
ellavr 18 66
6 Nov 2004 11:22AM
Thanks Will, for your comment. I am not sure if the protection measures are happening quickly enough in the Red Sea, and I have seen what overdiving does on the Great Barrier Reef, but you are right, it should raise the awareness of the problem.

sugarbird 18 223 South Africa
6 Nov 2004 11:26AM
Evening Ella, this works well and I normally don't go for "busy" shots, it has a balance it, somehow, excllent!
ellavr 18 66
6 Nov 2004 11:38AM
Hello Jill, nice to hear from you, thanks for coming. Quite different from your I know :o)

6 Nov 2004 12:27PM
Great shot Ella, lots to look at, very interesting!

magda_indigo 19 418 England
6 Nov 2004 5:30PM
as a fellow diver, I thank you for this beautiful image, click (*:*)
PatriciaWilson 18 617 58 Greece
6 Nov 2004 8:24PM
Makes me just want to climb on board!
Super happy feeling shot, like it!
ellavr 18 66
7 Nov 2004 1:09AM
Thanks Mary, for your comment, always happy to hear from you.

Magda, I didn't know you were a diver, it does make you want to leave the autumn and chase the sun, sea and reed somewhere, doesn't it.

Patricia, thanks for your comment, thats what it makes me feel like as well!!

7 Nov 2004 2:15AM
Love the colours and the way the boats are side by side, makes a lovely shot Ella.
I dive too, but only on Friday nights into the bath and twice a week at Christmas!
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2004 3:16AM
Brilliant capture Ella,an array of activity going on,well done.

I've been there my dreams.LOL

ellavr 18 66
7 Nov 2004 4:07AM
Thanks Ricardo and Mark, hope that you both make it to the Red Sea diving soon, even if it is in your dreams. :o)

jan 1 18 12 Netherlands
7 Nov 2004 4:26AM
Crowdy up and belowe the water.
Nice shot, Ella. Brings back memories.
Use to snorkel many years in the Gulf, as I was there for my work. The underwater world is amazing, beautiful creaters down there.
ColouredImages 18 47 35 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2004 4:38AM
Cracking shot, there is so much going on in this shot, it's almost like the "Where's Wally" books. The yellow shirt, pink bucket and orange bouy all add little dashes of colour too. Love it. Thanks too for the kind comments on my recent uploads. You had been conspicuous by your absence of late.

ellavr 18 66
7 Nov 2004 8:46AM
Thanks Jan, the underwater world is indeed very amazing. I will have to dig out some of my underwater shots, to see if they are up to EPZ standard!!

Hello Mike, yes I have been doing other things than EPZ (there is a world out there!!), but I miss it. Thanks for your kind comments as always

CatMouse 19 115 Russian Federation
7 Nov 2004 11:42PM
Nice shot Ella!

Malik & Mary.
shidee 18 9
8 Nov 2004 7:25PM
great shot, i love diving too.
ellavr 18 66
8 Nov 2004 11:33PM
Thanks so much Malik and Mary and Mushidi. Wish I was there!!

eddieali1961 18 97 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2004 7:42AM
Like this.
ellavr 18 66
9 Nov 2004 11:46PM
Thanks Eddie, for your comment.


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