It is no secret that the Red Sea is home to some of the best diving in the world. From pristine coral gardens, electric dolphin encounters, ethereal caverns, and incredible shark encounters, the Red Sea has it all for any diver or photographer.
I have been very fortunate to have been living and working in some of the top diving destinations in the world but never truly experienced what the Red Sea had to offer (other than doing my open water qualifying dives there 15 years ago). Now that I am based in Europe, this has all changed. The Red Sea is very accessible from most European hubs and is still very popular with divers. This year, I joined two photo workshops, both exploring the southern region of the Red Sea. The first was in May with Mario Vitalini and Martyn Guess, and the second was with Alex Mustard in October, focused on photographing oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus). To say I was impressed with the diving and photographic opportunities is an understatement. The offshore reefs are full of life with some of the most abundant and healthy hard corals I have seen anywhere. The shark encounters were incredible, and the cavern dives stunningly beautiful. I hope the images do these experiences justice; I will be back.
About Joe Daniels
Joe is an award-winning underwater photographer and author. His passion for underwater photography developed through his love for the marine world, which began from a very young age. For the past 12 years, Joe has worked in marine conservation/research and the diving industry from Seychelles to Indonesia. Joe continues to find inspiration in the ocean and hopes that his images can bring awareness to the fragility and incredible diversity of the underwater world.
To see more of Joe’s work, please visit his website.