El Galleon was a proud sponsor for the 2015 Ocean Art Competition and they have announced the winners for this year. Please have a look at the website to see some amazing photography.
Special congratulations to Adam Martin – (2nd Novice DSLR) who won a 7-night dive package with us. We look forward to seeing him here soon.
The story: “ On the Red Sea we awoke each day at 4-5 AM for a full day of diving. On this day in particular, it was the first dive, and it was our friend Tim’s 1000th dive. We boarded the Zodiac to access a dive site on the North Wall of Daedalus Reef, and after a speedy negative entry, we found ourselves descending right on top of an 18ft juvenile Whaleshark. No one was expecting this, and we watched in excitement as it swam by. The encounter was loud with the sounds of divers cheering through their regulators while the Whaleshark navigated our bubbles. At this time he turned back and swam directly towards me, and I suddenly found myself distanced from the commotion of the group. There was a moment frozen in time – an unobstructed view of the Whaleshark and our dive guide gliding silently through the water, side by side, coexisting. I reminded myself to pull the trigger, and this will remain one of the most special dives and photographs I have had the fortune to experience.”
Location: Daedalus Reef – North wall. Red Sea, Egypt
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 8-15mm Fisheye @ 15mm, Ikelite Housing, ambient light
Settings: F/7.1, 1/80th, ISO 200