The Red Sea is the favourite tropical destination for European divers. It is close and it is cheap. I went to Egypt for the first time in 1993. I went back six more times after that. Egypt is a land of contrast. The coast is a desert, and water is brought from the Nile valley through big pipes. But underwater, life explodes in so many different colours and shapes. And for me, it was a place where I could find sharks. It took me many dives in Egypt before I saw my first shark but since then, I have been able to see four different species in these waters. Now living in Alexandria, the Red Sea is my favourite playground with more than 50 dives in the last 2 years there. The fact that I bought an Ikelite housing for my D700 camera means that this section should grow substantially.