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My "local" freediving.

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DeepThought

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I've been asked here through PM's several times how my local diving is. My local diving usally sucks.
But 4-5 hours drive to the south, there's the Israeli city of Eilat on the shores of the Red-sea.

A few weeks ago I saw some pictures in an Israeli scuba diving forum of a diving site called "The Satil". The site we usally dive when we get to Eilat.
'Satil' means 'missile boat' in hebrew army slang.
And that's what it is, a missile boat sunk upright at 25m depth about 50-100 meters form the shore. Few lines and bouys attached making it easy to spot from the shore.
No problem spotting it from the surface, since viz is usally 25m+, 30m+ not being a rare occurance.:)

Me and my friends now think it is probably the best freediving site in Israel. There are other sites with more nature, but they lack either depth, easy access, or protection from windsurfers / jetskies / boats.

The pictures were taken by a Dany Weinberg, a scuba u/w photorapher who decided to take some pictures of one of the local freedivers - Erez Beatus.
 
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Erez by the way is our local freediving legend. :)
 

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DeepThought

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Aparently I have to write something every time I post a picture.
 

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DeepThought

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Actually I should've started with this picture, it has more "boat" in it. :)
Also been told that the viz was really bad that day.
 

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DeepThought

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Now, following the various links in that forum, I came around THOSE beauties. Don't know when it was shot, but it's still in the same place.
And no, you don't see dolphins there most of the times (though it's not unheard of).
 

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DeepThought

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You would've thought that after six hundred and something posts I would've learned how to post more than one picture per post no?
Anyway, that's the last one I have for now.
 

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neshamah

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hi

Michael is that you the one in the picture?

hey- that water look so clear like a drinking water



Shalom

Daniel.
 

sinkweight

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Gorgeous pictures of dolphins!

They almost look like paintings.

I've got to get out of all my debt and buy a ticket to some water like this.
 

Erik

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Outstanding. I miss the Red Sea terribly and shall return!
Cheers,
Erik Y.
 

DeepThought

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Re: hi

Originally posted by neshamah
Michael is that you the one in the picture?
Originally posted by DeepThought
The pictures were taken by a Dany Weinberg, a scuba u/w photorapher who decided to take some pictures of one of the local freedivers - Erez Beatus.
I edited that sentence incase it wasn't clear enough.
That's Erez on the pictures.
I wasn't there that week, but a week after. :)
 
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Juan-John

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Beautiful dolphin pix! Just looking at 'em brings my blood pressure down a notch.

... And yeah, I miss the Red Sea, too! :)
 

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Love the sharpness and the clarity of those photos! I went looking for a local wreck today and couldn't see more than 7 meters at times. However, These last few days we have had 20 to 30 m vis at other spots :)

Adrian
 

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Really nice Pictures, many thanks for sharing!

I would almost guess the doplins were photoshopped in there, that sharp and crispyness, as well as the compesition, awsome!

Love, peace and water!

Kars.
 

Erik

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Oh Yeah!!

In response to pictures of decreasing visibilty, I add these from one of our local lakes right at the surface....can you see the prey?
Cheers,
Erik Y.
 

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...and some line training (Stu).
Erik Y.
 

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Erik

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Me in mono returning from 30 metres...this was taken at about 7 metres....you can imagine what it looks like at 30 :waterwork
But we love it and spear/dive as often as possible.
Cheers,
Erik Y.
 

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Lee and his friend Riffe looking for dinner:

Erik Y.
 

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