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15 April 2019

Falmouth Stories

Capturing the Red Sea

“One of the best two weeks of my life”, said several second-year BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography students, on their return from a diving trip to the Red Sea in Egypt.

In crystal clear waters, with excellent equipment and a hunger for underwater photography, the students spent their time capturing the stunning ocean life, resulting in some incredible photographs.

Here’s what some of the students had to say:

Lewis Jefferies said: “The Red Sea was a fantastic, well organised field trip to a stunning location. All the staff on the trip were awesome and did all they could to make sure everyone was happy and getting the most out of the trip.” 

Nick Penny told us: “Everything about the trip was amazing. We were all constantly happy and laughing, which made the whole experience even more special. The group didn’t know each other that well at first, but by the time we had to leave (and no-one wanted to) we were all good friends. I loved every second of it!”

Tim Schofield agreed: “The trip was hands down the best, both work-wise and fun. I have come back to this term with great smugness, as most of my work is nearly completed. It has also allowed me to form closer relationships with my fellow students and tutors.”

Pradyuman Samant said: “So far the best trip I’ve been on! So unique and different to all the other course trips! I can’t really express how amazing it was. You live on a beach in tents and have amazing food! And it was crucial in terms of improving our diving skills.”

Charlie Cupples agreed: “Genuinely one of the best diving holidays I’ve been on. I couldn’t have asked for a better group to go with and I can see a massive improvement in my photography. It’s a holiday I’ll never forget and wish I could do again.”

Lewis Jefferies added: “The house reef at Marsa Shagra was just beautiful. It rivals any house reef I have ever seen, with more than enough to keep novice and experienced divers entertained, with unlimited photographic opportunities. It was very close to many local world-class dive sites, such as Elphinstone reed and Abu Dabab, as well as many other beautiful and interesting sites with varied and stunning marine life.”

Nina Powell agreed: “Mind-blowing diving locations, with resources provided by Falmouth so we always had a good quality camera for each dive. Each day we had the freedom to explore and make the most of our time there."

Jake Roberts added: “The trip was amazing; a completely unforgettable experience with so many memories brought back home. I have come away from the trip with a much better understanding of underwater photography and an even bigger love for the course and the opportunities it offers.”

Flick through the gallery to the right to see some of their stunning photographs.