Flying fish- Safaga. Night diving we had planned on a Tobia Hamra and Tobia Kebira. Little dinner is the same health, if you have the all-inclusive option in the hotel.
Collection the group of divers after 18.00 in diving center, thorough preparation and equipment control- regulators, tank, dual torch, diving plan and discussion.
RIB dinghy sail around the 19.00 - rough sea, skipper rushing at full power of 60- Horse Power motors Honda. Windy, crazy speed of motorboat, despite the cold night-diving suits thick towels are useful. Suddenly- pac, pac, pac- jump on the boat dozens of a flying fish. A few of them hit us, and on the landing on the board of RIBs. Uncommon- foam impression of waves, wind and flying fish pop.
These fish are so well developed pectoral fins are able to rise above the water surface. In order to emerge from the water (often in a situation where flying fish are attacked by other predators) are close to the surface of the water, and then near the surface decompose pectoral fins. At the same time, the tail fin is moving rapidly giving the required acceleration fish - a few strokes per second fin.
When the appropriate weather conditions and wind speed of the maximum speed may reach up to 70-90 km/h Floating in the air, it may take about 10 seconds to stay in flight longer, just at the moment when you touch the water again, will again move vigorously tail fin, while modifying the angle of the pectoral fins. This allows them to re-start above the sea surface.
When we anchored the RIB on the Sandy Island's, sun sets over the mountains. And what we seen under water- in the next article ...