When you invite friends and acquaintances to diving safaris in Djibouti, 85% people ask: “And where is it?” The answer is “near Eritrea” does not all.
But it is more important then the question “why?” In Djibouti, but rather in the local Tugursky Bay, going specifically to dive with whale sharks. In the Gulf, in the period from late October to March, the winds and currents create conditions for the rapid development of plankton, which attracts whale sharks and other sea creatures. As you know – whale – biggest shark and the biggest fish on Earth (measured maximum length – 13.7 m). Despite these dimensions, the whale shark is absolutely safe for humans because it eats only plankton. And here goes the people in this small country to meet these enormous beauties. Such a number of whale sharks will not find anywhere else in the world!
If the Maldives on their long and tedious watch, and then chasing one man by 30, then to Djibouti meet the young whale flocks up to 20 individuals! During our Safari in late November 2009, the crowds did not see, next to the ship simultaneously used up to nine sharks. Small meters… 7-9 Whale circled slowly on the spot right at the water surface, sometimes going in depth. And the whole dance repeated every day.
Underwater world Tjurskogo Bay is impressive even experienced divers. Rich and intact Continue reading
The beauty of our planet lies in its mountains, forests, plains, cliffs and, of course, lakes. It is true that we have already considered various man-made reservoirs, but now we explore the largest lake in the world . regardless of whether they are natural or created with human assistance. So let’s consider the rating itself :
10. Great Slave lake – 28,930 km2
Thanks to its transparency you can see whole beautiful nature under water, Great Slave Lake is a well-known Canadian reservoir. Its approximate length 28930 km2 (11170 square miles). It is the deepest and the most beautiful lake of Canada, on which tourists come to have a great time.
9. Lake Malawi – 30,044 km2
Lake Malawi approx length 30044 km2 (11600 sq mi). This lake is one of the great African lakes . Its boundary connects Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi.
8. Great bear Lake-31,080 km2
Length of Big Bear lake is approximately 31080 km2 (12,000 square miles). This lake is situated in Canada and is connected at its one Bank with the United States. In winter it is covered with ice, and the local people love to come and admire its icy beauty.
7. Lake Baikal – 31,500 km2
Length of lake Baikal, according to experts, is 31500 km2 (12200 square miles). This lake is in Russia and is one of the deepest Continue reading
Danakil – desert volcanic, nothing like the “classic” faded desert sand seas, with their veil of millennial peace. There is constantly felt seismic activity: sensitively dormant volcanoes, bubbling chemical lake. Landscapes evoke cosmic associations. Here’s a field of lava covered with colored precipitation of the fumes, that’s unprecedented lake fancy colors. All under the vast dome of the African sky. How here not to remember “the Martian Chronicles”? However, some tourists do not speak about Mars, but about a branch of hell on earth and hostile Mordor. They can understand, after all to travel in Danakil very hard. First, severe climate. The average annual temperature here is 34 degrees, in the afternoon summer heat is holding steady at about +50. In winter, twenty degrees easy. Secondly, no infrastructure. The most that you can hope for is to rent a jeep, which will be the transport, and housing. And the third is the political situation. Armed conflict in Ethiopia case is the same everyday, as for Muscovites – tube. Moreover, AESA is the terrain, border with Eritrea.
And yet, for those who are willing to risk comfort for the sake of pilgrimage to the reserved beauty of the Earth, Danakil is an excellent goal. There’s so few places where you can see the face Continue reading