There was excitement at Fanous East in Hurghada today. On the pinnacle near the mooring buoy a free swimming moray eel swam past the guests and bolted into a hole. Dive guide Keith Provins and group followed cautiously and were rewarded with the sight of plumes of sand and much tail-thrashing from inside.
Keith swam round to investigate the other side of the hole and spotted a second tail. After more 'action' a second eel, smaller and probably female, shot out and made a beeline (or should that be eeline) for the gap between Keith's legs. Whilst watching her swim away it dawned on Keith that her amorous suitor may be in hot pursuit. He glanced back at the pinnacle just in time to see the large male shoot out of the hole. Fortunately for Keith he had time to get out of the way!
There was some debate as to whether they were fighting or courting but it is that time of year for making baby eels!