If you are in
love with snorkeling or with diving, then the Egypt Red Sea
is a place that you must see. The Red Sea blesses the
Eastern shore of Egypt on a distance of 500 kilometers.
More, Egypt has a ‘door’ to the Red Sea through the Sinai
The Egypt Red
Sea is well known for its crystal clear waters and the rich
marine life. The coral reef of the Red Sea makes the
existence of some diving centers very popular among the
diving` s fans. The most popular location for diving is
Sharm el Sheikh, situated on the Sinai Peninsula` s shore,
in the South part.
Here are more than
400 coral species and several hundreds of fish species. The
water is warm and the visibility is high, Sharm el Sheikh
being the ideal destination for diving, no matter the
season. The Sharm el Sheikh hotels have private beaches, and
the coral reefs are very close to the shore.
This is why you
can enjoy the richness of these waters even if you are not a
diving amateur you only need a snorkel and a masque for
Don`t forget the water equipment
that is necessary because the coral reef is very
close to the shore, the sea`s bottom being abrupt in
This resort is made from three gulfs:
the Naama gulf, the Shark` s golf and the Nabq golf.
Among the most important diving attractions are the
national marine park Ras Mohammed, the Thistlegorm
wreck situated close to the Ras Mohammed Park.
wreck is still equipped with vehicles and weapons
specific to the World War II (cars, motorcycles,
trailers, airplanes wings) which were made for the
British army from the North of Africa.
is about 30 meters deep so it is pretty accessible
to the divers.
main diving sites from the Sharm el Sheikh area are: Turtle
Bay, Sodfa, Amphoras, Tower, Paradise, Temple, Pinky
Wall/Barrier, Race to Umm Sid and Race to Kitty. The Red Sea
is a place really divine.
The water is warm, very clear,
fish in thousands of species and colors, is God painting in
holiday, you are breathless in front of the fish and corals
The name of the sea had nothing in common
with the color of the sea which is not red.
can come from the explosions of the cyano-bacteria
Trichodesmium erythraeum, which is red, close to the water`
s surface. There is another theory saying that the red name
it refers to the south direction. This theory it bases on
the fact that some Asian languages use the colors as refer
to the cardinal directions. The temperature at the water` s
surface remains relatively constant at about 21-25 grades,
and the visibility remains good till a depth of 200 meters,
but the sea is known for its strong winds and local
currents. It has the salinity bigger than the planetary
media which makes from any beginner a ‘good swimmer’.