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The Egyptian Red Sea is a one true divine place. The water is warm, very clear, there are thousands of fish in thousands of colors, is God painting on a holiday! You will forget to breath in front of the Red Sea`s corals` and fish beauty! The sea` s name doesn`t indicate the color of the sea that is not red. The name may come from the seasonal explosions of the Trichodesmium erythraeum, which is a cyan-bacteria with a red color, explosions that take place near to the sea`s surface. There is another theory according to which the ‘red’ name it refers to the South direction; this theory has as its basis the fact that some Asian languages used the colors to refer to the cardinal directions. Another source can be the mountains rich in minerals of red color situated nearby and which have the name of harei edom. And, finally, another hypothesis is determined by the name of the himarits, a local tribe whose name itself means ‘red’. The temperature at the water` s surface remains almost constant, at about 21-25 C, and the visibility remains good till a depth of 200 meters, but the sea is known for its strong winds and its local streams that can be delusive. The sea has a salinity bigger than the planetary average which makes from any beginner a good diver. The Egyptian Red Sea is known for its diving places. It was ‘discovered’ as a destination for diving by Hans Hass in the ‘50s and later by Jacques -Yves Cousteau. One of the most beautiful places for diving is the Abu Kifan reef, due to its corals and its marine species. Even if the place is also visited by the reef sharks, it offers an unforgettable view.

 
 

 

Egypt Egyptian Red Sea

 

 
   

 

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