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Red Sea Diving and Snorkeling - Sinai Diving in Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Aqaba

Red Sea Diving - Sinai Diving in Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Aqaba

The Red Sea is considered to be one of the top diving locations in the world, the Red Sea is every diver’s dream come true. With an enormous variety of colorful corals, marine life of all shapes and sizes, wrecks that take you back through time, and a crystal-clear visibility, diving in the Red Sea is, simply put, HEAVEN! The sea in the Gulf of Aqaba is almost invariably calm with temperature varying between 18 C in winter months to 24 C in summer. All diving is shore based as Aqaba offers fringing reef which commences at the shore line. There are no off-shore reefs to warrant boat diving. The soft and hard coral formations are spectacular and there are many species unique to this area.


Red Sea Facts:
length: 2,250 km
average width: 300 km
salinity: 41%
average temperature: 25 c
max depth: 2,850 m
species of fish: 1,248
species of corals: 250

Diving Ras Mohamed

Ras Mohammed is the National Park of South Sinai and located on the very tip of the Sinai Penninsula, it probably represents some of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea. 800 metre deep reef walls and pounding current on one hand, and on the other, some of the most beautiful coral gardens you can imagine. The seas around the point are very rich in plankton and other foods giving tremendous growth of stony and soft corals which in turn attracts large schools of reef and pelagic fish. The easy food source in turn attracts barracuda, jackfish, tuna and shark. More details: Ras Mohammed National Park and Ras Mohamed Diving location and sites

Diving Straits of Tiran and Nabq

The Strait of Tiran lies at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba and is bounded by the west coast of Sinai and on the east by the island of Tiran, in the middle of this channel are four coral reefs lying in a north east, south west direction that were named after a 19th century English cartographers who drew the first nautical map of this region. Jackson Reef, Woodhouse Reef, Thomas Reef, and Gordon Reef. More details about Dive sites In Tiran & Nabq

Diving Tips and News

Here you will find the 'nuts and bolts' of diving - diving tips, site reports, travel help, and anything else about scuba diving that you tell ... Diving News from around the Red Sea, Red Sea Diving Organizations announcements, rules & regulations, Here you will find the 'nuts and bolts' of diving - diving tips, site reports, travel help, and anything else about scuba diving that you tell. More Details: Sinai Diving Tips and News in Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Aqaba

Gubal and Shua'ab Ali Dive Sites

The Strait of Gubal connects the gulf of Suez to the Red Sea and is bordered to the west by the Egyptian coast and to the east by the Sinai peninsula. The Gulf of Suez is much shallower than the Gulf of Aqaba with an average depth of 80 meters. The southeastern section of the strait is characterized by the presence of two massive half-outcropping coral formations (called sha'ab in arabic) that create a coral reef, inside which there are shallow lagoons and sandy floors: sha'ab Mahmud and Sha'ab Ali. More details about Gubal and Shua'ab Ali Dive Sites

Gulf of Aqaba

The sea in the Gulf of Aqaba is almost invariably calm with temperature varying between 18 C in winter months to 24 C in summer. All diving is shore based as Aqaba offers fringing reef which commences at the shore line. There are no off-shore reefs to warrant boat diving. The soft and hard coral formations are spectacular and there are many species unique to this area. Full details about: Gulf of Aqaba, Sinai Red Sea Dive sites and Corals in Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Aqaba

Red Sea Corals

There is about 205 hard coral species and about 120 soft coral species found here at Ras Mohamed colonizing the reef walls and competing for space and nutrients. These different corals have different functions in the formation of the reef walls. Different species live at different depths due to their different light requirements. Again, it is the branching corals that tend to dominate the shallow parts of the reef while the deeper parts have more massive colonies which take on a flattened, plate-like growth form to maximize their light capture. More details about Brain Corals and Red Sea Corals

Red Sea Fish

There are over 1,000 species of fish found in the Ras Mohamed area. Statistically speaking, there are more fish found in the Northern Red Sea per square meter than anywhere else in the world. Ranging from the minuscule to the 6 meter long. They all congregate at Ras Mohamed to benefit from the nutrient waters brought by the currents throughout the year. The Ras Mohamed region, although a spectacle all year round, is particularly crowded by its gilled inhabitants during the summer months. More details about: Different Types of Red Sea Fish

Red Sea Wrecks

Storms, strong winds, dangerous currents and countless reefs have made the Red Sea difficult to navigate for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians were renowned shipbuilders and the Romans travelled along Red Sea shores. The advent of steam didn't diminish the number of wrecks. Even today it's not uncommon for ships to run aground on coral reefs. And of course there are those sunk in a war. More details about Red Sea Wrecks: Dunraven and Thistlegorm

Sharm Local Dive Sites

Sharm Local Dives covers all the dive sites north and south of Naama Bay between the straits of Tiran and the town of Sharm El Sheikh. You reach the different local dive sites from Naama Bay following a boat ride that may take anywhere from 10 to 70 minutes. North of Naama Bay there are nine dive spots on a 12 Km stretch. Ras Ghamila, the furthest away, lies almost directly to the Gordon Reef; Ras Nasrani is on a level to the airport; the others within a short distance of each other. South of Naama Bay are a further nine diving sites. Sodfa, Tower, Pinky Wall, Amphoras, Turtle Bay, Paradise, Ras Umm Sid, Temple and Ras Katy. More details about: Sharm El Sheikh Local Diving Sites

Last Updated on Monday 17th January 2011