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Red Sea Wrecks: Dunraven and Thistlegorm

Red Sea Wrecks: Dunraven and Thistlegorm 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...

Brain Corals, Red Sea Corals

Red Sea Coral Reefs Corals belong to a group of animals called Cnidarians. This includes hard and soft corals, sea fans, gorgonians, jelly fish and sea anemones. Amongst other common characteristics is the presence of stinging cells (nematocysts) which are used to catch prey. A single coral animal is a polyp - the attractive "flowery" item looking like an anemone....

Gulf of Aqaba

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...

Gubal and Shua'ab Ali Dive Sites

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...

Emergency Medical Health and Rescue

Emergency Medical Health and Rescue SCUBA is short for "Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus." Scuba divers, while underwater, breathe through a mouthpiece that is attached to a tank of compressed air. Scuba diving is defined as pleasure diving to a depth of 130 feet. In the early days of the offshore diving industry it was considered desirable to transport (under pressure...

Using The Right Weights

Using The Right Weights Being properly weighted while scuba diving not only increases your safety and diving ease, but also increases your dive time; the less you struggle with maintaining buoyancy, the less air you'll consume. Assemble your weight belt. See "How to Use a Weight Belt in Scuba Diving." Steps: Assemble your weight belt. See "How to Use a Weight Belt in...

How to Protect the Environment When Scuba Diving

How to Protect the Environment When Scuba Diving Scuba is a way to explore the underwater environment, but you don't want to destroy it in the process. Employ gentle techniques to observe - rather than adversely affect - the underwater world. Enter the water carefully, avoiding objects on the shoreline and below the surface. Steps: Scuba is a way to explore the underwater environment, but you...

List Of All Red Sea Liveaboard Diving Sailboat Vessel Safari

List Of All Red Sea Liveaboard Diving Sailboat Vessel Safari Go diving in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Nuweiba, Marsa Alam and El Gouna. Red Sea liveaboard holidays offer guests greater diving flexibility compared to land based packages, and are more suited to the adventurous diver. Diving in EGYPT - especially the more experienced divers from Europe enjoy the sometimes challenging liveaboard diving trips to...

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts In Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts In Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere. PADI boats are member of PADI's International Resort and Retailer Associations (IRRA). Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the...

Sinai Diving Tips & News

Sinai Diving Tips & News Practical Information For Snorkeling and Diving Diving centres: Professionals manage most of the centres, and the necessary equipment is available for use. You will find diving centres in nearly all of the seaside resorts. Please note that these centres are privately owned. You may check List Of All PADI Dive Centers and Resorts In Sharm El Sheikh...

Diving Straits of Tiran & Nabq

Diving Straits of Tiran & 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....

Sinai Desert Trekking: Dahab – Nuweiba – Saint Catherine

Sinai Desert Trekking: Dahab – Nuweiba – Saint Catherine If you want to go to Saint Catherine from Dahab, you should take a road that starts about 38 km (24 miles) away from Dahab, split into an uphill half that leads you to an interesting plateau where you can halt and admire the beautiful bird’s eye view of Wadi Ghazala. The second part of the road goes downhill, leading to a Bedouin café and a trail...

Terrazzina Beach - Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai Beach, Red Sea

Terrazzina Beach regular events at Sharm El Sheikh One of Sharm el Sheikh’s most picturesque stretches of sand, Terrazzina Beach is a great place to chill out for a while. After exploring Sharm el Sheikh’s other interesting attractions, visitors can take a much-needed break by simply lounging around on the sand and swimming in the cool, clear waters. Terrazzina is the local hot spot. Currently,...

Sharks Bay Beach - Sharm El Sheikh

Sharks Bay Beach - Sharm El Sheikh Ideally located on Sharm El Sheikh's most beautiful beach. From Sharks Bay - Al-Pasha Coast, Coral Beach, Tiran Island is conveniently situated just minutes away from the commercial and shopping centers of Naama Bay, only 10km north of Na'ama Bay and only 8km away from the Sharm El Sheikh International airport. The ideal venue for combining...

El Fanar - Sharm El Sheikh

El Fanar - Sharm El Sheikh Ramkine Island also known as Fanar Island (Arabic: Jazeerat al-Fanar) is the smallest of the islands with an area of 34.903 square metres (375.69 sq ft); it is located north west of Palm Island. Ramkine island is mostly rocky and rises to about 12 meters above sea level. The island contains the remains of a lighthouse in addition to cannon...