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Aqua Parks In Sharm El Sheikh

Aqua Park City In Sharm El Sheikh During the hot day spent on the South Sinai sun, water parks may be a perfect solution. This is understandable: cool water, warm sun-rays, gorgeous scenery and loads of activities – these are all the factors making your vacation absolutely unforgettable. Water parks in Sharm are also a nice place to make shopping in. They have small shops, bazaars...

Serabit el-Khadem, Sinai Desert

Serabit el-Khadem, Sinai Desert Archaeologists have found that the very earliest known settlers in the Sinai--they arrived about 8,000 years ago--were miners. Drawn by the region's abundant copper and turquoise deposits, these groups slowly worked their way southward, hopping from one deposit to the next. By 3500 BC, the great turquoise veins of Serabit el-Khadem had been...

Galt El Azraq - Wadi Feiran, Sinai Desert

Wadi Feiran, Sinai Desert Mixing history and nature, Wadi Feiran, is not only one of the longest in Sinai as it covers quite a distance from the Gulf of Suez all the way to the Saint Catherine Monastery, is one of the most historically renowned Wadis, as it’s full of Biblical monuments and sites. Starting off wide and with a relatively smooth terrain, it evolves into a...

St.Katherine National Park

St.Katherine National Park, Sharm El Sheikh The lofty peak of Mount Sinai, or Gebel Musa, lies within the Saint Katherine Protectorate, which covers 4300 km2 of the high South Sinai mountains. Management of the Saint Katherine Protectorate began in 1996. The Protectorate aims to conserve the natural and cultural feature, while allowing the local Bedouin people to continue their lifestyle...

Sinai Desert Trekking

Sinai Desert Trekking Expeditions into the Sinai Desert, which range from an afternoon or late night meander up Mount Sinai to a multi-day or week trek, are increasingly popular in Egypt. All treks through this relentlessly dry desert must be done with a local guides who know the terrain and how to safely navigate it better than anyone. If you are having difficult...

Gebel Musa (the mountain of Moses)

500 year old tree on Gebel Musa (the mountain of Moses) Gebel Musa (the mountain of Moses) is one destination that should not be missed, especially if you’re visiting the Saint Catherine Monastery. It’s worthy of note that it is believed that Gebel Musa is Mount Horeb from the bible. The climb up to the top is about 2,286 meters (7,498 feet) and will take about 3 hours to complete. At 1,570 meters (5,...

Saint Catherine's Monastery

Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine/Katherine At 1,570 meters (5,150 feet) above sea level, situated in a valley at the bottom of Gebel Musa, The Monastery of Saint Catherine is one of the top destinations for Sinai visitors. Established between A.D. 527 and 547 by the Byzantine emperor Justinian, the monastery was expanded on different phases. The St. Katherine Monastery has 6 main...

Natural Park of Abu Galum

Natural Park of Abu Galum Part of the effort of the National Park of Ras Mohamed’s authorities set out to preserve the natural environment in the peninsula; the Natural Park of Abu Galum is an unspoiled wild area, mainly due to the fact that it’s somewhat distant from the usual tourist attractions. The survival of specific marine life in this spot is essential to the...

Al Farouk II and Patriot Scuba Diving Liveaboard Trips

Al Farouk II and Patriot Scuba Diving Liveaboard Trips Al Farouk II and Patriot offer quality scuba diving liveaboard trips to a host of exciting destinations throughout the Red Sea region. With many years of experience operating liveaboard scuba diving vacations amongst the beautiful reef of the Red Sea, we promise you the best scuba diving available in all of the destinations. Al Farouk II and...

Red Sea Fish

Red sea Lion fish Any attempt to describe the marine life of the Red Sea risks drowning in superlatives--it is extraordinary, unparalleled, marvellous, incredible, and truly wondrous. It was not by chance that Jacques Cousteau chose this region to first introduce the world to undersea life, and by the same token it is not by chance that so many people become diving...

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...