Underwater Egypt: Sharm el-Sheikh

May 26, 2013 by


The Red Sea isn’t really red. It’s a deep turquoise blue that’s home to 2000ft+ deep reef walls, over 200 coral gardens, 1000+ fish species, and comfortably warm waters. All this makes Sharm el Sheikh a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers alike.

Located on the southern tip of Egypt, this old fishing town turned Egyptian Naval base is now a major metropolitan area attracting over 5 million tourists each year. April through November sport a soothing 80-90 degree temperature and the water a perfect 73-82 degrees.

Shark’s Bay and Na’ama Beach are two popular areas specked with 5 star hotels, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. If you like a little more seclusion and romance, rent a private villa in El Hadab and hire your own personal dive charter.

Widely recognized as one of the best reefs in the world, void of pollution and rich with sea life and exotic flora and fauna, it’s a must visit for any underwater enthusiast.

Visit Tour Egypt for more information on travel and lodging.

Photo Source: Svetlana Grechkina

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