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Scuba diving in Sharm El Sheikh

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Diving in Sharm El Sheikh The Egyptian resort area of Sharm el Sheikh is blessed with intense natural beauty. Here, the picturesque sandy beaches are lapped by cool, clear water. This area started life as a traditional fishing village and has developed into one of the most popular and enchanting diving destinations in the world.

The water here is particularly transparent and is home to a whole host of colorful coral reefs and marine life. Both novice scuba divers and those who are experienced are sure to be in their element here, as the waters are mild. Boat trips to the numerous daytrips are available all year round from Sharm el Sheik, and trips can be arranged from most of the major resorts and hotels. Visitors who choose to explore the eatery underworld of the Red Sea will have the chance to admire over 1,000 different species of fish.

There are more than 2,000 kilometers of reef to enjoy, and this is one of the world’s most bio-diverse seas. The Red Sea is also one of the saltiest bodies of water, which is due to the rapid evaporation rate of the water here. People who enjoy wreck diving will be in for a real treat. There are a lot of companies that you can go wreck diving with and some of them take you to the SS Thistlegorm. This once lifeless wreck has become a playground for marine animals such as sharks and barracudas, which can be seen in abundance. The Ras Mohammed Natural Park is another great place to explore and can be found at the Sinai Peninsula’s southern tip.

This watery wonderland was established back in 1983 in order to protect the fragile environment and coral reefs of the area. The vibrant colours of the reefs here are matched only by the fish that swim in amongst them. Bright orange and white striped clown fish love to make their homes here, while fish of just about every other colour and shade imaginable can also be found here. People who enjoy messing about in the water will also be able to take part in a wide range of other types of water sports as well. Most companies that offer scuba diving trips also cater for snorkelers, and snorkelling is a great way to catch a quick glimpse of this endlessly enchanting world. Water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing and wakeboarding are also popular here. Visitors that can bear to tear themselves away from the beach and cool waters for a while will soon discover that Sharm el Sheik also offers plenty of other exciting attractions.

People who have a strong sense of adventure are sure to enjoy riding quad bikes through the Sinai desert. This is also a great place to go camel trekking or horse riding. People who want to let off a little steam can head on over to the Fun Town amusement park. This establishment is packed full of entertainment options, including an ice rink and vibrant casino. However, visitors will want to make sure that they return to the coast in the early evening to watch the sun slowly sink behind the horizon.

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