Scuba Diving The Red Sea (Egypt)

Egypt's Red Sea offers great diving experiences for divers of all levels. We explore 6 reasons that makes diving the Red Sea so enticing.

The Red Sea is known for its clear warm waters loaded with abundant marine-life of all forms. There are a number of land-based, as well as liveaboard package deals that make planning your dive trip easy.

An article posted by tripsavvy.com highlights six reasons that make diving the Red Sea worth considering for your next dive trip.

Highlighted are:

  • North Africa's Underwater Paradise. here you will find a diversity of reef systems to explore that offers something for those interested in checking their bucket list against a variety of megafauna as well as some of the hard to find macro species.
  • The regions generally perfect diving conditions with water temperatures above 71F/22C in mid winter and about 86F/30C in the summer. You will also find extreme clarity with visibility of about 130 ft.
  • Awesome Reefs that are fairly stable and not suffering form climate change and pollution like many of the world's reef systems. Its reef systems are home to over 1100 species of fish and is comprise of more than 220 different types of hard and soft coral. Of particular note is the 480 sq. kilometer Mohammed National Park's reef system. It is located in a marine preserve at the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula.
  • Historic wrecks such as the S.S. Thistlegorm
  • Marine Life such as whale sharks, balletic manta rays as well as endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks  during the summer months. The southern reefs offer shark-lovers the opportunity to swim with oceanic whitetips
  • Incredible liveaboard trips as well as land-based dive resorts are in abundance. Egypt's liveaboard industry is most famous and popular and practical method for diving the Red Sea. Most itineraries usually focus on northern or southern dive sites and typically last for seven days or more.  Click here to see a selection of our affiliate's Red Sea liveaboard excursions.
  • Budget prices are also a draw to the Red Sea's diving world-class experiences.

Egyptian tourism has taken a significant knock in recent years thanks to safety concerns raised by terrorist attacks and political instability in some areas of the country and as such, many dive centers are offering rock-bottom prices in an attempt to revive the industry. Diving hotspots including Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada and Marsa Alam are still considered safe by UK and US travel advisories.Read more here on tripsavvy.com

Under water video highlights of diving in the Red Sea (Egypt)

This video, shot with a Sony HDR 550 in a Light and Motion Bluefin 550 housing,  captured magnificent high definition footage of diving the Red Sea.

The visibility is exceptional and really impressive in high definition.

The filming locations included: Big Brother, Small Brother, Daedelus, Numida Wreck, Gola Abu Ramada and El Mina Wreck

Images Source: YouTube Clips

Read the entire referenced article on tripsavvy.com

 

 

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