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The Red Sea

The Red Sea has become a popular destination for divers due to its diving sites. This sought after destination offers sites such as Ras Mohammed, SS Thistlegorm which is a shipwreck, Elphinstone, Delphin Reef in Eilat, Israel, Rocky Island and The Brothers in Egypt and lesser known dive sites in Sudan such as Abington, Angarosh, Shahab Rumi and Sanganeb. The most popular resorts within the Red Sea are Hurghada, El Gouna, Taba and more recently Marsa Alam.

You can experience a truly unforgettable divers dream while diving in the Red Sea. The Red Sea areas have well established diving centres that can provide scuba diving information and advice on courses, daily excursions and live-aboard trips to almost anywhere. Take a trip to see the Ras Mohammed Vertical Walls or the gigantic coral outcrops of Taba. The Red Sea is a wealth of undersea pristine life, however please note there are some dangerous sea creatures that live within the Red Sea.

The year round sunshine provides excellent opportunities to experience the wonders of clear waters and spectacular corals. Egypt's Red Sea is an ideal place to learn to scuba dive. Most diving schools offer PADI beginners courses such as Open Water Course and Scuba Diver Course. The Open Water Course takes approximately four to five days. After completing theory and pool sessions you will then be able to train as a diver in one of the most spectacular underwater locations in the world.

Temperatures along the Red Sea rage between an average 14 degrees centigrade in winter time to an average Max of 35 degrees centigrade in the summer months. It hardly ever rains a possible shower in the autumn which sustains the sparse desert greenery. Some areas of the Red Sea haven't experienced rain in years then there will be a sudden downpour which results in flash floods. There are numerous wells and oases found in the Sinai area which results in a more humid atmosphere than other Red Sea areas. Due to the tropic of cancer Marsa Alam has a slightly more humid feel to the rest of the Red Sea coast, this shows in the number of mangrove and palm tree groves in the area. Between March, April and May a typical feature of Egypt is the 'Khamseen' which is a hot and sandy spring wind that blows across the country and out to the Red Sea. This is known in Europe as the 'scirocco'.

 

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