Sharm Excursions, Tiran Island, Snorkeling, Diving
Looking for a great sea resort destination? The Red Sea’s warm water is great for Red Sea boats, Cruises, relax, entertainment, water sport activities snorkeling, swimming and diving especially in Sharm El Sheikh, there are many of great types of sea excursions in Sharm El Sheikh, but if you’re a diver, look no further. We’re talking enormous schools of fish and a lot of excellent dive sites. Sure, it’s easier to get here if you live in Europe, even if you’re afield.
Red Sea Diving Safari is the southern Red Sea’s most popular tourism & diving destination. Our organization is one of Egypt’s leading environmental activists and a pioneer of sustainable tourism development. We have been internationally recognized as a model of tourism development and are considered a voice for the international diving community.
Why the Red Sea is called ‘Red‘? Some believe it was named after the majestic red mountain ranges lining its shores. Or is it from the strange phenomena that occur every few years when rare floating algae give it a reddish-brown tinge?
The Red Sea is known the world round for its clear blue waters, pristine beaches and abundance of underwater life. The Red Sea is the habitat of over 1000 invertebrate species and 200 soft and hard corals, of the many vertebrate species there are over 300 types of sharks. It is the second saltiest body of water in the world-second only to the Dead Sea which lies between Israel and Jordan.
Best Destinations of Red Sea Area: Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Taba, Taba Heights, Hurghada, El Gouna, Marsa Alam, Port Suez, Port Safaga, Soma Bay, Port Ghalib, St Anthony’s Monastery and El Quseir
The Red Sea’s most northerly point forms the Sinai Peninsula and stretches over a thousand miles south to join the Indian Ocean, between Djibouti and Yemen. It is roughly 1900 km long and 300 km across at its widest point. The Red Sea has long been used as a highway between East and West facilitating trade between many countries. Bordering countries on the African continent include Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea and Sudan. On the Asian continent, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen border its shores. From the resort towns of El Gouna in Egypt, Eliat in Israel and Hurghada also in Egypt to the spectacular diving at Dahab and Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt Sinai Pinensula , the Red Sea offers something for every traveler. Explore the almost untouched dive sites of Marsa Alam, Lahami Bay , Sharm El Maya, Sharks Bay, Nabq Bay and Naama Bay in the Southern Red Sea, snorkel your way through pristine waters off the shore of Makadi Bay, or embark on a livea-board diving safari off the pristine waters of the Red Sea coast.
For those who like to venture off the beaten track, head to Sudan where the coast is riddled with reefs or to Saudi Arabia where much of the Red Sea coastline is now open to scuba diving. Egypt is one of the most welcoming, hospitable countries in the world and Aqaba, located in the far South, boasts some of the best diving.
The Red Sea Coast is a region of eastern Egypt, following the shoreline of the Red Sea for 800 km [500 miles] from Suez in the north to the Sudanese border in the south. It is Egypt’s fastest developing area for overseas travelers and is best known for its warm climate year-round, for its clear azure waters, for its beach resorts and – given the presence of many species of exotic fish and coral – for its value as a diving destination, Note that Egypt’s Sinai peninsula also borders the Red Sea, but is considered a separate region. All along the Red Sea from Ain Sokhna to Hurghada and further south through Safaga, Marsa Alam and Al Quseir are resorts to suit every budget. Lined along the beach, they offer a relaxing beach vacation for families. For sport lovers, the sea provides great snorkeling and diving opportunities. The underwater coral life in the Red Sea region is considered to be one of the best in the world. Travelers seeking adventure will find great spots in Sinai, the colored canyons and St. Catherine for trekking and mountain climbing. Some of the most popular tours are highlighted below which all can be booked by selecting the destination of your choice.
Sharm El Sheikh at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula has golden beaches, clear turquoise blue water and tepid waters almost all year round. This unique combination of location with climate accounts for the wonderful marine life. The Red sea is known to be among the top two diving sites in the world, next only to Australia’s barrier reef! Diving is very popular as is snorkeling and other water sports. Away from the sea there is a variety of desert excursions ranging from a half day to one week trips, by jeep or by camel. Along with a selection of good quality hotels providing excellent service, Sharm el Sheikh is one of the most ‘happening’ resorts in the area. To stroll along the promenade on Na’ama Bay in the evening is a wonderful way to round off the day. You will find a variety of open air cafés, bistros, restaurants and entertainment to keep you going all night long. The sea is known for its spectacular recreational diving sites, such as Ras Mohammed, SS Thistlegorm [shipwreck], Elphinstone, The Brothers, Dolphin Reef and Rocky Island in Egypt and less known sites in Sudan such as Sanganeb, Abington, Angarosh and Shaab Rumi. The Red Sea became a sought-after diving destination after the expeditions of Hans Hass in the 1950s, and later by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Popular tourist resorts include El Gouna, Hurghada, Safaga, Marsa Alam, on the western shore of the Red Sea, and Sharm-El-Sheikh, Dahab, and Taba on the Egyptian side of Sinai, as well as Aqaba in Jordan and Eilat in Israel in an area known as the Red Sea Riviera.