Sharm el Sheikh diving
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Sharm el Sheikh diving Reviews
Tiran island May 20, 2012
Travelled to sharm for one week on 23rd April 2012.
Had a great time!
Went quad biking, camel riding, snorkeling and diving near Tiran island.
Apparently Sharm is one of the best places for diving, which i had no intention of doing until i went on a boat trip! I am really scared of water but the instructors were brilliant. Im so glad i did it now despite being really anxious the whole time. Even if you never dive snorkeling is also amazing (I was initially scared to do both lol)
Will add snorkeling piccies soon!
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Sharm El-sheikh Oct 18, 2010
is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt, on the coastal strip along the Red Sea. Its population is approximately 35,000 (2008). Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's South Sinai Governorate which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai.
arm el-Sheikh has also become a favourite spot for scuba divers from around the world. Being situated near the Red Sea, it provides some of the most stunning underwater scenery and warm water making this an ideal place to dive. Visitors to Sharm el-Sheikh can experience a variety of water and activities.
Beach seekers find many activities such as diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, para-sailing, boating, and canoeing.
Ras Mohammed is the national park of South Sinai, located on the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Along with Nabq, it has famous dive sites in the Red Sea, with 800-metre (2,600 ft) deep reef walls, pounding current and coral gardens.
The Sharm el-Sheikh Hyperbaric Medical Center was founded in 1993 with a grant from USAID by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, represented by Dr. Adel Taher to assist with diving related illnesses and complete the area's reputation as a full-service dive destination.
Sharm el-Sheikh is on a promontory overlooking the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Its strategic importance led to its transformation from a fishing village into a major port and naval base for the Egyptian Navy.
It was captured by Israel during the Suez Crisis of 1956 and restored to Egypt in 1957. A United Nations peacekeeping force was subsequently stationed there until the 1967 Six-Day War when it was recaptured by Israel. Sharm el-Sheikh remained under Israeli control until the Sinai peninsula was restored again to Egypt in 1982 after the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979.
A hierarchical planning approach was adopted for the Gulf of Aqaba, whereby their components were evaluated and subdivided into zones, cities and centers. In accordance with this approach the Gulf of Aqaba zone was subdivided into four cities: Taba, Nuweiba, Dahab and Sharm El-Sheikh. Sharm el-Sheikh city has been subdivided into five homogeneous centers, namely Nabq, Ras Nusrani, Naama Bay, Umm Sid and Sharm El Maya.
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Oct 20, 2007
Diving here is amazing !
Join a diving organization on a boat to Ras Mohammed (the national park) or Tiran, it's absolutely amazing. Colored coral everywhere, loads of fish (including sharks, dolphins and turtles), even some great wrecks (Thistlegorm, Dunraven).
Jacques Cousteau said he spent some of his best hours in the Red Sea, and I absolutely agree :D
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