Egypt. Hearing this country will make you think of ancient tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs, the famous Pyramids of Giza, and vast barren lands of desert. It is true; Egypt has one of the most well-preserved ancient sites that you will not see anywhere else. Having to learn long lessons of Egyptian civilization is sure bore those with no fondness of history.
But Egypt is certainly more than that! Egypt also offers a place for scuba divers and diving enthusiasts to invigorate their travel cravings. That’s right, it’s the Red Sea.
Surrounded by a number of African and Middle Eastern countries, it is possible to visit the Red Sea through the countries that surround it.
Visiting the Red Sea through Egypt will give you countless offers to choose. You can take a stroll at the former Phoenician port called Farun Island located in the northern part of the Gulf of Aqaba. A popular snorkeling and scuba diving spot, visiting this area will give you the opportunity to witness firsthand the frogfishes, batfishes, breams, fishes of other types, and countless healthy active corals!
If that does not interest you in any way, you can visit the Tiran Straits located in the area of Sharm el Sheikh at the entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba! Most probably the most famous spot on the Red Sea, the Tiran Straits have a stronger current than most spots in the Red Sea. A favorite place for sharks, barracudas, and other large sea creatures to prey for small fish, this place is sure to scare and make you dare at the same time! Large moray eels also love this place.
However, there is no need to worry as you won’t be alone! There will be staff who will be guiding you to ensure that your diving experience will blend experience and safety.
The Red Sea has so much to offer aside from the Tiran Straits and the Farun Island. The Giftun Island, Blue Hole, Ras Mohamed National Park, and Seven Pillars are waiting for you too!
What’s not to love in here?