Friday, January 10, 2014

Scuba Diving in Sharm el Sheikh

Egypt has been a tourist hotspot for many years, mainly due to the historic connection to the Ancient Egyptians. Over the years certain regions in the country have developed to accommodate the holidaymakers, and other activities aside from sightseeing have sprung up to attract even more visitors. 

One such activity is scuba diving, and there are few places in the world better for this than Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh. There are tonnes of fab resorts here to base your diving stay with sharm el sheikh hotels from at very reasonable prices.

There are many weird and wonderful things lurking at the bottom of the sea, but none quite so exciting as the sight of a shipwreck! If this tickles your fancy then you should really visit the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm a 4 hour boat trip from Sharm el Sheikh. Go on one of the day trips and get a few dives in to fully experience the unique coral and marine life that have taken up residence on the ship since it sank in 1941. There are also loads of man made oddities that sank with the ship including trains, motorbikes and tanks.

If you are a more experienced diver you will probably want to try the infamous Dehab Blue Hole dive. This is known for being a dangerous yet fantastic dive spot that is accessible from Sharm el Sheikh and is frequented by the most serious divers in search of the deep sink hole. For the more casual diver this area also has some lovely shallow diving spots, where you can see reef sharks, clown fish and lots more exotic marine life.

Whether you’re a complete novice or a professional diver then you will find an excursion that appeals in or near Sharm el Sheikh. You can base yourself in the well equipped and thriving area by night, and spend your days in the water seeking treasures of the deep.

1 comment:

  1. For me, Egypt will never lose its touristic value and I would love to get there one day. However, I think that it should not be limited only to the Pyramids, the Sphinx and the other temples. Travelers should exploit Egypt as much as possible.


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