Diving in Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh is one of the best diving destinations in the world. Visitors
are offered a variety of adventures and luxuries. The center of activities where
most of the hotels and diving centers are located is Naama Bay, 7 km from the
City of Sharm El Sheikh.
Numerous bars, restaurants, shops and the attractive Mediterranean promenade,
have made Naama Bay a busy holiday resort.
You can learn scuba diving in Sharm El Sheikh in many PADI scuba diving
centers with professional divers.
Although other water sports are available in Sharm el Sheikh diving is still
one of the main attractions in Sharm el Sheikh. There are many diving sites in
Sharm el Sheikh where you can practice scuba diving with other professional
Diving sites in Sharm El Sheikh
Ras Mohammad is situated at the extreme southern part of the Sinai
Peninsula. Here, where the Gulf of Aqaba meets with the Gulf of Suez the ocean
floor drops down to depths of more than 1000 meter.
A unique under water world exist there where the reef provides the most marvelous
diving site in the red sea and indeed the world.
Straits of Tiran
The island of Tiran is located at the south end of the Gulf of Aqaba where the
2000 m depth of water in the gulf becomes shallow water in the straits of Tiran.
In the center of the Straits of Tiran, a ridge pushes up, running from north to
south. On its highest elevation four coral reefs (Gordon, Woodhouse, Thomas and
Jackson, which are named after British cartographers) have formed.
The currents around these reefs are the cause for the extraordinary diversity of
corals and big fish swarms. Among others, you can see barracudas, snappers as
well as sharks.
One of the most unknown dive sites in Sharm is located in Naama Bay. This is the
only dive spot where you can dive all year round at any time day or night
without using a boat or car.
Simply get geared up in the center and walk 50 m to the water edge and you start
to dive. Here you will encounter all the sea life you can imagine. All kind of
moray eels including the giant moray, schools of juvenile barracudas, sweet
lips, rays and many more.
Sharm El Sheikh Dive map
|If you would like to go scuba diving in Sharm El Sheikh we
World Divers diving center. They offer PADI courses for all levels of
divers. enjoy a world of adventure.
Cliff Top Hotel Hadabat Umm
Sid, Sharm El Sheikh
Red Sea Egypt P.O.Box : 222 Telephone: 00(20)-12-7702819
- Practice carefully
before you dive in
- Before you dive know
the water depth
- Be sure there are no
submerged obstacles or surface objects.
- Remember that when you
dive down, you must steer up
- Don't dive into an
aboveground pool or into the shallow end of a pool. Nine of ten
diving injuries occur in six feet of water or less.
- Don't dive off the
side of a diving board - dive straight ahead
- Don't run and dive.
That can give you the same impact as a dive from a board
- Don't swim or dive
- Don't drink and dive.
The slowing effects of alcohol or drugs on reaction times can be
extremely dangerous in diving
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