SNORKELLING IN HURGHADA
Red Sea, Arabic Al Bahr Al-Ahmar, Narrow strip of water extending southeastward from Suez, Egypt for about 1,200 miles, 1,930 KM, to Bab el Mandeb strait, which connects with the Gulf of Aden and hence with the Arabian sea.
The sea separates the coasts of Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea to the west from those of Saudi Arabia and Yemen to the east. It is maximum width is 190 miles, its greats depth 9.974 feet. (3,040 meters) and its area approximately 174,000 square miles (450,000 square KM).
The Red Sea contains some of the world’s hottest and saltiest seawater with its connection to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal. It is one of the most heavily travelled waterways in the world, carrying maritime traffic between Europe and Asia. Its name is derived from the color changes observed in its water. Normally the Red Sea is an intense blue green, occasionally, however it is populated by extensive blooms of the Algae Trichodesmium Erythraeum, which upon dying off, turn the sea a reddish-brown color.
The Red Sea is one of the first large bodies of water mentioned in recorded history. It was important in early Egyptian maritime commerce (2000 BCE) and was used as a water route to India by about 1000 BCE. It is believed that it was reasonably well charted by 1500 BCE because at that time Queen Hatshpsut of Egypt sailed its length.
The Red Sea is one of the youngest oceans in the world and one of the warmest. The northern region, with its diverse array of marine life, is one of the southern end remains virtually unexplored. It is a global hotspot for marine biology and an important trade route throughout human history, linking the trade goods of India to the Far East with the markets of Egypt and Europe.
The untouched reefs of the southern, Red Sea are bursting with life, almost 20 percent of the fish species found here are not found anywhere else in the world. It’s also home to other rare species such as the solitary sailfish, at over one meter long these are the world’s fastest fish and reach speeds of up to 68 MPH.
Sail to Giftun Island to visit Mahmya beach, which is rated among the world’s best 25 beaches. On Mahmya beach, grab your mask, snorkel and fins (equipment is included) to explore the reef area around the island. Love to do more snorkeling, ok jump on a boat to take you to one of the most beautiful reef stops that is very rich with amazing fish species (optional). Lunch and sunbathing in afternoon are the perfect end to such a lovely day.
Adult price: £50
Child price: £30
Enjoy sailing the Red Sea. a short distance from Giftun island, your boat will slow down, just close enough to a beautiful reefs spot. When you ready with your mask, and flippers, go exploring the beauty of the Red Sea for almost an hour (equipment is included). Now it is paradise time, a beautiful, a clean and a white sandy beach waits for you for sunbathing and a smooth swim in the turquoise water of the Red Sea. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget your lunch, it is serviced on paradise beach.
Adult price: £35
Child price: £20
DOLPHINELLA (boat trip)
To see dolphins in the Red Sea is just a delight. Dolphins are mammals and need to surface to breath Oxygen, and just then we will be their guests and believe me they are very welcoming. The dolphin house or Al Ark reefs is where we are heading to, just up to north of the Red Sea. The bottlenose dolphins are the most popular dolphins’ species in the Red Sea and they are usually able to stay underwater without surfacing for about 20 minutes. Their average life expectancy of around 33 years. It is just a real joy to be around those happy creatures in their wild life. Not to forget the wonders of the Red Sea reefs and other fish species, you can enjoy while snorkel the area around the dolphin house.
(Lunch on board and equipment is included)
Adult price: £45
Child price: £25
SHARM EL NAGA
Discover the beauty of the Red Sea with no need for a boat ride. Sharm Al Naga is a private and protected sea zone that lies in the arms of a cliff of rocks that looks like a sleeping camel. Al Naga in Arabic means A Female Camel. Sharm Al Naga looks like a large swimming pool, it is a very peaceful reefs area where you can snorkel off the beach, sunbathing, and chilling on its sandy beach. Snorkeling equipment will be provided upon your arrival, lunch as well is included with your choice of meat, chicken or fish main course.
Adult price: £30
Child price: £15
The Sea Scope is a glass bottom, semi submarine that takes you in a quick adventure to one of the reef spots in the Red Sea. The submarine level of the Boat is glass windows all around, designed to give a clear vision of the underwater beauties of fish and reefs. It is air-conditioned and furnished with two rows of small stools facing the glass sides of the submarine.
(Refreshments are included)
Adult price: £25
Child price: £15