Sharm El Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's South Sinai Governorate, which includes the smaller coastal towns of and as well as the mountainous interior, and. This also includes the construction of a new runway and 40 new airsides. The strong currents that characterize the Straits of Tiran transport great quantities of plankton and other nutrient material every day, thus supplying a great deal of food to the corals and hence to the reef fish which in turn are eaten by the large pelagic predators such as barracuda, jackfish, tuna and above all sharks which are always in this zone. This will allow you to explore the northern wall, which has some nice shelters and splits, and the western one, where you will see many crevices and caves, lovely gorgonians and a wealth of fauna consisting of sea turtles, reef fish. I usually use to book in advance my hotels in Sharm El Sheikh as they usually have the lowest rates I find. The deadliest terrorist attack took place in Sinai when Militants detonated a bomb inside a crowded mosque in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday and then sprayed gunfire on panicked worshipers as they fled, killing at least 305 people and wounding at least 128 others.
It features 4 outdoor pools and a long private beach. Among the latter are White-tip reef sharks Triaenodon obesus , Grey reef sharks Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos and Hammerhead sharks Sphyrna lewini , which are especially numerous from July to September. These flights transiting from Moscow ended when Transaero ceased operations in October 2015. Four days later, on 5 December, an elderly German woman was attacked and killed by a shark while snorkelling at the resort. The possibility of a bomb being put on the plane at Sharm el-Sheikh airport, the was ordering their planes to stop serving the destination. There is a special police force to assist tourists. Climate data for Sharm El Sheikh Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C °F 28.
This caused the repatriation of British and Russian tourists from November 5, 2015. Deepest of all is a narrow exit at 52-54m. Note that occasionally there are strong downward currents that could be experienced at the exit of the arch. Wear clothes that cover your arms, legs, and chest in order to blend in. Eighty-eight people were killed, the majority of them Egyptians, and over 200 were wounded by the attack, making it the second deadliest terrorist attack in the country's history.
Commercial development of the area began when the Israelis built the town of , overlooking Sharm El Maya Bay and the Nesima area, and opened the first tourist-oriented establishments in the area 6km north at Naama Bay. It differs from the other localities in the bay, since there is a series of large coral pinnacles located between the ledge along the reef and the drop-off, which becomes gradually steeper in an eastward direction. Sharm El Sheikh maps The map shows our central location in Sharm El Sheikh. It is now covered in so much coral growth, that it is hard to tell where the reef stops and the wreck begins. The Temple is our house reef. In August 1984 the Kormoran, built in 1963 in the Rostock shipyards Germany , was coming from Aqaba with a cargo of phosphate when an error in navigation caused it to hit the reef bordering the island of Tiran Laguna Reef. Here's what you should take into consideration: first of all, you have to correctly locate the arch.
The third deadliest was the of 1997. The lack of mooring points makes drift diving necessary: The southern corner of the reef is the classic starting point for your underwater itinerary, which continues along the eastern side where the wall, rich in multicoloured coral, descends to a sandy plateau that begins at a depth of about 25 meters and has a slight incline. The Thistlegorm sank in an upright position on a flat, sandy seabed 30 meters deep at 1. You need an Entry Visa to enter Egypt. All the pinnacles hide a surprisingly rich variety of reef animals. Most of the taxis do not have a meter, so be prepared to negotiate your fare before you get in the taxi and tell your driver you want to be dropped off at the main gate. You will turn to the right as soon as you reach your maximum depth and then dive along a fantastic wall with loads of coral overhangs surrounded by the full variety of Red Sea fish, The dive will take you gradually shallower until you reach the beautiful coral saddle into the Blue Hole at about 7 m.
Sharm el-Sheikh is located in Egypt, in the North of the Red Sea in the Sinai Peninsula. Going westwards dive A , you will see some gorgonians and a splendid red anemone at a depth of 28 meters. Coral growth throughout the site is good, with a density and mix of species difficult to match in the immediate area. This would increase the amount of destinations served by the airline at the airport with the possibility of operating to cities in Italy, Germany, Morocco and India non-stop. The main threat comes from extremists linked to Daesh-Sinai.
This wreck is rarely dived due to its proximity to the shore line. The dive goes through the zone between the reef slope, which has many small shelters studded with multicoloured Alcyonarians, and the drop-off situated about 30 meters away. You have to descend another 4 - 5 meters to seamlessly cross the arch because the roof is actually located at 55 meters. Sharm El-Sheikh has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Egypt, because of its natural resources, a year-round favorable climate, long stretches of natural beaches, and stunning underwater sceneries in warm waters. Visiting Sharm El-sheikh and clueless where to start. Gordon Reef is easily identified by the wreck of the Panamanian cargo ship Loullia which crashed in 1981. I also went on a few excursions with Atlantis Rejser, that I traveled with.
There are also tennis courts and a fully equipped fitness centre. The presence of strong currents is often at this site. Below that is another large bowl, opening at about 20m. This side has activity options outside the resorts, such as trips to , colourful rock canyons or even Israel and Jordan are not a huge drive away. The bush is still there even though much of it has been hacked away by zealous pilgrims.