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Spectacular Diving in Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh is a top destination on the red sea, located on the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. This vibrant resort is one of the most extraordinary diving destinations in Red Sea, Egypt.

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The jewel in the Red Sea for diving

Facts about Sharm El Sheikh
  • Diving; Richest Snorkeling and diving in the world
  • Language; Arabic
  • Best time to visit; Year round destination
  • Currency; Egyptian Pound
  • Local Speciality; Seafood
  • Airport; Sharm El Sheikh(SSH)

Sharm el Sheikh, located on the Sinai Peninsula, is a top destination for Red Sea visitors. This vibrant resort is one of the most extraordinary diving destinations in the world. For example, the underwater reserve in Ras Mohammed National Park has warm, pure waters that are ideal for divers and snorkelers to view marine life.

For this reason, families, honeymooners and pensioners book holidays to Sharm el Sheikh to explore the Red Sea. Simply click on the dates to start planning your holiday to Egypt, and don’t forget to pack your snorkel.

Sharm el Sheikh has a good reputation among beginner divers due to its ideal conditions: hot climate, warm water and a range of colourful reefs that are located conveniently near the city. There are also a large number of shore entry dives and the city’s dive centres are well-equipped for divers of every level of experience.

Although there are numerous dive sites all along the Red Sea Riviera, popular locations near Sharm el Sheikh include Ras Ghamila, Ras Nasrani, Ras Bob, White Knight and The Gardens. One particular appeal for experienced divers is the iconic wrecks, including the British wreck, SS Thistlegorm, which sunk in 1941 carrying war cargo. The Thistlegorm is said to provide one of the best dive experiences in the world as it resembles an undersea museum.

Taking a break from diving, tourists can enjoy a day trip to the panoramic St Catherine’s Monastery (Santa Katarina), which is situated at the foot of Mount Sinai. This Christian monastery (said to have been built between 527 and 565 AD) houses impressive ancient religious relics and icons.

Come nightfall, Naama Bay, one of the Sharm el Sheikh’s five main centres, buzzes as the shops, restaurants, bars and 'sheesha' (water pipe) cafes come to life. Tourists can stroll along the boulevard, stopping in at the popular Tam Tam Oriental Café or continuing down Peace Road at the edge of the desert to enjoy the warm evening air.

Sharm El Sheikh is an ideal destination whether you go in the scorching summer or cool winter; it’s still great for sunbathing on white sandy beaches and snorkelling in the clear Red Sea. Choose your destination or resort and start planning your holidays to Sharm el Sheikh; one of the most spectacular cities on the Red Sea Riviera.

Experience Egyptian culture...

For a taste of Egyptian culture there are camel treks out to Bedouin villages, although the area is not renowned for having great links to historical Egypt this is a fantastic day out for all the family for a real taste of Bedouin life Sharm El sheikh area.

The Hotels typically have excellent facilities for children and the beaches and sea are safe for the younger ones. Take a trip to a traditional market and seek out a few bargain souvenirs. The famous Egyptian cotton and perfume are popular Sharm El Sheikh souvenirs alongside gold and silver jewellery. Expect to do a bit of negotiating on the price; haggling is the norm in these parts. Sharm el Sheikh travel is easy when you use our site and discover bargain holidays to Sharm el Sheikh.

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