This is an exquisite corridor of dark mountains and radiant water. here and nowhere else, is the vestibule between the Levant and the tropics. -E. M. Forster describing the Gulf of Suez, 1923.
Red sea of Egypt is from the Gulf of Suez to the Sudanese borders. It is washed by mineral-rich red mountains inspired the mariners to name it the sea Mare Rostrum, or the Red sea.
Hermits seeking seclusion founded early Christian monasteries, sharing the desert with Bedouin tribes, trading in camels. Today, the cliffs and quarries of the Eastern desert svcstate, eeasily and Capricorns remain relatively nasledovanie. But the Red sea, dotted with coral reefs, surrounded by ancient ports, teeming povodnej life, has a rich Maritime history Dating back to the Pharaonic times.
Warm wind, once rushing to the East still bring thousands of migrating birds to the shores of the red sea. creating a Paradise for birdwatchers. Today, the ancient ports are known as the best resorts for snorkeling and fishing. Here you will find over 800 fish species, including the deadly-poisonous fish-stone, the equally dangerous butterfly fish, jellyfish such as Cassiopea, a crab who escaped ashore in the evenings and even some shark species.Sunbathers, tourists enjoy the white Sands of the beaches, fans of cool shade in the mangrove lagoons scattered along the coast, copayments masks – exploring the reefs and corals. Continue reading
Red sea – an inland sea of the Indian ocean situated between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. For the inner sea depth here is very high – more than 3000 meters, as this sea lies in a tectonic break. The Red sea is not no river flows (around deserts), and therefore the water is exceptionally clean.
Off the coast of Egypt water temperature even in winter does not fall below +20 degrees, and in summer rises to +27. Due to the heat evaporates much water, causing the salinity of the red sea reaches 38-42 grams of salts per liter.
In this sea are ideal conditions for underwater flora and fauna. There are about a thousand species of fish, including endemic species, and about 150 species of corals. The coral reef extends directly along the shore, and near them go to schools of fish of most unimaginable colors and shapes.
In the Northern hemisphere there’s no better scuba diving than the coast of Hurghada, Safaga, El Gouna, Sharm El Sheikh, Ein Sukhna, Marsa El Alam. Diving Safari – long trips on boats and yachts in the southern and Northern areas of the red sea. The term “Safari” means a cruise ship with multiple dives in the most interesting points of the sea’s many Islands, atolls, coral reefs and sunken ships. Continue reading
As it became known, the incident occurred on the red sea coast. The victim was 53-year-old tourist from Germany. While swimming tourist in the sea, the shark attacked him and bit off the foot. In the end, a German tourist died on the way to hospital from loss of blood. Note that how far from shore was a man, not specified.
Previous case of shark attacks on tourists off the coast of Marsa Alam has happened in 2009, then the victim of the attack was French tourist.
It is also worth noting that the attack of sharks on tourists is not a rare phenomenon. So for example, in 2013 a German tourist lost an arm on one of the Hawaiian resorts during a shark attack. According to statistics, in 2014, worldwide there were 118 shark attacks on people: of these, 10 people died and 87 were injured. Continue reading