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
Dangerous inhabitants of the red sea
The red sea is considered the most beautiful sea in the world. It really impresses by its variety of colors and shapes. However, not everyone knows about the dangers you may encounter, neglecting the basic rules of conduct in the sea. In this article we wanted to tell You about the inhabitants of the red sea that can be dangerous, how to avoid and how to deal with the consequences, if You still got hurt.
Sharks in the Red sea are found the great white shark, grey reef shark, silky shark, black tip reef shark, oceanic white tip shark, silver tip shark, nurse shark, reef white tip shark, hammerhead shark and leopard shark. In the territorial waters of Egypt are not many, they are home to the coast of Sudan. Near the beaches, hotels shark You are unlikely to see, they like more calm places.
Sharks of the red sea is typical for their numerous family. Meeting them does not Bode well. So the principle is one to stay away from them and all will be well. However, in recent years, many researchers prove that sharks are not aggressive. They just don’t need to provoke. 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