Scuba Diving In Sharm El Sheikh - The Gateway To The Red Sea

By Mark Burns, continued from the previous part

The Straits of Tiran lie 7 kilometres north east of Sharm El Sheikh, and is actually a series of four major reefs which form the top of an underwater bridge, and which support large amounts of hard and soft corals. The Straights of Tiran also offers divers an excellent opportunity to spot some of the large pelagic marine life that inhabit the area. The four reefs, Jacksons Reef, Woodhouse Reef, Thomas Reef and Gordon Reef all offer excellent dive sites, and it is certainly worth taking the time out to explore the Straights of Tiran in detail over the course of a few days.

The Ras Mohammed National Park is located on the very tip of the Sinai Peninsula, and its nutrient rich waters from the Gulf of Aquaba consistently bring large levels of marine life into the area. Steep coral encrusted walls, sloping down to depths of over 1000 metres tend to dictate the nature of the diving in Ras Mohommed, however there are a number of beautiful shallow reefs which are also worth spending time at. There are a number of good dive sites in the Ras Mohammed area, including Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef, Eel Garden, Anenome City, Jackfish Alley and Shark Observatory, all of which are covered in greater detail in our dive sites directory.

Of all the dive sites accessed through Sharm El Sheikh, undoubtedly the most popular is the Thistlegorm Wreck, a World War II supply ship which sank in 1941. The wreck itself still contains two large Rolls Royce armoured cars, along with crates of Lee Enfield rifles. Within the holds of the Thistlegorm wreck, you can also see the Morris cars, Bedford Trucks, and the BSA military motorbikes, as well as other supplies such as wellington boots and ammunition. continue

About the author: Mark Burns is a Director of, a large scuba diving holidays website, providing information covering wide selection of specialist scuba diving resorts in the world's best diving locations.

Alamanda Dive Site at Tulamben - review

AlamAnda Dive resort in Bali is located minutes away from the town of Ubud. From other locations in Indonesia Alam Anda can be reached by plane, bus, car rental or hire a car service. Located at the corner of Tulamben bay, Alamanda is a wonderful dive site with very healthy coral and very good underwater space that is well protected from different currents. Scuba diving here makes real sense if you are capable to reach a certain depth allowing you to see and give the due to all the striking beauty of the local underwater life. This dive site is recommended for experienced divers only. Coming soon: Dive vacations on Maldives liveaboards.

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