Red Sea in a Nutshell - Big animals, small animals, and great biodiversity make Komodo, actually 2 destinations in one, a popular choice.
Water Temperatures: Temperatures in the Red Sea reach 84 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months, with temperatures as low as 70 degrees in the cooler months.
Visibility: Visibility is excellent, reaching up to 200 feet
Depth Range: 5 - 30m (16 - 98 feet)
Current: There are drift dives available, but for the most part, the Red Sea maintains very calm conditions. There are sites to suit every diver from beginner to advanced.
The Brothers - Big Brother and Little Brother are two tiny islands about 5 minute boat ride apart from each other, about 60km offshore. At recreational depth, the islands present themselves to divers as vertical walls densely covered by hard and soft corals, full of small caves, & overhangs. Due to their isolated location in the middle of the Red Sea, they tend to attract all manner of pelagic visitors. Big Brother also features 2 wrecks, the Numidia and the Aida.
Elphinstone Reef - An offshore reef which lays about 6 miles off shore. It is a beauty of its own with lots of marine life. Highlights include oceanic whitetip sharks, Napoleon wrasse fish and occasional hammerhead sharks.
Abu Dabbab - A bay with a sandy beach and with lots of sea grass in the sea bed which is only about 12 m ( 40 Feet ) deep which attracts dugongs and large numbers of huge green sea turtles.
Dolphin House - An off shore reef which is home to a large number of dolphins as a resting place. Strong restrictions apply about diving and snorkeling with the dolphins there in order not to disturb them. Cave diving is also possible here.
Topside & Non-Diving Activities - The opportunities are endless; Explore the Valley of Kings in Luxor, take a camel ride to visit the pyramids, or spend a few days in the city of Alexandria - the second most powerful city in the ancient world (following Rome).
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Electricity: 220 V
Main Airport Code: CAI
Language: The official language of Egypt is Arabic. The main foreign languages there are English & French
Safety: Egyptians are very friendly and hospitality is highly honored. It is an Islamic country and therefore a certain behavior from visitors is expected. Polite curiosity by the locals about the visitor is normal.
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