Sharm El Sheikh City
Sharm El Sheikh city is situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate on the coastal strip along the Red Sea, Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt’s South Sinai Governorate, which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, Saint Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai . Nowadays it is a major touristic hotspot and resort city in Egypt.
Sharm el Sheikh city is sometimes called the “City of Peace”, referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there.
Diving In sharm El Sheikh
Since the divers have discovered the Red Sea in the ’50s for itself, it is considered one of the finest and most colorful diving locations in the world.
The water in the Sharm El Sheikh is very clean and transparent, The big attraction for divers and snorkelers are surely the many reefs, these fragile ecosystems provide shelters and food for thousands of species,it is a unique diving resort, which, in striking contrast to the “over-water-world” a colored paradise like that of life and colors only.
There are an incredible variety of dive sites, each showcasing abundant marine life. Choose from shallow patch reefs, drift dives and walls, interesting wrecks, vibrant coral reefs, plateaus, lagoons, caves and underwater gardens. The 1240 miles (2000 km) of coral reefs are home to over 1200 species of fish as well as dolphins, turtles and 44 species of sharks.
Wreck diving : Many divers visiting Sharm El Sheikh city have one place on their minds: The Thistlegorm shipwreck. A dive here is like visiting a living museum, frozen in time at the bottom of the ocean. “The lure of this adventurous dive is the drama of its demise, the content of its cargo and the historical significance,” says Kean, who wrote the book SS Thistlegorm: World War Two’s Greatest Shipwreck, this British supply ship was bombed while en route to Suez, and it stayed on the seafloor untouched until it was rediscovered by Jacques Cousteau and his calypso crew in 1955. Today, advanced divers can swim through the holds to explore the cargo (Bedford trucks, motorcycles, racks of rifles and more) that’s still packed in the ship.