Snorkelling in the resort of Sharm El Sheikh is the most popular of all Egypt. The once tiny fishing village located at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula has been transformed to the major beach resort of the country and one of the world’s best snorkelling destinations.
The resort is fast becoming an ultra-modern diving and snorkelling site due to the 65 km long coral reefs located in this area of the Red Sea. The reefs in the area are amongst the richest and most famous in the world, meaning water enthusiasts flock to these Egyptian shores. As a consequence of this, the region has grown substantially over the last 30 years due to the discovery of not only the coral reefs but also the diverse marine life and shipwrecks that can often be found below the surface of the ocean.
Snorkelling in Egypt is just as popular as diving meaning that many holiday makers on holidays to Sharm El Sheik will be able to explore the oceanic wonders of this area regardless of their experience. While scuba diving will require lessons and understanding of such issues as oxygen tanks, diving depths and breathing techniques; snorkelling does not require any of this prior knowledge. It is therefore a perfect way for families on Sharm El Sheikh holidays to enjoy the underwater wonders of the area together. Furthermore, the various beach resorts located in the region will provide snorkel equipment so that holiday makers do not need to worry about bringing their own and can make the decision to snorkel whilst on the holiday.
Close to the resort is the Ras Mohammed Marine National Park which also provides many opportunities for holiday makers to snorkel. In order to really experience the best locations in this and the Sharm El Sheikh region, local experts offer snorkelling trips to see the best coral and most distinctive species of fish. These snorkel tours will be ensure that holiday makers have the opportunity to visit multiple locations along the coast in one day with a sail on the boat in between. This is the ideal day-trip for all members of the family regardless of their experience in the water.
Sharm El Sheik attracts thousands of visitors every year with the promise of numerous activities, so it’s no wonder it is fast becoming the most popular tourist destination in Egypt. The opportunity to view world famous snorkelling sites is certainly one of the reasons holiday makers come flooding back.