Sinai and Red Sea
Sinai covers an area of 64 ,000 Sq KM , it is located in a very unique and strategic point.
In ancient times it was the main pilgrims route and ground for many cultures. Most of the sinai peninsula today is arid desert. The interior is an arid moonscape of jagged mountains and ranges that harbors Sinai most famous archeological monument, the St Catherine monastery and mount Sinai, it is where god give to Moses the ten commandments.
To know about St. Catharine click here.
However the south is is the most beautiful part of the whole peninsula, it has the most exquisite coral reefs and the best diving spots in the whole world
Among the most famous cities in Sinai are:
Visa into the Sinai:
if you arrived to the Sinai directly from home, and acquired a an entry visa at the airport you will be given a Sinai visa, which allows you to visit that section of the Sinai if you wish to visit Cairo from Sharm or Ras Mohamed national park make sure you have all Egypt visa.
You can reach the Sinai through two ways:
Take a domestic flight
Take a domestic flight by Egypt air, there is a flight everyday, the flight duration takes about 30 minutes.
Take a bus:
*East delta bus runs buses ever y hour to Sharm El-sheik, it takes around 7-8 hours to arrive to sharm , you will stop in the city of El tur.
(located around 100KM north of from Sharm).
Travel from Hurghada by ferry boat it should take 1-50 for the trip, click here to check the schedule of the ferry boat.
Diving In Sharm
The city of Sharm El-sheik is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now, the city is rich with wonderful places of accommodation and tourist facilities
The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world, it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world. It is also an ideal place for open water diving, and gain a PADI or CMAS certificate. If you decided during your visit the Sinai to go diving , you must have a a an internationally recognized certificate in order to rent tanks and take diving equipment.
Most of the dive courses go for 5 days in open water, if you want to acquire such license you have to complete the course which usually starts with an introductory dive.
Diving Spots in Sinai
Shark bay / Ras um Elsied / Blue hole in dahab/ Dunraven / EL gharkana /EL muquilila
Ras atantur / Ras Abu Galuom Ras nosarani / Ras umm sied /Sun pool/ thistle groom
Ras el Mamleh/ Maganna beach/ Ras Mohammed national park /Tiran island protected area / The tower , amorphous / Turtle bay / Jackson and Gordon reefs