Making a Splash With The Marine Life in Sharm El Sheikh
It’s probably not even something that you consider before packing your bags, but marine life can often be a holiday highlight. As Brits, we don’t see sea creatures that often and so when we do the magnitude and variety of them can leave us overwhelmed. Whether you’re looking at
Sharm el Sheikh is a prime spot for sea life. Egypt is certainly an impressive country with a wealth of history including – the pyramids, the Nile, the monoliths, monuments, mosques and museums – however it is Sharm’s status as a premier resort for diving and nightlife that has seen it become the fastest growing holiday resort in the country.
Sharm el Sheikh has over forty diving sites, so there is lots to choose from, the bulk of which stretch from the Straits of Tiran to the Ras Mohammed National Park. Divers don’t only enjoy a plethora of sea life, but also shipwrecks and amazing coral reefs, which all combine to make the resort truly unique and memorable. Jacques Cousteau famously uncovered the SS Thistlegorm wreck here in the early 1950s.
Shark species have inhabited the Red Sea for thousands of years and you can see many of these around the resort. Grey reef, leopard sharks, hammerheads, whale sharks and white-tip sharks are all best seen from Sharm’s semi-submarine tours. These take place frequently stopping at the fantastic underwater reef sites, which are home to hundreds of types of coral and colourful fishes. You don’t even need to get your hair wet.
You can discover this underwater world of sea creatures, by venturing beyond the hotels, shopping centres and bars and exploring the natural surroundings on your holiday.