Top Diving Locations in Sharm El Sheikh

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Situated on the Red Sea in Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh is internationally renowned as one of the top diving locations in the world. Visit the best diving that Sharm El Sheikh has to offer by getting a direct line to the sites on a scheduled boat tour. The instructors available on these tours are diving experts and will be able to guide you to the most interesting areas, and also help with your diving technique. For families looking to learn to dive together, book a beginners tour and enjoy all that diving the Sharm El Sheikh has to offer with your children. While some of the sites are advisable for experienced divers only, there are many beautiful diving spots available in shallow or secluded waters which are perfect for children to swim in and work on their new diving skills.

Ras Mohammed National ParkRas Mohamed National Park

No trip to Egypt is complete without a visit to this stunning national park. The Ras Mohammed National Park frequently makes the top ten list for best diving spots in the world, and it is not hard to see why. The park benefits from an array of wonderful fish such as tuna, unicorn and barracuda.  If you visit the park during the summer you may also catch a glimpse of the large shark which feed on these fish.

SS Thistlegorm’s WreckageSS Thistlegorm’s Wreckage

This former British merchant ship was attacked by two enemy airplanes during the Second World War. It now sits at the bottom of the ocean in two separate pieces as a result of the explosive attack which tore the ship into two parts. The ship was full of army equipment such as ammunition and rifles, because it was making it’s way to re-stock the British supplies. Many of these fascinating items can be spotted by a diver exploring the wreck, which is regarded as one of the most elite wrecking dives in the world.To experience this ancient wreck click Directline Holidays where you can book low price deals to Sharm El Sheikh.

Straits of Tiran

The Straits offer four stunning coral reefs to explore, all interestingly named after 19th century British cartographers who were the first people to survey the areas. Messer’s Gordon, Thomas, Wood house and Jackson all lie off the north coast of Sharm El Sheikh and can be easily accessed via a direct line on a boat. Professional divers will appreciate the deep canyon at the Thomas Reef, while the Jackson Reef makes for a beautiful family trip.

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