Sharm El Sheikh located on the tip of the Sinai Peninsula in the northern Red Sea is a magical ecological strangeness, we are in fact more than 400 kilometers north of the Tropic of Cancer and not in a tropical zone, but the environment it is. The water temperature never drops below 23°C and in summer can exceed 30°C, the ideal environment for our beloved corals. The Red Sea “fills” a part of the Afro-Asiatic fault line, with depths of up to 1500mt.
The whole area is characterized by coral reefs that have developed on the rock walls and from the coast fall into the pit of the Red Sea. Only around the island of Tiran, in the homonymous strait separating from Saudi Arabia, and in the Gulf of Gubal, which stretches from the tip of the Sinai to Suez, we have classic coral reef, formed by accretion of madrepores from the seabed to the surface . Thanks to this morphology and difference in kind of coral and coral atolls this is the place where you can find the most varied marine species, from small to large pelagic Anthias to small and large sharks.
Here are some dive sites in Sharm El Sheikh: