Red Sea, the world’s best snorkel destination

Red Sea, the world’s best snorkel destination

Red Sea, the world’s best snorkel destination

Latest trend in the travel industry is represented by the snorkeling vacations. There are several exceptional snorkel destinations around the world, but most tour operators consider that the Red Sea is the best destination for snorkel.

The Red Sea is located between two continents, Asia and Africa, and is surrounded by desert. It was created by the separation movement of the two tectonic plates that meet there. The water temperature on the Red Sea varies with only 2° C around the year and has an average of 26° C in the north part and 30° C in the south.

The maximum depth of the sea is about 2,200 meters but Red sea is famous for the shallow waters full of corals and marine life. Red Sea is one of the most salted seas in the world due to its isolation and the high levels of evaporation. Here is the home of more than 1,200 species of fishes, 1,000 species of invertebrate and over 200 species of coral. 10% of the fishes found here cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Most Red Sea species of flora and fauna are not dangerous to humans, but there are some fishes that you should be careful with: Tiger and Grey reef sharks, Titan triggerfishes, Yellowmargin triggerfishes, Giant morays, Surgeonfishes, Stonefishes, Lionfish, Scorpionfish, Rabbitfishes and Stingrays. Snorkelers should also pay attention to some corals that have spines, venom or have a hard sharp surface that may harm their skin.

The best snorkel locations in the red Sea include Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Dahab, Taba, El Gouna and Safaga. The accommodation offer is very extensive and the prices range from very cheap to luxury, so you can find lots of accommodation solutions that fits you best.

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