About the Red Sea
The Red Sea is one of the cleanest seas on the planet and recreation on the Red Sea is considered one of the best for many years. The Red Sea is located in the inner waters of the Indian Ocean and separates the Arabian Peninsula from Africa. A feature of the Red Sea is that it does not fall into the river, allowing the sea water to be clean and clear. The Red Sea is the warmest sea in the world: the water temperature can reach 27-28 degrees and it is due to the salt of the abundant warm water vapor.
The Red Sea joins the Bab el-Mandeb, and in the north is adjacent to the Suez isthmus. The surface of the Red Sea is of 449 010 sq. km and almost two thirds of the sea are in the tropics. The Red Sea for the most part low, in the north is adjacent to the deserts, in the southern West Bank is adjacent to the highlands of Abyssinia. A lot of coral reefs are scattered throughout the coastal region, especially the Arabian, and sometimes extend over a long distance from the coast. The southern part of the sea is full of islands: Dagalyak and Arabia-Farizan, south of the latter, almost in the middle of the sea there are two volcanic islands Zhebelev-Teir and Zhebelev-Zukur. In the northern part of the sea there are only two islands close to the middle of the sea and the Dedalyus Brothers.
Why the Red Sea is red
There are several theories why the Red Sea is red. Firstly, the sea has a large amount of algae and zoophytes, which become reddish in a certain period, that’s why the water takes a reddish tint. Secondly, the name of the sea depends on the parts of the world, in which the mythical tales have assigned a particular color. For example, black is the color of the north, and red is the color of the south. Hence the "red" may indicate the location of the sea, and not the color of the water. The Red Sea washes the shores of the warmest countries: Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Israel and Jordan.
The Red Sea is very young. Its formation began about 40 million years ago, when the earth's crust and a crack formed the East African Rift. The African continental plate separated from the Arabian was a gap between the earth's crust, which gradually over thousands of years filled with sea water. The plates move constantly, so the relatively flat coast of the Red Sea in different directions moves at a speed of 10 mm per year, or 1 m per century.
The Red Sea resorts
The Red Sea resorts are mainly located in Egypt. The most popular are the Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada, Dahab, Nuweiba, Taba, Safaga and El Gouna. Thousands of tourists annually relax with pleasure in these places, experiencing the best moments of life there. These resorts have everything you need for a good holiday: beautiful, modern hotels, ennobled and equipped beaches, good infrastructure, the possibility of shopping. Also, the Red Sea resorts are located in Israel. The most famous is the Eilat - the southernmost city of Israel. In this city there is not only a strikingly beautiful harbor, where the sea meets the majestic mountains, but also many nature reserves and attractions such as the Dolphin Reef, the Underwater Observatory, the "Timna Park" and others. Alternative leisure facilities can serve as cruises on the Red Sea. You feel like a real sea wolf. If you take a cruise you will be able to see both the beautiful resorts of Egypt, Israel and Jordan. By comfortable cruise ships you will not feel any discomfort, and friendly staff will provide you with everything you need and prepare an entertainment program. You will not miss a single minute, making a difficult choice: either to admire the surrounding beauty, or take part in various competitions and entertainments.
What to do on the Red Sea
The Red Sea can find something for everyone, as everyone can find auto parts for the soul . It is perfect for a relaxing family holiday and for active and adventure holidays. Thanks to the warm climate and its water, you can sunbathe and swim in the sea for days (do not forget the main sunscreens, so long-awaited vacation is not a disaster). Children can frolic on the sandy shores, while you enjoy the surrounding views. The Red Sea is a paradise for diving enthusiasts. As a novice and a professional diver you will find a lot of interesting things in the deep waters.
Flora and fauna of the Red Sea
The quality and the diversity of corals, the marine flora and the fauna of the Red Sea has no equal in the Northern Hemisphere. Tourists boom in recent years on the Egyptian Red Sea coast, largely due to this unique and incredibly rich underwater world of the tropical sea and the popularization of scuba diving. Stretching along the Egyptian coast coral reefs are a kind of vital center, which attracts a lot of fish. The diversity of corals can be round, flat, branched, and have other fantastic forms and colors, from pale yellow to pink, brown and blue. But only the living corals are colorful, after death, they lose their soft tissue and the covering is only a white calcium skeleton. Fishes of the Red Sea will leave no one indifferent. These kinds are truly endless: the sea urchin, stingray and even parrot fish. You can also find different kinds of dolphins, green turtles and moray eels. However, the fish of the Red Sea is not its only decoration. Beautiful corals of the Red Sea attracted tourists from all over the world for many years to admire their white and fiery outlines. Fishing on the Red Sea is a more way to have fun and spend well your leisure time. Fish can be like a fishing rod and spinning. Fish in the Red Sea can be caught the year-round, and it's different and harmful nature of a fighter, so fishing becomes a real battle with nature.
If you want to challenge and enjoy the diversity of species of fish, fishing on the Red Sea is for you. Lovers of speed and movement can also find suitable water sports: water skiing, surfing and windsurfing. If you do not know how or do not have the appropriate equipment is not a problem. It’s never too late to learn. You will be provided with equipment to hire, as well as an experienced instructor. Do not hesitate when choosing a place to rest, this is a truly charming place of the planet. The beauty of the Red Sea will leave no one indifferent!
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