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The Red Sea Diving Guide

 Masked Butterfly Fish in the Red Sea

The Red Sea has some of the best diving in the world. It is part of the Great Rift Valley: a trough running from Israel to some degrees south of the equator. This immense crack in the Earth's surface makes for an extremely deep sea, reaching nearly 3000 m. It also explains small islands like the Brothers dive site. Steep-sided and far from land, they were probably thrown up by volcanic actions as the rift opened.

With around 1000 species of fish and 150 species of coral, the Red Sea is rich in life. The average water temperature ranges from around 22 oC in March to 27 oC in September. The winds are often weakest during full moon. As the Red Sea has few storms, her corals are intricate and beautiful.

The Red Sea borders many countries, and this site mainly features diving in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti and Jordan. We also have brief descriptions of diving in the Sudan and Eritrea.

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The Red Sea Contents

Diving Egypt

Diving Saudi Arabia

Diving the Red Sea

Diving Jordan

Diving Djibouti

Diving Sudan

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