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Diving in the Red Sea: Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan

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Books on the Red Sea

Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea
by Ned Middleton, Hardback, Immel Publishing, 196 pages, 2006.
The author spent over 8 years engaged in dedicated research into the many shipwrecks which are found in this part of the world. There are nineteen major featured shipwrecks - including two which are only recently discovered. These are followed by brief details of another eighteen vessels which were too small to be classified as ships - tugboats, barges etc. Finally, there are brief details of approx. 250 additional vessels that are either not yet discovered, far too deep for scuba divers or never even existed.
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Hurghada: Diving Guide and Integrated Logbook
by Rik Vercoe, Travelling Diver, (2008)
A great little guide and money well spent if you are going to Hurghada (Egypt) as nearly all the dives you will do are covered. Read our review.
Red Sea Wrecks Northern Egypt
by Rik Vercoe, Travelling Diver, (2008)
Ever found yourself re-writing the dive guide into your logbook or copying the maps and text of the dive centreís books? If you have then you might consider buying the Travelling Diverís Guide and Logbook. Includes Dunraven, Thistlegorm, Carina Brick Wreck, Kingston, Ulysses, Gubal Barge, Rosalie Moeller, Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Crisoula K, Kimon M, El Mina and Excalibur. Read our review.
Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt): Diving Guide and Integrated Logbook
by Rik Vercoe, Travelling Diver, (2008)
Features 16 dive sites, including the wreck of the Thistlegorm and the Shark and Yolanda Reefs. The sheets are attractively laid out and easy to follow. There is a space for you to enter the particulars of the dive: maximum depth, surface interval, temperature, etc. Then comes the information. First the site overview giving a brief description of the dive. For example, the Shark and Jolanda entry says "Part of the Ras Mohammed marine park, this is one of the most famouse dive sites in the Red Sea. Shark & Jolanda offers shark sightings, exciting drift dives and an unusual cargo of porcelain toilets, from the wreck of the Jolanda". Read our review...
Marsa Alam - Diving Guide and Logbook
by Julien Stein, Travelling Diver, (2008)
For £12.50 you get a guide-come-logbook for the Red Sea area around Marsa Alam, Egypt. The format is loose sheets designed to fit into a diving logbook binder. Includes Elphinstone. Read our review.
Safaga - Diving Guide and Logbook
by Julien Stein, Travelling Diver, (2008)
Guide to the reefs and wreck around Safaga (Egypt).
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Dive Red Sea: The Ultimate Guide
by Simon Rogerson and John McIntyre, Paperback, Ultimate Sports Publications Ltd, 320 pages, 2007.
In the main devoted to Egypt, but also covers Jordan, Yemen, Djibouti, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Eritrea.
Red Sea Map
Road map and chart of all the major dive sites in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Eritrea and Djibouti.
Coral Reef Guide Red Sea
by Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers, Collins, 384 Pages, Paperback (2004)
Coral Reef Guide Red Sea covers all common species of underwater life of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, you are likely to see while diving or snorkelling. Each species is illustrated with a full-colour photograph and the text gives details of range and characteristic behaviour. A map of good dive sites appears on the inside front cover. Includes jellyfish, corals, nudibranchs, starfish, sea urchins, fishes and turtles. An excellent sea life guide which I always take to the Red Sea

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