The Red Sea

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1 April, 2019 1092 Views

The Red Sea – one of the 7 wonders of the underwater world.

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The 7 underwater wonders of the world were chosen according to their beauty, marine life, environmental importance and scientific research. The Red Sea was deemed part of this classification by , CEDAM International (Conservation, Education, Diving, Awareness and Marine research) – a non-profit organisation of divers dedicated to the sea research and conservation.

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The Indian Ocean inlet is a rich and diverse ecosystem just waiting to be explored. Located between Africa and Asia, the warm tropical waters are home to more than 1100 species of fish, 200 species of hard and soft corals and 44 species of shark. It’s an array of marine life that’ll have you spotting vivid nudibranchs and tropical fish alongside large pelagics such as oceanic white tips and hammerhead sharks. Its richness is in part due to the expanse of coral reef that extends along huge lengths of its coastline.

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Situated on a gulf of 2,200 km long and 2000 m deep the location is one of the reasons for the great marine wealth as the deep water is full of nutrients for its inhabitants!

The little rainfall plus the high rate of evaporation makes the Red Sea waters one of the most saline seas in the world, while creating a fantastic visibility of up to 40 meters!

The Red Sea offers thousands of diving options for all levels! From vertical walls, coral gardens to drift dives and wrecks. All this surrounded by big pelagic species such as whale sharks, hammerhead sharks or oceanic white tip sharks, or even playful dolphins!

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Exploring the Red Sea by liveaboard gives you the opportunity to explore further afield, beating the crowds. With around 20 itineraries exploring the very best of the Red Sea, dive into wrecks, swim alongside large pelagics and explore brightly coloured reefs. With 4 award winning liveaboards operating in the Red Sea blue o two caters for a wide variety of interests and locations suitable for both novice and experienced divers.

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Red Sea Offers

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To take advantage of these offers, please contact our travel team on 01752 480808, via email, or via LiveChat when available on our website.