The Egyptian Red Sea – A Truly Unforgettable Experience
The Egyptian Red Sea attracts as untold number of tourists every year, and for good reason. If you are planning to visit the facinating Land of the Pharaohs, but you are not yet 100% sure what to see and do when your arrive for your Egypt vacation, then it is higly recommended that you set side some time to visit The Egyptian Red Sea coast.
Interestingly, the origin of the name is disputed by historians. Some claim that the name comes from seasonal blooms of red algae in the ocean. Others claim that the name is derived from the red stone hills that border the sea. There are numerous other suggestions, but regardless of the origins of the name, The Red Sea is without any doubt an amazing place.
The Egyptian Red Sea is a saltwater inlet of the Indian Ocean, and it is found in between Africa and Asia. It has a surface area of over 169.000 square niles; with a maximum depth of over 7.000 feet in the central median trench. The Red Sea actually covers a part of the famed Graet Rift Valley.
Little wonder then that the Red Sea is famous for its vast variety of aquatic species. In fact, the Egyptian Red Sea is home to more than 1.000 species of aquatic invertebrated, and over 200 tyeps of coral. This makes it one of the most popular destinations for aquatic sports like SCUBA DIVING, Snorkeling, awimming or simply lounging around on the stunning beaches.