Flickr There are 76 recognised diving sites within day boat distance of Sharm El Sheikh. A good collection of these are to be found within a few short minutes of travel from the Four Seasons hotel. The Red Sea is recognized as one of the leading diving destinations of the world and visitors to Sinai Blues can enjoy reef systems, coral gardens, wall diving, drift diving, night diving, wreck diving or just pottering around the shallows on the local sites. Water temperatures rarely drop below 22c but rise to 30c in the hot summer months where marine life comes into its own.
Flickr Nearest is the area of Tiran with perhaps the greatest variety of sites. Between Tiran Island and the Sinai coast are four reefs, in the area locally known as the Straits of Tiran, offering some great drift and mooring dives. Further south is the Ras Mohammed National Park which is home to a number of dramatic and famous dive sites such as Shark and Yolanda Reefs, The SS Dunraven ship wreck and Ras Ghozlani. Nearer to the hotel are many sites offering 100ft visibility, a vast coral garden, hundreds of species of fish and favourable environmental conditions for all divers.
Flickr Night diving is so simple and exciting at Sinai Blues with plenty of ‘night life’ on the house reef and at nearby dive sites reachable by boat. Even with the torch turned off you can still see for over 10m under a full moon. On most nights you can witness the bio-luminescence where the tiny particles of disturbed plankton glow like magic green wizard’s dust! Coupled with what you see on a night dive is the tranquility of diving in a 3-d medium of dark calm. Any initial feelings of apprehension are soon replaced by the excitement of being under the sea during…night time; an experience not to be missed.
And now for the good bit……
Flickr At Sinai Blues we do everything for you. If your meeting time is 9am then that’s the time you need to turn up, not a minute before. When you arrive for your briefing, you will find your freshly rinsed and dried wetsuit laid out on your chair along with one of our computers (unless you have your own) and your diving equipment readily prepared with a fresh tank on the RIB with your weights and tank of choice.
Flickr All you need to do is listen to the briefing, grab a life jacket, your mask, fins and boots, step into the boat and let one of our experienced Captains take you to some of the best diving reefs in the Red Sea. The crew on board assist you with kitting up as well as helping you in and out of the water. You’ll be offered a clean dry towel and a bottle of mineral water for the journey back. No need to worry about, dismantling, rinsing or packing your kit, we do that too and hose it down with fresh water before the next dive. Of course, some divers prefer to assemble their own equipment, but for everyone else, the instructors have got it all covered.