While traveling is not recommended right now, nothing is stopping you from discovering another world full of beauty, archaeological ruins, geological formations, and wildlife. Presenting Marsa Alam through photos. Get a look at the incredible underwater world of the Red Sea in Egypt. Dive deeper to discover more. Only a handful of people in the world gets to experience the darkest depths of the ocean that remain a mystery to most. Recently, I was one of the lucky few who discovered the joy of underwater beauty and though I am still a novice diver with only the Red Sea experience, I can vouch that it is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. First of all is the feeling of buoyancy: the light weightless feeling that makes you float like a fish with the sea. Then there is the jaw-dropping beauty of the underworld: coral gardens of gorgeous colours, stunning nudi branches, lively marine animals that are as curious about you as you are about them. Check out these Marsa Alam underwater photos that will take your breath away. You will find lavender coloured coral reefs, turtles, stingrays. and beautiful fishes.
Marsa Alam underwater life
The Red Sea at Marsa Alam is the gateway to an incredible underwater world. It houses over 450 species of coral and over 1,200 species of fish that create a paradise for divers and snorkelers. The region’s extraordinary range of ecosystems and biological diversity includes the natural bays of Marsa Ijlah and Marsa Abu Dabbab. At Abu Dabbab one may get the opportunity to see the dugong or the sea cow and different species of sea turtles. Marsa Alam is also famous for shark sightings. Elphinstone especially teems with oceanic White-tip Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, and thresher sharks. There are also various species of soft and hard corals, stingrays, fishes, turtles, lionfishes, and the biodiversity doesn’t end there.
P.S – This blog post is part of the weekly series called the Cairo Chronicles. Every week, Maverickbird will try to focus on a new theme, emotion, and beauty of the expat life in the exciting, maddening city of Cairo.
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- THE SINAI PENINSULA IN EGYPT
- DAHAB, THE “GOA OF EGYPT
- DAHAB TRAVEL GUIDE AND TIPS
- SIWA OASIS OF EGYPT
- THE STRANGENESS OF SIWA OASIS OF EGYPT
- A SIWA TRAVEL GUIDE
- THE BAHARIYA OASIS
- THE BLACK DESERT IN EGYPT
- THE WHITE DESERT IN EGYPT
- GUIDE TO A WHITE DESERT TRIP
- BIBLICAL LAND OF ST. KATHERINE OF SINAI
- BEDOUIN GARDENS OF SINAI
- UNDERWATER WORLD OF MARSA ALAM
- OVERCOMING FEAR OF DIVING
RESPONSIBLE TRAVELING-BECAUSE I CARE