THE FASCINATING RED SEA & SHARM EL SHEIK– EGYPT
The Red Sea was formed approx. 25 million years ago when the African and Asian continents started to move apart. Today It continues to widen at approx 1-2 cm per year.
There are more than 1,000 species of fish and over 2,000 kilometers of fringing reef in the Red Sea, making it one of the most bio-diverse seas in the world. Because of the extreme heat in the region evaporation causes a high concentration of salt, making the Red Sea one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth.
The Egyptian Red Sea is one of the most colorful seas in the world. Geological movements have created a unique condition where marine life has grown into a wonderful variety of corals and fishes creating a beautiful range of colors.
As a result of the warm temperatures and great opportunities for diving many resort cities have developed along the Egyptian Coastine of the Red Sea. Sharm El Sheik is the oldest, followed by Hurghada a city that I have personally seen rise from a small village to a large city since 1998 when I first visited there. Several other resort fallout shelter hacked version cities have grown along the coast and became popular destinations particularly for Europeans as visit more information beach/water sports destinations es