EGYPT’S RED SEA NAMED THIRD BEST DIVING DESTINATION IN THE WORLD IN DIVE TRAVEL AWARDS


Leading scuba diving magazine, DIVE, has ranked Egypt third in the Best Destinations category in its annual DIVE Travel Awards. The awards are decided by a reader vote and, after coming in at sixth last year, Egypt climbed the rankings ahead of the likes of Fiji, Australia, the Solomon Islands, the Galápagos Islands and the Maldives.

Though Indonesia and the Philippines were named first and second respectively, DIVE had plenty of positive things to say about Om El Donia and its Red Sea coasts, highlighting its “more than 400 recorded species of coral, several hundred species of fish, stunning reefs, dramatic walls and very established dive industry,” as just a few reasons it stands as one of the best diving destinations on the planet.

The announcement of the results on DIVE's website also came with a few particular highlights; Ras Mohamed, the Brothers Islands (or El Ikhwa Islands) and St. John’s Reef are noted as hotspots for diving fanatics, while special mention is made of The Thistlegorm wreck.

The Thistlegorm wreck (Image from Weser-Kurier)

Considered by many to be one of the best recreational diving spots in the world, the World War 2 ship wreck is located in the North of the Red Sea in the Strait of Gubal. It was rediscovered by renowned French oceanographer, filmmaker, and undersea explorer, Jacques Cousteau, in 1952 and the wreckage still includes everything from locomotives, tanks and army trucks, to boots, rifles and even spare car and plane parts.

 Main image from Wikimedia Commns.

Be the first to review this item!


Bookmark this

27 Nov 2018


By Cairo Scene

Recent Articles more articles

6 curious stories behind the origin of Egyptian dishes

6 curious stories behind the origin of Egyptian dishes

in Marsa Alam, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Cairo

Food plays a vital role in every country’s culture, so every country has its own unique dishes which make its cuisine special. The Italian cuisine is famous for pasta and Egypt is famed for Koshari, Molokhia and Arouset Al-Moulid.

In Pics: 10 American bloggers promote tourism in Egypt

In Pics: 10 American bloggers promote tourism in Egypt

in Marsa Alam, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Cairo

The bloggers’ instagram posts had the hashtag #egyptunveiled

EGYPT’S RED SEA NAMED THIRD BEST DIVING DESTINATION IN THE WORLD IN DIVE TRAVEL AWARDS

EGYPT’S RED SEA NAMED THIRD BEST DIVING DESTINATION IN THE WORLD IN DIVE TRAVEL AWARDS

in Marsa Alam, Dahab, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, El Gouna

Readers of DIVE Magazine voted Egypt ahead of Fiji, Australia and the Maldives.

Upcoming Events

this week this month

Popular Deals more deals

Free Beer Stella with Chicken Cordon Blue

 LE 140 |  LE 100

Free Beer Stella with Chicken Cordon Blue

17 Days left

Free Tequila With every Grilled Shrimps

 LE 185 |  LE 140

You pay for the shrimps and the tequila is on us.

One day left

Free White Wine with Grilled Fillet Fish

 LE 150 |  LE 100

Free White Wine with Grilled Fillet Fish

17 Days left