|Shipwreck near Tiran|
No itinerary of Egypt should miss out on an opportunity to dive in the Red Sea. Thinking about the beautiful blue waters on my recent trip to Tel Aviv, I have been reminiscing about my diving in Egypt last September. Not only that, walking around with bare legs also revealed my little diving accident as the scar on my leg have still haven’t healed.
Below is a video from my diving in the Red Seas in Sharm El Sheik. Made up of several clips from the diving sessions we did both on Sharm and Tiran Island. I have always wanted to try out diving and I was unhappy about missing out on a diving session while visiting Malta last summer.
So when the trip to Egypt came up I was not going to make that mistake twice. As scary as why lies in the depths of our explored and unexplored waters, there is no getting away from the fact that no matter where you go or how far you travel, this world we live in is covered by 70% water. Being a water baby in my past life I either want to be in it or near it! So the trip to Egypt was never just going to be about sun worshiping.
I had dive in and continue the search on finding Nemo. There is no need for strenuous training to get diving(you still have to dive with a qualified diver), although I did do a short intro to diving a week before I traveled. Nothing beats being in the sea, its scary to start but once you get the hang of controlling the buoyancy, its beautiful! The different colours of the fish, the fish swimming in little groups and some just looking as if they are chilling like Bob Dylan(sorry I couldn’t resist).
Exploring the seas around the bay where our hotel was and then diving miles away around the Island of Tiran. Was just amazing! After freaking out about taking my regulator(oxygen pipe allowing you to breath) off 12 meters deep, I managed to do it few times once I got over how easy it was to get it back via the technique taught by our diving instructor. For tips on diving as well as scuba gear needed when diving check out Dive In.