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SCUBA Diving Holidays in the Red Sea at Sharm el Sheikh in South Sinai, Egypt

About Us - Divers International is located at Oriental Rivoli Resort & Spa in Na'ama Bay.About Us
Information and overview about the Egyptian people, language, culture and economy.About Egypt
Information about the South Sinai Marine Park Reserves including the world renowned Ras Mohamed National Park, plus the Abu Galum and Nabq Bay managed resource protected areas.Marine Reserves in South Sinai
Ecological information about Ras Mohamed National Park - Home of Shark Reef & Yolanda, Anemone City, Shark Observatory, Jackfish Alley, Ras Za'tar, Ras Ghazlani, and other famous dive sites.Ras Mohamed National Park
Day trips to Dahab, home of the world famous Blue Hole and Canyon dive sites are possible, followed by a fresh seefood lunch at Al Copones and time for shopping.About Dahab Bedouin Village
The Hyperbaric Medical Chamber is located directly across from the Travco Marina with world renowned doctors who specialize in diver medicine.Hyperbaric Medical Chambers
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Red Sea Diving - Abu Galum - PADI Scuba Diving Centres in Sharm el Sheikh

Red Sea Diving - Abu Galum - PADI Scuba Diving Centres in Sharm el Sheikh Abu Galum Managed Resource Protected Area

Red Sea Diving - Abu Galum - PADI Scuba Diving Centres in Sharm el SheikhThe Managed Resource Protected Area at Abu Galum, covering an area of 400 kilometers squared, protects varied coastal and mountain ecosystems unique on the Gulf of Aqaba. The area differs dramatically from the other Protectorates on the Gulf. The coastal area contains undisturbed coral reefs with high diversities of coral reef fish and associated flora and fauna. Evidence of the richness of the area can be seen on the shorelines covered with shells of various mollusk groups.

Careful inspection of gravel beaches will reveal an abundance of the snail Nerita sp., their shells colored and patterned to blend perfectly with granitic or basaltic pebbles found on the beaches. The reef at Abu Galum supports an active Bedouin artisanal fishery. Fisherman from Nuweiba and Dahab practice subsistence fishing and also supply local restaurants with fish and shellfish products.

Red Sea Diving - Abu Galum - PADI Scuba Diving Centres in Sharm el SheikhThe fishery is now being regulated by the EEAA to reduce damage to the coral reef. The reef can be viewed at marked, safe access entry points. Abu Galum is among the most picturesque Protectorates in the country. With its high mountains, narrow sinuous valleys (wadis), freshwater springs, coastal sand dunes, gravel alluvial fans, raised fossil coral reefs and low lying saline sabkha, its not surprising that this small area of the Sinai peninsula houses 165 plant species.

Of these, 44 species are seen only in this Protectorate and tend to increase in density towards central and northern Sinai. Researchers have suggested that Abu Galum is a floristic frontier falling under the influence of a tropical climate but having predominantly Mediterranean conditions. As a floristic frontier, the Abu Galum Protectorate is a sensitive area that receives a high conservation priority.

Red Sea Diving - Abu Galum - PADI Scuba Diving Centres in Sharm el SheikhAccess to regions without vehicle track systems can only be permitted where marked trails have been prepared. Bedouin guides and camels can be hired if requests and arrangements are made at the ranger house located at the mouth of Wadi Rasasah. A visitor center will be located at the northern boundary of the Protectorate. Once completed, it will house a small audio-visual theater and displays concentrating on the flora and fauna of the Protectorate. Information on dive sites and areas to be avoided will be provided. It should be noted that access to the underwater caves at Ras Mamlah is strictly forbidden.

This cave system, extending to depths exceeding 100 meters, is unstable and deadly. Divers have been lost and not recovered from its depths.The main problem facing the Protectorate is the volume of floating garbage reaching its shores. Despite regular cleaning the problem persists.

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