Diving lovers have their own paradises scattered around the world. Places in which to immerse yourself and practice this incredible nautical activity can become quite an experience. The best destinations for diving in the Caribbean were already told in this blog. Today we want to tell you about another paradise for divers: the Red Sea , located between the African and Asian continents.
Among the many attractions that this sea offers for diving is its incredible diversity of fish , which exceeds 1,000 different species, and also the more than 400 species of corals , some impossible to see in any other corner of the world.
Between fish and corals
The gulfs of Suez and Aqaba are north of the Red Sea, a kind of tongue of the sea that is located between Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Due to its geographical characteristics, the water there is very warm , and as no large rivers flow there, it is also clean and clear water. All this favors the formation of coral reefs.
The reefs of the Red Sea grow in areas close to the coast, so they are relatively young coastal reefs. But what is really impressive when diving in this wonderful place on planet Earth is the beauty and great diversity of the fish that can be seen. A very wide repertoire of reef fish that live in shoals next to the coral, among which the clown fish is the best known, thanks to the movie “Finding Nemo”.
Respect the seabed
But, in addition to coral reefs and fish, there are other attractions for divers that encourage them to dive and explore. These are shipwrecks , such as the “Cedar Pride”, a 74-meter long Lebanese ship deliberately sunk.
One of the important aspects that every diver must bear in mind is respect for the seabed . To put it into practice it is important not to touch the bottom, not disturb the fish or feed them and, of course, not damage the corals.