Hurghada- diving. Hurghada (Arabic ghardaqa), until recently the fishing village-the most famous city on the Red Sea. Base for trips to Cairo, Luxor and Nile cruise. There are more than 200 bases dive that day take in the sea hundreds of divers.
Arrival at Hurghada airport-road leads along the desert belt extending from the foot of the mountains Atbaj. Arriving during the day gives the best effect - immediately we feel the hot, dry air. Several years ago the hotel was going to the sea. Today, there are already hundreds of hotels. At first glance, Hurghada consist of the hotels, shops, restaurants, boutiques, loud traffic and sales of souvenirs. Day in Hurgahdzie starts before five in the morning with the first call to prayer. City Life begins tonight and lasts until late at night-shops are open very long. Day dive begins before 8 am transporting guests to the various bases and ports. Most of the boat goes to sea about 9.00, and the returns on the 16th. Practically in every hotel has a base.
The cost of diving (two drafts of the boat) will cost from 35 to 60 USD. In deciding whether it is worth paying attention to the number of people on the boat and the number of patients per one guide. The current rules say a 6 novice divers to a single operator or 8 more advanced. Databases should also comply with the limits dive time (maximum 60 minutes) and a depth of 30 meters. In Hurghada you cannot swim with dive knife and gloves (it protects against touching the reef and underwater collection of "souvenirs" - punishable). The quality of the diving center to decide the place that divers are visit. Diving sites around Hurghada can be divided into several groups.
The first of these is a set of several small reefs lie close to the (so- called inner reef), which Tatala (Shaab Petra), Eissa, Eshta (Ishta Shaab), Arbaa, Small and Big Safaga Safaga, Shaab Ali. They are occupied mostly by boats and boats who practice snorkelling cheaper bases, which does not to generate too big costs of the trip. These are the relative attractiveness of the reefs, which often form an opinion of Hurghada, as a place which is not interesting to science. Often, early in the morning can be seen here sleeping gray reef sharks (called Grey Reef Shark) and Orlen (Common Eagle Ray). Further towards the open sea is some very interesting places-they are popular due to the small depth (up to 18 - 20 meters), interesting coral formations and an abundance of marine life. They are-in the north; Fanadir, Fannus, Turtle Bay. In the south, El Aruk and Gotha Abu Ramada, also called Aquarium.
The outer reefs of Abu Ramada and eastern coasts of two islands, Little and Big Giftun. This is the area of the national park where you pay extra for scuba diving a few USD per person. In the park you can plunge shallowly Giftun (El peat, Sabina Garden, Erg Sabina), and deep-usually in the current (Gorgonia Garden, tunnel, Erg Somaya, Hamdani - Stone Beach). To Hurghada is one of the areas south of the city after the hotels of the bay Makadi Bay. These reefs Abu Hashish, El Desha, Ras Desha, Makadi, Makadi Ras. Also on the northern part of Hurghada, you can find interesting diving sites Umm Gamar, El Erg, Abu Galawa and Careless Reef - in his time one of the most beautiful reefs, a few years ago, attacked by the voracious starfish called Crown of Thorns.