Sinai-lies in Asia, therefore close to Israel and Jordan, a lot of dive sites of Ras Mohamed the Blue Hole and the Canyon.
Climate and weather
Sinai desert climate has two main seasons, both are dry. In winter, from December to March is pleasantly warm, but at night the temperature drops to 12-15 ° C on the coast and inland, in the mountains, even to zero. Heavy rains fall in winter in the mountains and on the tops of the mountains there is snow. On the coast it rains only in exceptional cases.
Summer is hot and dry. Daytime temperatures reaching 38 ° C on the coast and more than 40 ° C in the desert. At night there are about 30 ° C. However, heat is tolerable due to the low relative humidity, but this again quickly causes dehydration. This element should remember especially divers and take enough fluids because dehydration is one of the factors of decompression sickness.
The water temperature in the sea almost did not decrease with increasing depth. In summer, when the surface is 26 ° C, 30 m water is 25 ° C, 50 ° C 24 m to 100 m and about 23 ° C. In the area of Ras Mohammed and the Straits of Tiran sometimes higher water temperature by 1 ° C.
Visibility under water sometimes within a year from 20 to 30 m, the water temperature in summer is 27-28 ° C in winter, 21 ° C. Regularly following a windy and calm days, but there will always be a place in which can easily enter the water, even when the waves are bigger.
Terms of diving
Before diving all divers must present their dive certification and logbook. In case, if you had a break in the dive longer than 6 months, will guide and verify the ability of diving during the first dive (called Check Dive). All divers dive on their own responsibility and sign instruction on the basic principles in Egypt: A diver can not touch anything under water, break or collect items from the sea, recreational diving is up to 30 m air and nitrox up to 40 m and with a suitable diving certificate.
Guide is responsible for the loading cylinder, punctual departure, speaks to the driver, arranging permits tourist police (for some diving sites), diving organization, a description of the reef, diving course, to respond to unforeseen events, provide a set of oxygen, etc. According to the new rules of the Egyptian dive guide must accompany each diver under water, both for safety reasons and the protection of local coral reef.
Every visitor can choose diving program, which most interested him. The choice depends on the dive sites of ordering a guided dive as well as the weather. He leaves around 8:00 am, a day for 2 dives. Back to the hotel in the afternoon around 16:00 -17:00.
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