Looking Forward To Meet You Again At Blue Ocean

We have all been effected in a minor or major way as a result of the global COVID-19 crisis. We still feel the effects on a daily basis . Yet the world is gradually getting back on its feet. We are slowly recovering from our social trauma and just can t wait to restore or comfort zone and our familiar rhythm of social economic academic and leisure life. Now what better remedy is there than to change our senses. Egypt is facilitating these senses. It has set up regulations for the resumption of t...

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Looking Forward To Meet You Again At Blue Ocean

Marsa Alam History, Weather and Culture

Marsa Alam origins are spartan rocky and ruthless. The area slowly developed into a sleepy fishing village and then gradually turned into the flourishing resort and area it is now. Its prehistoric stage finds evidence in Stone Age rock inscriptions paintings and depictions and in Pharaonic graffiti. Marsa Alam also accommodated the trading traject from Luxor to the Red Sea and the silk road to Asia. The Marsa Alam and Abu Dabbab area of the Eastern Desert in Egypt were once the epicentres of ind...

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Marsa Alam History, Weather and Culture

Marsa Alam Things To Do/Holidays

El Qusier. Ottoman Citadel Your Egypt holidays aren t complete without a visit to El Qusier. El Quseir is a small coastal town that has managed to maintain its specific characteristics of a fisherman s village. It s set directly on the attractive coastline of the Red Sea between Safaga and Marsa Alam. El Quseir is a quiet resort with sandy beaches clear waters and beautiful coral reefs emerging as a first rate tourist destination. The town s narrow streets are lined with colourful bazaars which ...

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Marsa Alam Things To Do/Holidays

Red Sea History, General info and Weather

The Red Sea Al Bahr Achmar as it is calledin local lingo is an aquatic corridor as part of the Arabian Sea which inturn is a branch of the Indian Ocean. It runs between the Suez Canal in thenorth to the Gate of Lamantations or Gate of Tears (Bab-el-Mandeb) in the south before enteringthe Golf of Aden. The Red Sea slowly came to existence as anappendix coinciding with the separation of the Arabian and African tectonicplates starting about 40 000 000 years ago. By the way thistectonic movement is ...

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Red Sea History, General info and Weather

Marsa Alam Things To Do & Where To Go During Your Holidays

Marina/Hurghada The pedestrian-only Hurghada Marina attracts both tourists and residents for an afternoon stroll or a gourmet evening far from the Sheraton street noise. With many fine restaurants cafes and stylish bars Hurghada Marina Boulevard offers the best in food and beverage for all tastes. El Mina Mosque/Hurghada The opening of the port mosque (el mina mosque) in January 2012 coincided with the celebrations of the Red Sea Governorate s national anniversary. The mosque was built on an are...

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Marsa Alam Things To Do & Where To Go During Your Holidays

Abu Dabbab Marsa Alam. Something For Everyone!

Abu Dabbab forms part of the coastal Marsa Alam region in Egypt. Since it borders on the Red Sea it provides unrivalled aquatic challenges and holiday pleasure! The heart of Abu Dabbab is Blue Ocean s Abu Dabbab Lodge 30 kilometers north of Marsa Alam airport. Its fantastic beach fringing the bay is only a stone s throw away from the Abu Dabbab Lodge. Abu Dabbab has something for everyone in store for all ages and all tastes. You won t be disappointed because you just cannot go wrong; such is th...

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Abu Dabbab Marsa Alam. Something For Everyone!

Make the best of your holiday in Marsa Alam

A Where To Go in Marsa Alam guide doesn t come in a pocket version. On the contrary. Marsa Alam Egypt offers almost unlimited options. It s not easy to make a choice but somebody has got to do it... Marsa Alam is one of the warmest coastal resorts in Egypt. It s located in the vicinity of the Tropic of Cancer. By late June the sun is almost directly overhead. This is when the winds from the sea have a cooling effect though. In winter the area enjoys much milder night time temperatures than many ...

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Make the best of your holiday in Marsa Alam

Diving In Marsa Alam

Now what could be one of your most enjoyable aquatic pastimes during your Marsa Alam holidays? Look no further. We re talking diving. And why are we talking diving? Well diving isn t very complicated to master it s a socializing activity where you make new international friends and it opens the window to the fantastic underwater panorama s the Red Sea is so rich with. The opportunities and choices to make in the Red Sea with so many of her unique locations with fantastic marine life are almost w...

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Diving In Marsa Alam

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Brothers Islands

It wouldn t be far-fetched to classify the Red Sea as an aquatic graveyard. Back in the days after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 the Red Sea became an extremely important stretch of maritime transportation. However the installation of lighthouses and beacons didn t keep up with the increase of the shipping activity. The reefs and shoals became hazards during navigating and eventually instrumental in sinking an unknown number of vessels. We are also talking vicious currents treacherous co...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Brothers Islands

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Abu Nuhas

Abu Nuhas two hours from El Gouna and some three hours north of Hurghada weather permitting has been labelled as the Red Sea ship s graveyard . Abu Nuhas is located north of Shadwan Island. Its rocky profile is very close to the sea surface in one of the busiest shipping routes of the northern part of the Red Sea. This reef has taken at least five ships accounting for Abu Nuhas nickname father of bad luck . Nuhas also translates as copper. Together with port wine and gold copper belonged to the ...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Abu Nuhas

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Hurghada

Belina The Belina has been identified as a liveaboard safari boat as well as a small coaster. Now it has become subject to wreck diving in Egypt. Whatever the origins its remains rest on a sandy bottom some 9 meters below the surface. The mast emerging from the wreck stands out like a beacon and serves as a mooring point for local dive boats. The Belina can be spotted from the harbour since it is located close to the shore. In terms of wreck diving it s within easy reach but the downside is rela...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Hurghada

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Safaga & Marsa Alam

Salem Express On 15 December 1991 the Salem Express cannoned into the Hyndeman reef south of Sha ab Shehr with a devastating result. The Salem Express was a passenger ferry carrying 960 pilgrims returning from Mecca. It has been suggested though that up to 1600 passengers were on board with only 180 surviving the tragedy allegedly after a detour at the captain s order with winds howling and high waves buffeting the ship. This is a very emotional spot in the book of wreck diving in Egypt. Recreat...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Safaga & Marsa Alam

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Strait of Gubal

Thistlegorm The Thistlegorm was brought down during World War II by a longe-range German bomber. Sadly nine crew members went down with it to find their aquatic grave. This wreck dive has almost legendary status among Red Sea divers. It appeals to any wreck diver s imagination. The Thistlegorm is at a depth of 30 mtrs between the Sha ab Ali reef and the west coast of the Sinai north of Ras Mohamed in the Strait of Gobal. She is the holy grail of wreck diving in Egypt. There s a certain level of ...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Strait of Gubal

Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Strait of Gubal

Rosalie Moller The fortunes of the Rosalie Moller an English steam freighter made way for drama on 8 October 1941. The ship came under attack of two German Heinkel bombers and found her faith on the bottom of the Red Sea sadly claiming two lives in the process. Initially the wreck stayed undisturbed until its discovery in 1993 only. A dive at the Rosalie Moller site is classified as particularly difficult . Visibility at the location leaves room for desire and the almost constant current and win...

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Wreck Diving In Egypt ; Strait of Gubal

Diving Adventures In Abu Dabbab!

When Howard Carter discovered the intact tomb of Tutankhamon his companion Lord Carnarvon asked: can you see anything? Carter answered : yes wonderful things . This historical quote springs to mind when diving in the azure blue waters of Abu Dabbab near Marsa Alam Egypt. One of the most intriguing diving destinations is Abu Dabbab Bay where divers can spot dugongs in the wild in their natural environment. As plump and chubby as the dugong may seem it effortlessly glides through the waters of Abu...

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Diving Adventures In Abu Dabbab!

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