The best thing on offer on Sharm is without a doubt the myriad of stunning marine life and this should be the highlight of any holiday here.
There are a number of famous and interesting dive sites including the Thistlegorm and Shark and Yolanda reef.
For those who aren't divers, the snorkelling is fantastic and the visability is supreme. Also because the water is so salty even those who are nervous of the sea should find their confidence improves hugely here. My fondest memory of my time in Sharm is diving Shark and Yolanda reef at Ras Mohammad, which is listed as one of the worlds top ten sites.
I endured terrible seasickness and spent my time on the boat lying on the deck as green as the ocean before entering the crystal clear water. The minute I entered the water the sickness instantly disappeared and my attention turned to the kaleidoscope below me. Needless to say my air ran out all too soon - I could have spent hours down there!
Used Car Lot
Used car for sale: As is, no warranty, Slightly water damaged. $2,000 EP or best offer.
Part of the cargo that the Thistlegorm dumped on the Red Sea ocean floor included these trucks. (There does appear to still be some usable tread on the tires...)
Keep yourself covered!
At the Hyatt, there was no topless sunbathing allowed by the pools. It was, however, apparently allowed on the beaches, even though I didn't actually see anyone doing it. It seems it was a respectful crowd while we were there.
I really wish the hotel would just ban topless sunbathing full stop and not have to bow down to the tourists. Is someone really not going to visit Sharm El Sheikh because they can't get their boobs out??!! If so, it could do without people like that anyway!
And while we are on the subject, some male tourists in Naama Bay walked round without their shirts on in the evenings. This isn't the Costas for goodness sake! Have some damn pride and respect!
Okay, I'll climb off my soap box!
At the end of the day, Egypt is a Muslim country, and topless sunbathing is therefore offensive.
Please have some respect for the country and it's people, and keep your bikinis on.
The day burns and the night chills
Daytime-minimal clothing, its so hot!!! BUT, I am naturally olive skinned (never use sun screen) and very rarely burn , but boy did I burn in Sharm!!! Slap that sun lotion on, serioulsy.
In the evenings it can get a bit chilly, so bring a couple of jumpers. If you climb Mount Sinai, wear lots and lots of layers. It is freezing!!!!!!! Hats, scarves, jumpers, coat, etc. BELIEVE ME Have Fun
Diving at a reef
Great experience of diving in one of the world best sea national parks - atoll Tiran.
They will found a native speaking instructor for your language - English, Russian, German, Italian. Everything is onboard. The only problem was with a suite for my 8 years old son. There was no any suite of apropriate small size, so diving for him was short - 10 min and he became frozen ;(