Na'ama Bay is the best...
Na'ama Bay is the best location to choose in Charm Al Sheikh Snorkeling (if you don't dive) is sufficient to see the variety of beautiful sea life of the Red Sea. These 2 photos shown were taken above the water (see how clear is the water!)
Sunset in Sharm
One of the most amazing sights to be seen in Sharm has go to be the wonderful sunset.
My favorite place to watch this fabulous happening has got to be at Terrassina beach in Old Sharm. This is located next to the Iberotel Palace. There is a little path next to the hotel car park which you may miss if you dont know where it is.
I have mentioned Terrassina previously in restaurant tips, but really its not just about the food, the ambience and feeling of relaxation is second to none. After a lovely hot day topping up the tan, then comes the sunset delights. As the sun begins to set you can look out on to the bay and see the magical colours of the sky begin to change from brightest blue to fiery red and then the darkeness begins.
Sit with your friends on rugs and cushions on the beach. Listen to the chilled out sounds on the massive speakers and watch the fire glow in the dark. Smoking a nice shisha pipe, could it get any more perfect? I dont think so...
Anemonefishes and their peculiar palace
Ms and Mr. Nemo near their residence :) This something on the bottom is alive. It's moving like fingers during the fist clenching: inside - outside - inside. Fascinating.
And Nemo family (Anemonefishes - Amphiprion bicinctus) lives in coexistence with this sea something. Maybe this is just anemone - strange water creature classified as - suprise :) - an animal. Animal-predator eating every small organisms which is close to its toxic arms. But Anemonefishes made everlasting friendships with anemone. One helps the other. More info about this symbiosis you will find in Wikipedia.
Although Anemonefishes I saw were rather small they were also really brave. Not once I observed the situation when these yellow stripped animals chased away much bigger fish. Even I was threaten not to swim too close. :)
Its very common and normal to see Egyptian guys holding hands, sometimes they hug and give each other a kiss too, in fact muh more so than a man and a woman. This is a sign of friendship, Do not make the mistake of thinking they are gay, as they will take great offence at this! If you have kids, it may be wise to mention this to them before they see them in the street and comment very loudly! hehe!
~ Scuba Diving ~
Scuba Diving is one of the most popular sports in Sharm El Sheikh. There are many diving centres in Sharm for the beginners and also the experienced. If you are planning on going Scuba Diving in Sharm make sure you check out the company first to make sure they are a legitmate company and are insured and have good knowledge and that you are accompanied by a qualified diver.
Without a doubt, Sharm El Sheikh is one of the best diving destinations in the world. It has always been a beautiful place, but never before has it been as famous and popular as it is today. Twenty years ago a diving trip was real adventure for tourists. Divers had to accept a long trek through the desert and setting up camp at the beach before they could go for a dive.
Nowadays you can easily go on a diving trip allover Sharm El Sheikh. All equipment will be included when you book with a registered diving company or they will at least let you know before hand what you need to take with you. However if you are an experienced diver you will know that you can bring your own equipment along with your Padi Certifcates etc.