Gafy Resort beach is one of Naama Bay beaches where you can find all the snorkeling activities in Sharm , we had a very good day in the sandy beach , with snorkeling and many fish types and , pedalo , Banana boats and many other water sports , tanning is a valid option too
Fondest memory: We had a family great day in that beach where we enjoyed many activities
Favorite thing: I think 15 - 18 degrees in October is an under-estimate. A couple of years ago I spent the last week of November there and the temperature went up to 30 on some days & we couldn't sleep without the A/C .. you will definetly not feel cold in October !
Favorite thing: I have been to Sharm from 2 until 7 of January. Wheather was fine. During day it was sunny and it was very pleasant to swim, many people were on the beach to swim and sun tan. I had also a day cruise to Ras Mohamed where we all enjoyed snorkelling. After sunset wheather was a bit more chilly so that a sweater was necessary.
Snorkeling and Water sports, Reading, laugh and make jokes, Walking, Camping, taking pictures, hang out with friends, , Good conversations, Ride Horses, Restaurants, Cooking, Sunbath, Relaxation, Massage..,
Fondest memory: Me and my ex GF spent 20 wonderful days in Sharm El Sheikh, the best beach is "Tarazzina" you will find it close to Old market, the best place to stay was "Delta Sharm resort " they have cool beach on Naama bay but u have go to the reception to take your tickets or you will pay 7 Eur about 10 $ .,.,., i have a lot to write about the trip but i will try to write more later.,.,.,.,
If staying in your resort, you will not be bothered at all. Should you venture to the main town, then u will be bothered every two seconds. We really enjoyed Sharm but could have done without the hastle in the main town (which incidentally escapes me at the moment ...sorry) If you do go, keep walking and ignore the shop vendors who all want to invite you to ''their'' shop..... Most frustrating. If you like a bit of fun, book a quad bike trip in the dessert. Its much easier than you may think, and you will really enjoy it. The obvious trip of course is snorkelling which gets 100 out of 10.
Fondest memory: The snorkelling gets 100 out of 10. The quad bike trip in the dessert is for all ages and is superb fun. Very good value too.
Have just joined this forum and saw your query. I am going to sharm in aug and i have booked a day trip to cairo for myself and my daughter. I booked the flights on egyptair.com and they cost about 130 Euro, for both. I was put in contact with a travel company in cairo called real life egypt (reallifeegypt.com) and have booked a day trip (escorted) with them which costs 900 Egp Pounds (about 110 Euro). No money up front for the day trip but i have been advised that they are very reliable.
hope this is some help to you
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. :)
Favorite thing: Very fast swimming gathering of the different fishes. The black animals are probably from Batfish type or we can classify them to the Sailfin Tang species. They are very thin but also high. Sometimes this construction is very disturbing in searching for food. When some specimen wants to take something from the bottom it must turn and lay on its side. And then it looks like a black, porcelain plate.
Favorite thing: Egyptian reefs are not only fishes and invertebrates. This is the kingdom of corals. Thousends forms, wonderful colors - they create the magical areas of ready to implement in the "oversea" world: patterns, projects, images.
Favorite thing: Fistularia commersonii is a popular resident of the Red Sea reefs. Very thin and long animal looks like some musical instrument. This shape was the base for English name: Cornetfish Fistularia is very quiet and friendly, so one can observe it from very close distance.
"This is the end / Beautiful friend / This is the end / My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end / Of everything that stands, the end / No safety or surprise,/ the end / I'll never look into your eyes...again"
I'm sure Jim Morrison didn't sing these words thinking about Chaetodon lunula :)) - lovely yellow Butterflyfish. But just this song appeared in my mind during the last diving in the Red Sea. And... also my favorite Butterflyfish appeared "to swim Goodbye". But it didn't look as sad as I did ;))
This is not the end Mr. Butterflyfish and all the fishes and corals from the RedSea. I'll return someday, for sure!
Favorite thing: Once again I put here picture of the coral. This is only small example of the very rich family of shapes, colors, forms, sizes. For me corals are ready to use decorations for Sci-Fi movies or fantasy stories. It is a very very big loss that - cos of people's activities - everyear the corals' populationa are smaller, and smaller, and smaller...
When you're out, you'll find the locals outside the hotels are a different breed completely. They can be pushy and say things like how many camels for your girl etc. Don't get offended, just take with a pinch of salt, and make a joke out of it. Some can get a bit too pushy when wanting a sale. Simply just say no thanks and keep walking. If anyone asks you where you're from, just say and move on. If they say they want to shake your hand and speak to you, just say no thanks, pleased to meet you, and walk on. At first you feel rude, but realise that if you stop, the only scenario ends up with you being hassled to buy something, or offered to go into thier shop. Some people are scared to go into a shop, don't worry, they won't mug you, and will offer you tea. If you accept then they will tell you about their history, hoping to lead to a sale. I decline the tea and if you don't buy then it's easier to get away. After a while you can get acustomed to the way of life, and the locals pick up on this and are better towards you. It becomes quite fun and you learn to enjoy the banter. My other favourite thing about Sharm has to be the weather-HOT. I went in may and in the daytime was between 39-46 all week, and at night between 28-36 all week.
Fondest memory: The fondest thing i will remember will be Ahmed, a waiter at the three corners Kiroseiz hotel. He was an amazing bloke, who made our stay so pleasant. He was one of many, but he deserves a special mention as he was the best, kindest person i've ever met. Working 7 days a week for 4 weeks solid, then having 10 days or so off, only earning 350 Egyptian pounds (£35.00) a month, relying heavily on tips, he always had a smile on his face, and would take time to talk to us and give us advice of where to go and what to see. The locals in the hotels are the best people you'll ever meet and this guy a true diamond. We chipped togehter and gave him about £45 quid on his last day of work, and he nearly fell over with shock.
This is short report from my one-day expedition to the Sinai interior.
At the night-time (about 4 am) very delayed bus dropped me in some strange place in the middle of nowhere. After 2 or 3 rucksack's and passport's controls (this is the real face of battle against terrorism) I started (with the group of people) to climb to the Mt. Sinai. It was really express walk because we tried to reach the peak before sunrise and we had no more than 1h 30minutes. And normal time of climbing to the top is about 3 or 4 hours. So after - belive me - not easy route (8 km) and more than 700 stairs I reached the summit.
10 minutes later the Sun slowly rised from behind the naked, burnt and terrible beautiful mountaines. How it looked like in the ancient times when Moses received Ten Commandments?
More interesting were the route downhill. I can admire the wonderful sceneries of the deep, dried up valleys, remote peaks and the camels bravely marching along the narrow, mountain paths.
During this trip I also visited monumental St.Catherine's monastery where still grows biblical Burning Bush. Unfortunately - because of the giant tourists' crowds - it was impossible to admire the architecture and atmosphere of this place.
But the impression of the wild Sinai mountains and desert is still in my mind. How people can survive here?
Favorite thing: I met this specimen only 4 or 5 times. Very dignified (ladylike), quiet and pretty big fish from unknown (for me) species (maybe someone from you can specifie this species). Look at its (her ;) delicate bright-green eye make-up, at subtle blue color of the tail (like the lower part of ball dress) - real queen of the reefs.