The Red Sea, located between the African and Asian continents, has long been revered as some of the best diving in the world. More than 1,000 invertebrate species inhabit its waters, as well as 200 species of hard and soft corals. The fringing reefs that extend along its coastline are ancient, with science placing their age between 5,000 and 7,000 years old, and its precious nature did not go unnoticed by the Egyptian government, who established a marine reserve to protect it in 1983, known as Ras Muhammad National Park. For this reason, the Red Sea is now host to myriad divers and snorkelers each year, none of whom are disappointed in what they see. Calm waters and close proximity to the equator make for outstanding visibility, and average water temperatures in the mid-70s not only encourage divers to explore, they do much to encourage a flourishing ecosystem bursting at the seams with marine life. Check out this video of just a few of the sights you can expect to see in the Red Sea.
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