By Hassan El-Khawaga
CAIRO, Jan. 7 (SEE) – Egypt was classified among the top 10 scuba diving destinations in the world, according to a survey conducted by UK Dive Magazine.
Egypt ranked the third as a result of voting by readers of the well-famed magazine on the 2018 DIVE Travel Awards, preceding Maldives and Australia.
The world’s leading scuba diving magazine mentioned that Egypt’s the Red Sea has more than 400 recorded species of coral, several hundred species of fish, and incredible reefs backed by well-established dive industry.
DIVE specified the hotspots where the divers could enjoy such as Ras Mohammed, saying it is one of the best diving sites worldwide. Also St. John’s Reef was selected as another hotspot because it shows some of the most spectacular underwater wildlife vistas.
But the magazine urged the divers to be cautious from the oceanic whitetip shark which approaches from the isolated moorings.
It further reported the Thistlegorm Shipwreck as the one of the best wreck dive in the world where you can dive within a piece of the history.
The magazine wasn’t enough with that. It also spotted light on the legendary Brothers Islands, which are a pair of tiny islands situated about 5 minutes from each other. They are located 200 km south of Ras Mohammed and are basically steep-sided cones, likely formed by volcanic eruptions.
Indonesia and the Philippines came in the first and second places respectively.
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