Today Egypt is one of the most popular vacation places for Russians. In this country there is something to see: the ancient pyramids of Giza, temples of Luxor to explore the Nile up to Aswan where you can see a grandiose monument of Russian-Egyptian friendship of the Aswan dam. Holiday in Egypt – it is also the beauty of the red sea . which is distinguished by its abundance of colors and species of marine life.
The length of red sea is 2350 km, width 350 km (in its widest part), maximum depth reaches 3000 meters in its Central part. From a geological point of view, Red sea is located in the rift zone of the African and Arabian lithospheric plates. The rift is a deep cleft that connects the upper part of the crust by mantle. The strongest power in the rift zone has a huge impact on living organisms, including human. In the North sea has two Gulf of Suez and Aqaba. Akabsk Bay the fault is. Therefore, the depth of this Bay reaches big values (up to 1600 meters). Two bays are separated from each other by Sinai Peninsula, in the South of which is the famous resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. Continue reading
Snorkeling – recreational sports activities that can be practiced at any age. Snorkelling in Egypt is the easiest and most affordable way to see fish and corals of the red sea, the transparency and purity of water which is created for such classes. This requires only a mask, snorkel and fins.
Snorkel – eng. the term originally defined the device in submarines, which replenished the stocks of air to periscope depth. These submarines existed during the Second world war, followed by boats of other generations, this device was not used.
In modern understanding, the Snorkel is a plastic tube that allows a swimmer to breathe freely in the water face down, lowered for viewing the underwater world.
Below are tips on selection of equipment, technique, navigation, safety measures, information about dangerous fish and other dwellers in the Red sea, described the best places for snorkeling in Hurghada, Egypt . Continue reading
Kalamat – fish-snake
Kalamat Calabar (Calamoichthys calabaricus), or the fish-snake . – being remarkable. This fish originally from Africa (Nigeria, Cameroon) belongs to the family mnogomernyh and is one of the oldest extant fish species.
The body of Kalamita indeed reminds a serpent – strongly elongated and covered with rhomboid scales. Flattened triangular head with a large mouth equipped with teeth, completes the resemblance. Closer to the tail are from 5 to 18 dorsal spines. Pelvic fins are absent or shifted in the posterior half of the body, thus reinforcing “sleevenote” appearance of the fish body Color – from almost yellow to greenish-olive. In aquariums erpetoichthys calabaricus grow up to 40 cm long, in nature – as much as 90. These fish live 8-10 years. Continue reading