Sharm El Sheik
- borders the Red Sea. 20 minutes by taxi from the airport. Very popular tourist destination.
Although Lahami Bay is better for snorkelling photography, Sharm el Sheik is still good and is a more
popular holiday destination in The Red Sea.
Weather - hardly ever rains. Very hot during Northern summer but nice in the winter.
Amazing corals, good and varied fish.
Current - no suprise as runs either right or left.
Visibility is usually very good indeed.
Full range of hotels at varying costs. Food varies so need to choose accommodation with particular
care (good report by young couple on Ritz Carlton; poor re Hilton).
Lahami Bay is quiet. Sharm is not, but both have good corals and fish to photograph.
Access is as easy as it gets.
Off the beach unless is too shallow or off your hotel's pier. About 20 - 30 metres to the
Hotels try to keep you to 'their' area - but aren't insistent.
Photos above and below were taken by a first timer to snorkelling photography who used a Lumix DC Vario
compact - in a bag!!
Stayed in the
(Om El Seed Peninsula) having booked very late and got a very good price and good food!
In Sharm El Shheik is considerable choice but accommodation and food vary. Select with care. Drink
bottled water and avoid ice in drinks.
Sharm has varied land activities, tours etc.
Also boat trips, para-gliding and night life. Contrasts with quiet, one-resort, Lahami Bay.
Both are good for snorkelling photography due to the corals, visibility and fish.