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Marsa Alam - general info

Nowadays, with a new international airport recently opened, Marsa Alam has great potentials to become one of the most important diving spots not only in Egypt but in the whole world, a number of tourism projects and many new hotels are taking place.

The airport was actually a part of a larger development project designed to create a state of the art resort area in Port Ghaleb, including about 1,000 marina and port, with a dock-side harbor, yacht club and spa, along with a highly animated town center and a marina area; on the marina there will be shops, galleries, boutiques,

restaurants and bistros, nightclubs, discos and a casino. In addition, there will be a conference center and festival hall, along with a combined desert and links golf course. The private marina will not only be the largest in the Middle East , but an international sea-gateway for yachts to visit Egypt . The untouched coral reefs at Marsa Alam are spectacular for snorkeling or diving. The mountains surrounding Marsa Alam are definitely worth exploring.

Only a short time ago, it would seem that most of the accommodations at Marsa Alam were tent camps, but now, many new, fine hotels have been built.

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Tourist Info
Marsa Alam - tours info

Among the exquisite diving site at Marsa Alam are: Elphinstone Reef; is the mythic dive site of the south. The walls plunge deep into the blue, richly decorated with soft, bright pink, red, white and brown corals, sponges, gorgonians and fans, many fish species, including dolphins, jacks, snappers groupers and wrasse may also be seen. Shaab Marsa Alam; l arge reef with lovely corals, goatfish, snappers and jacks. You can also visit Shaab Samadai; which is a horseshoe shaped reef, creates a shallow turquoise water lagoon where a large herd of spinner dolphins live permanently. Others often show up around noon for a rest and to teach their babies how to hunt. Daedalus Reef; a huge round reef with a lighthouse more than 40 miles away from the coast, features an excellent opportunity for spotting big pelagic all around its steep walls with an extreme variety of fish and coral. Strong currents possible.  Shaab Sharm; b ig reef with big walls, hammerhead and grey reef sharks in summer, Malabar grouper, barracudas, and schooling reef fish the rest of the year. Currents, soft corals and giant fans.  Abu Galawa:
On 'Fury Shoal' group, this reef has a good hard coral garden on the north side, and a wreck of an old tug boat fully covered with corals leaning on a pinnacle on the south side. Pay a visit to the numerous diving sites at Marsa Alam like; Shaab Mansour , Zabargat or Zabargad, and Rocky Island, Shaab Claude, Sataya (Dolphin Reef), Habili Gamal, Abu Dabab, Abu Galawa Soraya, Erg Diab, & St Johns Reefs
 
There are lots of diving centers at Marsa Alam. These diving centers can arrange you daily diving tours and packages. You can also, have a professional diving trainer. Divers can also enjoy camping at any of the diving camps scattered at Marsa Alam. It's guaranteed that you have a unique adventurous experience. 

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