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 Diving in Hurghada


The underwater world of the Red Sea is unique and beautiful.
A great biodiversity, warm clear water and flow weak and fascinating coral reefs a few meters depth near the coast offer unparalleled requirements for diving and snorkeling.
Everywhere you can find diving schools and aqua center with a large selection of boat trips to the most beautiful places .
We recommend a diving course to obtain a diving permit . This applies throughout the world after passing the examination .

Even when snorkeling you can explore the underwater world.
Glass-bottom boats, catamarans and even submarines can experience the unparalleled underwater world also dry feet.
Tip: With a waterproof cover you can take underwater photos with your digital camera.
Some of the most interesting inhabitants of waters from Hurghada are :  
Lionfish live in rocky and coral reefs. They are very conspicuous by their large , fan-shaped pectoral fins with long, almost detached pectoral spines . The red / brown lionfish have white horizontal stripes that serve to camouflage. The painful , but not deadly poison is in the hard rays of the fins and is pushed out during penetration . At the risk of fire spread their poisonous fish fin rays against the attacker , it is not used for hunting . The prey is drawn mostly from the sudden opening of the mouth .

Red sea anemonefish (clownfish)
The 8-15 cm , also known as Clown fish ( or "Nemo" ) designated fish is orange - brown with two broad white stripes. The fish live together with symbiotic anemones that provide them with their venom against the clown fish is immune to bad floating clownfish protection from predators . Also, the sea anemones protect the clown fish from predators . Clownfish can change their gender in certain situations from male to female.


Red sea Picasso triggerfish
Of up to 30cm long Red Sea Picasso trigger fish got its name due to its seemingly abstract pattern , reminiscent of the art of the painter Picasso. Brood nurses Picasso triggerfish can defend their spawning extremely aggressive and attack divers and swimmers . You can if they are disturbed , give whirring noises.

Napoleon Wrasse
With a maximum length of 2.30 meters and a maximum weight of 190 kg, the Napoleon wrasse is by far the largest species of wrasses and along with some spikes cichlid one of the largest coral fish. However, the average length is 60 cm. The green and bluish-colored Napoleon wrasse has thick , thick lips and a striking head hump. It is diurnal and you usually meet him at the same points again .
The lens-shaped body is strongly flattened Blaupunktrochens and attains a length of 70 cm. The name derives from the blue points to its top. The arrow-shaped tail that is as long as the body, the two sit poisonous sting . Blaupunktrochen are typical inhabitants of coral reefs. There, they prefer soft sandy soil in which they dig for camouflage . The trick with the pointed, hard sting is very painful and even dangerous, although the venom is not lethal .

Emperor Angelfish

The adult Emperor Angelfish is about 40 inches long and streaked along yellow - blue and has distinctive black boxes on the head. It prefers rich outer coral reefs to a depth of 25 meters. These fish can produce grunts and thus scare away intruders from their territory. Emperor angelfish feed on sponges , tunicates , and algae.



Stone fish are among the most poisonous fish at all . The seated in the back spines venom is extremely painful and can be fatal for humans . They lurk in the sand dug in on their prey they can swallow quickly .
For divers and snorkelers , it is recommended to take a coral reef Guide to learn more about the species sighted .





Video from the aquarium in Hurghada with the most important species from the Red Sea.xx