Red Sea

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Lonely Planet Publications, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 199 pages
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For five millennia people have gathered along the shores of the Red Sea, but only in the past five decades have recreational divers delved beneath the waves. They flock here to explore the incredibly diverse underwater topography and marine life, as well as shipwrecks such as the Thistlegorm and the wrecks of Sha'ab Abu Nuhas. On land visitors can wander ancient ruins and buzzing souqs or tour the desert atop a camel. From the towering walls of Ras Mohammed to the offshore islands of The Brothers and Zabargad, this book describes 108 of the best Red Sea sites, with full-color photos throughout.

You'll get specific information on:
-- Dive site access and topography
-- Typical diving conditions
-- Common and hazardous marine life
-- Topside information for eight countries
-- 18 easy-to-read maps

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Contents

Introduction
9
Practicalities
16
Activities Attractions
29
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Carillet has a degree in translation and in international relations. She is now a full-time author.

Anderson learned to dive in 1987 in Scotland, where he lives and works as a professional photographer and freelance writer. An accomplished underwater photographer, he has written and taken photos for numerous UK dive and travel magazines, as well as dive-travel brochures. He has traveled and dived worldwide. His first of many trips to the Red Sea was in 1988.

Harrison is a professional journalist specialzing in maritime industries and issues for a number of publications and news services, including The Times and Reuters. He has also written numerous articles and books on Red Sea diving and fish life, based on four years' experience as a dive instructor on Red Sea live-abroads. He has a degree in marine biology.

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