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Ras Mohamed National Park

Located in the Gulf of Aqaba in Egypt, the Ras Mohamed National Park is one of the few parks around to still protect and preserve marine habitats and life. It’s filled with lush habitats and wildlife along with hundred of different species that are both thriving and on the verge of extinction. Backed by the EEAA or the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the Ras Mohamed National Park helps to secure not only rich environments for these species to thrive, but reproduce and live healthy life’s.

Habitats of salt marshes, inter-tidal flats, coral reefs, mangrove communities and desert habitats marine and terrestrial wild life are given the best care an animal can have. Many small secrets lay hidden in Ras Mohamed, just one being the wondrous amounts of marine and coral life.

Waters rich with nutrients are swept across from the Sinai Peninsula from the deepest waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. Because of the overwhelmingly large amounts of water going through Ras Mohamed, and the amounts of nutrients the waters carry, this makes for naturally created, rich and fruitful food environment for the habitats to flourish from.

But not only are the waters exceptional for the marine and coral life, but for those who love to scuba dive. Numerous dive sites can be found in and around Ras Mohamed, many of them exceptional and almost fantastical. If one wanted to scuba dive, visiting dive sites such as Jackfish Alley and Yolanda Reef would be enough to leave divers with a feeling of excitement. Divers could marvel at the sites of over 1,000 species of fish like; tuna, barracuda, grouper and even a wide variety of shark life.

One can be left astounded by the rich environments Ras Mohamed has to offer by both land and sea. With part of the land area having once been apart of the peninsula, the southern most tip offers visitors the chance to find fossils of former marine and coral life. The most amazing part of Ras Mohamed lies in the water though and by taking a dive it’s easy to understand why. Aside from the diving, a visit to the sand dunes or a walk along the waters edge will bring you closer to nature just by watching the birds overhead and sun bathing along the coast.

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