The Red Sea not only has spectacular diving, it also has spectacular
regulation of diving.
Dive tours in Egypt are very affordable. Your package generally includes
airfare, four star hotel, meals, and one dive each day. The Egyptian
government goes to great lengths to protect their reefs from damage by
tourists. Hence, you see signs like these at dive shops at the resorts.
If you are more adventurous, and if you want to see even more pristine
reefs, then dive on the reefs of the southwestern Red Sea. The reefs off
Eritrea and Sudan are untouched, and if you have your own yacht,
compressor, and gear, you can dive to your hearts content.
If you are even more hardcore about spectacular diving, then get a job in
Saudi Arabia and become a diver in the eastern half of the Red Sea. When
we worked in Arabia, many of our friends did undersea photography off the