The portion of the Sinai Peninsula in the Red Sea near the tourist city of Sharm el Sheikh has some cliffs including near the marine park called Ras Mohammed park (famous for the coral reefs and the marine life), and the land over there is fairly barren. In these photos, you can see how the whole land mass looks barren and there are some cliff like structures. Tourists can either take ships to come near the coral reefs from the water, or there are land tours organized that take people over this dry desert type land to the edge of the water (I don't know whether they offer an option for snorkeling or not). The coral reefs are located near the shore, and that is where a number of ships make a stop nearby, so that tourists can don their snorkeling gear and swim the short stretch of water from the ship to the reefs. These reefs almost come to the surface of the water and in fact, one cannot swim over many of them, since there is not enough water over the surface of the reefs.
|Sharm El Sheikh (New Millennium Collection: North Africa)|
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