Sharm el Sheikh is one of the prime tourist locations in Egypt which is not dependent on the tale of the pharaohs (as compared to some of the other tourist locations such as Giza, Abu Simbel, Luxor or the other which all showcase temples and other structures built by the ancient pharaohs). This place is popular with tourists because of the natural beauty of the place, with the cool and calm waters of the Red Sea, long beaches, and coral reefs within a short distance. These small boats are meant for carrying tourists from Sharm el Sheikh to the waters of the Ras Muhammed park and other places in the Red Sea where tourists go.
The weather in Sharm el Sheikh is very temperate, in winter, when a large number of countries in northern Europe and North America being exposed to very cold weather. At such a time, if you have the inclination to travel, and have the budget, who would not want to go to a place where you can relax in great weather, enjoy large stretches of water, and also get a chance to do snorkeling or scuba diving in some beautiful coral reefs. In this photo, you can see a family enjoying the sun on a ship in the waters of the Red Sea, in the time it takes to get from the pier of Sharm el Sheikh to the Ras Muhammed marine park. In the distance, you can see another ship and also the shore with a cliff.
The coral reefs which draw a large number of tourists, starting out from Sharm el Sheikh to the waters of the Ras Muhammed marine park, are fairly close to the shore for the purpose of snorkeling. If you want to do scuba diving, many of the diving locations are also not very far from shore, so the ships look to be very close to the shore when they get to their destination. When we were at our destination, we could see a number of ships not very far away, all of them letting tourists down from their rear position from where they can swim to the multiple coral formations that are close together. In this photo, you can see that the shore also contains a number of cliffs and other such locations.
The turbulence in the water when the ship is coming to a stop in the Red Sea
This seems like a lot of turbulence in the water, but is actually a normal process. The ship, which was moving steadily in one direction, finally came close to the intended destination, and had to come to a stop. For stopping, the ship moves its propeller (or screws) in the opposite direction, which causes the turbulence in the water that you can see, and ensures that it comes to a quick stop. This is preferred than coasting to a stop, since this gives much more control and precision.
The shoreline near the Ras Muhammed marine park is very sandy and with rough terrain. In this photo, you can get an idea of the same. The terrain here is very rough, although it is near these areas that tourists who have come over the land route for the purpose of snorkeling in the coral reefs also slip into the water and go to the coral reefs.
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