The coral formations in the Ras Muhammed marine park are very famous, and draw a large number of tourists on a regular basis. These coral formations near the shore attract people here for the purpose of snorkeling. Since the coral formations are so close to the shoreline, there are 2 ways of getting here. One way is the way that we came here, through a small ship that took us from the pier at Sharm el Sheikh and through the few miles that it takes to get to this location. A large number of tourists come through this approach, since it also provides a good trip over the water (and we got the chance to see some dolphins in the water); there is another approach to come here, which is over land, and tourists come here on bus and other vehicles. This photo shows tourists on the shore very close to the water surface, where they can enjoy the water or actually use snorkeling equipment and slip into the water to get to the corals.
In the Ras Muhammed marine park near Sharm El Sheikh, you can see a number of tourists on the surface, apparently bobbing on the surface. They are actually snorkeling on the coral formations that are close to the shore, and some of these coral reefs can actually be upto the water surface (I remember one where it was impossible to get on the water on top of the coral, since it was actually breaking the water surface). If you look at the photo, you can clearly see the people, with some standing in the water as well as the sheer rock surface of the shoreline.
The water near Sharm el Sheikh (or rather, a short distance away in the Red Sea, not just outside the harbor) has a number of coral formations, close to the surface and very close to the shore of the water. In this photo, this closeness is pretty visible. You can see a number of visitors swimming in the water of the Red Sea, all around a specific area of the water. It is this area that has a coral formation, and they are almost all of them wearing snorkeling goggles, the air pipe, flippers, and a life vest, and looking downwards so that they can see the coral as well as the colorful fish and other animals that live on the reefs.
The area of the Ras Muhammed marine park (located close to Sharm el Sheikh, at a distance of around 12 km from the tourist city) is famous for its coral reefs and for the number of tourists that it attracts. There are many coral reefs, located close to the shore, and at a height where it is very close to the water surface. As a result, there are a number of people who come here for snorkeling, such as can be seen in this photo. The shore also seems very dangerous, since the land is composed of sharp cliffs, and any waves could be dangerous.
The previous photos showed tourists on the shore and in the water near the coral reefs, in the Ras Muhammed marine park. This photo shows one of the ships approaching the shore, a ship that had started its journey from the pier of Sharm el Sheikh, picked up tourists from there, and then started on the short journey to the coral reefs in the marine park. Many of these coral reefs where snorkeling can happen are very close to the shore, and that is where the ship is heading towards. It will come to a stop very close to the shore.
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