Snorkeling in the waters of the Red Sea in the Ras Muhammed protected marine park near Sharm el Sheikh is very popular. The marine park, located at a distance of between 12-15 km from Sharm el Sheikh is a protected place, with no commercial activity allowed in that area. There are a number of coral reefs located in the marine park, and they attract tourists who come here to snorkel. In this photo, you can see many such tourists clutching onto a rubber tube for support (in fact, two rubber tubes). Some of the tourists are looking into the water, while others are standing upright. In the background, one can see a shine under the water level, which is a coral reef.
A man wearing the goggles and air tube which is part of the snorkeling equipment. However, he is not wearing a life vest that many others who do snorkeling end up wearing. There is a rubber tube right in front of him, and this rubber tube acts as an excellent flotation device. The man seems to be heading towards the floating tube, and although this photo shows only one person, the other photos shows a number of tourists all around. If it was only one person, it might end up seeming a bit lonely. The water here is deeper than the height of the person, and hence for those who do not know swimming, the use of either a life vest or such a rubber tube can become essential.
Overall 3 people in the photo, all of them snorkeling in the protected marine park of Ras Muhammed near the Egyptian tourist town of Sharm el Sheikh, all near the Sinai Peninsula. It is always interesting to see people doing snorkeling, since if you have not done it or have not seen it being done, it can look very strange. In this photo, there are 3 people, all with their heads under water and wearing life vests and having air tubes coming out of the water. Snorkeling is only meant to be a water surface sport, since the air needs to be taken from just above the water surface, and hence the look. In addition, in the photo, there seems to be 2 people collaborating on the process of snorkeling, looking at the same thing. From this photo, it is not apparent the level of coral on the surface, although in most of these cases, the coral can be very close to the water surface.
Another view of heads of people doing snorkeling in the Red Sea, near Sharm el Sheikh, in the Ras Muhammed marine park in Egypt. The typical pose of people doing snorkeling is that of their hair being visible, since they are face down in the water, wearing protective goggles, and with an air tube protruding from the top so that they can get air from above the water surface. It is a very pleasant feeling, relaxing in the water, wearing a life vest and watching the colorful coral reef and the colorful fish that live there. Of course, it will not be pleasant if sharks arrive there, but it very rarely happens, although sharks did attack swimmers in Sharm el Sheikh a couple of years back.
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