Apart from the political dispute between Egypt and Saudi Arabia over the ownership of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir, this article is known about these magnificent islands and their beautiful beauty, which makes them an important tourist attraction in the Red Sea and also known as the Diving Paradise. And explored some of the activities that you can do in the islands of Tiran and Sanafir especially after many of the tourism companies organized tourism trips to the islands after they were the focus of the Arab public opinion in recent times, which made tourists intended especially for tourism there.
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Tiran and Sanafir Islands
The islands of Tiran and Sanafir have only recently been heard, although they are among the most important islands, nature reserves, and Arab tourist destinations. Tiran and Sanafir are attractive islands for tourists from all over the world.
Two of the most important islands in the Red Sea are characterized by nature where scattered coral reefs and rare and picturesque, which earns the value of tourism and national wealth and an ideal tourist destination.
It is also a great opportunity for diving enthusiasts where you can dive all year round, as well as the splendor of its white sand beaches and sunshine, which attracts many tourists around the world, missing that nature in their country.
The island of Tiran is about 80 kilometers long and is about 6 kilometers from the coast of Sinai.
Sanfir Island, about 33 kilometers in size, lies about 2.5 kilometers west of Tiran Island. It is located in the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.
The islands will be 3 corridors to and from the Gulf of Aqaba:
The first is located between the coast of Sinai and Tiran Island, the closest to the coast of Sinai is the most navigable navigation depth of “290” meters and is called “Enterprise” corridor.
The second corridor is also located between the Sinai coast and Tiran Island, but it is closer to the island of Tiran and is called Grafton corridor, which is only 73 meters deep.
The third corridor is located between the islands of Tiran and Sanafir and the depth of about 16 meters.
One of the most prominent features is the presence of the sunken ship where it attracts a lot to take pictures of the memorial there.
The ship Gharqana
There are two stories about the reality of this submerged ship:
The first novel: It was a warship sinking full of its equipment during World War II.
The second story: It is a ship dating back to the Byzantine era. The reason for this novel is to find a large jar of storage jars that were transported by the boats coming from Tiran Island to the Jordanian port of Aqaba. Which led them to believe that it was one of the cargo ships that operated on the shipping line during the Byzantine Empire, but so far the secrets of this ship have not been identified in detail. This area has been named “sunken”. It has become a popular area for tourists.
How to reach the islands of Tiran and Sanafir?
You can make a trip to the islands of Tiran and Sanafir around 150 Egyptian pounds only! Through a boat from Sharm El Sheikh. Your tour of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir takes about a day to explore the most beautiful coral reefs and to practice scuba diving and colorful fish riding through the clear waters there.
The flight includes transfers to and from the hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and a meal for food and drinks. In addition to accompanying the guide, from 9 am to 4 pm.
If you intend to travel and travel soon in Sharm El Sheikh, do not miss a trip to the islands of Tiran and Sanafir and enjoy diving amid the picturesque coral reefs and the most colorful fish.