The city of Sharm El-sheik is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now, the
city is rich with wonderful places of accommodation and tourist facilities
The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world,
it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world.
It is also an ideal place for open water diving, and gain a PADI or CMAS certificate.
If you decided during your visit the Sinai to go diving , you must have a a an internationally
recognized certificate in order to rent tanks and take divingequipment.
Most of the dive courses go for 5 days in open water, if you want to acquire such
license you have to complete the course which usually starts with an introductory
Aswan International Airport is located 25Km (16 miles) southwest of the city and
can be reached from most
countries around the world, EgyptAir runs daily flights from Cairo to Aswan,
Services to both Cairo and Luxor are very frequent,
Though Aswan is connected by road to Cairo and has a good bus connection with the
The River Nile has not been used for cruises between Cairo and Aswan since the late
1990's. Another popular cruise is one on Lake Nasser, which gives the only way to
visit some of Nubia's ancient monuments.