REEF DIVE IN EILAT - ISRAEL
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The Red Sea has some of the best diving in the world. It is part of the Great Rift Valley: a trough running from Israel to some degrees south of the equator. This immense crack in the Earth's surface makes for an extremely deep sea, reaching nearly 3000 m. It also explains small islands like the Brothers dive site. Steep-sided and far from land, they were probably thrown up by volcanic actions as the rift opened. With around 1000 species of fish and 150 species of coral, the Red Sea is rich in life. Water temperatures range from around 18 oC in January, to around 29 oC in September. The winds are often weakest during full moon. As the Red Sea has few storms, her corals are intricate and beautiful.