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If you stand on the shore, you’d have no idea that any life exists in the Red Sea. The shoreline is mostly barren, dry, rocky desertscape. But, giant striding into this sliver of water tucked between Africa and the Middle East is like stepping through the looking glass and arriving in thriving marine metropolis, full of color. There is the rush of movement, the dance of predators and prey, and the ghostly stillness of shipwrecks. For Europeans, this is their go-to backyard undersea playground, for the rest of the world, it’s a trip of a lifetime. Most of the Red Sea is best accessed by liveaboards, which reach as far south as Sudan. You can dive from resorts in Sharm El Sheikh, at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula, and Hurghada and Marsa Alam from the east coast of Egypt. Underwater soft corals decorate walls, above them anthias and basslets dance like leaves in the wind, and sharks linger above and below. It’s a photograwpher’s dream, and with little current and clear water, a destination for every level of experience. When not diving, you’re surrounded by antiquities from the cradle of civilization, including Egypt’s pyramids, Petra in Jordan, ancient Israel and the modern marvel of the Suez Canal.

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