For ScubaDiving, the Red Sea is one of the best place on earth ! Most famous are Hurghada, Safaga and Sharm el Sheik.
Several cruses are very nice, such as the North wreck cruise from Hurghada, and several southern cruses such as The Brother's islands, St John's reef, Zabargad, Rocky Island.
Posizione: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula
Coordinate geografiche: 27° 0' N, 30° 0' E
Linea di costa km: 2,450 km km
Clima: Desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters
Terreno: Controls Sinai Peninsula, only land bridge between Africa and remainder of Eastern Hemisphere; controls Suez Canal, a sea link between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea; size, and juxtaposition to Israel, establish its major role in Middle Eastern geopolitics; dependence on upstream neighbors; dominance of Nile basin issues; prone to influxes of refugees
Altitudine: lowest point: Qattara Depression -133 m
highest point: Mount Catherine 2,629 m
Pericoli naturali: Periodic droughts; frequent earthquakes, flash floods, landslides; hot, driving windstorm called khamsin occurs in spring; dust storms, sandstorms
Valuta: Egyptian pound (EGP)
Popolazione: 77,505,756 (July 2005 est.)
Lingue: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
Divisioni: 26 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar, Al Buhayrah, Al Fayyum, Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah, Al Isma'iliyah, Al Jizah, Al Minufiyah, Al Minya, Al Qahirah, Al Qalyubiyah, Al Wadi al Jadid, Ash Sharqiyah, As Suways, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf, Bur Sa'id, Dumyat, Janub Sina', Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh, Qina, Shamal Sina', Suhaj