Overseas Travel

Exploring Egypt: Snorkeling in the Red Sea at 8am

I had the most amazing experience, swimming in the Red Sea of Egypt. It was the best way to wake up at eight am in the morning.

What’s better than drinking coffee to wake up in the morning? Swimming in the Red Sea of course. So, that’s what I did. I went swimming in the Red Sea.

If you have been following my blogs for a while now, then you would have read all about my crazy day trip to Petra from Dahab in Egypt – where we got stranded in the Jordanian Desert.

You can read that story here.

Well, to follow on from the craziness; and after finally getting back to the hotel to sleep at 1am in the morning (after being awake since 3am the previous morning – long day, phew!), we had scheduled ourselves another crazy morning the following day.

Or rather the same day, seeing as we got back at 1am… The alarm went off at 7am – eek! Why, because we were leaving at 8am to go for a snorkel in the Red Sea. And, you know what, it was the best thing to do of a morning – better than coffee!

Yes you heard that right, and  from a coffee addict. Swimming in the Red Sea was seriously the best way to recover from the previous long adventure, and the most amazing way to wake up in the morning.


Oh, did I mention that straight after our swim, we then had a 12pm flight back to Cairo – why do we keep doing this to ourselves?

This was seriously one of the best Egyptian Experiences we did. And, please excuse my ignorance when I say this, but I had no idea that there was such an incredible tropical plant and sea life in the Red Sea.

The snorkelling was amazing and exactly what we needed to start our day. Not only was the fresh air, and salty water invigorating in the morning, it was an educational experience to see what The Red Sea was really like. I literally had no idea how blue the water was, how clean the water was and how amazing the life was there.

If you are looking for unique travel experience, in a part of the world I had no idea existed – then Sharm-el-sheik and the little seaside town of Dahab, is definitely the place to go to. As our time there was so last minute and incredibly rushed, I do plan to get back there one day, hopefully soon.

Selfie in the water


The stunning Red Sea


I am a freelance writer and content creator who designs website and manages social media. I also write travel and beauty for www.renaesworld.com.au, and a weekly beauty column for www.bondibeauty.com.au whilst managing my own personal travel and lifestyle blog at www.my-life-journal.com

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