New dive sites in Egypt & Thailand 15/05/2011

New dive sites in Egypt & Thailand

Scuba divers have discovered some fantastic new dive sites in the popular diving destinations of Egypt and Thailand. A PADI-certified dive centre in Egypt found a new reef off the coast of Nuweiba, which has masses of marine life for divers to explore. The reef, which has been named ‘Hidden Terrace’, extends from 29 metres to 55 metres, and offers a wealth of fish and corals to underwater enthusiasts to see. This finding follows in the footsteps of the discovery of the ‘Deep Canyon’, another previously unknown reef nearby.
The dive centre that discovered both reefs, African Divers Nuweiba, is offering dive trips to the new sites. They also offer dive courses for divers wishing to learn how to dive at deeper depths, which is a necessary requirement to explore these sites.
In Thailand, a new dive site has recently been opened to divers at the Khao Sok National Park. Thailand has long been popular for scuba diving holidays, but this dive site is unusual in the fact that it is located in a large lake, that was created from a mine. Divers can expect to see a good selection of man-made and natural features in the lake, including caverns, grottos, overhangs and preserved forests. The lake is suitable for divers who have completed their Advanced Open Water qualifications.