Egypt won the second place as the best diving destination in the world according to the vote conducted by the international diving magazine "Dive Travel '' for the year2019.
Dive Travel is one of the most important international magazines in the field of diving.The vote for this competition lasted for a year with the participation of more than 30,000 divers around the world. Indonisia came in the first place, followed by Egypt then Mexico.
The tourism expert Essam Ali, said that winning in these comptetions helps in the promotion and marketing of the Egyptian tourism in the international market and it works as the best publicity for the Egyptian tourism.
He added that the sport of diving has become a major element in the tourism industry in Egypt.
Egypt have more than 400 recorded species of coral reefs, hundreds of fish species, 20% of which are endemic, in addition to stunning diving spots such as Ras Mohammed , the brothers islands, (St. John) reefs in Marsa Alam and the famous sunken wreckage of the English ship SS Thistlegorm.
Source : Ibrahim EL-Shazly , Akhbar al youm