Diving and water sports suspended in Red Sea resorts due to bad weather

Ahram Online , Thursday 28 Jul 2016

For the fifth day in a row, the Red Sea Ports Authority suspended navigation between Port Safaga in Egypt and Port Duba in Saudi Arabia

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File Photo: A man poses for a photo near high waves in Dahab, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, a popular diving spot on the Red Sea (AP)

All diving and water sports were suspended in the Red Sea resort cities of Hurghada and El-Gouna Thursday due to unstable weather conditions, Egyptian news websites reported.

All marine trips to coral reef areas and to Red Sea islands around Hurghada and El-Gouna were also suspended based upon the instructions of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority to the Red Sea governorate and Chamber of Red Sea Diving.

The Red Sea Ports Authority continued for the fifth consecutive day its closure of Port Hurghada, suspending navigation between Egypt's Port Safaga and Saudi Arabia's Port Duba due to poor weather conditions.  

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