Diving is beautiful activity which is done by thousands of people worldwide. For new comers it can be a great experience to go diving on your holiday. It's wise to read upon diving in general before actually considering it, as you need to plan around it and also do some research where you are going to take your first lessons. Some resorts tend to offer 'one-day-courses' and already take you to the waters but keep in mind that you have to feel safe. Normally to get a dive certificate it can take up to 3 or 4 days, and there is a saying that goes there is no time for shortcuts. Try finding as much information as you can websites like Padi.com or Naui.org, which are the well known and official dive certificate programs. You can also already start with online courses to save time while being on holiday at the location. The most frequent setup of the course goes like: 1. Written test, 2. Test of proficiency in swimming and treading water, 3. Classroom instruction on dive equipment, 4. Pool training to learn how to use the equipment, 5. 4 dives of which one is supposed to be to a dept of about 10 meters.
The amazing dive spot The Blue Hole is a great dive site in the Red Sea. The Arch is a submerged tunnel which lies within the Blue Hole. It's not considered for beginners, if you have dived below 100 dives it's not recommended as you need experience to have a safe dive here. Unfortunately people have encountered accidents, even fatal ones by being not experienced enough and just going in for the dive. Be well prepared and in case you are doubting, always inform and discuss with your travel agent, they should be able to look at your dive-record and make a good indication for you to make your own decision upon.
People tend to put away sharks as dangerous sea creatures, but according to several statistics only 2 people died of shark attacks in 2019. That's very low considering people dying because of some other animals and activities. When we have that out of the way, let's look at this amazing fun activity which is diving with sharks. There are several beautiful dive spots where you can really see many sharks, both small and large, up close in a safe manner. Like with any other animal, always be respectful and never start interacting unless you have the 'ok' of your dive instructor that it's completely safe. Also there are shark dive experiences where you are dressed up completely in protective materials and you can even feed the sharks. It's a heart raising holiday activity but well worth it if you are an adventure seeker.