Mauritius island, surrounded by the third largest coral reef in the world.
The temperature of the air. In summer 30 +degrees Celsius with humidity of 80%. Winter warm 23 degrees and dry. Spring and autumn with moderate temperature of +25.
The temperature of the water. From 20 to 30 degrees C depending on the season.
The best time for diving. All year round, although from December to March possible tropical storms and cyclones. In this part of the Indian ocean cyclones are usually moderate, and the weather becomes not more than a week. Continue reading
The Mediterranean sea is a part of the ancient Tethys ocean, with an area of 2.5 million square kilometers; the volume of water in the sea is about 3.8 million cubic km, and average depth is more than 1.5 thousand meters. In such considerable dimensions of the Mediterranean sea, its fauna is characterized by significant species diversity, but populations of animals of each species is relatively small. This is mainly due to a small number of plankton in marine waters.
In the Mediterranean there are 593 species of fish, of them in Israeli waters, home to 291 species (mackerel, herring, mullet, tuna, dolphinfish, palamidi, horse mackerel and many others). The Mediterranean coast of Israel encountered 4 species of flying fish. Many fish in the Mediterranean are of commercial importance. Continue reading
Red sea (Arabian Gulf), which is a magnet for divers of all countries, has a diverse flora and fauna.
There are about four hundred species of fish and about eight hundred other representatives of the animals. The absolute majority lives in the southern coastal shallows. A third of them live in the Red sea. Until 1869, the opening of the Suez canal, endemic species were much more, but since then the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean and red seas were mixed.
Both on the surface and in depth (over 2800 meters) in the Red sea water has the same temperature. Up to +44° C, which was recorded in 1964. It is not only the warmest, but is also the most salty sea in the world. In one liter of water contains about forty grams of salts. Continue reading