The swarms of dolphins that appear in the Samadai Reserve in Marsa Alam, south of the Red Sea, are a main and important source of attraction for tourists from all countries of the world to the city of Marsa Alam.
The Samadai region, located in the south of the Red Sea, specifically near the shores of Marsa Alam city, includes the largest area for dolphin swarms in Africa and the Middle East, and the third in the world after the Hawaiian Islands and Brazil..
For his part, Ayman Qarbawi, an environmental researcher in the Red Sea reserves, said that the Samadai reef area located in Marsa Alam takes the shape of a horseshoe, and is characterized by various coral reefs..
The environmental researcher added that this area has been a natural area for nearly 20 years because it includes the largest concentration of spinners and “glass-nosed” dolphins in Africa and the Middle East and the third in the world. The largest gathering of dolphins in the world is in the Hawaiian Islands, the second in Brazil, and the third in that region..
He added that the administration of the reserves prevented before the arrival of tourist boats in the morning hours of the day from reaching the shallow waters for the presence of mothers of dolphins and their young in the morning time, with the aim of preserving them and not colliding with them, in the Samadai area, as well as Al-Araq and Al-Fanous north of Hurghada..
The environmental researcher pointed out that the Samadai Reef area is one of the largest marine areas that is characterized by a distinctive biological diversity, as this area has been prepared for a sustainable development program for it, its economic use, and financial resources for its management, through diving trips from tourists to this area, while preserving in the first place. The first on the natural resource is dolphins and coral reefs.
He explained, that a specific program has been developed to manage that area aimed at preserving dolphins and coral reefs, as the Samadai area has been divided into different areas, including the area a The dolphin rest, and no one is allowed to enter it, and the area B For diving only, and the area c for parking boats.
Dolphins in the morning في
flocks of dolphins
Dolphins in the Sunday Reserve in Marsa Alam
Swimming with dolphins
Samadai Reserve in Marsa Alam