Reef Protection

Almost the entire Egyptian coastline in the Gulf of Aqaba is federally protected, as is the Red Sea Coast from Hurghada to the Sudan. 

There is a Code of Ethics for reef protection, that if violated, incurs heavy penalties.  As a visitor to the delicate underwater environment, you are not allowed to touch or tread on the coral.  If you kill the coral, eventually, the fish will die as well.  The reef community is not to be disturbed and thus picking up and playing with the sea creatures is prohibited.  One must not feed the fish as it disturbs the reef’s ecological balance and can upset the digestive system and natural behavior of the marine creatures. 

There is NO littering. 
And, of course, here is no fishing or spear-fishing allowed.