The second edition of this comprehensive pilot incorporates information collected by the authors during their cruises in the area during 2000-2001. Some 70 anchorages were resurveyed and new ones explored, the details of which have been included in this edition. Improved coverage for divers is also one of the key improvements and dive sites are now clearly identified. The text is illustrated by a section of colour plates which capture the atmosphere of the sometimes harsh but always fascinating geography of the area. The pilot covers the entire stretch of the Red Sea from Aden to Suez, the Canal, Egypt, Israel and Cyprus.