The name of the sea may be because of the seasonal blooms of the red-coloured 'sea sawdust' near the water's surface. It may also be called the Red Sea because Red is said to be south, and Black as in the Black Sea to be North.
Earliest known exploration was by the Egyptians.
Was formed by Arabia being split by the Red Sea Rift.
The Red Sea is known for its recreational diving sites, that showcase shipwrecks and beautiful reefs.
The Red Sea is bordered by Saudi Arabia and Yemen on the Eastern shore, and Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, and Djibouti on the Western shore.