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Turtle Tour in Qeshm Island
Among the seven species of sea turtles identified in the world, five species live in the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
Globally, the population of eagle-nosed turtles is declining sharply due to excessive exploitation.
The eagle-nosed turtle is one of two species of sea turtle that lays eggs on the shores of Hormozgan province.
Regarding the fact that, this turtle extracts its food from sea sponge, its corals are turned into the shape of an eagle’s beak.
This is why this turtle is known as the eagle-nosed tortoise.
The Organization of General Department of Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Handicrafts of Qeshm Free Zone has adopted major policies to protect and preserve the turtles of Qeshm Island.
The presence of large sea turtles and their spawning on the shores is one of the major ecotourism attractions of Qeshm Island.
The presence of these types of turtles is a good source of income for the tourism industry for countries such as Oman, UAE and Australia.
Annually, many domestic and foreign tourists come to Qeshm Island to visit these eagle-nosed turtles.
Dolphins of Qeshm Island
Dolphins are one of the tourist attractions of Qeshm Island. You can find the Dolphins between waters of Qeshm Island and the Hengam Island.
They attract many tourists to this area every year.
Seeing the magnificent dolphins and their accompanying and exciting game next to your boat gives indescribable enthusiasm to you.
cone-shaped salt mountain
The cone-shaped salt mountain is another attraction of Qeshm Island.
It has a height of about 340 meters and the diameter of its base is about seven kilometers.
The caves are adorned with salt crystal chandeliers and crystal walls.
The large and amazing stalagmites and stalagmites of these caves are formed during thousand years.
According to the scientific study by Czech experts, the length of Qeshm Island salt caves is more than 5.5 km and it may be the longest salt cave in the world.
The salty water of the caves has a concentration of about 99% and this degree of purity has medical and industrial uses.
Over time, this spring has created very beautiful pools and accumulation of salt crystals on the slopes of the mountain has created nice scenes.
The inside of the cave is dark, and in order to be able see the crystalline salt stalactites, you need a bright flashlight.
The roofs of the caves are covered with marble and crystal chandeliers in various shapes and they have created a novel landscape.
The flow of salt water on the floor of the cave is also one of the pleasant views of the salt caves of Qeshm Island.
The salts of the caves are known as the best type of eatable salt and in its composition there are other elements such as magnesium.
Breathing inside Qeshm Salt Caves can help patients with asthma and allegedly may cure respiratory disorders.