Egypt Diving

Egypt has a year round diving season, but the best temperatures are during the spring and fall. The Red Sea offers all types of diving: fantastic wrecks, beautiful coral reef systems, drift dives, dramatic wall dives and a great chance to see larger animals such as hammerhead and thresher sharks, dolphins, whale sharks and even the magical dugong.

There are plenty of reason to chose liveaboards before daily diving. First of all some dive sites in the the Red Sea are only accessible with liveaboard and also it's convenient to roll out of bed and into the water. However some of these dive sites are also a bit more challenging than the daily sites with currents and conditions you better be prepared for.

Although Egypt is famous for its Liveaboard diving, many dive sites are actually accessible from day boats. Based on land, this gives you the best of both worlds, allowing you to experience the local culture as well as the famous dive sites.


This pearl of the gulf actually consists of two villages, the Bedouin village of Assalah is the southern half, with the business and administrative center of Dahab to the north. Dahab is the Arabic word for gold, and it is almost certain that this locale in easternSinai derived its name from the fine yellow sand that colors its beaches.

Within just a few kilometers of Dahab are some great adventure spots. Excellent dive sites lie both to the north and south, including the famous Blue Hole, one of Sinai´s best.

As the Sun goes down you will find many bars, restaurants and bazaars along the beach or head into Masbat which is an exotic blend of Bedouins, Egyptians and backpackers. You can also join a trip out into the desert at night to a Bedouin Village for a meal and some stargazing.

Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh is without a doubt one of the best diving destinations in the world.

Sharm el Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula, is close to the Thistlegorm & the wrecks of Tiranis. It is in one of the most developed tourist areas on Egypt's coastline, offering 5 star hotels with beach front to small resorts offering divers a unique experience. Sharm also offers a range of water sports, desert safaris, golf courses, health spas, casinos, shopping and a booming nightlife.

The diving outside of Sharm is among the best in the Red Sea. The strategic position close to the tip of the Sinai peninsula means a lot of water exchange, and a never ending amount of marine life.

The underwater caverns, canyons and formations form spectacular landscapes and on top of this you have a healthy marine life with nudibranche, barracudas, jacks, turtles, dolphins and sometimes even sharks and mantas.

The Ras Mohammed National Park with its spectacular dive sites is rated as one of the best diving destinations in the world and the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, a II World War relic, is rated as the 3rd best wreck in the world for divers.

El Gouna

El Gouna is a self contained town, set along the beautiful Red Sea Coast and has received the prestigious Green Globe Award. The town spreads across islands and lagoons, and its sandy beaches and ideal temperatures appeals to visitors all year round.

It boasts an International School, hospital, museum, 18 hole championship golf course, spa, horseback riding, go-carting track, skate park, tennis courts, kite surfing, babysitting and nursery services, regular evening shows, night clubs and over 100 restaurants and bars.

El Gouna offers many different types of diving, including the Northern Hurghada Reefs and Abu Nuhas wrecks. There are many Northern Hurghada sites such as Sha'ab El Erg and Careless. Deep walls to shallow reefs and a choice of wrecks at Abu Nuhas can all be dived from here. El Gouna is a great location for both beginners and experienced divers.