FAMOUS FOR ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SITES, ICONIC LANDSCAPES AND COLORFUL CORAL REEFS BOASTING GREAT WRECKS AND DIVERSE MARINE LIFE, EGYPT EXCITES THE IMAGINATION LIKE NO OTHER DESTINATION.
Egypt’s reefs are teeming with life; bright corals and clouds of fish dazzle with a kaleidoscope of colour. With wonderfully calm and clear conditions, Egyptian reefs offer ideal conditions for new divers, marine life enthusiasts, wreck divers or anyone simply interested in exploring light-filled reef systems. Due to the excellent visibility and the easy access to excess depths it’s an attractive location for technical diving and training.
There are sites that do experience some current, so in some locations operators do use drift diving protocols – great if you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary! Egypt offers the full gambit of diving opportunities; wrecks, walls, drifts, pinnacles, shore dives, day boats and liveaboards.
Many of the diving destinations offer access to famous Egyptian historic sites, but it’s also easy to arrange a holiday split over a couple of locations so you can experience a variety of dive sites and some culture too.
- BROTHERS ISLANDS
One of the most unforgettable dive sites for advanced divers, these small islands 60 miles from the coast offer strong currents, pelagics, rays, sharks and two wrecks.
- DAEDALUS REEF
A circular offshore reef located east of Marsa Alam with a great variety of corals, beautiful anemones and an abundance of sharks, hammerheads and grey reef sharks.
Enjoy Dahab’s hippy-like rustic vibe while diving the world-famous Blue Hole, the Canyon and colorful reefs hugging the mountainous coastline.
- EL GOUNA & STRAIT OF GUBAL
El Gouna and the Strait of Gubal are two Egyptian dive areas that offer shipwrecks aplenty, pristine coral reefs and colorful marine life. All divers will enjoy exploring the area’s many dive sites.
- ELPHINSTONE REEF
An exciting dive site with plateaus, caves, swift currents and many exotic marine animals. Look out for colorful corals, oceanic whitetip shark and schooling hammerheads.
- EL QUSEIR
El Quseir is quieter than most resort areas in Egypt, offering peace and the charm of yesteryear. The diving is rich, quiet and calm, and the coast has some superb beaches upon which to relax.
Hurghada is a thriving tourist destination with some excellent diving accessible via day trips and liveaboards.
- MARSA ALAM
Marsa Alam’s coastline offers lots of things to do, some excellent beaches and superb diving either from the shore, day boats or liveaboards.
- RAS GHARIB
Ras Gharib’s strategic location on the Gulf of Suez makes it home to numerous shipwrecks, many of which have not yet been mapped. Adventure awaits curious divers willing to explore unchartered waters.
- RAS MOHAMED
Colorful soft corals grow from overhangs, surrounded by anthias, giant gorgonian fans, schools of jacks or tuna and the occasional shark or eagle ray. Moderate to strong currents and good visibility.
- SAFAGA & MAKADI BAY
Home to famous and eerie wrecks, protected coral gardens and a wide range of marine life, uncrowded Makadi Bay and Safaga are ideal for divers wishing to explore everything the Red Sea has to offer.
- SHARM EL-SHEIKH
Sharm el-Sheikh has is all. Over 30 superb local dive sites plus many liveaboard options. There’s nonstop action, beautiful beaches, great shopping, nightlife and dining plus a range of beach holid…
- ST JOHNS, ZABARGAD & ROCKY
St. John’s, Zabargad & Rocky Island in southern Egypt wow divers with amazing biodiversity, pristine corals and crystal clear water. It’s well worth the effort to reach these remote destinations.
- THE STRAITS OF TIRAN
The Straits of Tiran feature the best diving near Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. With four pristine reef systems, deep walls and pelagic species, it’s no wonder divers seek out this piece of paradise.