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Diving in Egypt

You may be surprised when we talk about Egypt as a country with activities and adventures and not as a country with museums, monuments and temples. Fun activities, especially diving in Egypt, will make your trip amazing. Diving in Egypt is one of the most exciting and fun adventures.

Egypt is a favorite destination for divers, especially with its easy accessibility to the Red Sea, which stretches along the entire eastern coast of Egypt. It is one of the best diving destinations in the world, because of its clear blue waters, the presence of more than 1,200 species of fish, and more than 200 species of coral.

Places to dive in Egypt

Much of the diving tourism in Egypt over the years has focused around the large resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, but there are a lot of options for diving tourists, here are the best places you can visit to practice diving in Egypt:

Hurghada

We cannot talk about the best places to dive in Egypt without mentioning Hurghada. Hurghada is a tourist hub that attracts a lot of tourists, as Hurghada is now a city and resort full of recreational activities, the most important of which is diving. It is a particularly attractive destination for divers, whether beginners or professionals, as this is a wonderful diving haven on the Red Sea. Those interested in diving find Hurghada the best diving location in the Red Sea, because of its amazing coral reefs and the diversity of marine fish. It also has a very special site for diving courses for beginners.

The Giftun Islands are the most popular among divers in Hurghada and it is one of the best diving spots in Egypt.

Sharm  El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is the most popular diving destination in Egypt, with many diving resorts in the Red Sea. It attracts visitors from all over the world, as it is home to Ras Muhammad National Park which is considered one of the best diving spots in the region. Tiran also provides quick snorkeling along the island's coral reefs.

With Ras Mohammed to the east, Tiran to the west, and highly-rated dive sites, divers are sure to find the experience they crave. Moreover, the prices are very reasonable as well, which makes Sharm El Sheikh one of the best places for a diving vacation in Egypt.

Dahab

This quiet and colorful city on the east coast of Sinai is one of Egypt's most popular destinations for diving in the Red Sea. It is an ideal place for divers, with its amazing coral reefs featuring vibrant coral reefs.

A short distance takes you to the Blue Hole, which is considered one of the most popular diving spots in Dahab. It is a wonderful gap of 100 meters deep that provides you with an enjoyable diving experience where you can see large and colorful fish. Dahab offers exceptional opportunities for technical diving and free diving. It's also a great place to take a driving course, with easy to reach sites and great weather conditions.

Diving in Dahab is possible throughout the year, but if you want to avoid the summer heat, you can visit it between March to May or September to November.

Alexandria

Alexandria shows that diving is not limited to the Red Sea, but can also be on the Mediterranean. This coastal Egyptian city lies along the Mediterranean coast, and it has a lot to offer diving enthusiasts as well. Unlike any other diving experiences anywhere in the world, diving in Alexandria is considered a travel through history, as the waters located there cover many of the sunken monuments, such as Cleopatra's palace and the lighthouse of Alexandria. There are also historical shipwrecks from different eras that can be found in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam tourism has become a great alternative to the rest of the crowded places and its popularity is increasing day by day. It is located on the Red Sea, and this city offers amazing day trips to wonderful diving locations. It is a great option for people who do not like to spend the whole day at the sea but want to dive, as the best thing about it is the possibility of diving on the beach, watching the colorful coral reefs and large groups of fish. The coast of Marsa Alam offers a lot of things to do, some wonderful beaches and great diving either from the beach or boats.

Ras Mohammed

This nature reserve is considered the most famous in Egypt and one of the best places for diving in Egypt. Ras Mohammed National Park in Sharm El Sheikh is located about 20 kilometers south of Sharm El Sheikh, where the Gulf of Aqaba meets the Gulf of Suez. It is characterized by beautiful landscapes and due to the mingling of these waters, the region has countless wonderful coral reefs and colorful fishes. This protected area can be reached by a day trip or diving boat. It has many popular diving sites including Shark Reef, Jackfish Alley, and Pristine Head Deer.

During the warm summer months, large groups of fish appear along the coral reefs, where the water teems with color and movement. Since this water is protected it is completely pure, making it a great diving experience any time of the year.

Best times for diving in Egypt

You can dive in Egypt throughout the year, but the best time of year to dive in Egypt is from late July to early December, depending on the location, as the water temperature rises to over 30 degrees Celsius in August and September. The water temperature drops significantly between January and April, as it drops to around 18 degrees Celsius in Dahab.

Frequently asked questions

Is it safe to dive in Egypt?

So long as you follow the guidelines in place and go diving with a responsible, certified tour operator, you will have a safe and enjoyable time underwater in Egypt.

Is Diving an expensive hobby?

scuba diving is an expensive sport. Make sure you have enough money saved to fund your scuba diving course. In addition, most dive shops also require the participant to purchase their own mask, snorkel, and fins so make sure you have some spare cash for that.

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