The Red Sea offers some of the world’s best diving with an abundant and varied marine life giving you the opportunity to encounter various types of groupers, stingrays, parrotfish, angelfish, butterfly fish and turtles. Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab are popular bases for divers offering easy access to some of the best dive locations including Ras Mohammed National Park and the Straits of Tiran.
Superb visibility, countless varieties of hard and soft coral and an incredibly and diverse underwater topography with wall and shipwreck dive sites the Red Sea is a destination that will keep you busy for the duration of your stay.
Diving from Hurghada will give you the opportunity to see amazing fringing reefs, reef walls, drop offs and experience some of the Red Sea’s best wreck diving. The Salem Express to the south of Safaga is worth a visit. The wreck sunk in 1991 after hitting the reef at night, with the loss of over 600 lives, making one of the greatest marine tragedies of all time.
From Hurghada you can access the spectacular marine park surrounding the Giftun Islands and Abu Ramada by boat. The stunning and beautiful coloured corals and the huge variety of fish including barracuda, grouper, stingrays and triggerfish will keep you entertained during dives.
Diving in Marsa Alam is plentiful with impressive reefs home to hard and soft corals in pristine condition and with the most famous reefs in Marsa Alam just a short boat ride from shore.
In Marsa Alam you can combine shore and boat diving. The coastal reefs are dazzling with impressive hard and soft corals, beautiful topography and a variety of colourful fish. Boat diving will take you to the dramatic walls and drop-offs of Elphinstone Reef where you get really close to sea turtles, anthias and an impressive variety of sharks, including hammerheads, grey reef sharks and white-tip sharks.
Sharm El Sheikh
Diving in Sharm is plentiful with the teeming coral reefs of Ras Mohammed National Park and the Straits of Tiran available all year round.
The Ras Mohamed National Park poses some encapsulating diving including great dives around Shark Reef and the Yolanda wreck. The Yolanda is a cargo ship that shed its load of toilets and sank in less than 18 metres of water.
Ras Mohammed is also rich in nutrients giving you the opportunity to see a variety of marine life including groupers, barracuda, batfish, napoleon wrasses, blue-spot stingrays and a special treat, crocodile fish.
The Straits of Tiran offers divers a choice of dive sites including Gordon Reef, Jackson Reef, Laguna Reef, Tomas Reef, Woodhouse Reef and Zingara. All these dive sites offer divers top quality diving with some reaching maximum depths of up to 100 metres.
The diving in Dahab is totally different from Sharm with the Canyon and the Blue Hole being the legendary sites of this destination. Both sites are shore dives with very unusual topography and home to fish that are rarely seen around Sharm, like the Red Sea Walkman.
Most of the diving in Dahab is from shore making a good option for new divers. The sites are accessed by a short ride along shore by jeep, camel or pick-up truck and all you have to do is gear up at the beach and start your dive.
Hamata’s diving is famous for the best reef systems in the Red Sea. The Fury Shoals offers around 35 dive sites with a variety of hard and soft corals and opportunities to encounter whitetip and grey reef sharks at any time of the year and hammerheads during the summer. The St. Johns collection of small reefs to the south of Hamata offers some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea.