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The Red Sea is one of the most popular dive destinations in the world and rightly so. You’ll find some amazing ship wrecks, tons of sharks, healthy corals and tons of colourful fish. Dolphins also abound, and in the rights spots, you are very likely to dive with some Dugongs (Manatee)

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Alexandria

Diving around Alexandria can be categorized by four different dive types.In the Eastern Harbor and near to the shore, divers can discover ancient ruins from the pharaohs, Romans and Greeks. The most popular dive site in the area in Cleopatra’s Underwater City which is full of sphinx statues and Roman columns. This city, which was built by Alexander the Great in...

Hurghada

Hurghada offers daily diving as well as being a favourite leaving point for many liveaboards. Liveaboard trips leave from here to explore a greater range of sites either north or south. There are many itineraries to choose from; some specialise in wrecks whereas others offer a mix of wrecks and reefs. There’s a range of boats available with some of the most luxurious...

Marsa Alam

There’s plenty of shore diving here; dive centres arrange minibuses to other shore diving spots too, so it’s great choice if you really don’t like boats. Large comfortable boats make day trips, and Elphinstone excursions leave regularly. Some operators use smaller inflatable zodiac boats to zip you to dive sites. The shore diving is relaxed and calm and suitable for...

Ras Gharib

Ras Gharib

Because of Egypt’s accessibility and proximity to Europe, the Red Sea suffers from over exposure. Many of the reefs are showing signs of too many annual visitors. Therefore, it has become increasingly important to explore new dive sites in order to relieve the pressure put on those around Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. This search has resulted in the discovery of...

Safaga Makadi Bay

Safaga and Makadi Bay constitute the third most popular scuba diving area in Egypt after Hurghada and Sharm al-Sheikh. Divers here are rewarded by shallow reefs, coral gardens and steep walls. Several controversial wrecks add intrigue to this Red Sea dive resort. Makadi Bay is often overlooked in favor of nearby Safaga or Hurghada, but it is a worthwhile dive...

Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh is home to some great local diving as well as being your gateway to many liveaboard boat and itinerary options.  Wrecks, walls and reefs, it’s all here. Some of the sites do experience strong current, making them unsuitable for beginners, but a rich swirling dive of colour and life for those a little more advanced.  Liveaboard operators...

El Gouna Strait Of Gubal

The Strait of Gubal has been long sought after by advanced and technical divers because of its plethora of deep wrecks. Traditionally, the Strait has only been accessible by liveaboard from Hurghada or Sharm el-Sheikh. However, with the introduction of a new resort at El Gouna, divers can easily access the Strait of Gubal as well as a healthy variety of dive sites on...

Dubai

Dubai

Dubai being a seaport is littered with self-contained ecosystems in the wrecks of the Persian Gulf. Some are depths that only technical divers are qualified for but, for the most part, a portion of the wreck, the MV Dara is accessible to advanced divers.In the Gulf of Oman, Fujairah is a favorite site featuring warm water, bleached sand and tropical fish. Sharm rock...

El Quseir

El Quseir

House reefs lie right off the beach here, so shore diving is comfortable and perfect for every level. Operators offer boat trips to those sites not accessible from the shore. Boats are comfortable purpose built large dive boats, but there are some speedboat options available too. Some shore dives require a minibus transfer to sites further afield. There’s a myriad of...

Straits Of Tiran

The Straits of Tiran are often sought after by advanced divers in Sharm el-Sheikh. This is due to the fact that the area features strong currents and deeper sites than found elsewhere around the Sinai Peninsula. That doesn’t mean there isn’t also plenty for beginners to explore. Everyone is bound to enjoy the crystal clear visibility and colorful underwater world...