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 excellent dive sites spread along the coast and with only a handful of dive centres, so you are most likely to find quiet dive sites. Wreck divers will be pleased to explore the Salem Express. Elphinstone, a thrilling open ocean pinnacle, is there for the intrepid too.
El Quseir Sea Life
Gracing the clear, calm waters are many varieties of colourful reef fish amongst the abundant hard and soft coral reefs. Crocodilefish, lionfish, batfish, humphead wrasse, many bluespotted stingrays and the occasional turtle and manatee should be expected. Oceanic whitetip and hammerhead sharks can be seen at Elphinstone while barracuda stalk the local sites and eagle rays drop in for a fly-by. Watch out for dolphins as you travel between dive sites.
How To Get There
The closest airport is in Marsa Alam with Hurghada’s coming in a close second. From there transfer is by road.