Egypt is the land of Pharaohs, legends and myths, and has an incredible historical heritage. This land of mystery is surrounded by an endless desert crossed by one of the largest river in the world: The Nile. Egypt hides a lot of underwater treasures for people seeking for a superb dive trip.
The coast-side of Sinai offers some of the best egyptian dive sites. From Dahab, you will have the chance to dive the impressive blue hole. Further south from the city of Sharm el-Sheikh there is plenty of incredible liveaboard passing by the Ras Mohamed drop off or the fantastic SS thisthelgorn wreck. You should not missed it !
The Eastern part of Egypt is also recommended for scuba divers. Hurghada, Safaga, Quseir and Marsa Alam possess rich and untouched coral reefs full of marine mammals like dolphins, turtles and reef sharks.
If you want to visit Egypt for diving holidays you must know that months from May to September are the best, with warmer water and small wind making the summer heat more bearable. But no worries if you can not, Egypt is a great place for divers all yearlong.
Visibility is amazing all around the country and is still great at 200 meters deep.
Egyptian winds be strong and amplify the current. Usually there is almsot no current in Egypt, you will enjoy your dive in peace !
Most of the dive spots start from shore and are accessible to all diving level.
The red sea water temperature do not vary a lot, scuba diver will enjoy water from 21 to 25°C all yearlong. Red sea is one of the warmest sea in the world.
By just moving your eyes under the water surface you will be struck by the intensity of the blue-green water. After this moment of contemplation, you will be astonished by the beauty of colorful corals and the exuberance of marine life. More than 200 coral species, 300 different sharks and 1000 invertebrates are listed in this area. Along the steep walls you might have the chance to dive with school of kingfish, batfish, barracudas and napoleon fishs. Moreover, we must tell you that red sea is full of impressive and well perserved wrecks.