Sharm El Sheikh is an important commercial port and a famous touristic place at the southern tip of Sinai. Sharm use to be a fishing village, now with many hotel and tourism infrastructure, the city changed a lot. Sharm also became a starting point for many liveaboards. The Red Sea attract divers from the world, coming to discover the crystal clear water and enjoy the wealth of its reefs. From the port of Sharm El Sheikh there is plenty of impressives dive areas as : The Straits of Tiran, the Naama Bay or the marine park of Ras Mohammed. Since political situation is not stable in the area, if you decide to go there please be safe. At least you will take enjoy exceptional discount. If you go in Egypt you must spend at least on day over, you will regret if you don't.
Between the Sinaï desert and Red Sea, Charm el-Cheikh enjoy temperature going up to 40°C in summer but the climate is mild in winter thanks to the sea breeze. The best period to go diving in Sharm El Sheikh is between the month of april and october.
Visibility is amazing all year long, you might enjoy clear water with more than 30 meters visibility.
Currents: There is almost no current around Sharm but be carefull of waves when the wind start blowing.
Difficulty: Start to dive in the city of Charm El-Cheikh garantee you to spend an exceptional time underwater.
Water temperature are not always the same, even in summer you will swim in warm water between 21°C to 30°C.
The Ras Mohammed National Park is an underwater jewel offering divers many diving experiences such as: steep walls, magnificent reefs and exceptional wrecks. The best dive spots around are Shark Reef, Yolanda Reef, the USS Thistlegorm wreck and also the Kingston Wreck . The Straits of Tiran also offers superb diving reefs such as Gordon Reef, Thomas Reef, Woodhouse Reef, Jackson Reef and the wrecks of Lullia and Lara.
Around Charm el-Cheikh reef are incredibly rich. You might observe hard corals, giant gorgonia, sponges, anemones and lot's of colorfull fishes. You will be hypnotised by the fish around you while diving. You do not need to be lucky there if you want to encounter nudibranches, clown fish, lion fish, moray, crocodile fish, jack fish, bat fish, barracudas, napoleon fish, turtles and even dolphins. If you are not afraid of the political problem in the area you should go plan your egyptian trip now !