Egypt, is a much loved hot spot for underwater enthusiasts who venture from around the globe to dive in its pristine water, brimming with diverse marine life. The Red Sea is famous worldwide for its unforgettable sites and is on most divers’ bucket list. Its magnificent ecosystem of coral, colour and critters is something otherworldly.
Egypt really does have diving for everyone, which is why it’s so popular. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a seasoned dive professional seeking out new adventures, Egypt’s beauty and thriving underwater world is known to not to disappoint. You can generally count on spectacles of fish, magnificent macro creatures like nudibranch and shrimp, and brilliantly beaming coral. Boasting not only vivacious coral and fish, in Egypt you can enjoy diving with the big boys as well. Think shoals of sharks, mantas, turtles, dolphins and manatees if you’re lucky, and a favourite of many - Whalesharks. Wonderfully warm waters and great visibility along with minimal current is frequently found in Egypt waters, which is especially great for beginners wanting to take the plunge for the first time, or for less experienced divers. However, there are also many spots that do require a specific level of training and experience, such as sites that are rather deep, wreck dive sites and areas of strong current. This variation of dive conditions is why it truly is a place for all levels of experience and interest.
Egypt has many dive options, depending on personal preference and what limits you have budget-wise. Much of Egypt’s bustling tourist spots are lined with dive centers, both large and small. Similarly, dive resorts are in abundance, and many resorts have a small dive center within their grounds. Liveaboards are also extremely popular, with plenty of luxury boats sailing to distant dive areas all year round, meaning divers are really spoilt for choice.