Egypt’s beauty and thriving underwater world are known to never disappoint divers. With the Red Sea as its underwater playground, Egypt offers impressive marine life sightings and coral formations of all colors and sizes.
Discover famed historical dive sites, where you can swim among over 7000 artifacts including ancient Roman ruins and WWII wrecks. Go freshwater diving in the middle of the Sahara or glide over thriving coral reefs.
Red Sea Coast
Vibrant soft coral gardens and famous wrecks attract new and experienced divers to the ever-popular Red Sea Coast. Dive in to experience elusive dugong, resident dolphin pods, mantas, hammerheads and more.
The Sinai Peninsula has something for every diver preference and experience level, with vibrant Red Sea life of all shapes and sizes. Whether you like bustling dive resorts, liveaboards or quiet beach huts, there’s something for you to enjoy at this world-class dive region.
Diving in Egypt
Best time to dive
Egypt goes through notable changes in weather and temperature, depending on the season. Additionally, the change in climate means that sea critters displace themselves, so your diving experience will vary depending on your chosen vacation dates. March to May is spring and is the first high season of the year. The temperature in and out of the ocean is warm and comfortable. Furthermore, you are more likely to spot whalesharks during this time. June to August is the low season when temperatures are noticeably hotter. What’s more, you’ll find fantastic deals on liveaboards and dive packages in resorts and dive centers. But low season doesn’t mean bad diving - during this period, hammerhead sharks frequent the area, so be sure to keep your eyes open. September to November is also considered the high season, and, like March to May, these months boast the most agreeable ocean conditions with higher chances of running into manta rays and thresher sharks. December to February is another low season, as ocean temperatures plummet to around 22˚C (72˚). There’s always a compromise though, as this period usually has the clearest visibility. As dive tourism peaks in Egypt’s spring and autumn, it’s important to be aware that dive sites in the Red Sea can be significantly more crowded than in the summer and winter.
Types of diving
What to see
Best places to dive
There are dive centers in Hurghada, Marsa Ghalib and Sharm el Sheikh.
The top dive centers are the Reef Oasis Dive Club Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea Relax Diving Resort and Sadko Diving Centre.
Open Water Diver prices range from €180-€420. See all Open Water Diver courses in Egypt.
Advanced Open Water Diver prices range from €160-€350. See all Advanced Open Water Diver courses in Egypt.
You can obtain your Open Water Diver in Hurghada.
You can obtain your Advanced Open Water Diver in Hurghada.
Diving is available in Naama Bay, Makadi Bay and Nabq.