Red Sea Coast Diving
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.
One of Egypt’s top holiday resort and dive destinations with international flights arriving directly to its airport, Hurghada diving offers dramatic walls, pinnacles and large plateaus swathed in colorful corals. Discover classic Red Sea marine life below the water and surface to stunning desert landscapes.
Quieter than other Egyptian dive destinations, Marsa Alam has few crowds and easy access to world-famous dive sites just offshore. Unguided shore diving opportunities offer the ultimate in diver freedom, whilst marine life such as resident spinner dolphins, dugong and endangered guitarfish will leave you coming back for more.
The gateway to Southern Red Sea liveaboard diving, Port Ghalib has flourishing reefs and deep dive sites teeming with classic Red Sea life. Drift over seagrass beds at Marsa Mubarak to spot grazing dugong and sea turtles, or hop on a boat for the remote Southern Reefs and pelagic thrills.
One of Egypt’s Top 5 dive spots, Safaga offers diverse barrier and table reef diving, a striking maze of coral pinnacles and walls plunging to over 300m depth. Enjoy breathtaking marine life at the iconic Salem Express wreck.
Diving in the Red Sea Coast
Year round diving, pleasant temperatures, above average visibility, marine species large and small, coral gardens beyond imagination, multiple shades of sparkling blue and exciting diving adventures; that sums up the Red Sea Coast in Egypt. Red Sea Coast diving really has something for everyone, from beautiful shallow corals and reef fish focused dives, to deep and more advanced diving opportunities for the Tec divers out there. Some areas have stronger currents and so there are some fantastic drift dives to be done here. The Red Sea has been established from a massive crack in the earth which also means incredibly deep depths, reaching up to 3000 meters. This geographical phenomenon also explains how the small islands throughout the Red Sea emerged which are also great diving areas.
The Red Sea, despite it being an incredibly popular diving destination for many years, is still in great condition and one of the main comments of divers is their surprise at the pristine state that the reefs are in.
The conditions are never at extremes to make for unpleasant diving and the visibility in the Red Sea is known to be above average-year round, which means it can be visited whenever it works out best for divers and allows for a steady flow of diving tourism throughout the year. The main factor that some months are busier depends on the outside temperature as June to August the temperatures can increase to above 40 degrees celsius.
The dive centres and dive resorts here provide options for all types of diving. Want to learn to dive for the first time? There are enough shallower, sandy bottom dive sites for all skills to be taught in the dive courses. Want to penetrate a wreck at 30 metres with your twin set? This is also possible. Most of the dive sites are reached by boat. This can either be by daily boat trips organised by onshore dive centers or multi-day trip liveaboards which operate regularly here.
Also, many of the diving areas are busy trying to come up with ways to educate regarding marine conservation and pollution to keep the area in its great condition.