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.
A wreck diving hub, El Gouna offers easy access to the famous Abu Nuhas wrecks. With over 40 other offshore dive sites and thriving coral reefs, there’s something for all dive experience levels to enjoy.
Makadi Bay offers the best of both worlds, a relaxed, easy shore diving destination but with exciting offshore dives at impressive wrecks, deep walls and coral gardens. The waters are teeming with life, ranging from occasional whale shark sightings to vibrant schooling fish.
Diving in Hurghada
Best time to dive
Types of diving
What to see
Hurghada in its entirety is made up of so many different dive areas and dive sites and they all provide something different and unique. Diving in El Gouna means there is a big chance that Sea Turtles, Moray Eels, Barracuda, Napoleon Wrasse, Crocodile Fish, and on fantastic days, dolphins. Sahl Hasheesh to the South has an array of reef species that you can spot during these dives including Nudibranchs, Stonefish, Scorpionfish, Seahorses, Octopus and Spanish Dancers. If you have the opportunity to visit Hurghada in March and April, then you will be able to spot Manta Rays as they come by during these months in Umm Gamar. White Tip reef sharks can also be spotted here.
Best places to dive
The top dive centers are the Sadko Diving Centre, Scuba World Divers Madinat Makadi and Dive Trek.
Open Water Diver prices range from €230-€420. See all Open Water Diver courses in Hurghada.
Advanced Open Water Diver prices range from €160-€345. See all Advanced Open Water Diver courses in Hurghada.
You can obtain your Open Water Diver in El Gouna.
You can obtain your Advanced Open Water Diver in El Gouna.