El Gouna’s hotels and compounds are located on the magnificent brown and beige shades of the desert sands which contrast beautifully with the crystal clear, turquoise and deep blue colours of the sea. This location offers dives in shallow waters which allows for picturesque views of the wide range of colours of corals and reef fish which reside here. There are so many exciting species to spot here including Sea Turtles, Napoleon Wrasse and even dolphins.
Makadi Bay is located just 30 minutes from Hurghada and offers divers a relaxing atmosphere with sandy beaches and beautiful landscapes, while underwater, marine life is bustling. This area offers dive sites with spectacular coral pinnacles, immense schools of fish such as the Bannerfish and Barracuda, and large coral plateaus to explore. There is also the opportunity for drift dives and potentially spotting Eagle Rays.
Sahl Hasheesh is known to be more of the luxurious diving location. Off the coast you will reach the dive sites by boat and these dives sites are thriving with corals of all shapes and sizes and every colour under the sun. They are home to an exciting collection of reef species including vibrant Nudibranchs, grumpy Stonefish, expertly camouflaged Scorpionfish, gorgeous Seahorses, sneaky Octopus and unique Spanish Dancers. On really lucky days Whitetip Reef Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks have been sighted in this area.
El Mina wreck is an Egyptian minesweeper wreck which sank in 1970 by Israeli war planes. The deepest point at which she lies is at 32 metres and is around 60-70 metres long which means this stunning wreck is accessible for recreational and technical divers. Divers are able to penetrate the wreck but need to be careful to not touch it but be prepared for an unforgettable experience.
Umm Gamar is an isolated reef which has been created by a mountain. This dive spot offers impressive coral formations, a steep coral wall, caves and overhangs and large pelagic species which hunt on the smaller reef fish, so a lot of diversity to see in at this dive site. In February and March you can spot Manta Rays here and throughout the year White Tip Reef Sharks also make an appearance.
Giftun Kebir and Giftun Soraya, aka Large GIftun and Small GIftun, are two islands out in the Red Sea which are a perfect day diving expedition to admire what the Red Sea has to offer. Pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and vibrant, jungle-like underwater ecosystems.
Hurghada and its surrounding areas have so much more to offer including locations such as Abu Ramada, Al Aruk and more.