El Gouna Diving
Diving in El Gouna
Best time to dive
Divers wanting to visit the Red Sea and dive there are lucky it’s possible all year round as the diving conditions are, for the large majority, never too extreme to prevent diving activities. This is a desert area and the climate here may reach extreme highs but never drop down too low. The water temperatures here vary between 19 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius. February is the coldest month in and out of the water, and September the hottest. During the winter months of November to February there may be days of strong winds but mostly the boats are still able to go out.
The visibility in the Red Sea is known around the world to always be great, averaging between 10 metres and 20 metres with it sometimes reaching up to 60 metres on the best day.
Types of diving
All the dive sites in El Gouna are located offshore, so all the diving here is done from boats through dive centres and dive resorts. Should divers be visiting here to do a dive course, this is a great place to choose. More advanced divers wanting to revel over the steep wall drops and stunning drift dives and to admire the vibrant colours and vibrant marine life activity, it is also possible here.
There are walls here which divers can experience through drift dives, there are relaxing dives with no current but with enough to see and this area is known for its impressive wreck dives.