Makadi Bay Diving
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 Makadi Bay
Best time to dive
What makes the diving areas on the coast of the Red Sea even more special is that they can, essentially, be visited all year round. The weather in this part of the world gets very hot, but that is never a bad thing when it comes to diving. The water temperatures never drop below 19 degrees Celsius and can reach up to 29 degrees Celsius.
The visibility in the Red Sea is also great with an average of 20 metres, with the best days reaching 50 plus metres. There may be days where the wind picks up, but only in extreme conditions, which is extremely rare, would diving have to be cancelled.
Types of diving
The bay itself at Makadi Bay is an ideal location for dive courses as it is protected and so not often affected by winds. Offshore, there are gorgeous coral reefs which are reached by boats that the dive centers and dive resorts send out. There is a house reef off the bay which can be visited by divers, either with a guide or without a guide. The dive sites located offshore include drift dives, deep reef dives and wreck dives, so something for everyone.
What to see
This diving area will definitely increase the chances for divers to spot large and impressive species including Manta Rays, Whale Sharks and Dolphins. Even more likely, divers will spot Sea Turtles, Barracudas, Moray Eels, Tuna and Stingrays. For the divers who are more interested in the tiny creatures who live within the coral formations, there is enough to be found here as well.