Port Ghalib Diving
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.
Diving in Port Ghalib
A preserved area where the underwater world is as untouched as possible, which means flourishing corals and vibrant colours is Port Ghalib, located on the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt. It's a resort town located near Marsa Alam on the southern coast of the Red Sea. Even though there are options for divers of all levels to dive here, the large majority of diving here is deep diving and the maximum depth is 60 metres with an average of 12-25 metres. Most of the diving here is done by boats, either day trip boats or liveaboards, as opposed to shore diving.
Best time to dive
Throughout the year the water temperatures in Port Ghalib are warm and pleasant with temperatures varying between 22 degrees celsius and 29 degrees celsius. This area is known to have the hottest night temperatures out of all of Egypt and during the months of June to September the climate is very hot and dry as it is located in the desert. The Red Sea is known for its great visibility so the beauty underwater here is always visible. The weather never reaches any extremes which would make diving here not possible.
Types of diving
What to see
There is a collection of beautiful marine species to spot here who are grazing on the seagrass and living within the coral gardens. There are Sea Turtles and the ever so unique and entertaining Dugongs who relax and feed on the seagrass beds, the Octopus and Crocodile Fish which hide within the formations of the coral reefs and the schools of reef fish which are a dream for anyone wanting to capture these rainbow reefs on camera. The large Napoleon Fish swim around completely unfazed by your presence and are a beautiful subject for any camera.