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Explore the Egyptian Underwaters

Introduction

Egypt is one of best places for your diving plans; including underwater excitement, adventures, incredible sheer number of marine life and crystal clear waters. Egyptian diving sites provide one of the best experiences for snorkelers and divers.

Divers enjoy shallow patch reefs, drift dives, in addition to the most interesting wrecks of sea adventures. Span across large surface areas are found in the Red sea diving sites. Divers can swim over coral gardens, natural plateaus, lagoons and caves. Diving in Egypt doesn’t know any dull moments. Usually it’s unforgettable. 

Red Sea

Sharm El Sheikh is probably the best known destination on the Red Sea, together with Hurghada and Marsa Alam. Divers arrange the perfect diving holiday in the Straits of Tiran or head to the Ras Mohamed National Park for larger pelagic and healthy coral reefs.

El Gouna is also considered a superb destination for diving fans. Wreck divers enjoy proximity to the Straits of Gubal and the spectacular Sha’ab Abu Nuhas. Its rich in coral gardens in the sheltered waters with plenty of reef species, and colorful nudibranch octopus. At north Gouna, Bluff Point is considered a favorite site for safari boats. Rich corals abound as well as the chance to see turtles, morays and occasionally white-tip reef sharks, plus the wreck of the British freighter, the Ulysses. 

Egyptian Diving Sites

  1.  SS Thistlegorm

Location

Sharm El Sheikh

Distance

3 hours

Water source

Red Sea

Name

It was a British transport ship attacked and sunk on its journey from Glasgow to Alexandria.

Diving activities

Swimming around and inside the wreck.

Found wrecks

Rusted machine guns, railway freight car, torpedoes

Marine life

Crocodiles hiding in the sand surrounding the wreck

British sunk ship

  1. Big Brother

Location

Hurghada

Distance

8 hours boat ride from Hurghada

Water source

Red Sea

Name

Two small islands (Big Brother and Little Brother)

Diving activities

Swimming beneath the waters of Big Brother where the Aida II ship lies

Found wrecks

Train carriages, large wheels, an open engine room, another wreck which is over a century old called Numidia

Marine life

Pristine corals, shark encounters, Many large-lipped Napoleon Wrasse, reef sharks, hammerheads.

Recommendation

colors are stunning, Memorial photos

  1. Shark and Yolanda Reef

Location

Sharm El Sheikh, where the Gulf of Aqaba meets the Gulf of Suez.

Distance

approximately 30 minutes from Sharm El Sheikh

Water source

Red Sea

Diving activities

Swimming around of the wreck that sank in this area in 1980.

Found wrecks

Array of bathroom products such as toilet bowls, baths, slates and other objects all of which came from the cargo of the wreck that sank in this area in 1980

Marine life

Perfect environment for marine life to breed, Rich in nutrients

Recommendation

Taking pictures of themselves and their buddies sitting on the toilet in their dive gear under the water.

Red Sea treasures

  1. Elphinstone Reef

Location

Marsa Alam

Distance

20-minute boat ride from the shore at Marsa Alam

Water source

Red Sea

Diving activities

Float past the myriad fusiliers, fan corals, and anthias.

Marine life

Oceanic white tip reef sharks and Hammerheads can be spotted in this area as well as dolphins and even tiger sharks.

Recommendation

colors are stunning, Memorial photos

Dolphins at Marsa Allam

  1. Jackson Reef

Location

Straits of Tiran, Sharm El Sheikh

Distance

30-minute boat ride from Sharm.

Water source

Red Sea

Diving activities

Swimming around and in without touching the fire coral surrounding areas.

Marine life

White tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, and manta at all year around.

Recommendation

colors are stunning, crystal clear water

Warning

It hurts when you touch the stunning red and orange fire coral brighten up in the surrounding area

Enjoy diving under the Egyptian waters