Scuba diving in Egypt

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About scuba in Egypt

by Scubacrowd

Scuba diving in the Red Sea is a unique experience. Egypt offers an unbelievable variety of diving experiences, with shallow reefs, walls, wrecks and exciting coral gardens. The crystal clear waters of the Egyptian coast host more than 40 species of sharks including the whale shark, dolphins, turtles…the list is endless. The 1,200 different species of fish find shelter in the 2,000km of coral reef, situated along the coast. The protected area of the Ras Mohammed National Park is a great start to discover this vibrant marine life, as it is located only a few kilometers away from Sharm El Sheikh.

Further south, is another great diving area: Marsa Alam. The area is less crowded and less polluted so divers can enjoy clearer waters.

Although the Red Sea is a peaceful place for fish and marine life, many boats had problems in these beautiful waters: up north, many wrecks lie at the bottom of the sea. Among them are the world famous Thistlegorm, The Dunraven, The Carnatic and The Chrisoula K, now populated by corals and exotic fish.

The diving conditions in Egypt and in the Red Sea are exceptional. The visibility is great due to the calm waters and the light penetration. The marine life variety is immense and depends on the site you dive. The most popular destinations are Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Al Qusayr and Nabq. Depending on where you choose to go, you will enjoy either quiet places for a relaxing holiday or a vibrant city life.

As Egypt is a top destination for scuba diving holiday, all the services and facilities are available in the resorts, from diving courses, boat trips to equipment rental.