Diving in Egypt especially the red sea can be one of the most inspirational experiences of your life it also offers something for everyone. Not only the plenty of nature to enjoy, but the further North you go, there are many wrecks that are quite beautiful and worth a visit ,Being surrounded by desert climate makes the Red Sea warm and pretty salty, This means that the Red Sea is relatively warm, with average water temperatures in February being 22°C and reaching 30°C in June – August.
The great conditions of the Red Sea also include good visibility, due to calm waters and increased light penetration resulting from its close proximity to the Equator. These factors make the Red Sea great for both the growth of underwater wildlife, and also great for diving to see this wildlife. you’ll be able to experience a sea teeming with unique life & sites, while also being able to visit some of the most historically significant regions in the world Diving programs by taking a day boat or a live aboard. Either way, diving the Red Sea has never been easier or more worthwhile!
Best Diving Sites in Egypt :
Sharm El Sheikh
Ras Mohamed National Marine Park:
One of the most beautiful attraction in the Northern Red Sea is the. This is truly a gem of the Red Sea. Located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, only 12 km from the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh it probably represents some of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea .The park contains the islands of Tiran and Sanafir, Shark and Yolanda Reefs, and many more beautiful formations. It is so rich in nutrients brought in by currents from either side of the Sinai, that underwater life is abundant, with barracuda, unicorn fish, batfish, and sharks
Giftun island :
one of the largest islands in the Red Sea; it is very well-known for its colorful coral reeve and unique fish species that make snorkeling a must.
Giftun National Park is one of the protected reserves in Egypt and so it remain untouched by civilization.
You have the chance to go there by boat and enjoy the long white beaches and the light blue sea which make the island one of the most scenic and serene sights around Hurghada. Enjoy a relaxing day explore the desert island paradise of Giftun Island, Explore life under the surface, snorkeling in the beautiful waters of the Red Sea, have The chance to swim with the dolphins
a great diving destination located further south enjoys less pollution ,crowds and pleasant water temperatures year round, with winter temperatures being about 24°C and summer water temperatures around 30°C it allows divers and snorkelers a great opportunity to experience the colorful coral and some of its friendly inhabitants. it’s common to see bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and even a dugong These reefs are mostly free from the environmental damage suffered by some further north. And whereas the dive sites near Sharm and Hurghada suffer from over crowding, the Marsa Alam sites, being further from the larger resorts, can be enjoyed without having to constantly bump into other divers.
Elphinstone: is the best dive site in Marsa Alam , The sheer walls of this great reef plunge steeply into the blue, richly decorated with soft corals, sponges, gorgonians and fans. Sharks often swim by the spot to feed on the abundant reef fish population. The northern plateau is home to schooling hammerheads with frequent sightings of oceanic white tip sharks. Elphinstone is definitely a world-class dive site.
The salem express :
Top dive site in Safaga Diving the Salem Express is however a unique experience it is one of the most controversial wreck dives in the Red Sea due to the tragic loss of life which occurred when it sank shortly after midnight on December 1991., Anyway enterring the wreck is stricly forbiden. The Wreck is clasified as maritim Tombe.but going there every year or two is interesting to see how nature slowly regains this tragic place.
Dahab has a huge variety of dive sites, from shallow coral gardens to deep drop offs and canyons. This is what makes Dahab so special, you can explore one type of topography on your morning dive and then see something completely different in the afternoon There are gentle reef slopes and coral gardens for beginners and some more challenging sites such as the Blue Hole
The Blue Hole
One of the most famous dive sites of not only the Red Sea, but the World over is the Blue Hole ‘World’s Most Dangerous Dive Sites’ its inky blue depths have claimed a number of lives, but the Blue hole has several aspects that make it special as it continues to draw divers from around the World to it. A huge circular opening on the reef plate, 150m wide and 120m deep on the inside. It is one of only 3 ‘blue holes’ in the world. At 50m depth, the Arch is a 26m-long tunnel that connects the inside of the Blue Hole to the open sea. The Arch may be dived as an extended range or trimix dive. Glide under the tunnel’s soft coral ceiling and emerge into the open sea. The Blue Hole is a perfect place for a long decompression stop as there is little current or overhead boat traffic. While being in dahab this is definitely a must dive for technical divers
Underwater city of Cleopatra
Diving in Alexandria is unique and great dives on the underwater city have the chance to dive on this magnificent magic in a shallow depth between 11000 archeological pieces pharhonic , Greek, and Roman. 6 different dive sites with sphinxes, columns ancient light house of Alexandria, the plalace of Cleopatra with its Sphinxes and statues and her majesty royal monuments all between your hands underwater of Alexandria so don’t miss the chance to dive in a complete city with palaces, monuments and even shipwrecks.
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