Scuba Diving In Egypt is one of the most popular holiday activities as Egypt is renowned for the clarity of its waters and the wide variety of its spectacular corals and fish. The Red Sea in Egypt offers a wide range of submarine habitats from remote seamounts that attract large open water species such as sharks and barracudea, to inshore shallow water reefs where scuba divers and snorkellers can swim with turtles and clown fish.
All the large egyptian resorts featured on Scuba Diving Egypt have dive clubs. As well as short trips to nearby dive sites, specialist dive operators offer live-aboard cruises that allow scuba divers to spend weeks at sea, making the most of their scuba diving holiday.
All major egyptian dive clubs also offer a variety of PADI and BSAC courses, meaning there is no need to learn scuba diving before you go away. You can learn how to scuba dive whilst on holiday in Egypt, enjoying the warmer waters of the Red Sea.
For non divers, snorkelling over shallow reefs is a fantastic alternative, and may tempt you into giving Scuba Diving a go. You will find that all Scuba Diving centres in Egypt rent masks, fins and snorkels, but you may find that masks are often old or leaky.
To ensure you enjoy your scuba diving in Egypt, you are recommended to take your own snorkel and mask.
Clear waters and abundant sea life make the Gulf of Sinai one of the worlds finest dive destinations, with something for every skill level: from inshore reefs and submarine canyons to shipwrecks and blue holes.
The major Scuba Diving resorts in Egypt – Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, El Gouna and Dahab – have numerous dive centres where you can rent all the equipment needed. One of the main draws of the Red Sea is the diving – and it would be ciminal to go to these shores and not give it a go. One of the worlds best scuba spots, it brings you face to face with turtles, parrotfish and reef sharks (harmless!).