Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Scuba diving information in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Day diving from Hurghada is characterised by sheltered reef, tower and pinnacle dives close to shore, and boat dives around the Giftun Islands and Sha'ab Abu Nuhas. There are also a few local wrecks such as the El Mina or the possibility of journeying slightly further to the Salem Express. Marine life is abundant and varied, and the hard and soft corals are improving since conservation efforts increased in the early 1990's. If you are a novice the conditions are perfect: shallow, warm, clear with the possibility of visiting fantastic wrecks that are within your depth. The wrecks on the north of Sha'ab Abu Nuhas Reef are outstanding and shallow enough for inexperienced divers to visit on extended day trips. From west to east these are the Giannis D, the Carnatic, the Chrisoula K and the Kimon M.

Water Temperature

Water temperature around 20ºC.

Diving Suit

Complete wet suit

Visibility under water

Visibility between 20 and 30 meters.

Climate

Average maximum temperature of 30ºC and minimum of 19ºC, throughout the year.

How to get there

The only transportation is the plane.

Other Activities

Hurghada is less developed than Sharm El Sheikh, although it is growing all of the time. It was once a traditional fishing village and the old town is situated slightly north of the large hotels that stretch along the coast. Here you can visit local bazaars selling leather, gold, carpets, clothes and shisha pipes. Be prepared to barter and to be accosted by the locals to spend money in their shops. From the hotels, it is possible to go on two-day trips to Cairo and day trips to Luxor to see the Valley of the Kings and the Temples of Karnak. They also offer jeep safaris and quad biking in the desert. However, for non-divers a holiday to Hurghada will ultimately be spent relaxing by the pool or on the beach.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites List in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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Scuba diving sites and photos from each diving site in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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Marine Species and photos of each species in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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Scuba Diving centers in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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Liveaboards in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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Accommodation in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

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