Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

Scuba diving information in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh lies at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula in the Red Sea. It offers a variety of dive sites from reefs and walls to wrecks. The climate is hot, the water is warm and clear, and the reefs are covered in life. Diving is readily available everywhere and there are nearly fifty dive Centers in the region. More Europeans learn to dive here than anywhere else in the world because the diving is ideal for beginners. The diive Centers only require you to do one local dive before they will take you on a boat trip in order to give you an opportunity to orient yourself to Red Sea diving. There is some shore diving from Sharm, but boat trips are necessary to access the best reefs. The popularity of these sites does mean that the water can get rather crowded, particularly once the day boats arrive. The dive sites are diverse and covered in coral formations and a range of marine life, including jacks, snappers and barracudas. The areas covered by Sharm are from the Straits of Tiran through to the marine park of Ras Mohammed. The Straits of Tiran have four circular reefs rising out of deep water and surrounded by steep drop offs. Ras Mohammed has steep coastal cliffs that drop away underwater to depths of over seventy metres. There are coral gardens that are shallow and calm as well as some excellent drifts in strong currents. For the more advanced diver, with day boats going as far as the wreck of the Thistlegorm if you are willing to get up early for a four-hour boat trip. There is also the possibility of diving the Dunraven, which takes 2 hours and 30 minutes by boat.

Water Temperature

Water temperature between 20ºC in winter and 27ºC in summer.

Diving Suit

In the winter complete wet suit and in the summer wet suit with shorts.

Visibility under water

Visibility between 15 and 30 meters.

Climate

It has a climate that allows this area to be visited all year round. In summer temperatures reach very high at around 40ºC.

How to get there

The only transportation is the plane.

Other Activities

In Sharm El Sheikh you have many activities to do besides diving. You can enjoy the shops for shopping, excursions, going to the casino, amusement park, visiting the museum, visit the various gardens and parks or if you prefer, you can go practice some sport going to the golf course. For the evening you have several bars and nightclubs to have fun.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

Where are located the best diving sites to dive in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt? Below, you will find a map of all scuba diving sites in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites List in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

Which diving sites are located in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt? Below, you will find a list of all scuba diving sites in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt in which you can dive and snorkel.


Scuba diving sites and photos from each diving site in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

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Marine Species and photos of each species in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

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Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

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Scuba Diving centers in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

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There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

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Accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt

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