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Middle East and Red Sea

Red Sea diving is spectacular and has some of the world's most iconic diving sites . . .
Overview:

Scubadviser - Sharm el SheikhThe Red Sea has some of the best visibility (almost all year round) and the beautiful coral formations.  The high salinity of the Red Sea (more water is lost through evaporation than enters from precipitation) means that the water retains heat.

The whole area has a very well established dive industry which, when it became popular some decades ago, resorts in Egypt were the busiest.  However, recently, Jordan and Sudan have begun to outstrip them.

Recent troubles in the north of Egypt have had an impact on the number of visitors to the country.  However, the South Sinai coast remains peaceful.  Always check the latest advice for Egypt from the Foreign Office before travelling.

The scope for diving is huge; ranging from the hustle and bustle of Sharm el Sheikh to quieter resorts in Oman.

Quick Links for Red Sea Diving:

What to see:
Marine diversity: Oman
Ras Mohammed National Park : Egypt

Middle East & Red Sea: Latest User Reviews

Best Diving Experience  Aqua Divers, Dahab 5 Star Rating Added: 16th June 2014 by handas87
I had the time of my life in Dahab, i stayed at El-Bishbishi camp which is pretty good for backpackers, it costs 60EGP per night including breakfast. As for the diving i highly recommend aqua divers which are located in Dyarna hotel, the staff are very professional, they are cool...
Best dive centre in Marsa Alam  Seaworld Diving Center, Egypt 5 Star Rating Added: 24th May 2014 by diver_Lux
I stayed at the Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort next door and it's only a 10 minute walk from my room in bloc 27 over the beach to the base. They will of course come and pick you up by car. This is a small intimate dive centre, it has all...
Only with your own calculator.  Al Boom Diving Club - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1 Star Rating Added: 21st May 2014 by maxm
I bought some diving stuff in their shop and unfortunately did not paid attention to the price tags. When I came home and removed them it soon became clear that they do not comply with the bill: 30% difference paid on top. Some phone calls later I had two different...
Jasmin Dive Center  Jasmin Dive Sports Center, Hurghada 5 Star Rating Added: 23rd April 2014 by DIVENSNOOZE
This is the second time we have used Jasmin Diving and find the whole outfit very professional. The staff are great and all speak some English and a couple have very good English. They break each area into north, south and east with set days for each area. Each day...
Poor serviced equipment  Extra Divers - Al Sawadi Beach Resort, Oman 1 Star Rating Added: 7th April 2014 by muna82
Extra Divers Al Sawadi specifically has poorly maintained equipment that has nearly endangered the life of my sibling when, all of a sudden, the gauge read that there was still air in the tank but unfortunately wasn't reading properly.. Further to this, my equipment in specific (regulator, octopus set) that the...
Best Diving Experience Ever  Octopus World Dahab, Dahab 5 Star Rating Added: 27th March 2014 by Lykke
I have been diving many places in the world, and I have never been in a place like this before. The staff is amazing. Sweet, funny, helpful, attentive and I felt so safe all the way though my diving holiday. All the equipment is brand new and really nice. I...
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