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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 . . .

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 center in Jordan”  International Arab Divers Village, Jordan 5 Star Rating Added: 20th January 2015 by tony1972
I had a really great time getting my PADI license with Vicky at Arab Divers. The teacher was highly experienced and dedicated, showing great care in the teaching process. Everybody in the team was extremely professional and friendly. An excellent center and team to go diving with in the Red Sea.
Get what you pay for  Pyramid, Sharm El Sheikh 4 Star Rating Added: 8th December 2014 by ianfrost
I used the Pyramid Dive Centre at Sunrise Diamond Beach Hotel. I had 6 consecutive weekday morning pontoon dives. Had to negotiate quite hard to get this arrangement to my satisfaction because in common with other Sharm dive centres they want you to do 2 dives daily, preferably from a boat. There...
great! fun and proffsional  Deep Siam Divers, Israel 5 Star Rating Added: 23rd November 2014 by zamzi
dep siam located on thre beach, new gear, reasonble prices, loved the staff and the dives- reccomand and will come again!
Pleasant as usual.  Colona Dive Center, Deep South Diving Camp, Marsa Alam 5 Star Rating Added: 6th November 2014 by diver_Lux
I have been diving with Colona before in El Gouna and wanting to do boat diving from Port Ghalib it was an easy choice. They have 2 boats moored in the marina. I came for a week of diving, staying at the excellent Marina Lodge 4th week of October. The...
Outstanding Dive club  Dive Point Red Sea - Rotana Coral Beach Hotel, Hurghada 5 Star Rating Added: 19th October 2014 by mj73333
I want to say zillion thanks to all Dive Point team and our Guide/Instructor Szilard who helped us to gain confidence after a brake. There is a reason why people come back and dive with Dive Point again and again some for 19 years. We are planning to come back...
Simply the best !!!  Eagle Divers, Sharm El Sheikh 5 Star Rating Added: 4th October 2014 by OshaDiver
We took our PADI Scuba Diver qualification with Eagle Divers and we were really impressed! Not only were all the instructors super helpful and friendly, but they all went that extra mile to make your experience special. Hannah was our instructor and was very patient and was a great teacher...
Needs some care and attention  Grand Sea Serpent, Egypt 3 Star Rating Added: 28th September 2014 by JulesE
Did the northern wrecks and reefs tour route. Blue O Two had chartered the boat. The combination of the blue O two dive guides and the Grand Sea Serpent crew did not really work well from a diver's perspective. For example, any request for a mix was met with a lot of...
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