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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

Euro Divers are Great !  Euro-Divers - Oman, Oman 4 Star Rating Added: 19th March 2015 by rainbow45
Really enjoyed all aspects of diving with this outfit . Friendly staff in the office and a group of very knowledgable divers about the local marine environment . Very impressed with the boat .. convenient location at the Marina ..which is great for a family lunch after a good dive...
Friendly environment and good value for money  Red Sea Dive Center, Jordan 5 Star Rating Added: 28th February 2015 by maryhappy
The guys at Red Sea Dive Center are very nice and friendly, diving is extremely relaxed, they take care of everything. Equipment is in good shape and tanks look brand new. The van they use for transfers is good looking and safe.  The dive guides know very well the Marine...
Excellent Diving!  Funny Divers, Hurghada 5 Star Rating Added: 11th February 2015 by gingerdiving
I return every year to dive in Hurghada and I wouldn't chose any other company. The crew are friendly and experienced. They are flexible to meet different divers' needs. It is easy for single people to be buddies up and the atmosphere on the boat is excellent. The boat is...
THE WORST DIVING CENTER EVER  El Samaka Diving Centre, Egypt 1 Star Rating Added: 31st January 2015 by saritdiverpadi
Hi, i was diving there for a 5 days. 2 days of 5 they said that they don't work today and did not sent any message. At this diving center they BROKE my breathing automat. Then at the boat the stuff STOLE MY MONEY.!! I DON'T RECOMEND TO GO THERE ANYONE,...
“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...
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