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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

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...
Great diving centre, small & tailored to individual needs  Aqaba's Anchor Diving Centre, Jordan 5 Star Rating Added: 19th September 2014 by tomsmith
I was diving with Isaac and the rest of the team and felt very looked after from a to z. They picked me up at the time I wanted, gave me pepsi at the dive site and made sure that all of my preferences were met. Their dive equipment is all...
Excellent dive operator in Hurghada  Divers Lodge - Hurghada, Hurghada 5 Star Rating Added: 1st September 2014 by niklassehlstedt
Diver's Lodge, based in Hurghada, Egypt, provide an excellent and enjoyable dive experience. The dive guides are very professional, helpful and attentive. They go the extra mile to find good locations which are not crowed by other operators. Everybody on the boat are friendly and helpful. And do the utmost...
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...
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