Red Sea diving is spectacular and has some of the world's most iconic diving sites . . .
The 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.
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Middle East & Red Sea: Latest User Reviews
Don't book here
Added: 22nd January 2014 by Mennojo
With 4 friends, we booked a 7 day trip to deep south and St. John’s, departing from Marsa Alam. The sailing was confirmed so the airline tickets were also booked. Only 13 days before departure Cassiopeia Safari cancelled the trip without offering any alternative.
So, if you like your holiday...
Best of the Best
Added: 21st January 2014 by Intellitek
I have been diving since 1967...right after they filled the oceans! I have dived world-wide, with well over a thousand dives. U-Dive in Eilat's Coral Reef area is the top dive operation...ever. I took the Deep Diver and Sidemount certifications, ten dives...I am an "old guy" these days with some...
Best experience in Hurghada
Jasmin Dive Center, Hurghada
Added: 2nd January 2014 by apeglow
Jasmin diving center was the third base I dived with during two weeks here in Hurghada. It was by far the best. Most importantly the equipment is well maintained and *clean*.
Sounds like a very basic and self understanding thing but at the other two bases they would give me...
Incapacity, lack of security
Orca Dive Club - Wadi Lahmy, Marsa Alam
Added: 29th December 2013 by filippofabiotrapani
Hi, I’m an Italian guy. I’ve been in your Orca Dive Club in Wadi Lahmy Azur Resort in Hamata, Berenice, Egypt since December, 21st till yesterday, December 28th, 2013.
I have a Two Star CMAS International Certificate with about 70 diving of experience.
I want everybody know what happened to me in...
Not Bad Starting Point
Golden Dolphin Diving Center, Hurghada
Added: 21st December 2013 by actuosus
Dive instructor was strict and open-minded. Diving mainly took place on a boat. Dive Center has aluminium 12 litres tanks, SCUBAPRO gear. Also they have classroom for training.
Trip report - blue o two - blue horizon- simply the best project shark Nov 2013
Blue Horizon, Egypt
Added: 4th December 2013 by Pughio83
So this was my first egyptian live aboard trip, starting at Manchester and flying to Hurghada with Thomas cook outbound. Word of warning with Thomas cook - small cramped planes with no leg room at all - worst i have ever experienced. Blue O two picked us up without hitches,...
Sharm el Sheikh Diving holiday
Diving in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Added: 26th November 2013 by johnthemason
Awesome week, well 6 days, diving with Diving in Sharm el Sheikh. Eagle Rays, Mantas White tips turtles and even a whaleshark. These guys really know the best dive sites. The other benefit is Sharm el Sheikh is superb for diving at the moment. People are worried but it is...