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Middle East

middle-east

Scuba Diving in the Middle East

 

Egypt

 

Red Sea diving is world renowned for its visibility its stunning corals – wrecks and heaps of fish to gaze upon in the sheltered reefs and coral gardens for them to hide in on shore. Water temperature ranges from 21 to 30C all year round; the currents are mainly calm and weather-wise 21 to a hot 40C. There is a wide choice of boat diving, shore diving and the exciting adventures of the ultimate diving experience from a live-a-board.

Land tours to Luxor and Cairo can be explored if you fancy a bit of culture.

 

The Egyptian Red Sea is separated in to three zones –

 

1. Northeastern – which includes El Gouna – Hurghada – Red Sea Coast – Safaga

2. Sinai Peninsular – which includes Dahab – Nuweiba – Sharm el Sheik
3. South-eastern Red Sea Coast – which includes El Quseir – Hamata- Marsa Alam

 

Arriving at Hurghada you are able to gain access to the lovely reefs, drops and walls around Giftun and the Ramada Islands. A day boat will take you to Abu Nuhas wreck graveyard or Salem Express another wreck and why not explore Panorama Reef. There are many wrecks to discover whilst diving in Egypt as the Germans had a play in sinking ships during the second world war the SS. Thistlegorm a navy vessel which went down with motorcycle’s and cars aboard offer a different and very surreal dive experience.

 

Taba on the Red Sea is mostly for snorkeling. Diving is best left for Dahab and Sharm el Sheikh. The marine life is not so good here but you can enjoy untouched coral which is only reached by boat as is a a great deal of Africa’s diving – Samadai is where the Dolphin House of National park is found and well worth a visit.