Egypt Diving Holidays

Egypt Diving Holidays

All of our Red Sea holidays are built with you in mind.    Scuba Travel have hand picked an exclusive range of Egyptian liveaboards and Red Sea resorts so we can offer you not only outstanding diving but also the surface side comforts that suit you.  Discover the award winning live aboard and hotels choices for an Egyptian holiday that will exceed expectations.  

  • Astounding Visability
  • World famous Wrecks
  • Dramatic Drop offs
  • Award winning Liveaboards
  • Award winning Resorts
  • Suitable for all levels
  • Huge variety of itineraries to choose from
  • Only 5hrs from the UK
  • Ask about our regional departures
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  • Location

    Egypt lies in the North-Eastern corner of Africa, a major crossroads between Europe, the Middle East, Africa and west and south Asia, with an area of 386,000 square miles (four times the size of the UK)

    Languages

    Arabic, but English is widely spoken in tourist area's

    Religion

    About 90% of the population are Muslim, the majority of the rest is Christian. During Islamic events such as the months of Ramadan (please contact us to find out when this will be happening) shop hours are shorter and some hotel facilities or excursions may be limited or unavailable. Please respect local customs and dress appropriately

    Time

    GMT + 2 (GMT + 1 from the last Friday in April to last Thursday in September

    Weather & Water Temperature

    Fine weather is the order of the day pretty much throughout the year, with rainfall quite rare and short lived. The hottest time of the year is July – August with air temperatures over 30°C. Even in Egypt’s so called ‘winter’ the average rarely falls below 20°C. Water temperature varies from 20°C in February to 29°C in September. Please choose your exposure suit accordingly or contact us for advice for your holiday



    Weather

    Electricity

    : 200 volt AC. Plugs are the 2-pin continental type is the most common type used throughout Egypt and on our liveaboards. It’s advisable to take an adaptor, as they are not widely available. We also highly recommend that you take a surge adaptor with you if using expensive and valuable appliances. If you have a specific electrical requirement please contact one of the Scuba Team who can discuss this with you and advise you accordingly

    Currency

    Egyptian Pound. US $, Euros and English pounds are generally accepted. Please note that Scottish notes, Irish currency, Solo and American Express are not widely accepted. Credit Cards often have a high surcharge of as much as 5%

    Tipping

    Tipping is completely at your discretion although is customary in Egypt if you feel you have had a good service. If you are unsure what to give please do hesitate to speak with the local dive guide or contact us

    Visas

    EU Passport holders and other countries will require a full visa for all our liveaboard charters and shorebased trips to Dahab, Hurghada and Marsa Alam. For our shorebased excursion to Sharm el Sheikh you do not require a visa if you wish to dive only inside the Sinai and the local dive sites. For sites outside the Sinai include Ras Mohammend you will require a visa which can only be obtained on arrival at the airport. On some of our holidays we can arrange a full Egyptian visa before your departure please enquire at the time of booking for details.

    Food & Drink

    The biggest form of health problems with divers and tourists alike is being dehydrated. Please drink plenty of water before and after a dive as well as throughout the day. We also advise that you don’t drink the local water and only drink bottle water and wash all fruit beforehand

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice

    For up to date advice on foreign travel please visit http://www.fco.gov.uk

    Health & Vaccinations

    Requirements vary from country to country, your own GP is the best person to speak to regarding relevant requirements. Make your GP aware that you will be scuba diving, as some medication is not recommended for Scuba divers

    Clothing

    For all our Egypt liveabords we recommend that you take a fleece and a pair of jogging trousers for the evenings between the end of November and April. More importantly take lots of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses as the weather is nearly always sunny. Although a small towel is provided in cabins and at resorts we recommend you pack a beach towel for after diving. For liveaboards shoes are not worn on the boat so you will not need these during the entire charter

    Passports

    Passports much be valid for at least 6 months on your return to the UK.

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