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The Red Sea really is a one of a kind place and should not be overlooked by any diver, no matter what your experience level. Thanks to its geography, the Red Sea is warm all year round and virtually enclosed - which has enabled a totally unique marine ecology to develop. There are species found here that no other patch of water can offer, along side some of the more typical fishy favourites.

Egypt has traditionally been the Red Sea destination to head for. From quiet, intimate resorts on the water's edge to large all inclusive options with all mod cons. Why not escape from the shoreline and sail further out to sea on one of the sleek sexy modern liveaboards, where the superb service compliments an awesome programme of diving.

Looking further down the Red Sea, Sudan stands out as a supreme destination. Isolated and unexplored, diving in Sudan mixes up sharks, manta and great wrecks with the same luxury that makes our liveaboards so popular.

And if you are on the hunt for that really special somewhere, Djibouti comes last in the Red Sea but is by no means least of all the destinations. Off the beaten track, the diving here is all about whalesharks. Juveniles and adults, ram feeding or languidly cruising, Djibouti really does offer divers and non divers a treat that few places in the world can match.

 
Whirlwind

Whirlwind

Whirlwind has to be one of our favourite Red Sea liveaboards - and as the award winning Liveaboard of the Year 2011 clearly fellow divers share our affection for her. This is 5 star Red Sea diving at affordable prices... just one of the reasons UK divers keep ...Read More

from £995

Hurricane

Hurricane

Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea - and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Many Red Sea liveaboards are compared to Hurricane, but few are as enduringly popular. She has won the prestigious "Liveaboard of the Year" award ...Read More

from £1150

Mistral

Mistral

Sail on Mistral for your next Red Sea liveaboard for a week to remember. Mistral is the very latest liveaboard in a long line of award winning vessels from Tornado Marine Fleet and her quality is evident from bow to stern. Attention to detail here is key and ...Read More

from £995

Cyclone

Cyclone

Cyclone has long been a favourite with UK divers for exploring the magnificent wrecks and lavish reefs of the Egyptian Red Sea. Winning "Liveaboard of the Year" in 2003, Cyclone has undergone several upgrades over the years, keeping her up to the same excepti ...Read More

from £825

Tempest

Tempest

Tempest is an exclusive Red Sea liveaboard run by the award winning Tornado Marine Fleet. She might be smaller than some of her sister ships, but she packs a big punch and is a well beloved liveaboard in the Northern Red Sea. Perfect if you want a friendly a ...Read More

from £1150

Emperor Asmaa

Emperor Asmaa

Emperor Asmaa offers genuine value for money for divers looking to explore some of the best sites the southern Red Sea has to offer. Operating from Hamata, the travel times to the hot spots of St Johns and Fury shoals are dramatically shortened and the experi ...Read More

from £895

Emperor Elite

Emperor Elite

From the moment you step onto Emperor Elite you realise that this is an outstanding Red Sea liveaboard designed by divers for divers. Everything is just where you would want it to be and now with a selection of dedicated Tek itineraries, this is the boat to b ...Read More

from £1395

Tala

Tala

MV Tala specialises in tek-wreck diving in the Red Sea. Led by an experienced crew, Scuba Travel have team up with Tala to offer a unique itinerary, mixing up Egypt's historic wrecks and dramatic off shore reef dives. This will appeal to more experienced div ...Read More

from £1150

Royal Evolution

Royal Evolution

Royal Evolution stands out as Red Sea liveaboard that operates one of a kind itineraries diving Egypt and Sudan. The opulent diving is matched by the boat herself, yet the advantages of being on board are not just limited to your comfort... Royal Evolution is ...Read More

from £2395

Emperor Superior

Emperor Superior

If you are looking for a tek safari at an affordable price then look no further! Emperor Superior departs from Hurgada throughout the year on dedicated Tekstreme itineraries. This is a liveaboard that really has been built around divers and their comfort tog ...Read More

from £1395

Cyclone in Sudan

Cyclone in Sudan

Sudan is a remote destination, still visited only by a handful of divers each year. But now you can dive this exciting, untouched part of the Red Sea from the decks of one our favourite Red Sea liveaboards - Cyclone. For the 2015 season, we are pleased to ann ...Read More

from £1975

Elegante

Elegante

Elegante is a beautiful, wooden gulet that spends the winter season in Djibouti diving with whalesharks. Djibouti is far from the beaten track yet for those few divers that venture here each year, the rewards are enormous! From October until the end of January ...Read More

from £2150

 
Bedouin Moon & Reef 2000

Bedouin Moon & Reef 2000

If relaxation is number one when it comes to your diving holiday in the Red Sea then make a beeline for Dahab. This sleepy village is famed for its relaxed and laid back approach to life. Surrounded by the stark Sinai desert mountains, the startling blue wate ...Read More

from £645 Based on Mountain View air con Room, 7nights, (B&B), transfers, 3 days diving package

Oonas Dive Club & Resort

Oonas Dive Club & Resort

Oonas Dive Club and Hotel have been sharing the delights of diving in Sharm for two decades so it is safe to say, they know their stuff! Not only is there year round sunshine and the astonishing desert landscape, Sharm itself is a vibrant town with diving th ...Read More

from £725 Based on standard Room (B&B), transfers, 7nights, 5 days diving package

Nesima Resort & Dive Centre

Nesima Resort & Dive Centre

Dahab is arguably the most relaxed of all the Egyptian Red Sea resorts and a popular choice for those in the know (it's only 1 hour from Sharm). Nesima hotel and dive club have been welcoming divers and non divers since Dahab opened up to tourists and in this ...Read More

from £685 Based on Standard room 7nights, (B&B), transfers, 3 days diving package

Marsa Shagra Village

Marsa Shagra Village

Marsa Shagra has been introducing divers to the delights of diving in the Southern Red Sea for nearly 20 years. Everything about Marsa Shagra has been designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible and the camp is perched right on the sea fr ...Read More

from £780 Based on Tent Room ( 7nights, FB),transfers, 5 day diving package

Zabargad Berenice Resort

Zabargad Berenice Resort

Hamata really is the final frontier for divers in Egypt and you can now explore this rugged and remote part of Egypt from the comfort of a resort based break. Make the Zabargad Berenice Resort (formerly Zabargad Dive Resort) your home and dive with the excell ...Read More

from £595 includes 7 nights on an Half Board basis and 3 days shore diving

Mexicana Resort and Elite Diving

Mexicana Resort and Elite Diving

A warm welcome and central Um Sid location makes the Mexicana resort and Elite divers a popular choice for families or divers on a budget. Let yourself be surprised and discover what keeps people coming back to this winning combo.

There are 2 main ...Read More

from £675 Includes flights from Gatwick, 7 nights standard room B&B (2 sharing) & 3 days diving with Elite Diving

Falcon Blue Hotel and Emperor Divers

Falcon Blue Hotel and Emperor Divers

Want to explore Sharm's world class dive sites with one of the best dive teams? Then chose the Falcon Blue hotel with Emperor divers for your next shorebased Sharm diving holiday. The Falcon Blue hotel is in an excellent location, just a short stroll from th ...Read More

from £595 Includes flights, transfers, 7 nights B&B and 3 days boat diving.

Marina Lodge & Emperor Marsa

Marina Lodge & Emperor Marsa

If you are looking for an outstanding dive centre and hotel combo for your next Red Sea resort holiday, then look no further! Only a 10 minute transfer from Marsa Alam airport, the Marina Lodge sits in the heart of the impressive Port Ghalib complex and is yo ...Read More

from £845 Based on Standard Room (HB), 7 nights, transfers, 3 days boat diving diving package

Camel Hotel & Dive Club

Camel Hotel & Dive Club

Camel Dive Club and hotel have been at the very heart of Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheikh for over 25 years and their hard work has been recognised repeatedly winning a host of Trip Advisor and Divers awards over the years. The facilities for divers and non diver ...Read More

from £645 Based on Superior Room (B&B),transfers, 7nights, 3 days dive package

Coral Hills Resort

Coral Hills Resort

This welcoming hotel is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Naama and Sharm's old town in the up coming area of Hadaba. It is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to relax under a golden sun or dive with the wonderful team at Elite diving.

...Read More

from £695 Based on standard Room ( 7nights, B&B), transfers, 3 day diving package

Red Sea College & Marriott

Red Sea College & Marriott

The Marriott in Sharm is an exceptional hotel that offers outstanding value in a central location for everyone, including families. And teamed with the award winning Red Sea Diving College, you have a resort based holiday in Sharm with serious style. Shore a ...Read More

from £895 Based on flights,transfers, 7 nights (B&B, 2 people sharing) and 5 days diving (2 boat dives/day)

Movenpick Resort El Quseir

Movenpick Resort El Quseir

Nestled between sandy mountains and deepest blue seas, and just 87kms from Marsa Alam airport, is the 5 star Mövenpick Resort El Quseir - a unique oasis of Egyptian charm and Swiss efficiency. Built in traditional Nubian style, this relaxed resort instantly m ...Read More

from £1150 Includes 7 nights on a half board basis with 6 house reef dives and transfers. Flights from Gatwick to Marsa Alam

 

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The Red Sea is open all year with water temperatures varying from 21-30 degrees. This is a semi tropical region so the summer months are warmer than winter, both in air and water temperatures. The Deep South is most active from April-October and the Northern Red Sea June-October, but consider traveling outside of these months if you particularly enjoy the different sightings you get through the seasons and quieter reefs. The wrecks can be dived year round.


Diving Highlights

The marine life is extemly varied in the Red Sea and the number of endemic corals vast. Many wrecks have formed their own mini artificial reefs and are just as enjoyable to fish lovers as wreck divers.

  • Napoleons
  • Turtles
  • Lion fish
  • 19th and 20th century wrecks
  • Hammerheads
  • Thresher sharks
  • Oceanic white tips

Top dive sites to visit: Ras Mohammed (Shark & Yolanda), Jackson, Shag Rock, Bluff Point, Thistlegorm, Rosalie Moller, Abu Nuhas wrecks, Daedalus, The Brothers, Elphinstone, St Johns Caves, Habili Jaffa, Habili Ali

Scuba Travel Tips

Egyptian Liveaboards are well worth considering if you have dived most of the major sites from land and want to dive more of the region than day boats can reach. Liveaboards are also cracking value with approximately 20+ dives on an average week in the North. Make sure you do a night dive, especially on one of the wrecks! Do take an SMB and reel, especially if you are off to the remote marine park areas. You will need 6 months validity on your passport from your return date.

 
Wrecks and Reefs

Wrecks and Reefs

Wrecks and Reefs is the itinerary for any diver wanting to see the best of the Northern Red Sea - no matter what experience level you have see what has made Egypt's Red Sea such an unmissable destination in 1 week of adventure. With world class wreck dives and ...Read More

from £795

Get Wrecked

Get Wrecked

Get Wrecked is certain to satisfy any diver interested in wreck diving in the Red Sea. With so many wrecks here in the UK, we are a tough bunch of divers to please. Yet the astounding quality and scope of wrecks in the Northern Red Sea will not leave you disap ...Read More

from £895

Simply The Best

Simply The Best

Simply the Best is exactly that - simply the best scuba diving of the Egyptian Southern Red Sea. The itinerary focuses on the reef systems of the Brothers and Daedalus, which together make up the Northern Marine Park and the steep wall dives of Elphinstone. Th ...Read More

from £995

Daedalus Rocky St Johns

Daedalus Rocky St Johns

To create the Daedalus, Rocky and St Johns itinerary we have scoured the vast miles of Southern Red Sea and picked out the creme de la creme for your personal diving enjoyment. If you love reef diving then you are guaranteed to fall in love with the variety on ...Read More

from £695

St Johns

St Johns

St Johns is a large reef system right at the end of the Egyptian Red Sea and all time favourite with scuba divers of all abilities. Lying a hair's width above the Sudanese border, a trip St Johns is a trip to the very edges of the Egyptian Red Sea- and back a ...Read More

from £795

Totally Wrecked

Totally Wrecked

Egypt has a well deserved reputation for world class wreck diving and our Totally Wrecked itinerary takes in many of those big name must dive wrecks! But as well as the firm favourites, you will also dive some of the less known Red Sea wrecks. This is a week ...Read More

from £1075

Red Sea Relaxed

Red Sea Relaxed

A very rewarding, but more relaxing and slower paced alternative to the more usual wrecks and reefs itinerary. With the same amount of dives available but at fewer locations, allowing you to see the best sites at different times of the day, this works brillian ...Read More

from £995

Duxys Winter Warmer

Duxys Winter Warmer

Are you looking to shake off those winter blues? Then why not come along with Duxy on his Winter Warmer getaway to the Red Sea for some much needed winter underwater photography! This is a dedicated a photo itinerary in the Northern Red Sea and we have hand p ...Read More

from £950

Brothers Wreck Special

Brothers Wreck Special

The Brothers Wreck Special takes wreck diving in the Northern Red Sea further. Wide ranging, this itinerary mixes up northern and southern destinations. Each iconic wreck follows another... the Thistlegorm one day... Numidia another. What more could any diver ...Read More

from £995

Red Sea Tek Wreck

Red Sea Tek Wreck

Technical diving and wreck diving often go hand in hand and fit so perfectly that Scuba Travel have created a special liveaboard itinerary - Red Sea Tek Wreck. Indulge your love of the deep and a passion for the wrecks under the Egyptian Red Sea in one awesome ...Read More

from £1175

Daedalus and Rocky

Daedalus and Rocky

The southern Red Sea is a treasure trove for scuba divers. Spanning the bottom half of the Egyptian Red Sea this large expanse of water has it all, from plunging walls to intricate shallow caves. Meander between soft coral pinnacles or gape at the enormous ha ...Read More

from £995

Freediving and Yoga

Freediving and Yoga

Freediving is fast becoming a popular and mainstream activity.  This is a family friendly way to explore the world's oceans.  And where better to take your first steps towards freediving freedom than on board one of our luxury northern Red Sea liveaboards with ...Read More

from £1395

Fury and St Johns

Fury and St Johns

The Fury and St Johns itinerary focuses on the most astonishing reef dives of the southern Red Sea. Departing form Hamata you can now enjoy more time in the deep south - travel less and dive more! With Emperor Asmaa as your home for the week, the Fury and St ...Read More

from £795

Red Sea Photography

Red Sea Photography

From small pocket sized compact cameras to huge SLR rigs with multiple strobes, divers have never invested more time or money into taking underwater photographs. Yet, do you go home disappointed when your images fail to convey the beauty of your Red Sea holida ...Read More

from £895

Brothers Islands

Brothers Islands

Want to spend more time diving the dramatic walls of the Brothers? Then this is the ideal Red Sea liveaboard itinerary for you! The Brothers, or Al Akhawian as they are known in Arabic, are two islands standing virtually dead centre of the Egyptian Red Sea. ...Read More

from £895

Tekstreme Northern Safari

Tekstreme Northern Safari

Few liveaboards can offer a more complete tek diving holiday than Tekstreme's northern safari. This is tek wreck heaven on a dedicated itinerary that explores the deeper side of the northern Red Sea. Jump aboard for extended bottom times and a host of dive s ...Read More

from £1395

Tekstreme Southern Safari

Tekstreme Southern Safari

The Brothers are a must dive destination for all tek divers and with Tekstreme's Southern Safari you can now discover the outstanding deep wrecks and reef walls of the Brothers from the comfort of your dedicated tekkie liveaboard. What could be better than sp ...Read More

from £1695

Red Sea Photography Workshop

Red Sea Photography Workshop

On Alex' workshops, the sole aim of the diving is photography. We will be going to the sites that are most productive for images and will be repeating sites, sometimes several times, to give you the opportunity to work on shots, change lenses, wait for the lig ...Read More

from £1325

Whitetips and Wonders with Mustard

Whitetips and Wonders with Mustard

Photo pro Alex Mustard is heading on the hunt for pelagics - join him to learn the secrets of his distinctive style as you sail to the big walls of Egypt's Southern Red Sea. From adrenalin racing oceanic white tip and dolphin encounters to the rich Red Sea co ...Read More

from £1475

Fury and Friends

Fury and Friends

Fury Shoals is home to some of the largest and most spectacular hard coral formations you will find in the Red Sea. And now with the Fury and Friends itinerary, you can spend more time diving and less time travelling! Departing from Hamata means you are only ...Read More

from £795

Deeper into wrecks

Deeper into wrecks

In 2015 we are going fully loaded on an expedition of the Red Sea's deeper wrecks and reefs There are many truly outstanding wrecks that are often overlooked due to their depths. Now is your chance! Take time out and delve deeper beneath the waves. Armed w ...Read More

from £1245

Sudan Discovery

Sudan Discovery

Sudan is a country of extremes, with diving to match. The sheer extravagance of marine life is coupled with the wonder and scale of the wreck dives that await the intrepid diver. Sudan lies just beneath the Egypt and as such, many of the familiar faces found f ...Read More

from £1695

Sudan Expedition

Sudan Expedition

Sudan is somewhat off the beaten track for UK divers, sitting just beneath the Egyptian Deep South. And the Sudan Expedition is just the tour to get you round all the delights of the region. Departing from Port Sudan, this itinerary is designed to ensure that ...Read More

from £1695

Sudan Frontiers

Sudan Frontiers

Sudan is a vast place that hides what must be some of the planet's best diving. And thanks to the Sudan Frontier itinerary, her boundaries open right up for your exploration. Few venture to this corner of the globe and even fewer turn south out of Port Sudan. ...Read More

from £1695

Egypt to Sudan Expedition

Egypt to Sudan Expedition

Egypt and Sudan share not only a land border but are also linked by the sea. The Deep South of the Egyptian Red Sea flows seamlessly into northern Sudanese waters. The marine life that abounds in this region shares no respect for these political boundaries. On ...Read More

from £2395

Egypt to Suakin Expedition

Egypt to Suakin Expedition

To spend 2 weeks of unadulterated diving in what are surely some of the worlds premier dive sites is to taste the thrill of good old fashioned exploration in an ever shrinking modern world. From the comfort of a custom built liveaboard, the Egypt to Suakin tou ...Read More

from £2695

Whaleshark Encounters

Whaleshark Encounters

Djibouti is certainly off the beaten track for most travellers but if you are a scuba diver on the look out for a liveaboard holiday with a difference, Djibouti has to be on your holiday wish list! Effectively closing the Red Sea, Djibouti has become a stop o ...Read More

from £1950

Sudan Classic and South

Sudan Classic and South

The Sudan Classic and South route dives Sudan's most famous, most exhilarating sites as well as the remote Suakin islands. If you have never dived Sudan, then make this your itinerary of choice. Divers head to Sudan for the hammerheads but there is so much m ...Read More

from £1975

Sudan North one way

Sudan North one way

The Sudan North One Way itinerary allows you to sail and dive through 170 miles of Sudanese waters in just 1 week. Starting in Port Sudan and finishing in Mohammed Qol, you will hit all the big name hammerhead hotspots. Deep, dramatic wall dives, shark filled ...Read More

from £1995

Sudan South

Sudan South

Sudan South is a fascinating itinerary in Sudan, where variety is the spice of life. The prevailing weather conditions mean you can only dive here for a short, magical window when the underwater pinnacles and reefs are accessible. For these brief weeks, dive ...Read More

from £1975

Sudan North

Sudan North

Sha'ab Rumi, the Con Shelf, Sanganeb and Wingate's Umbria are some of Sudan's finest dive sites. And the Sudan North itinerary focuses on these undeniable highlights. The walls are deep and plateaus an ideal stage for shark watching. Add to this the beautif ...Read More

from £1995

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