Egypt is splendid all year round although as it is sub tropical, you will experience seasons. The water is at its warmest (approx 30) July-October but rarely drops below 22. The months April - October are always popular, especially during the school holidays so it pays to book early for these times of year. Consider going outside of the high season if you like the reefs to be a bit quieter.
The Red Sea boasts incrtedible bio diversity for a sea as young as it is. The reef fish are abundant all year round, as are the pelagics, although regular visitors might notice some changing faces underwater throughout the year.
- Blue spotted sting rays
- Lion fish
- Oceanic white tips (south)
- Hammerheads (north & south)
- 19th & 20th Century wrecks
Top dive sites to visit: Shark & Yolanda, Jackson, Thistlegorm, Jackfish alley, Abu Nuhas, Poseidon, Giftun, Elphinstone, Marsa Abu Dabab, Dolphin House, local dive sites (snorkelers)
Scuba Travel Tips
Let us prebook your Egyptian visa for you and save yourself hassle on arrival at the airport. You can use credit or debit cards widely in Egypt but there is usually a surcharge so cash is handy for small purchases.
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 waters edging the coastline invite you to di...read more here
Camel Dive Club and hotel at have been at the very heart of Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheikh for over 25 years and their hard work has been recgonised in the Diver awards as Dive Centre of the year 2011. The facilities for divers and non divers have evolved greatly over the years but they remain one o...read more here
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.
Coral Hills hotel boasts 131 rooms s...read more here
The Crowne Plaza Sahara Sands resort is a 5 star hotel perched right on the waterfront at Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam. And everything you need for the perfect holiday is to hand. Emperor Divers run house reef diving from the resort's private beach. Or hop over to the harbour and jump on one of the da...read more here
The Four Seasons resort in Sharm lives up to the same phenomenal standards that we have come to know and love from the Four Seasons chain. From start to finish this is a luxury resort with serious style, nestled on the beach front overlooking Tiran Island. Ideal for everyone - diver, non diver, fa...read more here
If you are looking for a shorebased diving holiday in Hurghada that has it all, then look no further. The Hilton Plaza in Hurghada is one of the city's few 5 star hotels and lives up to all of the expectations you may have of this world famous hotel chain. This is a truly family friendly option an...read more here
The Hilton Waterfalls is one of Sharm's best known 5 star hotels and it is no wonder guests love to visit time after time for their diving holidays. There is something for everyone here - divers and non divers - and it balances a serene location with extensive on site facilities, only a short taxi ...read more here
The Iberotel Coraya brings 5 star luxury to the Southern Red Sea in one impressive complex. An ideal choice for families or non divers as well as scuba divers, this resort has plenty to keep everyone amused. Marsa Alam airport is the gateway for this hidden hotel, only a short transfer away. Enjo...read more here
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 your gateway to the incredible dive sites ...read more here
The Marriott Hurghada Resort is an exceptional 5 star resort located on the shore of the sparkling Red Sea. It is just a short walk from Hurgada's many bars, shops and restaurants as well as boasting a comprehensive range of facilities on site. The Marriott Hurgada is a great choice for families, ...read more here
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 front. Stroll out of your tent into the w...read more here
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 suprised and discover what keeps coming back to this winning combo.
There are 2 main room grades available at the Mexicana resort. T...read more here
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 time have established themselves as e...read more here
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 that will suit everyone. Not only do Oonas...read more here
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 and boat diving at recreational and techn...read more here
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 excellent team at Emperor Divers and discover ...read more here