Shore-based diving in the Egyptian Red Sea
Although Egypt is famous for its Liveaboard diving, many dive sites are actually accessible from day boats. Based on land, this gives you the best of both worlds, allowing you to experience the local culture as well as the famous dive sites.
Egypt Shore-Based Diving Destinations
This pearl of the gulf actually consists of two villages, the Bedouin village of Assalah is the southern half, with the business and administrative center of Dahab to the north. Dahab is the Arabic word for gold, and it is almost certain that this locale in easternSinai derived its name from the fine yellow sand that colors its beaches.
Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh is without a doubt one of the best diving destinations in the world. Sharm el Sheikh is one of the most developed tourist resort communities in the Sinai Peninsula. Sharm el Sheikh has hotels ranging from luxurious five star hotels with private beaches to small intimate resorts and international hotel chains.
El Gouna is a self contained town, set along the beautiful Red Sea Coast and has received the prestigious Green Globe Award. The town spreads across islands and lagoons, and its sandy beaches and ideal temperatures appeals to visitors all year round.
Originally a fishing village, Hurghada today has developed into a world-class destination, with resorts managed by most of the world’s top hotel companies. Unlike other areas of the Egyptian Red Sea, Hurghada has kept its Egyptian charm. Find Out More...
Discover the best areas of the Red Sea far in the south towards the Sudan border. With its pristine reefs and proximity to Fury Shoals and St Johns reef, Hamata is like a diamond in the rough.
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Marsa Alam lies in the south of Egypt and undeniably has something distinct to offer. Calm and peaceful, escape from the crowds here and dip your toes into the aquamarine waters. If you prefer to focus on diving, or learning to dive, and you will see great sights that cannot be found further north.
Deep South Egyptian camps
Beyond the usual Egypt shore-based destinations there are a few others that offer a unique 'off the trail' experience.
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