Hurghada - Egypt - Shore-Based Diving

  • Wide variety of dive sites to suit from beginner to the more experienced diver
  • Excellent location to come with non-divers and families, with snorkelling & cultural tours
  • Stay in Hurghada for a week of relaxing after your liveaboard holiday

Originally a fishing village, Hurghada is bordered by the desert and the Red Sea.  Tourists can stroll through the older markets, stopping to drink tea with the sellers, or bargaining their way to a hand-woven carpet. Or take a drive through the outskirts of the town and see camels and sheep walking in the streets, older men sitting in small cafes smoking water pipes, or the vast variety of local food vendors selling items that we in Scandinavia are just not used to. All of these cultural differences are what make Egypt an exciting destination.

Hurghada’s origins in the tourist market lie mostly in its quality as a diving destination. Numerous coral reefs and islands that fill the sea in the surrounding area provide you with a choice of some fifty different dive sites, within the range of the powerful daily diving boats.

Hurghada is an excellent destination for those of you that wish to experience more of what Egypt has to offer topside, as well as for non-divers and families. With shops, restaurants and bars close at hand, daily trips to Luxor or Cairo available, and other water and sports activities, there is always something to suit all tastes.


Hilton Plaza

Hilton Hurghada Plaza is ideally located on the bay making it convenient for snorkeling, diving and soaking up the sun. The warm waters here are brimming with many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs for you to discover. After a day of diving, it´s a pleasure to return to your elegantly furnished room, with its spacious interiors and panoramic views over lush gardens and turquoise waters.

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Regina is a 3+* hotel located in the heart of Hurghada 5 km from the airport and approximately 1 km from downtown Hurghada. The hotel is located close to the new marina.

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Sea Garden

Enjoying a great central location overlooking the marina, this hotel makes an ideal base for exploring Hurghada's shops, restaurants and lively nightlife. Popular with a wide range of holidaymakers, it offers bright, comfortably furnished rooms and a good selection of amenities.

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Hilton Resort

Located in the heart of the popular resort town of Hurghada with uninterrupted sea views, the Hilton Hurghada Resort hotel has everything you need to make your Egyptian vacation a success. Take a swim in one of the hotel’s 3 pools or head to the resort’s own private beach where you can bask in the sun or relax in the tranquil waters of the Red Sea.

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Emperor Divers

Emperor Divers is located on the Hilton Plaza premises, which close to the mail shopping area. But the best bit is that it´s 30 minutes closer to the most popular dive sites such as Abu Nuhas, Thistlegorm and a stone´s throw away from Giftun Island. The team of European and Egyptian instructors, guides and support staff, have many years experience of teaching and diving in the Red Sea.

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