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Crystal clear water and red hot desert sun enriches each dive with beautiful play of colors, and perfect as precious stones coral walls and reefs running from the shore are breathtaking. Discover for yourself hundreds of varieties of corals, mysterious ship wrecks and some of the most beautiful reef walls in the world.

Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh has quick become an ultra-modern diving site for a short period of several years. 65 km long reefs are among the richest and most famous in the world. Mile after mile hard and soft varieties of coral reefs and fish abound in the dazzling display. There is no place in the area, which is not hide a small miracle, but, due to inaccessibility and inconvenience, diving is usually limited to a few sites. Here you can read more about Sharm-El Sheikh  dive sites

Straits of Tiran

Little straits of Tiran Island are like closing the Gulf of Aqaba from the 12 miles to the north-east of the port of Sharm El Sheikh. These straits are formed in the east of the island of Tiran and the Sinai coastline to the west. Deep water, the continental plateau and a narrow corridor create a kind of bottle neck through which a strong, dense flow of plankton is literally thrown out on the coral reefs. Circulation of food chain of the plankton brings coral organisms and reef fish together with predatory sharks, which find here easy prey. Of course, this is the place where you can still encounter the shark actually during each dive.

Straits of Tiran
Jackson Reef
This is a 70 meter canyon cut from an edge of a plateau at a depth of 15-20 m. Sharks and big fishes are around here; dangerous currents. Wrecks of Lara ship.
Woodhouse

Lies between the reefs Gordon and Jackson, is a long, narrow reef running from the north-east to south-west. Its shallow peak drops sharply on all sides by a sharp angle.
Thomas Reef
Sharply cut reef is composed of several sections, the plateau and a very deep canyon, stretching from the south reef. This is the smallest of the 4 reefs, and because of its location in the chain, the most exposed to the strong currents.
Gordon Reef

This reef is a 10-20 m wall extending down to 70 m. Sharks and other fishes around here. Strong flows and wrecks of Loullia ship.
Ras Nasrani

Sand Canyon is next to a sandy plateau, and then goes down to the abyss. Barrier reef and coral slopes.

Shark Bay
A small canyon, extending to a depth of 10 – 15 meters. Entrance is from a sandy beach.
Near Garden

Slight slope going down to 20 m and then abruptly drops to 50 m; nearly in the middle of the slope a wide sandy floor.

Middle Garden

Located in the central area of the bay. Moderate slope, reaching to 25 m.

Far Garden

A narrow slope, becoming a reef wall just behind the bend reef at a depth of about 15 m. At the top of the slope, there are 5 impressive reefs in the form of almost straight lines.

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The Tower

A 60 meter high wall going down directly into the abyss. Large cavities/caves with access to the reef table.

Dahab (Gold)

Old coral gardens and sparkling colors of fish make Dahab a hidden treasure of the Red Sea. Dahab – a perfect place to relax, it’s located 100 km to the north – west of Sharm El Sheikh and is considered one of the invaluable diving sites in the Sinai Peninsula. It was famous for its golden beaches and mythical underwater attractions such as the Blue Hole (Blue Hole), Kenon (Canyon), Laythauz (Lighthouse), Belz (Bells). Underwater beauty of Dahab is impressive with striking contrast to the surrounding residential Bedouin this little beach town.

Interesting places for diving in Dahab

Blue Hole


Located a few miles north of Dahab, Blue Hole is a picturesque place, a point where there is not so much the «blue hole» itself, but the luxury reef slope from the surface. Entrance is through a large (about 50 m wide) lagoon over the reef. This lagoon gives its name (Blue Hole) to the whole place. Its shallow region at a depth of 6 meters from the lagoon leads to the outside reef, deep inside the «hole» – arched passage, which connects the frontal reef with the «hole».
Canyon

Canyon is located a few miles north of Dahab, on the half-way to the Blue Hole. Name of the site gave a long, narrow and very beautiful canyon that runs from north to south, with a shallow reef near the coast goes to a depth of 50 m and the reef slope further down. Entrance to the site passes through a small lagoon (3 m), lying a few steps away from the shoreline.

Egypt Diving Sites
Light House

Light House is located directly on the shore in the Bay of Dahab. It is a downstream reef stretching to the north around the speaker of the land. The tops stretch to a depth of 25 m before the spill in a series of smaller corals, lost in depth. Then the reef gives way to wide, inexpressive sandy slope on the way to the 2nd down a coral wall in the north.
The Bells

Place is located a few kilometers north of Dahab, north of Blue Hole. This is a vertical wall with a lot of ledges and chimneys, small depressions and currents. By direction of the Blue Hole, on the southern reef gradually turns into a steep slope.
Ras Mohammed National Park

The area of Ras Mohammed is a cape formed by ancient corals, protruding on the surface of the sea – perhaps the most beautiful place of South Sinai, with its rich marine life. It is now a protected National Park, which embodies most of the geological diversity of species found in the Sinai. Due to currents carrying out of the Gulf of Aqaba, underwater inhabitants are simply exceptional and a lot of fish come here from the open seas in search of food and shelter.

Shark Observatory

The famous giant reef wall, vertically abrupt downward from the surface to 90 m. Sharks and other fish.
Shark & Yolanda Reefs

This are 2 flooded islands on a sandy slope. Strong currents. Sharks and fishes make a beautiful site for underwater photography.

Shark Bay Diving
Jack Fish Alley

Jack Fish Alley is also known under the name Fisherman’s Bank. It consists of shallow-water coral reefs at a depth of 25 m..
The Quay

Craggy slope covered with corals. Reef fishes and sharks.
Sha’ab Mahmoud

This place is the western part of Ras Mohamed – a broad shallow surface stained speakers, large coral formations. Sandy sea bottom, the depth is not over 10 meters, narrow reef defines the western border of this space, starting from the shoreline to the north, deviating from the coast in a southeasterly direction rounded back, recalling the form of a horseshoe. This reef is known as Reef Chaab Mahmoud Mahmoud. It is surrounded by spacious lagoon, a length of 11 and a width of 5 km.

Egypt Diving Sites

The Alternatives

A vast area with many interesting sites for divers. Corals, the mini-wall, coral fish.
Beacon Rock was opened in 1979, Dingraven sank in March 1876 during a journey from Bombay to Newcastle. This steam-sailing vessel used to transport spices and timber.

Hurghada Dive Site

Hurghada appeared in the international diving sites map from 1950. With the accelerated pace of modern development, today is a more popular destination than ever. Hurghada is widely recognized as the capital of the Red Sea and can boast the presence of amenities of modern city without losing the centuries-old desert environment. Hurghada is the point of departure to places of diving, lying far beyond its borders, such as Abu Nahas, Bluff and the wrecks of Thistlegorm. But it is the local sights of underwater world that are the special reasons for the popularity of Hurghada.

For budget flights to Hurghada, we recommend Low Cost Airline Guide for your flight search requirements


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