Scuba Diving in El Gouna

El Gouna is a great divers' destination in the Red Sea Riviera. For new divers, heated pools and calm local reefs provide an excellent start to your diving experience. For more experienced divers, El Gouna's range of walls, reefs and wrecks are among the finest in the Red Sea; thus it guarantees an unforgettable diving holiday.

El Gouna, although officially does not belong to any of the Red Sea national parks, has a very strong conservationist philosophy. A mooring buoy project has been privately sponsored by the resort’s investors and diving centres, and a system to avoid overcrowding of the dive sites have been implemented since years.

El Gouna is mostly about relaxed diving and stunning coral gardens, but it has also a number of exciting drop offs for the more experienced. Moreover, El Gouna is home to a pod of bottlenose dolphins, which have permanent residence in the beautiful moon-shaped reef of Dolphin House.

Scuba diving in El Gouna is conducted solely by boat, as all reefs are off shore. Daily boats cater also to snorkellers and non-diving companions, as most dive sites are suitable also for snorkelling, making for a great day out in the sea for the whole family or group of friends.

El Gouna Diving Services

Scuba Diving inEl Gouna

All diving centres in town are top-class and offer a complete range of courses of internationally recognized agencies for beginners and professionals, both in recreational and technical diving. Facilities for rebreathers and underwater photographing and video shooting are also, available. They all offer all sorts of scuba diving services, from entry-level courses to professional courses, introductory dives and diving packages, with one, two or more dives per day, for those who are certified.

And, what a better place to learn to dive in the Red Sea than El Gouna? With its number of easy shallow dive sites teeming with life, getting your scuba diving certification here is a pleasure and an unforgettable experience.

For the non-licensed diving enthusiasts, many centres offer free of charge pool intros, where visitors can experience the thrill of scuba diving on a one-to-one basis with a diving instructor in the hotel’s swimming pool.

The El Gouna diving centres also offer experience programmes, where the visitor can try actual dives in the sea straight away, under the strict supervision of a diving professional.

Medical Facilities

Medical Facilities

We always hope when we are on holiday we will never be in the position to require medical assistance but in the event that the unexpected happens the Red Sea is lucky to provide some excellent hyperbaric and medical facilities.


Dive sites in El Gouna

Dive Sites

At El Gouna divers can enjoy world-class diving locations, in secluded coral gardens teeming with life and colours. All are reachable in between half to two hours of cruising on the comfortable diving boats. Some of them are among the most famous dive sites of the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt:

  • The ship graveyard of Abu Nuhas (at only an hour away by boat), a fascinating step into history with four interesting wrecks: from the romantic Carnatic, a 19th century ship, to the impressive Chrisoula K, all of them teeming with underwater life.
  • Dolphin House, in Sha’ab el Erg, a big aquarium where everything can happen – even to dive for an hour with 25 dolphins!
  • The legendary tekkies' paradise of the SS Rosalie Muller, another historical wreck basically untouched due to its remoteness.
  • Sha’ab Ruhr Umm Gamar, with i ts plummeting drop off and wealth of pelagics, a definitive “must” for the experience diver.

Latest News

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park
Sun, 22 May 2011
Following the annulment of the decree that allowed fishing boats to fish in Ras Mohammed National Park, CDWS can confirm that at 8am this morning, all fishing boats had left the area.

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