Scuba Diving in El Quseir

Most people who have dived in Quseir would agree that diving here is a relaxing experience with plenty to see. Excellent shore diving is possible north and south of this little town, as it is adorned with a long, almost continuous fringing reef rich of fauna and corals. A diving holiday in Quseir leaves plenty of time for relaxation at the resort or walking through the pretty streets and promenades of the renovated historical town, as all dives here are performed from shore.

You'll enjoy exploring Quseir's coral covered pinnacles on the sandy slopes. Navigate and explore the labyrinth like coral gardens.

Glide through narrow passages and blind alleys into the territory of the crocodile fish, moray eels, sea snakes, lionfish, porcupine fish and blue spotted stingrays. You may even find the elusive white tip or guitar sharks taking cover.

El Quseir is also the main departing point for liveaboards heading towards the fabled Brother Islands, world-famous for its hammerheads and other large marine life.

The Quseir marine area is protected, as many other areas in Egypt, and diving centres here operate under environment-friendly procedures. Starting from year 1995, local authorities, NGO’s and international bodies such as USAID have co-operated in the conservation of the underwater life of the region. Nowadays, regular checks and upgrades ensure the presence of mooring buoys in all dive sites.

El Quseir Diving Services

Scuba Diving inEl Quseir

In Quseir there are several reliable and professional diving centres, with services ranging from scuba diving beginner certification courses to professional courses and technical diving, and providing guided dives to the area's outstanding reefs, introductory dives and diving packages, with one, two or more dives per day, for those who are certified.

For the non-licensed diving enthusiasts, the centres offer free of charge pool intro’s, 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 Quseir 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.

Quseir, with its teeming life just off your resort’s beach, is an ideal location of the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt to learn to dive, and most diving centres offer the full range of beginners’ courses. Even kids from 8 years on can enroll in children-dedicated scuba diving activities, such as the popular bubble-maker course, where kids learn to be familiar with water and scuba diving and have fun swimming around in a confined water area.

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.

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Dive sites in El Quseir

Dive Sites

Scuba diving in Quseir is performed from shore, either from the resorts’ jetties, via a zodiac or boat or with jeeps reaching the reefs out of town. Uniquely in the Red Sea Riviera, Quseir does not have coral heads and gardens, but a long uninterrupted reef running along its shore. Teeming with life, its richness is due to nourishing currents almost always present.

El Quseir is also famous for being a nesting area for sea turtles. A preserved eco-bay is monitored and protected to let the turtles nest in peace.

Here are some nice dive sites in Quseir

  • El Qadim: a beautiful drop off north of town, with a rich wall of gorgonians.
  • Beit Goha: another coral wall with depths to 30m, where often can be spotted white tip reef sharks hiding in the overhangs.
  • El Kaf: south of town, this is a pretty, pristine coral wall with a wealth of underwater marine life.

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