Scuba Diving in Nuweiba

Nuweiba, a dozy but very characteristic Bedouin town on the Gulf of Aqaba, offers a lot to the scuba diver. As a beautiful and relaxed diving holiday destination, Nuweiba will appeal to those looking for calm away from the crowds and a return to the virgin face of the Red Sea. Gardens of hard and soft coral host a wealth of beautiful marine life, in turquoise crystal clear waters.

Scuba diving in Nuweiba is a very relaxed affair. Basically all dive sites are reachable from shore, thus diving is normally conducted with jeeps or pick ups which drop you at the selected sites. In between, you will be offered a delicious cup of Bedouin tea or coffee, and you will still have the time to go back to your hotel and relax by the beach or the pool.

The Nuweiba marine area is protected, as many other areas in Egypt, and diving centres here operate under environmental-friendly procedures. In the outskirts of the Nuweiba region is the Ras Abu Galum Protected Area, a truly off-the-beaten-track desert-sea paradise.

Nuweiba Diving Services

Scuba Diving inNuweiba

Selecting Nuweiba, in the Red Sea Riviera, as the place to get your scuba diving certification is an excellent choice. Conditions are ideal and there is plenty to see: gardens of hard and soft coral and interesting fish species like razor fish, shrimpfish, stonefish and Pegasus fish. Those with a keen eye for detail will find the elusive frogfish, the delicate seahorse and the multihued nudibranch fascinating.

Most resorts in Nuweiba have reliable and well-organised diving centres, offering 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
For the non-licensed diving enthusiasts, most 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 Nuweiba 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 Nuweiba

Dive Sites

Diving centres in Nuweiba, Egypt, will take you to the best dive spots in the area. From our dive sites map you will see that most dive sites are just a short drive from town. The remote location of this destination has ensured that the reefs are healthy and vibrant and that the number of divers in the water is very limited.

  • Devil’s Head, a short drive north of Nuweiba, is an exciting drop off for the intermediate diver. Also suitable for snorkellers, this site is one of the favourites in town because of the richness of its coral life.
  • Ras Abu Galum Protected Area, south of Nuweiba, has some very interesting and unspoilt dive sites. Ras Mamlah and Ras Abu Galum, at a couple of hours away by off-road jeep, are an experience in themselves. Just imagine the pleasure of scuba diving in a remote isolated natural reserve where only jeeps and camels can arrive!

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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