In Sharm el Sheikh there are more than 100 dive operators, 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.
Most resorts in Sharm el Sheikh have reliable and well-organised diving centres, officially registered at the South Sinai Association for Diving and Marine Activities, 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 Sharm el Sheikh 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.
Sharm el Sheikh, with its wealth of drop offs, coral gardens and incredible fish life, is still a big favourite among divers in the Red Sea Riviera. Learning to dive is easy too, with the numbers of professional diving schools and good logistics. Most diving centres offer the full range of beginners’ courses, and many are also career development centres for the diving professionals. Also kids from 8 years on can enrol 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.