Scuba Diving in Taba

Although not as dramatic as Sharm el Sheikh’s walls or Marsa Alam’s offshore reefs, the Taba coast offer some very rare marine life in an uncrowded environment. Typical to the area, for example, is a rare species of frogfish, and many species of seahorses, hardly found anywhere else in the Red Sea, making a diving holiday in Taba a unique one.

Most of the dive sites in Taba are situated along the Red Sea coast, in the fringing reefs which adorn the Taba shoreline.

They are mainly reachable by boat, but some have shore access from the hotel, and others and can be reached by car or jeep. Local dive boats leave every day for day or half-day diving excursions.

The Taba dive sites are, in general, also easily accessible to snorkellers. The Taba marine area is protected, as many other areas in Egypt, and diving centres here operate under environmental-friendly procedures. This year, a group of local investors have sponsored a mooring buoy project for the diving boats in the region, installing a total of 16 buoys in the most frequently visited dive sites.

Taba Diving Services

Scuba Diving inTaba

Most resorts in Taba have reliable and well-organised diving centres, which 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. Some diving centres are also geared up to cater to technical divers. The area seems to be ideal to try out or practice with rebreathers.

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 Taba 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.

Taba, with its generally calm weather conditions and lack of currents, is an ideal location of the Red Sea Riviera to learn to dive, and most diving centres offer the full range of beginners’ courses.

Even 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.

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 Taba

Dive Sites

Some of the most famous dive sites in Taba are:

  • Pharaoh’s Island (also called Coral Island), with its turquoise lagoon and rich reef life, ideal for a day out also with non-diving friends or members of the family, offers 4 different dive sites.
  • Fjord , a very rare coastal feature in the Red Sea, with an interesting drop off for advanced divers.
  • Topaz and Coral City, perfect for novice divers.
  • El Muqabila, interesting for the intermediate diver.

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