Scuba Diving
In Sharm El Sheikh

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Scuba Diving in Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El-Sheikh, along with Hurghada, is where it all started. These were the first two destinations of the nearly 20-years-old diving history of the Red Sea. Diving sites in Sharm are world-famous.

A paradise for a perfect Red Sea diving holiday, Sharm has it all: hard and soft coral, turtles and dolphins, mantas and moray eels, napoleons and tuna, hammerheads, barracudas, reef and pelagic sharks, and much more, including the legendary World War II wreck of the Thistlegorm.

The Sharm El-Sheikh marine area is protected, as many other areas in Egypt, and diving centres here operate under environmental-friendly procedures. Sharm El-Sheikh's dive sites are inside three national parks: Ras Mohammed, Tiran, and Nabq. Starting from the year 1983, local authorities, NGO’s and international bodies such as the European Community, have co-operated in the conservation of the underwater life of the region. Nowadays, regular checks and upgrades ensure the implementation of the parks’ regulations.

Sharm El-Sheikh is also a popular starting point for extended dive trips, also called liveaboards or diving safaris. From here you can join a liveaboard to the exceptional dive sites of the Straits of Gubal with the wreck graveyard of Abu Nuhas, passing by the fabled Thistlegorm, the Red Sea's most well-known wreck, or a diving safari to the incredible sites around Tiran Island.



about the destination

  • 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-organized 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
  • Sharm El-Sheikh, with its wealth of drop-offs, coral gardens, and incredible fish life, is still a big favorite 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 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.

what to expect?

  • Sharm el Sheikh is also a popular starting point for extended dive trips, also called liveaboards or diving safaris. From here you can join a liveaboard to the exceptional dive sites of the Straits of Gubal with the wreck graveyard of Abu Nuhas, passing by the fabled Thistlegorm, the Red Sea's most well known wreck, or a diving safari to the incredible sites around Tiran island.
  • 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.

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