Sharm El Sheikh is a lively Egyptian city and popular tourist destination, located on the southern tip of Egypt's famous Sinai Peninsula in the Northern Red Sea. It's considered one of the pioneering dive areas/resorts in Egypt, offering some of the best and most popular diving destinations in the Red Sea.

Liveaboard Diving From Sharm El Sheikh

Due to its proximity to Ras Mohammed National Park, the Straits of Tiran and the famous wrecks of the Gulf of Suez, many of our Egypt liveaboards have regular departures from here.

At we have several yachts with itineraries offering 7-night dive safaris, which include all of the Northern Red Sea dive site highlights. So you can be diving the famous SS Thistlegorm wreck or Dunraven wreck one day and the next spend your day diving through huge fish schools at Shark and Yolanda reefs. Other well-known dive areas are also accessible from the Sinai area like Woodhouse Reef, Jackson Reef, Gordon Reef and Thomas Reef which are the four reefs that make up the Tiran Straits dive area. Here the chances to see larger pelagics such as Hammerhead sharks are good.

Though many of these areas are accessible by day boat, a liveaboard affords you the opportunity to be first on the dive sites, dive for longer and avoid the typical day-boat crowds. Other itineraries offered from Sharm may visit the more Southern areas of the Sinai region, taking in wrecks that are located to the North of Hurghada in Abu Nuhas like Giannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimon M. Experienced divers may also be able to dive near Gubal Island, which has more wrecks like the Rosalie Moller to explore.

When to go diving in Sharm El Sheikh

The waters around Sharam El Sheikh are the warmest during end of summer through to start of fall: July, August, September and October, ranging from 27 to +28°C (81 - 83°F). The coldest months are February, March and April, with water temperatures averaging around 22°C/72.4°F. Probably better to suit up during these months.

Getting There

Sharm El Sheikh has it's own International airport and is easily accessible by direct flights from most European countries as well as by connecting flights from Cairo. Transfers to and from the airport or hotel are often included in the cost of your liveaboard trip.

Choose one of our Egyptian dive liveaboards to start your fantastic scuba adventure in the northern Red Sea.

Travel information

Practical travel facts for divers
Nearest airport Sharm El Sheikh airport
Avg. sea water temp. 24.1 °C (min.) - 27.2 °C (max.)
Timezone Eastern European Standard Time (GMT +2)
Telephone prefix +20 69
Local currency Egyptian pounds
Socket type Type C
Commonly sighted pelagics Hammerhead sharks, barracuda, tuna
Wrecks SS Thistlegorm, Dunraven