Liveaboard Diving in Egypt

Scuba diving in Egypt's Red Sea invigorates divers as they navigate spectacular reefs, millions of brilliantly-colored fish and corals, or historical wrecks.

Liveaboard diving in the Egyptian Red Sea is spectacular, the land is known for its ancient history - Pharaohs and Pyramids but is also a mecca for scuba divers and snorkellers. Wrecks, colourful corals and big fish abound but it's the off-shore sites such as Daedalus, The Brothers & St. Johns, only reachable by dive liveaboards which can provide the ultimate thrill and the best experience.

Our Red Sea dive liveaboards offer a wide variety of itineraries to bring you to the best dive sites Egypt has to offer. Departing on a Sharm el Sheikh Liveaboard or Hurghada Liveaboard means you can dive into history at the wrecks of the SS Thistlegorm and Abu Nuhas combined with the stunning reefs in the Ras Mohammed Marine Reserve and the Straits of Tiran.


From Hurghada or Port Ghalib, our Red Sea liveaboards bring you to the Brothers Islands to offer amazing dive tours, most famous for their multitude of shark action, brightly colored corals, and anthias. You could spend a week at the Brothers Islands alone, but a 'Simply the Best' route to the Brothers, Daedalus, and Elphinstone provide the opportunity to see Manta rays, Oceanic white tip sharks, and the wonderful Anemone City. Some liveaboard dive safaris also stop at Marsa Alam, where dugongs can be sighted. Explore the Deep South from Port Ghalib (Marsa Ghalib) with a dive safari to Fury Shoals, St Johns reefs, or Rocky and Zabargad. Dive sites vary from steep walls to caverns and wrecks, with plenty of pelagic action to be expected. The best Egypt liveaboards make it possible to dive into these magnificent areas all year round though itineraries offered may vary with the seasons.

Liveaboard Dive Trips in Egypt

LiveAboard.com hosts a wonderful variety of over 60 different liveaboard boats. Most of our boats are MV's motor vehicle yachts ranging from 22 meters to 40 meters in length. Our boats can host anywhere from 10 to 26 divers depending on the liveaboard yacht, with a choice of budget-friendly up to luxury liveaboard. Electricity and internet connections are sometimes available but are subject to additional fees depending on the boat.

Guests usually arrive the day or night before the departure from the port. The boats tend to depart from the ports very early in the morning so that guests can immediately enjoy their first 'check dive' with their dive guides on a shallow, current-free, yet stunningly beautiful reef dive, and can then expect 3-4 dives per day usually. The Red Sea is renowned for its incredible underwater visibility and lush wildlife. It is very rare to be disappointed with any dive site in Egypt.

The check dive will allow the dive guide to gauge the experience and comfort level of the group and individual divers. This information will help the captain and crew to choose the best dive sites suited to the guests and the current weather conditions.

Guests can ask to visit specific dive sites, and most boat captains will do everything they can to oblige. Liveaboard itineraries are subject to various unpredictable changes, including weather conditions. All dives, and especially some wreck dives, are subject to divers experience and weather permitting. Liveaboard itineraries depend on the Egyptian government, coast guard, and/or marine police approval. Every effort is made, but liveaboards cannot guarantee diving at specific dive sites. The final decision lies with the captain and guide. Safety always comes first!

Dive Sites and Areas of Egypt

FURY SHOALS is located in Southern Egypt; this area is best reached by a liveaboard boat from Marsa Alam. This magnificent dive site has some of the most beautiful reefs in the Red Sea.

DAEDALUS is an amazing reef about 90 km southwest of Marsa Alam and is accessible by liveaboard boats. It surrounds a very small island with a lighthouse on it to warn passing boats that the water is very shallow. The reefs there are close to the surface and so offer a huge variety of wildlife in the extra-warm water. Perfect for diving and snorkeling.

ABU NUHAS, or Shaab Abu Nuhas reef, is in the Shadwan Channel, just off the northern coast of Shadwan Island. There are 5 shipwrecks excellent for wreck diving.

RAS MOHAMMED MARINE RESERVE is an underwater national park at the southern extreme of the Sinai Peninsula near Sharm el Sheikh. Completely protected from fishing and commercial activity, its reefs are glorious and untouched.

ELPHINSTONE reef is a 400-meter cigar-shaped reef located in the southern Red Sea, close to Marsa Alam. It was named after Admiral George Elphinstone, a 19th-century British naval commander. Elphinstone Reef is about 7 miles from the shore so it's best reached by liveaboard cruise.

ST JOHNS reefs are far removed from the coast of Egypt, not far from the Sudanese border. The St. Johns reefs cover an area of more than 290 square kilometers. This dive area can only be reached by liveaboard but is more than worth the trip.

THE BROTHERS Islands are two small islands in the Red Sea near Egypt. The islands are Big Brother and Small Brother Island. Big Brother has a lighthouse on it, and Small brother is located just under 1 mile to the south. The best way to reach the Brother Islands is by liveaboard cruise.

STRAITS OF TIRAN are located in Northern Egypt at the beginning of the Gulf of Aqaba and is one of the best dive areas in Egypt. Four amazing dive sites, Jackson Reef, Woodhouse Reef, Thomas Reef, and Gordon Reef, make diving here on a liveaboard trip very special.

SALEM EXPRESS was a passenger ferry that was caught in a storm on the 17th of December, 1991. She was in transit from Mecca when the bow was breached, and the vessel sank so quickly that many passengers were unable to escape in time. Those who dive it report feeling moved by the experience of visiting this underwater monument to those who lost their lives that day.

When to go

The best time to dive in Egypt is all year-round. With depths ranging from 5 meters (15 feet) to depths limited to recreational divers to even deeper dives for technical divers and visibility ranging from 15 meters (50 feet) to 70 meters (230 feet), Egypt diving season knows few limits. But be sure to take note of the currents, which could make for nice drift dives when planned properly. The water temperature in Egypt's Red Sea is 21 degrees Celsius (70 Fahrenheit) at its coldest and 30 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) at its warmest, which is like a soak in a bathtub of luxury with great visibility and underwater life.

Tips For Travellers

Minimum logged dives are required by some Red Sea liveaboards or on certain itineraries. Ensure you bring along your dive certification card and proof of dive experience (log books). Check dives are common on liveaboards and are often held on the first day.

The Red Sea is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, so adjusting your weights to compensate for greater buoyancy will be necessary.

The official language of Egypt is Egyptian Arabic, but English is widely spoken by crew and guides on most liveaboards. The main currency is the Egyptian Pound, but Euros, UK Pound Sterling and US dollars are widely accepted or easily exchanged also.

Electricity voltage runs at 220-240 volts; the standard socket is an EU-style two-pin. Remember to bring plug adaptors for your electrical gadgets. A step-down transformer will be required for appliances that normally operate on 110-120volts (USA/Canada), to avoid serious damage. This will convert 220/240-volt electricity to 110/120 volts.

How to get there & Ports of Departure

Cairo is the main airport city of Egypt. But there are other airports closer to the liveaboard departure points. Marsa Alam airport, Sharm El Sheikh airport, and Hurghada airport are the principal airports for liveaboard departures in Egypt.

There are many direct flights to these locations from all over the world. But many more flights will connect to the Cairo airport before flying to the final destinations.

Upon arrival to Egypt, all guests must pay an entry visa of $25.00 to the Egypt immigration service. Some liveaboards offer free transfers from the airport or hotel as a part of the liveaboard package deal.

However, when transfers are not included in the price, visitors can expect airport transfers to range from $10.00 to $70.00, depending on the airport and departure port.

SAFAGA PORT is a port town in Egypt and often the departure point for liveaboard cruises. Many dive sites are accessible from Safaga like Panorama reef, Salem Express, Gassous Bay and many more. The nearest arrival/departure airport to Safaga is Hurghada International.

HURGHADA is located on the Egyptian mainland at the mouth of the Gulf of Suez. It is the main gateway for liveaboard trips to both the northern and southern sections of Egypt's Red Sea. Hurghada has its own International airport for liveaboard departures from this area.

SHARM EL SHEIKH is located on the Sinai Peninsula and overlooks the Straits of Tiran at the southernmost tip. Renowned for its beautiful reefs and vibrant nightlife, it is a major tourist destination, liveaboard launch point and has its own International airport.

MARSA ALAM (Port Ghalib/Marsa Ghalib) is a town in south-eastern Egypt renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches. Sea turtles are extremely common near Marsa Alam so if you love diving with turtles, this is the place to visit. Flights are available directly to Marsa Alam International airport for liveaboard departures from this area.

Considerations

There are also various marine park fees per person per day to consider. Some liveaboard boats will include these fees in the package while others will require guests to pay onboard. These fees are paid onboard the boat and may be paid by Visa, Mastercard, cash or travelers checks if they are not already included in the package deal (Please check what option is best for your chosen liveaboard).

Extra Marine Park Fees may be payable onboard for some liveaboard trips.

When travelling abroad most countries will require you to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after entering the country and also a return ticket to leave. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the date you intend to enter. It's recommended that you check well in advance to arrange any necessary visa requirements for the country you intend to visit. See www.mfa.gov.eg for further information.

Please contact your doctor around 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventative measures. Make sure you arrange comprehensive travel/medical insurance before you travel.

Good to know

Some quick facts for divers interested in going to Egypt
Available liveaboards 71
Average № of dives / day 3 to 4
Price range (per day) US$ 72 - US$ 195 1
Best time to visit All year round
Average water temperature 21°C (min.) - 30°C (max.)
Main airports near diving destinations Marsa Alam airport, Sharm El Sheikh airport and Hurghada airport
1 Based on starting price for regular trips of 8 days, may vary due to different factors (availability, exchange rate, etc.). For indicative purposes only, no rights can or may be derived from this information.


Egypt Diving Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 706 Verified Reviews
  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Katherine K
  • United States United States

Outstanding - highly recommended!

Diving Egypt in September on the Snefro Love

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Taylor D
  • United States United States

So lovely. The waters are super warm, clear, and have very little current. The dive sites further away from the coast were very healthy and beautiful.

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue Pearl

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jason P
  • United States United States

This place is a 10 out of 10, must dive location, I am going back.

Diving Egypt in October on the Emperor Echo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ken R
  • United States United States

Folks in Egypt are very hospitable. As for the crew on this boat, they really are on top of there game and could not have done a better job at making our trip truely awesome. We will for sure go with Blue Force again next trip.

Diving Egypt in October on the Red Sea Blue Force 3

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Adam S
  • United States United States

Loose with regulations but beautiful reefs

Diving Egypt in October on the Al Farouk II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Anthony M
  • United States United States

I had a wonderful time all through Egypt.

Diving Egypt in October on the Snefro Spirit

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Honghoa P
  • United States United States

okay, low vis was a downer

Diving Egypt in November on the Red Sea Aggressor III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Lliam O
  • United States United States

Absolutely a life lesson on how amazing the under sea world is

Diving Egypt in January on the Blue Adventurer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Michelle G
  • United States United States

Water clarity not withstanding, the diving experience in the Red Sea was amazing!

Diving Egypt in March on the Emperor Elite

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rebeca R
  • United States United States

Fantastic, lives up to the hype. Can't wait to return.

Diving Egypt in March on the Snefro Pearl

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Peter G
  • United States United States

Any day diving is a good day. The crew and good were excellent. Not recommended for late March. Water temperature was 21 C / 71 F. Check water temps before booking. Note that this comment would apply to any boat in the northern Red Sea.

Diving Egypt in March on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Thomas C
  • United States United States

Fair. Great experience with boat operations. Diving just ok. Off the boat, Egypt is not very freindly.

Diving Egypt in April on the Blue Melody

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • William F
  • United States United States

It was good, but would imagine it would be a great experience if better luck with wind conditions.

Diving Egypt in April on the Snefro Pearl

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Richard S
  • United States United States

BEST SO FAR GALAPAGOS NEXT

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lara L
  • United States United States

I will definitely come back and dive in Egypt again.

Diving Egypt in October on the Alia

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Glen B
  • United States United States

THE BEST!

Diving Egypt in October on the Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Robert S
  • United States United States

Simply outstanding. The whole trip was wonderful

Diving Egypt in November on the Emperor Elite

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Keith T
  • Switzerland Switzerland

I always like the Red Sea. It is great diving at a great price. And the Egyptian people are pleasant and humorous.

Diving Egypt in September on the Thunderbird

  • 7.6 Good
  • Nick K
  • Canada Canada

Egypt overall has good diving, though it's not world class compared to the great barrier Reef or Indonesia. It's on par with Maldives.

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue Pearl

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jorge G
  • Spain Spain

Red Sea never disappoints

Diving Egypt in September on the Red Sea Blue Force 3

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Javier G
  • Spain Spain

Very safe and professional. I appreciate that they all play by the book. Healthy corals

Diving Egypt in September on the Snefro Spirit

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sergei W
  • Germany Germany

Easy and exciting

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Riina K
  • Finland Finland

In my opinion Egypt offers the best diving in the world. The boats are good for diving, the staff is professional and friendly and there is a lot to see from macro to pelagic.

Diving Egypt in September on the Sunshine

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Silvio S
  • Switzerland Switzerland

In general, we had a great experience. Beautiful sites we visited, and great diving plan organized by our guides. Not too many big fishes during that week unfortunately.

Diving Egypt in September on the Red Sea Blue Force 3

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jasper M
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Loads of beautiful reefs. Some still completely healthy. Others damaged by divers or dying due to other reasons. I highly recommend it. Choppy sea though.

Diving Egypt in September on the JP Marine

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Frank M
  • Netherlands Netherlands

I feel protection of marine life should be enforced more strictly. See what happened to Hurghada.

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue Seas

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sophie B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very good. A little less sharky than expected but beautiful corals

Diving Egypt in September on the Golden Dolphin II

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Marcus G
  • Germany Germany

Sehr positiv, freundlich, hilfsbereit und interessant.

Diving Egypt in September on the Aphrodite

  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Really enjoyed the diving but the conditions were difficult and we did not see many sharks.

Diving Egypt in September on the JP Marine

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sebastian L
  • Germany Germany

amazin adventure dives

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Daniela V
  • Germany Germany

Visibility was great, sadly we did not see all the big fish.

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kathryn L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

It was good. Honestly did expect more marine life for the coral that was there. Also we didn't see any sharks unfortunately, just one thresher (which was amazing!), but definitely hoped to see some hammerheads or oceanic white tips. Hope that they are out there and not gone due to climate change or overfishing or anything like that. Snorkeling with the dolphins on our last day was incredible!

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The diving was not as good as previous years. Saw very few sharks at all. Conditions were very difficult.

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 7.6 Good
  • Pieter M
  • Belgium Belgium

Egypt is very nice under water, not so nice above the water

Diving Egypt in October on the Tillis

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Camille G
  • France France

First time diving in Egypt, I enjoyed every part of it, i will come back !

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 7.6 Good
  • Gregor P
  • Germany Germany

Nice reefs and marine life but outside the water not very nice

Diving Egypt in October on the Amelia Discovery

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Coen E
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Some of the best diving in the world for sure. For big life, the south of Egypt may be better but for everything else the Sinai region is incredible.

Diving Egypt in October on the Snefro Target

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Janusz S
  • Finland Finland

Usually good visibility, bright corals and colorful fishes. Unfortunately, the most popular sites often very crowded.

Diving Egypt in October on the Al Farouk II

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Vera D
  • Belgium Belgium

One of the most beautiful dive locations to see amazing fauna and flora

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joeri D
  • Belgium Belgium

The corals here are so beautiful.

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ken C
  • Belgium Belgium

A bit too many boats at some dive locations/spots

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Travis M
  • Canada Canada

Didn’t quite reach my expectations, maybe over fished in most areas unfortunately

Diving Egypt in October on the Red Sea Blue Force 3

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marc H
  • Germany Germany

It is the best reef of the whole world

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Travis M
  • Canada Canada

Great for diving corals but not for pelagic.

Diving Egypt in November on the Red Sea Blue Force 3

  • 7.6 Good
  • Mirjam P
  • Austria Austria

Nice healthy reefs in Good condition, less shark, zodiac guys Drive unsafe, smell of fumes from boats all the Time.

Diving Egypt in November on the Samira Discovery

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Marija D
  • Lithuania Lithuania

This is the place where you get more nise views and impressions every tine, even if you dive in the same points

Diving Egypt in November on the Red Sea Aggressor II

  • 7.2 Good
  • Francois R
  • France France

The diving was fantastic, the country and the interaction with the crew less so. Par for the course in these cultural environments. We have to be aware and accept it before traveling to thèse destinations

Diving Egypt in November on the Firebird

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sten-helge R
  • Mauritania Mauritania

Nice diving but sometimes to many divers from to many liveabords in the water at the same time.

Diving Egypt in November on the Dolce Vita

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Benjamin B
  • France France

Great mix of wrecks and reefs... but on most sites you won't be alone!

Diving Egypt in November on the South Moon

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Oliver V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

The colours of the red sea never dissapoint and were amazing but sadly considerably less pelagics than in the past.

Diving Egypt in November on the Red Sea Blue Force 3

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Laura S
  • Germany Germany

All in all: Very good experience

Diving Egypt in November on the Sea Serpent Excellence

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Mohamed B
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

overall diving in egypt is always fantastic, visibility and water temperatures are always great.

Diving Egypt in November on the Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Milda P
  • Lithuania Lithuania

There are wonderful dive sites which should be protected much more. There were way too many boats/people in a single dive site and it disturbs the wildlife.

Diving Egypt in November on the Firebird

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lorraine M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

It is really wonderful. Beautiful corals still and of course marine life. Getting busier though….

Diving Egypt in November on the Golden Dolphin

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jean-Sebastien S
  • Belgium Belgium

Great marine life overall

Diving Egypt in November on the Red Sea Blue Force 2

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Michael M
  • Switzerland Switzerland

The best at short distance frome Europe

Diving Egypt in November on the Red Sea Blue Force 2

  • 8.4 Very good
  • daniel P
  • Argentina Argentina

All the divings were ok. The breifings were conducted properly and focused on safety. We were not able to see to much marine lifr as we might expected, but is a mather of luck.

Diving Egypt in November on the Tillis

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jonathan M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Always has been very good with Professional service

Diving Egypt in December on the Emperor Echo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Georgios A
  • Germany Germany

Easy and fun - I will be coming back. :)

Diving Egypt in December on the Tillis

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jeroen M
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Great dive sites with impressive wrecks. See at 3 dive dolphins really close. In end December not too busy with other dive boats. Water temperature between 22 and 24C so at least wear a 5mm suit. Visibility good. Sometimes stronger currents.

Diving Egypt in December on the Sunlight

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Martin D
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Better than expected!

Diving Egypt in December on the Snefro Pearl

  • 8.0 Very good
  • robert S
  • Canada Canada

Fairly good, egypt still has a long way to go in terms of the overall visitor experience, they try but are blind to several aspects of tourist experience. The tourist experience starts from the moment the plane door opens.

Diving Egypt in December on the Red Sea Aggressor III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Anders L
  • Denmark Denmark

Never seen so many colors

Diving Egypt in December on the Red Sea Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ezra J
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Good but didn't seem as good as 4 years ago and definitely not as good as 12 years ago. Still nice but the sea life isn't as abundant

Diving Egypt in January on the Emperor Superior

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The diving was good, but cold. Wouldn’t come back at this time of year.

Diving Egypt in February on the Thunderbird

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Catriona C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Egypt is probably my favourite place in the world to dive so far. It goes beyond the pristine reefs and bountiful life. The entire place is just so welcoming and honestly I can't get enough

Diving Egypt in February on the Snefro Pearl

  • 6.4 Review score
  • Peter J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Second of two, back to back trips; would stick with longer trips/bigger boats in future.

Diving Egypt in February on the Amelie

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Lowe V
  • South Africa South Africa

Wonderful and friendly.

Diving Egypt in February on the Blue Horizon

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Rob M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic, the water is cool (5mm or 7mm wetsuit needed as a minimum) but as it's off season we were often diving the reefs completely on our own.

Diving Egypt in February on the Blue Pearl

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Devis T
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Fantastic.

Diving Egypt in March on the Amelie

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • mike F
  • Netherlands Netherlands

nice diving especially for the first timers.

Diving Egypt in March on the Amelie

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christoph W
  • Germany Germany

This time visibility was not as good as usually however the Red Sea is always great

Diving Egypt in March on the Red Sea Aggressor II

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Niels H
  • Germany Germany

Expected a little bit more Underwater

Diving Egypt in March on the Amelie

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • William O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The diving is very good, the fish life is not the absolute best in the world for sure, there could be more 'big stuff', however the quality of the reefs and the wrecks overall is superb.

Diving Egypt in March on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kaspar M
  • Austria Austria

Great diving. Nice boat. Would generally recommend diving in the red sea.

Diving Egypt in March on the Sunshine

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Richard D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Egypt is always a firm favourite for a quick getaway and highly recommended but should have taken a dry suite to be comfortable pre mid April / May

Diving Egypt in March on the Blue

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ingemar H
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Clear water, healthy corals

Diving Egypt in March on the South Moon

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Chris H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some of the best dives we have done. On par with Fiji and Maldives. We were also told that March is off season so I look forward to coming back in warmer weather to experience it then. Water temperature was between 20-21c so I'd recommend wearing a hood as it did get quite cold on some dives. Especially when you exit the water and there is a sea breeze

Diving Egypt in March on the Snefro Pearl

  • 8.4 Very good
  • zhongyuan T
  • Canada Canada

Cold and windy. Not a good timing in March

Diving Egypt in March on the Sea Serpent Grand

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Elke R
  • Germany Germany

Even as a single, female diver I feel safe on the ship and also in Hurghada, e.g. "The moon" reestaurant in New Marina.

Diving Egypt in March on the Emperor Echo

  • 8.4 Very good
  • LUIZ P
  • Brazil Brazil

Very cold! But would come again on a different liveaboard

Diving Egypt in March on the Red Sea Adventurer

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bernd R
  • Germany Germany

Very nice and exiting an real great experience

Diving Egypt in March on the Blue Adventurer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nasr A
  • Jordan Jordan

Great, highly recommended.

Diving Egypt in March on the Sea Serpent Contessa

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Andrea U
  • Germany Germany

The weather in March/April was very cold for my taste (on average 21 degrees) and as temperatures started to change, a lot of plankton and thus limited visibility. At every dive site coral bleaching was clearly seeable :(

Diving Egypt in March on the JP Marine

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rahool D
  • India India

It was alright.. the water was freezing 20C and the visibility was poor.. but the trip was amazing and I would love the come again in best seasons.

Diving Egypt in March on the Samira Discovery

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kobus M
  • South Africa South Africa

One of my best dive trips ever. I want to come back.

Diving Egypt in April on the Red Sea Blue Force 2

  • 7.6 Good
  • Degan W
  • Canada Canada

In general, I was surprised at the cold and a bit disappointed with the visibility and lack of sea creatures to see.

Diving Egypt in April on the JP Marine

  • 7.6 Good
  • Victoria S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Egypt has some of the best dive sites and outstanding conditions close to Europe. The marine life is plentiful and mesmerising.

Diving Egypt in April on the Emperor Elite

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sylvia G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Average - water was cold (I went in early April, water temp was 22 degrees and I was renting a 5mm wetsuit which didn't keep me warm), I felt the dives were full of coral but lacked marine life - it may have been the time of year we went / the route we took.

Diving Egypt in April on the Samira Discovery

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • keon K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing but slightly cold this time if year

Diving Egypt in April on the Amelia Discovery

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lena N
  • Sweden Sweden

Unfortunately many of the dives that we made were not so good. The dive sites could have been much better, were it not for floating toilet paper everywhere and a few places where it was so crowded, you were almost afraid to hit other divers in the ocean.

Diving Egypt in April on the Amelie

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Carlos R
  • Spain Spain

Worth it every €, as always :)

Diving Egypt in April on the JP Marine

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Thomas S
  • France France

Very good dive sites despite weather conditions. We saw some dolphins! Would definitely plan to come again

Diving Egypt in April on the JP Marine

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Richard A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Yes, a very good one. I may go back at a different time in the season to achieve clearer and warmer water, but great stuff.

Diving Egypt in April on the JP Marine

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Susana M
  • Spain Spain

It was so much better in August, this Easter sea temperature was unusually low and visibility was poor on most dives

Diving Egypt in April on the JP Marine

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Verena M
  • Germany Germany

Excellent. A bit too cold water but it was fine

Diving Egypt in April on the Snefro Target

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jose R
  • Spain Spain

Worth going, will definitely return

Diving Egypt in April on the Snefro Pearl

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bjorn E
  • Sweden Sweden

The Red Sea is beautiful and very good for diving. The cities along the coast between Hurghada and Marsa Alam are not nice at all.

Diving Egypt in April on the Blue Horizon

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Karla P
  • South Africa South Africa

Good, but the dolphins made is special

Diving Egypt in April on the Thunderbird

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Borut F
  • Slovakia Slovakia

In general diving in Egypt is very good. Visibility is normally excellent and until this trip I've never worried about it.

Diving Egypt in April on the JP Marine


Origin: US