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 snorkelers. Wrecks, colorful corals, and big fish abound, but the off-shore sites such as Daedalus, The Brothers & St. Johns, only reachable by dive liveaboards, can provide the ultimate thrill and the best experience.

Our Red Sea dive liveaboards offer various itineraries to bring you to Egypt's best dive sites. 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
  • 864 Verified Reviews
  • 9.2 Superb
  • iouri M
  • United States United States

not bed but diving in Indonesia or Philippines much better

Diving Egypt in January on the Blue Melody

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • James H
  • United States United States

It was my first time and all the connections from Cairo to Port Ghalib went perfectly and I loved the Egyptian hospitality !

Diving Egypt in February on the Turquoise

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Andrew P
  • United States United States

I would say average at best. I would not dive the Red Sea again due to the cost and travel time for the United States.

Diving Egypt in May on the Emperor Elite

  • 6.4 Review score
  • Richard H
  • United States United States

I was under impressed. Each dive site was crowed with 6 to 8 other boats.

Diving Egypt in May on the Sea Dragon

  • 8.4 Very good
  • eugene R
  • United States United States

Too many boats, too many divers. No more sharks. I dived here in 1994,2000, and 2008. Red Sea was really too damaged now

Diving Egypt in May on the Discovery II

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ankit M
  • United States United States

Too much beauty to describe in words, needs to be seen with your own eyes

Diving Egypt in June on the Sea Serpent Excellence

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ripple M
  • United States United States

Reefs are wonderful, marine interactions limited due to paucity of marine life

Diving Egypt in June on the Emperor Elite

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Victoria P
  • United States United States

It was okay. I would definitely go see Thistlegorn again. The reefs were okay, but not spectacular enough for a revisit.

Diving Egypt in July on the Snefro Pearl

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Julie L
  • United States United States

Overall the diving was great. Some sites had less than great visibility but overall great

Diving Egypt in October on the Nouran

  • 7.6 Good
  • Brandon E
  • United States United States

Great as far as conditions and viz but other locations have healthier reefs and pelagics as well

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 7.6 Good
  • Mark B
  • United States United States

It could have been rewarding if there had been any large animals present during the first week in November, but there were not.

Diving Egypt in October on the Blue Horizon

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Robert K
  • United States United States

Good but the coral seems to be stressed

Diving Egypt in November on the Seawolf Dominator

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dwight P
  • United States United States

We loved it. Consistently great visibility. Very healthy reefs. Very nice people. Definite bucket list area!

Diving Egypt in November on the Emperor Elite

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • McKenzie G
  • United States United States

Unique location because of all the wrecks.

Diving Egypt in November on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Evan M
  • United States United States

Amazing coral, tons of wildlife, really cool wrecks. A wonderful experience

Diving Egypt in March on the SS Serena Dreams

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Justin Francis G
  • United States United States

Satisfied. Not as much wildlife as I'd have liked to see, esp in places where in the past dynamite fishing had occurred. Southeast Asia spoiled me.

Diving Egypt in May on the Royal Evolution

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • 佳怡 何
  • China China

唯一的遗憾就是水温太高了 没有看到传说中的锤头鲨风暴……

Diving Egypt in September on the JP Marine

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jane P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wonderful as always. The Red Sea is world class diving.

Diving Egypt in October on the Discovery I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • SULTAN A
  • Oman Oman

Fantastic visibility, exciting drift dives and I can't wait to go back!

Diving Egypt in April on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Chong Z
  • China China

good visibility

Diving Egypt in May on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • roberto P
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Superb, great visibility and sealife

Diving Egypt in May on the Amelie

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Margaux P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

With cheap good food and busy streets, you can get a taste of Egypt before and after your liveaboard, I will be back!

Diving Egypt in May on the Tillis

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Francesca B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very good, great marine life but no sharks. Very busy overall.

Diving Egypt in May on the Snefro Pearl

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Julian H
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Very good, reef conditions are great! However, no sharks...

Diving Egypt in May on the Snefro Pearl

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kasper M
  • Belgium Belgium

As expected, world-class underwater fauna and flora. Wonderful experience on the boat and underwater is strongly contrasted by the corrupt and sketchy situations happening on land.

Diving Egypt in May on the Discovery I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jan P
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic

Diving in Red sea is always nice. And for the Europeans, it is the best price-reward ratio.

Diving Egypt in May on the JP Marine

  • 8.4 Very good
  • wybe K
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Nice reefs and fish. But dive sites are incredibly crowded. I will return but only for the wrecks.

Diving Egypt in May on the Discovery II

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Claire S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Loved our diving experience in Egypt, wonderful clear waters and much to see and explore

Diving Egypt in May on the Freedom III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Marleen B
  • Netherlands Netherlands

If you do not mind having many other divers at the same dive site Red Sea diving is very rewarding - especially for the healthy corals (soft, hard) which are very colorful. If you want to see pelagic you need to go to the far south of the Red Sea.

Diving Egypt in May on the Snefro Pearl

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Cheryl R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The diving was good, just getting out of the country was a nightmare and airport staff so rude and ignorant! Completely opposite to the boat crew who could not do enough for you.

Diving Egypt in May on the Emperor Superior

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kent B
  • Canada Canada

Very hot but amazing in the water

Diving Egypt in June on the Red Sea Blue Force 2

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Faye V
  • South Africa South Africa

Excellent visibility and healthy reefs

Diving Egypt in June on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Trevor F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The reefs are beautiful, every site we visited was amazing. Warm water in June (min temp 26C I didn't wear a suit although others did)

Diving Egypt in June on the Amelie

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Goran M
  • Slovenia Slovenia

4th time diving in Egypt is as allways, very good.

Diving Egypt in June on the Amelie

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Matt S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great viz, warm waters, stunning wrecks and loads of marine life.

Diving Egypt in June on the Red Sea Aggressor II

  • 9.2 Superb
  • maxime J
  • France France

Very Healthy Corals overall

Diving Egypt in June on the Sea Dragon

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Robin S
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Great experience, friendly people

Diving Egypt in June on the Discovery I

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ferhat A
  • Turkey Turkey

Starting from airport to boat and then back to airport at the end of the trip, all went well without any problems! The weather and sea temperature was amazing. Sea temperature was around 28C between 10-17 June.

Diving Egypt in June on the Tillis

  • 7.6 Good
  • Claire J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Decreasing over the 9 years I have been going there.

Diving Egypt in June on the Amelie

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lardus S
  • South Africa South Africa

Overall good, plenty of small marine life but missing big marine life.

Diving Egypt in June on the Snefro Pearl

  • 7.6 Good
  • Jasmin H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Coral was beautiful but would have been nice to get out the shallows.

Diving Egypt in July on the Sea Dragon

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Neil T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

It was great! We didn't see as many sharks as we were hoping for, but there was plenty of other life to see.

Diving Egypt in July on the Discovery II

  • 9.2 Superb
  • VANESSA S
  • Switzerland Switzerland

warm clear waters, healthy coral and marine life

Diving Egypt in July on the Sea Serpent Contessa

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Gregory V
  • Canada Canada

Fantastic. The corals and wrecks and sea life were all new to us and wonderful to see.

Diving Egypt in July on the Red Sea Aggressor II

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Gregoire M
  • France France

Lovely dives, no current but visibility wasn’t that great but I was July 29-August 5th, water 30 degrees

Diving Egypt in July on the Dolce Vita

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • isabelle D
  • Canada Canada

I loved it

Diving Egypt in August on the Tala

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Henry T
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Recommend it to anybody, the Red Sea is very rich in biodiversity

Diving Egypt in August on the Discovery II

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Pascal D
  • Belgium Belgium

Rode Zee is mooi om te duiken. Vele duikstekken,de ene wat moeilijker dan de andere... Mooie koralen,minder groot leven

Diving Egypt in August on the JP Marine

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Andrew J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love the place, people are great, weather is great and it's on our doorstep from the UK

Diving Egypt in August on the Discovery I

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pedro P
  • Portugal Portugal

So far the best liveaboard !

Diving Egypt in August on the Discovery I

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Antonio Gines B
  • Spain Spain

Excepcional. Repetiré sin duda. Muy aconsejable. Diversión y aventura garantizados.

Diving Egypt in August on the Blue Seas

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tim G
  • Germany Germany

Most of the reefs were very healthy and full of life

Diving Egypt in August on the Discovery II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • CHARLES S
  • South Africa South Africa

Diving great, but airports and flights chaotic

Diving Egypt in August on the Alia

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dougal B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The strong winds prevented us from diving on some wrecks but the crew did put us onto other dives in challenging conditions which added to the satisfaction

Diving Egypt in August on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 7.6 Good
  • Vanessa J
  • Australia Australia

Warm water and relatively good visibility but not as many fish and coral bleached but the formations were very different and interesting

Diving Egypt in August on the Discovery I

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marco C
  • Portugal Portugal

Very good

Diving Egypt in August on the Snefro Pearl

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chaoyan H
  • China China

Very good

Diving Egypt in September on the Discovery II

  • 7.6 Good
  • Daniel G
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Nice easy diving - warm water, manageable current.

Diving Egypt in September on the SS Serena Dreams

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tim G
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Lots of fish but sadly many corals are dying due to high water temperature

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue Seas

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mark H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

challenging, even for an experienced diver (over 400 dives), but fascinating

Diving Egypt in September on the JP Marine

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Magnus Y
  • Sweden Sweden

Wonderful with consistent water temperature of 30 C, reasonable good visibility and lots of healthy coral. Nice experience.

Diving Egypt in September on the Tillis

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anna B
  • Canada Canada

Overall I was really happy with the diving. I definitely recommend liveaboard diving as the reefs closer to land looked more damaged. The reefs further out looked healthy and teeming with life. I will definitely be back.

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue Seas

  • 7.2 Good
  • Irina S
  • Germany Germany

Rarely big fish, but plenty of beautiful things

Diving Egypt in September on the JP Marine

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jennifer L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Really enjoyed the Egyptian people and the diving. Will explore more of Egypt in the future.

Diving Egypt in October on the Blue Storm

  • 7.6 Good
  • Joe A
  • Switzerland Switzerland

We were happy with our first liveaboard in egypt.

Diving Egypt in October on the Sea Dragon

  • 7.2 Good
  • Jan V
  • Mauritania Mauritania

Good as always. The reefs are in good shape, very colorful with a large variation of corals. The chances to encounter shark makes it always interesting.

Diving Egypt in October on the Tillis

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Zoitza P
  • France France

Very nice reefs and a lot of fishes

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sohail T
  • Pakistan Pakistan

Much less chaotic than I'd imagined. In fact, everything went very smoothly. Our hotel was good. The transfers were all on time. And we didn't experience any unpleasantness.

Diving Egypt in October on the Tillis

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Mara F
  • Romania Romania

Some of the best diving I’ve done. Full of life, the corals are super healthy and there’s fish everywhere at all times

Diving Egypt in October on the Sunshine

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Emma R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The coral was very good on the whole in the sites we visited, but some areas were bleached and damaged.

Diving Egypt in October on the Sea Dragon

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Jerome P
  • France France

Great, nice waters, lot of fishes

Diving Egypt in October on the Sea Dragon

  • 4.4 Review score
  • Sven B
  • Germany Germany

Generally, the amount of divers are increasing every year - especially at Elphinestone and Daedalus. Due to the warm water no hammerhead schools. Often limited visibility in the water. Egypt is still a good price/adventure ratio, with luck, everything can be met in the Red Sea.

Diving Egypt in October on the Sunshine

  • 5.2 Review score
  • Francisco P
  • Spain Spain

Very bad. Too many liveaboards at the dive spots. Never more.

Diving Egypt in October on the JP Marine

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kristina M
  • Hungary Hungary

I loved the diversity of colors of the corals. Diving is easy and fun

Diving Egypt in October on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lucie W
  • Canada Canada

Excellent, water temperatures were comfortable. Visibility was very good and good variety of marine life and reefs to look at.

Diving Egypt in November on the Tillis

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sune Levy T
  • Denmark Denmark

Very good experience, reefs especially in the south are very healthy

Diving Egypt in November on the Discovery I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Rod B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Extremely enjoyable, diving top class & made to feel very welcome. Very calm & organized.

Diving Egypt in November on the Red Sea Blue Force 2

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ievgen V
  • Ukraine Ukraine

Nice weather, clear and warm water, unpredictable nice dive spot at the end of trip close to port ghalib with huge turtles.

Diving Egypt in November on the Sea Serpent Excellence

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Graham B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Egypt continues to be excellent value for money diving (when travelling from the UK) with lovely reeds and people. Sadly this bit (probably everything North of Hurghada?) is now lacking a lot of the megafauna and reef fish that you could have seen 10-15 years ago. South and into the centre (Brothers etc) is still good but obviously more challenging and more expensive.

Diving Egypt in November on the Sea Dragon

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Didier M
  • Switzerland Switzerland

SS Thisltegorm amazing, rest of the dives were good but lacking marine life, specially bigger stuff

Diving Egypt in November on the Snefro Pearl

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Yeray F
  • Spain Spain

Really good as mentioned, but if you like big staff then choose southern route

Diving Egypt in November on the Snefro Pearl

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Pascal L
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Egypt is a lovely place to dive! Not as much fish and large things as in other places, but the corals are very nice.

Diving Egypt in November on the Seven Seas

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Edward O
  • South Africa South Africa

I had a great time - really enjoyed it, saw many eels, rays and dolphins with a plethora of other nudibranchs and fish!

Diving Egypt in November on the Sea Dragon

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Erik W
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Absolutely great. Lots of different fish, types of coral. Good visibility, not too much currents.

Diving Egypt in November on the Snefro Pearl

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Felix G
  • Germany Germany

Great as to be expected. My highlight was the night dive at The Barge - so much life in shallow waters directly below the boat

Diving Egypt in December on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Erwin F
  • Belgium Belgium

Good but the corals are suffering because of the heat of the last summer..

Diving Egypt in December on the Red Sea Aggressor IV

  • 8.0 Very good
  • John B
  • Canada Canada

More wreck diving than I like, rich fish life, healthy corals, made enjoyable by ship and dive crew.

Diving Egypt in December on the Red Sea Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Robin S
  • Germany Germany

Red sea is perfect for diving! Such a great diversity

Diving Egypt in December on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ioannis T
  • Greece Greece

Red Sea is rightfully considered one of the best diving destinations in the world, combining an abundance of coral reefs, wrecks and sea life!

Diving Egypt in December on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Hisham H
  • Ireland Ireland

Very interesting topography and unexpected surprises on almost every dive: dolfin, shark, turtle, octopus, squid, and sometimes unique or rare species of nudibranch.

Diving Egypt in December on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nicholas M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

I love it - clear waters, great vis, nice to be on a liveaboard and get shuttled in comfort to each location

Diving Egypt in January on the Blue Horizon

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Moritz-Gabriel H
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Nice people, nice weather, topp trip

Diving Egypt in January on the Tillis

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Bartosz R
  • Poland Poland

Good place to dive within reasonable reach from Europe and with reasonable prices. Maybe a bit chilly in the evenings and while undressing after dive, but overall tranquility and lack of crowds make up for it.

Diving Egypt in January on the Golden Dolphin

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Isabelle K
  • Germany Germany

great experience and a good organisation

Diving Egypt in February on the Ocean Lovers

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Danielle K
  • Belgium Belgium

I'll definitely go back, starting in Marsa Alam to the south, because in February the North, NW-wind we had in Hurghada region was freezing cold.

Diving Egypt in February on the Discovery II

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yi W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Warm water good vis healthy reef and mixture marine life.

Diving Egypt in March on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Endas D
  • Lithuania Lithuania

Experience was quite good, industry well developed. But I suppose some regulatory measures should be taken, since in some areas gathering of boats seems a bit excessive. This may have devastating impact on sea life.

Diving Egypt in April on the Blue

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Oleg Aleksi S
  • Finland Finland

Good rich marine lif in general and good chances to see pelagic fish.

Diving Egypt in April on the Jessica

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cristhian Carim J
  • Mexico Mexico

Diving in Egypt is always an incredible experience. The reefs are vibrant and healthy, teeming with diverse marine life. The southern dive sites, in particular, offer the thrilling opportunity to encounter large pelagic species. It's truly one of my favorite dive destinations in the world

Diving Egypt in May on the JP Marine

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Marcin S
  • Poland Poland

You can always see something new and interesting. Each dive is relatively easy due to mostly excellent visibility and warm water. Nevertheless, in my opinion, during a six-day diving safari, due to the accumulation of fatigue and body hypothermia, a 5 mm suit is too thin (I always use a 7 mm suit with a hood and neoprene boots).

Diving Egypt in May on the Sunlight