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
  • 889 Verified Reviews
  • 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

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • terry M
  • United States United States

Again, average. But that’s in comparison to Raja Ampat, Palau, Socorro, Cocos - that’s tough competition.

Diving Egypt in May on the Blue Horizon

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Karen N
  • United States United States

The sites are amazing with great critters big and small. It is clear the reefs are starting to degrade a little bit, though they are still better than many other parts of the world. Where there were lots of boats (including many pumping raw sewage right next to the reef), there was a significant amount of coral disease. At most site, the number of boats was far more than the site can sustainably support. Having zodiacs zooming all around right overhead is a little unnerving and it's only a short amount of time before someone gets hurt that way. The sites were incredible, but it made me sad to see they probably won't still be so incredible in the coming years because of the overuse.

Diving Egypt in July on the Amelia Discovery

  • 5.2 Review score
  • Don E
  • United States United States

It was a mix of some nice dives and very boring ones. Some of the most spectacular coral gardens I have seen anywhere in the world but a real lack of marine life in most

Diving Egypt in July on the JP Marine

  • 9.2 Superb
  • David H
  • United States United States

For my 4th time still enchants, variety incredible, best value if all dive destinations I know. For example I dove Maldives for 22 days in March/ April...and overall ( sans mantas and shark encounters)....Red Sea superior for unseas beauty

Diving Egypt in August on the Blue Pearl

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Corey B
  • United States United States

Clean clear waters and lush marine life

Diving Egypt in August on the Snefro Love

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jennifer M
  • United States United States

Beautiful country, friendly people, clear water with very healthy reefs. Would go back!

Diving Egypt in August on the Golden Dolphin III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Elizabeth P
  • United States United States

10+. Great boat and underwater world was breathtaking.

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue

  • 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

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Fawad K
  • United States United States

just okay... nice reefs and lots of schools of small fish, and an occasional large creature (shark, etc), but not much in the middle. Feels like it's been over fished.

Diving Egypt in October on the Gelen

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Marina N
  • United States United States

Great but a bit overcrowded

Diving Egypt in October on the Red Sea Blue Force 3

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Patricia B
  • United States United States

As an American everyone asks if it’s safe to go. The answer is yes!!! Lots of security and I never felt unsafe.

Diving Egypt in November on the Snefro Pearl

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Robert S
  • United States United States

Simply outstanding. The whole trip was wonderful

Diving Egypt in November on the Emperor Elite

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Mary F
  • United States United States

Loved diving here. Perfect visibility, and the lushness of the reef with so many fish and creatures was spectacular. I will be back!

Diving Egypt in November on the Tillis

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Joshua H
  • United States United States

Great and affordable

Diving Egypt in November on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tom P
  • United States United States

Clear water and amazing coral

Diving Egypt in November on the Blue Adventurer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jennifer A
  • United States United States

I would go back again tomorrow - the Red Sea has more living coral, large animal encounters (more so in the southern sea) and fascinating shipwrecks within a short distance

Diving Egypt in November on the Sea Serpent Serena

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Eve S
  • United States United States

Incredible! It was a trip of a lifetime. I would highly reccomend diving during the "low season" as the temperatures were comfortable without all of the crowds.

Diving Egypt in December on the Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Lou Ann B
  • United States United States

Loved it all. I have never seen such beautiful developed coral and such clear water.

Diving Egypt in January on the Tillis

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

Clear water, healthy corals

Diving Egypt in March on the South Moon

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Roger A
  • Sweden Sweden

First time in Egypt. Friendly people, fair price level, fairly easy to get there even though there are no direct flight from Sweden. Diving conditions were not the best but that is always a gamble.

Diving Egypt in April on the Red Sea Aggressor III

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lisa S
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Unfortunately the weather was not so great but overall the diving was amazing

Diving Egypt in April on the Samira Discovery

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Francesco M
  • Italy Italy

I think that Southern Red Sea is better than Northern one.

Diving Egypt in April on the Red Sea Aggressor III

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Silke K
  • Germany Germany

nice warm water, clear sight, a lot of small fish

Diving Egypt in May on the Amelia Discovery

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Steliana S
  • Romania Romania

Really good diving available in Egypt. Will likely have to revisit.

Diving Egypt in May on the Freedom III

  • 7.6 Good
  • Christian R
  • France France

very good, the red sea is very colorful and the coral reefs are healthy

Diving Egypt in June on the Snefro Spirit

  • 4.4 Review score
  • Mark O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

very poor compared to my many previous trips - I did not see one shark the entire week

Diving Egypt in July on the Emperor Superior

  • 7.6 Good
  • Michael K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

A bit disappointing but the reefs were preserved and no big fish to be seen

Diving Egypt in July on the Snefro Target

  • 6.4 Review score
  • Stefanie W
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Very nice reefs, sometimes some big stuff like sharks. But otherwise hardly anything special.

Diving Egypt in July on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lina G
  • Germany Germany

Good valua for money. The best option to dive near to Europe.

Diving Egypt in July on the Aphrodite

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Samantha C
  • Canada Canada

Warm water, beautiful hard coral, variety of marine life to see

Diving Egypt in July on the Amelia Discovery

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nuño D
  • Spain Spain

Great. But too much corals. Was aiming for more shark watching

Diving Egypt in July on the JP Marine

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nichola D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

I wouldn’t do it again only because of the sea being too rough for such long journeys, it’s exhausting diving with very little sleep

Diving Egypt in August on the Amelia Discovery

  • 6.4 Review score
  • Juliane B
  • Germany Germany

While amazing dive sites with beautiful coral and sharks, sites can be very busy and limited safety standards can put divers at risks.

Diving Egypt in August on the Amelia Discovery

  • 7.2 Good
  • Avi S
  • Israel Israel

A great experience, lovely people, very nice landscapes, interesting marin life.

Diving Egypt in August on the Emperor Elite

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Matthew G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Diving in Egypt was fantastic- great colours! The fact that many of the dive guides are Egyptian was excellent too.

Diving Egypt in August on the Red Sea Aggressor III

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tessa W
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Very positive, but recommend to skip august if you can (on the boat it is fine and water temperature is very pleasant, but on the mainland it's very hot).

Diving Egypt in August on the Snefro Pearl

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Clyde B
  • South Africa South Africa

Such great diving. Superb conditions, great viz, amazing sea life and incredible variety.

Diving Egypt in August on the Snefro Pearl

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Timo N
  • Germany Germany

Diving in Egypt is safe and lovely, nice reefs + coral and always the chance to see big fish

Diving Egypt in August on the Golden Dolphin IV

  • 8.0 Very good
  • savinien P
  • Belgium Belgium

nice but crowded

Diving Egypt in August on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rafael M
  • Brazil Brazil

Great surprise with lots of sealife and blue waters.

Diving Egypt in September on the Firebird

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Overall excellent. It was 8 years since we had dived in the Sinai. Amazed at the scale of the resort and the quantity of dive boats. The diving remains at a high standard. My only wish is the small amount of litter in the harbours could easily be regulary cleaned and make the standard and image that much better.

Diving Egypt in September on the Snefro Love

  • 6.4 Review score
  • Anna T
  • Greece Greece

Nice visibility , nice colors

Diving Egypt in September on the Amelie

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Alina T
  • Germany Germany

Nice and easy.

Diving Egypt in September on the Amelie

  • 7.2 Good
  • Dirk S
  • Germany Germany

Very good, certainly worth taking a liveaboard and going offshore

Diving Egypt in September on the Sea Serpent Grand

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Chris K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

A wonderful experience with beautiful locations

Diving Egypt in September on the Samira Discovery

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sebastian S
  • Austria Austria

This was my second dive trip to Egypt and I cannot recommend it enough. A huge diversity in coral, fish and wreck sites. The water is warm and the visibility excellent.

Diving Egypt in September on the Samira Discovery

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Francisco R
  • Spain Spain

Amazing (it's my second time there and I'm already willing to go back. Sharm el-Sheikh though is horrible as a city: no soul, just massive all-inclusive resorts of bad quality and not very authentic).

Diving Egypt in September on the Snefro Pearl

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kyle F
  • Canada Canada

Excellent. We've dove all over the world and Egypt stands out as one of the top destinations.

Diving Egypt in September on the Sea Serpent Glory

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gabrielle V
  • Canada Canada

I expected to see more sharks but overall was pretty good!

Diving Egypt in September on the JP Marine

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jazz B
  • Canada Canada

I will come for a second trip to see the marine life. This was good for ship wreaks but very little marine life.

Diving Egypt in September on the Snefro Target

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Yiyang S
  • China China

Chill and relaxed

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue Horizon

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maximilian L
  • Germany Germany

Mass tourism at its best. Diving was nice though.

Diving Egypt in September on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jan Patrick M
  • Germany Germany

Awesome dives + great weather + perfect crew = top dive experience

Diving Egypt in September on the Red Sea Aggressor III

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Martin W
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Marsa Alam is super, Hurgahda not

Diving Egypt in September on the Red Sea Aggressor III

  • 7.6 Good
  • Sebastian S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Red Sea has some excellent diving, it’s teaming with life although the coral isn’t quite as colourful I think as places like Thailand. Bring sun cream!

Diving Egypt in September on the South Moon

  • 6.8 Review score
  • PORTHOS D
  • Brazil Brazil

Not amazing as we expected

Diving Egypt in September on the Blue

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Csilla K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful dive sites & easy dives most of the time

Diving Egypt in October on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Pierre M
  • France France

As explained in other comment. Too many divers and too many boats - the diving sites are being over used and wildlife is shy to come due to this. It is sad that there are no. Limitations of bots at the same time for every destination.

Diving Egypt in October on the Samira Discovery

  • 5.2 Review score
  • Malcolm D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Busy stopping areas with loads of divers. Lots of coral has died.

Diving Egypt in October on the Amelie

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jon Marius B
  • Norway Norway

Great corals, colors and an amazing variety of colorful fish. The vizibility was also over average. But even more crowded by divers than before and none sightings of «large» fish.

Diving Egypt in October on the Snefro Love

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ricky M
  • India India

One of the best destinations to dive. Loved the visibility and corals and the sharks

Diving Egypt in October on the Sunshine

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marc B
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Good reefs with lots of medium and smaller things to observe. Also you have the chance to see bigger sealife...

Diving Egypt in October on the Samira Discovery

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Joël D
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Absolutely amazing. From corals to marine life, absolutely legendary!

Diving Egypt in October on the Snefro Pearl

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ian M
  • Australia Australia

Good. Great crew, fellow passengers and food more than made up for lack of fish ons etc.

Diving Egypt in October on the Snefro Pearl

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tim P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent. Egypt risks losing the liveaboard market if urgent conservation measures are not put in place. It was shocking to see plastic straws at the Marriot and knifes forks and napkins for every place setting presented in polythene pouches, WHY?????

Diving Egypt in October on the Blue Melody

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Russell D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fabulous. Great sites. Warm & wonderful viz. Well guided.

Diving Egypt in October on the Oceanos

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Claudia S
  • Canada Canada

Amazing. Lots of colourful corals and fishes! No dolphins, sharks or mantas sadly.

Diving Egypt in October on the Amelie

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nobin C
  • India India

Most of the dive sites were very crowded. Surprisingly very less marine life. Amazing hard corals and visibility

Diving Egypt in October on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nenad B
  • Serbia Serbia

Awsome! The Egyptian hospitality is top notch! The entire crew was always there to help.

Diving Egypt in October on the Blue Seas

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Katie S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

I thoroughly enjoyed it but was surprised by how many other boats and divers were at the same sites.

Diving Egypt in October on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic! So much coral and fish life.

Diving Egypt in October on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 5.2 Review score
  • Saskia R
  • Germany Germany

The wrecks are amazing in the north. The reefs are half dead and if you make a wreck tour in the north the main focus should be on wrecks and not going to random reefs in the area. If you wann see reefs, you have to book a live abord in the south where the water quality is way better. The water quality and the pollution in the north is really high and you see this as a result on dying reefs and less big and small fish. The guides should focus more on the divers and how they behave unterwater. Most if them have no body control and also damage the reefs. The big boats should get fixed on the wrecks to low down the load on the wrecks and keep them like they are longer.

Diving Egypt in October on the Al Farouk II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Zdenko W
  • Slovakia Slovakia

it was nice on the boat but i was in dahab for a week and it doesn't compare where there was a lot of dead coral sad

Diving Egypt in October on the South Moon

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Phoebe O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The variety of corals and mixture of dive sites were amazing. The ship wreck dives were awesome!

Diving Egypt in October on the Samira Discovery

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Linda G
  • Germany Germany

I really enjoyed diving here & seeing all the different fish

Diving Egypt in October on the South Moon

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rebecca T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good. There was a large variety of wildlife and some interesting reef structures. The reefs were not as colourful as I have experienced in Mexico or the Caribbean and there was damage to the reefs in some places, but they were still impressive.

Diving Egypt in November on the Snefro Love

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Krzysztof S
  • Poland Poland

Good value for money, very nice warm sea and unspoiled reefs, although limited large animals

Diving Egypt in November on the JP Marine

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Megan P
  • Canada Canada

Awesome. November was a great time, not too hot (sometimes cold) outside, the water temp around 27 and great visibility. We had good marine life sightings and up-close encounters.

Diving Egypt in November on the Tillis

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Neha-Tamara P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Incredible, some of the best marine life I’ve ever seen

Diving Egypt in November on the Amelie

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Joel B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

My second trip in Egypt after doing the south route before. Overall Egypt is brilliant diving and easy conditions (not withstanding the risk wreck penetration brings). Would recommend!

Diving Egypt in November on the Red Sea Aggressor II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Christopher H
  • Australia Australia

Cairo airport is a little intense. Be streetsmart. Overall experience with Egypt itself was minimal, mostly transferring through to live aboard.

Diving Egypt in December on the Blue

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rui C
  • Portugal Portugal

Very good marine life, we were very lucky

Diving Egypt in December on the Golden Dolphin

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Remus S
  • Germany Germany

I'll come back for sure.

Diving Egypt in December on the Ghazala Explorer

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Michael K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Could be better dive sites and food could be more interesting but overall good trip

Diving Egypt in December on the Red Sea Aggressor III

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Paul R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good guides and good value for money

Diving Egypt in December on the Snefro Pearl

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Adrian D
  • Canada Canada

This was my 3rd live aboard dive in the Res Sea since 2021. I highly recommend it for the diversity of the wrecks and reefs north to south.

Diving Egypt in December on the Emperor Echo

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Nanci D
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Beautiful fish and marine life.

Diving Egypt in December on the Snefro Love

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Linus G
  • Switzerland Switzerland

It's warm enough even around new years, and there was no other boat in the very south. Perfect time in my opinion.

Diving Egypt in December on the Hammerhead I

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Andrew M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very enjoyable diving, lots of sealife and the cre on the boat made everything easy and no stress

Diving Egypt in January on the Emperor Elite


Origin: US