Liveaboard duiken in Rode Zee

WAT KUN JE VERWACHTEN VAN EEN LIVEABOARD IN DE RODE ZEE?

Sinds lange tijd zijn liveaboards in de Rode Zee een favoriete bestemming voor duikers. Dat is geen verrassing als je denkt aan al de gezonde en kleurrijke koraalriffen met zo’n grote verscheidenheid aan leven. Met de Egyptische liveaboards beleef je fantastische duikvakanties op een aantal van ‘s werelds beste duikplekken. Er is een groot aanbod van verschillende liveaboards, waarmee je op afgelegen riffen of scheepswrakken uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog kunt komen.

De Rode Zee lijkt zijn naam te danken aan de roodgekleurde algen die in bepaalde delen van het jaar aan het wateroppervlakte verschijnen. Ondanks de naam ziet het water in de Rode Zee er vooral blauw uit. Het hele jaar door vind je er comfortable watertemperaturen en is het zicht fantastisch: kortom, de perfecte duikomstandigheden voor duiksafari. Aangezien sommige duikplekken ver van de kust liggen, is een duiktrip op een liveaboard de beste manier om dit gebied te ontdekken.

De Rode Zee ligt tussen het Afrikaanse en Aziatische continent en heeft een inham gevormd vanuit de Indische Oceaan. Het staat bekend als de één van de meest zoute zeeën ter wereld. Dit komt door geografische ligging en de snelle verdamping van het water. Als duiker zul je er rekening mee moeten houden dat je door het hoge zoutgehalte van het water meer drijfvermogen hebt. Hiervoor kun je compenseren door extra lood te gebruiken tijdens je duik.

Hoewel de Rode Zee grenst aan zowel Egypte als Saudi-Arabië, vertrekken de meeste liveaboards vanuit Egypte. Er liggen verschillende toeristische trekpleisters in zowel het noorden als het zuiden van Egypte. Een liveaboard in Egypte is daarom de beste manier om dit fantastische duik- en snorkelgebied te bezoeken.

De duikgebieden in de Rode Zee kunnen globaal worden ingedeeld in ‘noord’ en ‘zuid’. In beide gebieden kun je verschillende reisroutes vinden.

DE NOORDELIJKE RODE ZEE

Het noordelijke deel van de Egyptische Rode Zee is een paradijs voor duikers. De duiksafari’s doen hier een aantal wereldberoemde plekken aan zoals de Straat van Tiran en het Ras Mohammed National Park. Als je van wrakduiken houdt, zul je zeker de wrakken van de SS Thistlegorm en de Dunraven willen bezoeken. De beste manier om deze prachtige duikplekken te bereiken is met liveaboards die vertrekken vanaf Sharm El Sheikh, Safaga of Hurghada.

DE ZUIDELIJKE RODE ZEE

In het zuiden staan je prachtige duikplekken te wachten, zonder al te veel toeristen. Een duikliveaboard is de beste manier om de verder afgelegen duikplekken te kunnen bereiken. Iedere duiker zal versteld staan van duikplekken zoals Daedalus Reef, The Brothers, St. Johns, Elphinstone en Fury Shoals. De meeste liveaboards in de zuidelijke Rode Zee vertrekken vanuit Port Ghalib (Marsa Alam), Hamata of Hurghada.

HOE KOM JE ER?

De noordelijke Rode Zee: zowel Sharm El Sheikh als Hurghada hebben een internationaal vliegveld en verschillende luchtvaartmaatschappijen vliegen direct naar deze steden. Deze twee steden zijn de meest populaire vertrekplaatsen voor liveaboards. Caïro is het belangrijkste internationale vliegveld in Egypte. Vanuit Caïro kun je ook een binnenlandse vlucht nemen naar de meeste andere steden in Egypte.

De zuidelijke Rode Zee: de meeste luchtvaartmaatschappijen vliegen direct op het internationale vliegveld van Marsa Alam in het zuiden van Egypte. Marsa Alam ligt dichtbij Port Ghalib (Marsa Ghalib), wat het vertrekpunt is voor de meeste liveaboards naar het zuiden. Ook kun je Marsa Alam bereiken met een binnenlandse vlucht vanaf Caïro. Je kunt vanaf Hurghada ook over land naar Port Ghalib reizen. Dit zal dan zo’n 2,5 uur in beslag nemen.


Rode Zee Duikreviews

  • 9,2 Fantastisch
  • 163 Geverifieerde Reviews
  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Luca M
  • Italy Italy

The richness of marine life is staggering

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de South Moon

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Martin R
  • Austria Austria

Great overall - plenty of sea life and corals in very good condition (bit bleached as it happens all over the world). Highlights were seeing plenty of Giant Morays, also two sea turtles and an octopus.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Liberty

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Ryan P
  • United States United States

Great- Lots of fish and coral, excellent visibility.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Liberty

  • 8.4 Erg goed
  • Miao W
  • China China

very salty. coral life generally healthy but didn't see nearly as many pelagics as expected.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Emperor Asmaa

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Benjamin H
  • United States United States

transfers were great. The staff helpful and friendly. Felt safe on the dives and in the area. Great condition of the reef and the many species of fish. Visibility was usually 30 meters and only a few dives dis it go down to 20 meters. I love the Red Sea.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de King Snefro 5

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Peter H
  • Canada Canada

Above average - water is cold and and recommend a full dive 3 - 5 ml suit

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 8.4 Erg goed
  • Henrik R
  • Denmark Denmark

Really nice with good variation,Please see question one

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de Emperor Superior

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Daniel L
  • Sweden Sweden

Overall very good and diverse.

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de King Snefro 5

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Isabelle M
  • United States United States

Excellent, lots of variety.

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de Tillis

  • 8.0 Erg goed
  • Laurent L
  • France France

Very nice, colors and very bright and dense, in particular the soft corals

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • WONKYU L
  • South Korea South Korea

Easy diving with marvelous corals and small marine life.

Duiken Rode Zee in April op de Blue Horizon

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • 裕介 新
  • Japan Japan

too cold water temperature for me

Duiken Rode Zee in April op de King Snefro 5

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Mostafa G
  • Egypt Egypt

Relatively nice and calm with warm waters and countless dive sites to explore all over the red sea.

Duiken Rode Zee in April op de King Snefro 5

  • 8.4 Erg goed
  • Mike W
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Very good visibility all over, nice reefs and not too busy

Duiken Rode Zee in April op de Blue Planet 1

  • 7.6 Goed
  • Austin L
  • United States United States

A touch cold but great viz!

Duiken Rode Zee in April op de Tillis

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Gerald S
  • Canada Canada

We had to adjust our weight load and buoyancy adjustments the first few dives due to the high salinity of the Red Sea.

Duiken Rode Zee in March op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Raquel M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent! Dolphins are definitely the highlight!

Duiken Rode Zee in March op de Tillis

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Joar M
  • Sweden Sweden

As always the Red sea offers really great diving! Especially for its price and closeness to Europe.

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Emperor Asmaa

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • mark C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Overall good, although fish levels on reefs seam depleted given previous visits over a decade ago

Duiken Rode Zee in March op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Britt G
  • Netherlands Netherlands

The Red Sea is one of the most amazing places to dive.

Duiken Rode Zee in March op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Taj H
  • United States United States

I would recommend-GREAT corals, but if you want sharks, end of February is not the right time of year.

Duiken Rode Zee in February op de Blue Seas

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Stephen L
  • United States United States

A bit chilly for me since the water ranged from 21 to 23 degrees and I am a tropical water diver, but having a thick wet suit helps.

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Emperor Superior

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Martijn K
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Very colorful. Very much life.

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Tillis

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Michael D
  • United States United States

Good vis, great coral, fewer fish than I was expecting, maybe due to time of year. Wreck dives were very impressive.

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de King Snefro 5

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Fiona L
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Loved it, interesting dives and lots of them

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • adam K
  • United States United States

i preferred the reefs closer to hurghada than the brothers. i found much more variety of wildlife on the reefs closer to shore

Duiken Rode Zee in October op de Seawolf Dominator

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Goran M
  • Slovenia Slovenia

Current is always issue but you MUST have experienced dive master who nows when and where to go.

Duiken Rode Zee in October op de King Snefro 6

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Saro T
  • Switzerland Switzerland

It was nice, I recommend it for those who'd like to see a lot of fish, soft corals and some awesome hard coral formation. There are a lot of swim throughs too. It is colourful and warm to dive (I used a 3mm shorty with a rashguard).

Duiken Rode Zee in September op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Dmitry M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Splendid as always - water was 30c+, would not recommend a 5mm even for a trip with over 30+ consecutive dives.

Duiken Rode Zee in August op de Nouran

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Stefano P
  • Italy Italy

Fantastic, clear waters, big pelagics, pristine corals, we loved it

Duiken Rode Zee in August op de Blue Fin

  • 8.0 Erg goed
  • Sujeong O
  • South Korea South Korea

It was great to dive in the Red Sea thanks to good visubility, mild current, variety grographical features, beautiful marine life, accessibility, warm underwater temperature and reasonable diving price.

Duiken Rode Zee in August op de Blue Melody

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Joel V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Still one of the best locations to dive

Duiken Rode Zee in July op de Contessa Mia

  • 8.4 Erg goed
  • Michael G
  • United States United States

In the south, we did not have any close encounters with hammerheads since the water was too warm

Duiken Rode Zee in July op de Blue Horizon

  • 8.4 Erg goed
  • Marc D
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Interesting divesites nice wrecks no sharks

Duiken Rode Zee in July op de Red Sea Adventurer

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Douglas R
  • United States United States

A little sparce, but some interesting citing. Wreck lovers will enjoy!

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Blue Planet 1

  • 8.0 Erg goed
  • Oliver H
  • Germany Germany

Das erste mal am Roten Meer - beeindruckend!

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Blue Planet 1

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Stefano P
  • Italy Italy

Red Sea diving is my absolute favorite, after having seen Central America and the Caribbean, Central Pacific, Mediterranean, Great Barrier reef, Maldives and Oman, this was by far the very best diving I have ever experienced.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Tillis

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • david R
  • United States United States

I could not ask for better.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Excellence

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Alex S
  • United States United States

Great area to dive and visit. Will certainly return.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Tillis

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Nicolai J
  • Denmark Denmark

The red offers really nice diving for all levels

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Blue Melody

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • PRAPHAPHORN K
  • Thailand Thailand

Good if who like shark don't miss.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Tillis

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Annmarie C
  • United States United States

Overall good. Visibility was 50-75’ and a little disappointing. Had heard visibility was 100’ plus. Many reefs were heavily covered with silt. Some fish species were quite large, e.g. Napoleon Wrasse, Moral eels, which were fun to see. There were lots of colorful tropical fish and a high concentration of Crocodile Fish were seen. After hearing many accolades from other divers and reading about great diving in the Red Sea, I was a bit underwhelmed with the variety of species. After 10 dives (including 2 night dives) I did not see a single crustacean, shark or turtle.

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de King Snefro 5

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Kaylan M
  • United States United States

Brilliant - amazing visibility most of the time!

Duiken Rode Zee in February op de Emperor Superior

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Andreas H
  • Germany Germany

Great even in winter - a 5mm will do. Not very busy this time of the year, so great if you don’t fancy queuing up underwater to see an eel or an anemone

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Basim J
  • Canada Canada

Very pleasant relaxing dives.

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 8.4 Erg goed
  • Sonny C
  • United States United States

Always a beautiful way to spend a day in your life

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Emperor Superior

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Giovanni C
  • United States United States

Memorable to say the least!

Duiken Rode Zee in April op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Jos G
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Perfect. Beautiful divespots.

Duiken Rode Zee in October op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 8.4 Erg goed
  • Marc F
  • France France

Very nice destination for divers who wouldn't travel too far from Europe to live good experience underwater...

Duiken Rode Zee in September op de Emperor Asmaa

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Paulo A
  • Brazil Brazil

Really nice, very nice water

Duiken Rode Zee in September op de King Snefro 5

  • 8.0 Erg goed
  • Vladislav P
  • Germany Germany

Great combination of wrecks, coral reefs and dolphins

Duiken Rode Zee in August op de Blue Pearl

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Nasr A
  • Jordan Jordan

Diving in the Red Sea is just amazing, one of the greatest diving spots in the world that any diver should have.

Duiken Rode Zee in August op de Excellence

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Kathleen P
  • United States United States

Amazing! A dream come true

Duiken Rode Zee in July op de Miss Nouran

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Sang L
  • United States United States

Excellent and beautiful as i had imagined.

Duiken Rode Zee in July op de Red Sea Adventurer

  • 8.0 Erg goed
  • Ian J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Clear water, barely any current, lots of small colourful fish.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 8.0 Erg goed
  • Ian J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Diving was good with virtually no current, clear seas and plenty of things to see.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Annika A
  • Germany Germany

First time there, so I didn't expect to see lots of big stuff. But still we saw few hammerheads and oceanic white tip. The coral formations are amazing and visibilty pretty good.

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de Emperor Elite

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Frank U
  • Germany Germany

Wonderful and colorful as always

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de King Snefro 5

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Sergey Z
  • Russia Russia

Visibility is perfect, weather is fine, sea life is beautiful

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de Emperor Superior

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Jonathan B
  • United States United States

In general, I would summarize the Red Sea as beautiful reefs and anthias. These are some of the prettiest reefs I have seen anywhere in the world (and I have been virtually everywhere, from the arctic to the antarctic and everywhere in between.). The reefs have all the color of Raja Ampat except with super clear water. The down side is that it is rare to see anything larger than a shoebox. A single whitetip reef shark sitting in a hole is a big deal. This is not the place to come for "big stuff."

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de Seawolf Felo

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Andrei P
  • Sweden Sweden

Wonderfull. Great sea life and fauna. Although Egypt doesn't take care of the reefs as it should.

Duiken Rode Zee in March op de Emperor Elite

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Peter S
  • South Africa South Africa

Love it - the water could have been a little warmer but it was such a great experience that didn't matter

Duiken Rode Zee in March op de Emperor Superior

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • URIEL K
  • Israel Israel

Amazing dives. I've already done a number of safaris in the Red Sea

Duiken Rode Zee in March op de Blue Melody

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • stefan D
  • Switzerland Switzerland

great as always, perfect visibility

Duiken Rode Zee in February op de Red Sea Adventurer

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Frances D
  • United States United States

scuba diving in the Red Sea is always beautiful. many fish and beautiful coral. i think i saw one piece of plastic the entire week i dived.

Duiken Rode Zee in February op de Red Sea Adventurer

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Adrian R
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Nice and diverse, but not a lot of "big stuff" in February.

Duiken Rode Zee in February op de Snefro Pearl

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Garion K
  • South Africa South Africa

Fantastic. Visibility, water temp, fish life, coral life.

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Blue Seas Liveaboard

  • 8.4 Erg goed
  • Andrew J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

No place better within 5 hours of the uk

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Emperor Elite

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Julia R
  • Germany Germany

Really nice, we saw many beautiful coral gardens, visability is great. as promised, there are also some big things like sharks to see =)

Duiken Rode Zee in November op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • John G
  • Denmark Denmark

The visibility in the red sea is the best I have seen.

Duiken Rode Zee in November op de King Snefro 5

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Frances D
  • United States United States

Diving in the Red Sea is great. Water had good visibility. The dive guide always seemed total me to places that were amazing.

Duiken Rode Zee in November op de MY Seawolf Dominator

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Sabrina H
  • Germany Germany

in general a good place for diving. A lot of beautiful corals, and clean.

Duiken Rode Zee in November op de Snefro Love

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Stephane M
  • Canada Canada

Very nice corals and small fishes! Many sharks, especially oceanic white tip, and hammerheads in Daedalus.

Duiken Rode Zee in October op de MY Seawolf Dominator

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Patrick H
  • Germany Germany

Best time currently as not too many boats were cruising

Duiken Rode Zee in September op de Blue Horizon Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Jason W
  • United States United States

Diving in the Red Sea was lovely. There are many things to see in such close proximity: vast coral gardens, tons of varieties of fish, wrecks, walls, large marine animals (mantas, rays, Dolphins, turtles, etc)

Duiken Rode Zee in September op de Snefro Love

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • John F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

As expected, utterly brilliant!

Duiken Rode Zee in August op de Blue Fin Liveaboard

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Qais M
  • United States United States

Best I have ever done , warm and exceptional viability

Duiken Rode Zee in August op de Blue Fin Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • mohammad M
  • Kuwait Kuwait

Very good & good locations

Duiken Rode Zee in August op de King Snefro 5

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Kenneth Broberg F
  • United States United States

Some of the dives are amazing! been many places. Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Borneo, Egypt, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, US, Brazil and colombia, panama, cuba all been doved.

Duiken Rode Zee in July op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Ozgur T
  • Canada Canada

We like very much our dive axperience in Red Sea

Duiken Rode Zee in July op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 8.0 Erg goed
  • Jasper O
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Great experience and will have to come back and do it again.

Duiken Rode Zee in July op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • James D
  • United States United States

Amazing! Better than I remembered. The visibility was amazing and the variety of life superb!

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Blue Seas Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Marc B
  • Netherlands Netherlands

As I expected. I know the Red Sea for some years but then the Tiran and Rad Mohamed area. This was my first trip to Brothers. Was amazing.

Duiken Rode Zee in June op de Blue Pearl Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Thibault B
  • France France

Very good, the coral is still beautiful.

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 9.6 Buitengewoon
  • Genevieve G
  • Canada Canada

Amazing Visibility. Lots of life and things to see.

Duiken Rode Zee in April op de Snefro Pearl

  • 9.2 Fantastisch
  • Alexander J
  • United States United States

Coral and reef life was gorgeous. A bit colder than expected

Duiken Rode Zee in March op de Blue Fin Liveaboard

  • 7.2 Goed
  • QIAN B
  • China China

Not the right season. So it is just ok.

Duiken Rode Zee in February op de Red Sea Adventurer

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Annette E
  • Norway Norway

Beautiful corals and small stuff, also exciting wrecks

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Emperor Asmaa

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • BARBARA B
  • United States United States

Most beautiful place I have ever dove

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 8.4 Erg goed
  • Corinne K
  • France France

Impressive and dramatic seascapes full of beautiful colors. Not as much life as expected though and some dive sites not so intersting. But I overall really enjoyed the trip and most of the divings.

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Red Sea Aggressor

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • Hazleen Z
  • Malaysia Malaysia

Diving over Christmas was amazing, cold-ish water, but there was plenty of sun when we got out of the water. Stay out of the wind though! Do bring your fleece!

Duiken Rode Zee in December op de Blue Melody

  • 10.0 Buitengewoon
  • Catherine R
  • Canada Canada

Excellent ! Lots of fishes and corals. I saw only two leopard shaks and few turtles but all the other beautiful creatures I saw compensated amply !

Duiken Rode Zee in October op de Snefro Love

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • nils peter G
  • Denmark Denmark

Fantastic visibility and wildelife.

Duiken Rode Zee in May op de King Snefro 6

  • 8.8 Prachtig
  • David W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some of the best I've experienced. Sadly the time of year led to the absence of some of the biodiversity but most dives held something special to see.

Duiken Rode Zee in February op de Emperor Asmaa