Egypt’s reefs are teeming with life; bright corals and clouds of fish dazzle with a kaleidoscope of colour. With wonderfully calm and clear conditions, Egyptian reefs offer ideal conditions for new divers, marine life enthusiasts, wreck divers or anyone simply interested in exploring light-filled reef systems.
Due to the excellent visibility and the easy access to excess depths it’s an attractive location for technical diving and training. Egypt offers the full gambit of diving opportunities; wrecks, walls, drifts, pinnacles, shore dives, day boats and liveaboards.
Many of the diving destinations offer access to famous Egyptian historic sites, but it’s also easy to arrange a holiday split over a couple of locations so you can experience a variety of dive sites and some culture too.
The great thing about diving in Egypt is it's possible all year round with water temperatures ranging from 21°C to 28°C and you can expect visibility from 20-50 mtrs .
If Hammerhead sharks are on your bucket list then head to Egypt between June-September. This is also when the water temperature is at its warmest. The best time to spot a Whale Shark is between May-August although they have been known to be spotted at any time of year.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Divers usually enter at Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik or Marsa Alam International airports. You can also fly through Cairo and connect to your destination from the same terminal.