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Diving in El Gouna & Strait of Gubal

Explore diving in El Gouna & Strait of Gubal

The Strait of Gubal has been long sought after by advanced and technical divers because of its plethora of deep wrecks.

Traditionally, the Strait has only been accessible by liveaboard from Hurghada or Sharm el-Sheikh. However, with the introduction of a new resort at El Gouna, divers can easily access the Strait of Gubal as well as a healthy variety of dive sites on the western side of the Red Sea within a few hours of their hotel.

El Gouna is home to its shallow lagoons as well as more challenging deep wrecks for technical divers. Divers will also relish the chance to visit Dolphin House which is home to a huge pod of dolphins. These graceful creatures often accompany divers on their way to see the hard coral gardens at the bottom of the bay.

When to dive in El Gouna & Strait of Gubal

Diving in El Gouna and the Strait of Gubal is year-round. This part of Egypt experiences warm winters and very hot summers, however water temperatures can vary significantly in the Red Sea.

Expect the warmest water temperatures to occur in August with an average of 82°F (28°C). The coolest water temperatures are recorded in February (72°F/22°C) when a 5mm wetsuit may be necessary to dive comfortably. Visibility is variable due to the region’s strong currents.

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El Gouna is just 15 miles (25km) north of Hurghada International Airport which welcomes flights from European and African destinations daily. For those arriving via Cairo, a seven hour bus journey is necessary to reach this resort area.

Once in Hurghada, resort transfers, taxis and local buses allow visitors to move around.

The Strait of Gubal can be accessed by daily boat trip from El Gouna. However, divers may wish to travel to the area by liveaboard from either Hurghada or Sharm el-Sheikh in order to maximize the number of dives in the region.

Time Zone
UTC+02:00
Phone
+20
Currency
EGP
Voltage
220 V
Pressure
Bar (bar)
Plug
C, F
Languages
Arabic
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Hurghada Intl (HRG)
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