House reefs lie right off the beach here, so shore diving is comfortable and perfect for every level. Operators offer boat trips to those sites not accessible from the shore.
Boats are comfortable purpose built large dive boats, but there are some speedboat options available too. Some shore dives require a minibus transfer to sites further afield. There’s a myriad of excellent dive sites spread along the coast and with only a handful of dive centres, so you are most likely to find quiet dive sites.
Wreck divers will be pleased to explore the Salem Express. Elphinstone, a thrilling open ocean pinnacle, is there for the intrepid too.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
The closest airport is in Marsa Alam with Hurghada’s coming in a close second. From there transfer is by road.