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Diving in Marsa Alam

Explore diving in Marsa Alam

Once a simple small fishing port the Marsa Alam area has ballooned into a thriving resort area popular with divers. Marsa Alam is a more southerly destination in the Red Sea.

Expect to encounter dolphins on the way to dive sites by boat and maybe even underwater too. There's a resident manatee at one of the sites and lots of huge turtles to be seen.

Crocodilefish are easy to find and pipefish squirm around the reef. While oceanic whitetips and hammerheads grace at Elphinstone, closer to shore you can see whitetips and bowmouth sharks too. Tuna and mackerel hunt along the reef and expect the usual clouds of anthias and swirls of fusiliers too.

Dive sites and dive shops in Marsa Alam

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Common marine life sightings for Marsa Alam

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There are direct flights from many European capital cities, but otherwise connections are available from Cairo to Marsa Alam.

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
Marsa Alam Intl (RMF)

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