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About Egypt

It does not take much to understand why lots of divers consider Egypt and the Red Sea to be one of the world´s best places for diving, and why divers choose to return again and again. The Red Sea offers world-class diving just a short flight away for us in Northern Europe. Year round you can find sunshine and tropical diving.

The reefs in the Red Sea homes an astonishing variety of marine animals and some of the large fish you can see here are amazing. You can also find fantastic and well preserved wrecks here, one such example being Thistlegorm (from the second world war) which is on many divers bucket lists.

Egypt and the Red Sea also offers exciting experiences for the historically and culturally interested. Seize the opportunity to take a day trip from Hurghada to discover the Vally of the Kings (Wadi el-Muluk) in Luxor or why not book a guided excursion to the desert?

This is one of our most popular diving destinations. The Red Sea never stops to amaze you and lots of divers return year after year. With both shorebased alternatives and liveaboards, this destination has something for everybody's taste and budget, whether you are a diver or not.

Egypt Travel info

  • Time: +2 GMT (standard), +3 GMT (summer)
  • Currency: Egyptian pound, US dollar or Euro
  • Language: Arabic and English
  • Water: Avoid tap water and ice made from tap water. Instead, opt for bottled water.
  • Visa: Maximum 30 days for tourists (normally included in Scuba Travel packages. Please ask us for more information).
  • Health: Please contact your local vaccination clinic to see what you specifically need.
  • Recompression chamber: Available in Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, El Gouna and Marsa Alam
  • Country code: +20
  • Electricity: 220 volt.
  • Weather: Egypt has two seasons: summer and winter. It is warm year round during the daytime, but evenings during winter can get chilly. The Egyptian climate is dry, and it only rains a few times a year.
  • Tipping: Recommended. Ca 10% of the total amount is customary.
  • During the summer months, do not forget to bring your sun protection in the form of a hat with a brim and a shirt to protect your skin. Egypt is mostly a muslim country, you need to consider your clothing in respect of the local culture. For women that means covering your shoulders and wearing skirt/dress or pants that cover at least down to the knees. For men t-shirts and shorts are accepted. During the cooler months, October through April, we recommend that you bring a fleece sweater, pants and even a winter hat. When visiting a mosque women need to cover their shoulders and knees, and everybody need to be barefoot.

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