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It is easy to understand why many divers consider Egypt and The red sea is one of the best diving spots. It is close to us in Europe and it is relatively quick and easy to get here. The reefs offer a rich marine life and with both wrecks and large fish and sharks. That's why divers keep returning year after year. The Red Sea offers world-class diving in many locations. With only a few hours' travel away for us in Northern Europe, it is a perfect destination for a week's pleasant vacation, relaxation and wonderful diving. Here you can experience shining sun and fascinating tropical diving all year round.

The reefs of the Red Sea are home to an astonishing diversity of marine life and some of the large fish you can encounter here are incredible. The beautiful but sometimes a bit well-behaved white shark attracts many photographers. Hammerhead sharks are seen regularly but also whale sharks, thresher sharks, reef sharks and others can sometimes show up. Here in Egypt there are also many fantastic and well-preserved wrecks such as Thistlegorm from the Second World War, a wreck that is on many people's "must-experience" list.

Marine parks

Egypt has many fantastic reefs out in the sea and most of them are today marine parks. You can only get here by riding one of our popular ones liveaboard or diving cruises. It is by far the most popular and best way to experience the amazing diving you can get here.

Egypt and the Red Sea also offer exciting experiences for those interested in history and culture. Feel free to take advantage of the opportunity to discover the Valley of the Kings in Luxor by combining your diving trip with one or two day trips from Hurghada or why not a guided excursion in the desert.

Egypt is one of our most popular dive travel destinations; The Red Sea never ceases to amaze and many divers return here year after year. With both land-based options and liveaboards there is something here for everyone's taste and budget. Egypt is suitable for divers as well as non-divers or would-be divers.

Travel information Egypt

  • Time zone: +2 GMT (standard), +3 GMT (buzzer)
  • Currency: Egyptian pound, US dollar or Euro
  • Language: Arabic is the official language and English
  • Water: Avoid drinking tap water and ice made from tap water. Buy bottled water instead.
  • Visa: Maximum 30 days for tourists (usually included in Scuba Travel diving packages).
  • Health: Remember to bring the medicines you might need, e.g. against colds and seasickness or if you have prescription medicine.
    Recommendations: Bifolac or similar (ask at the pharmacy), which helps rebuild a good bacterial culture in the stomach. Immodium or Dimor are good for tourist diarrhea. Headache tablets and nasal spray that do not dry out the mucous membranes. Remember not to drink water from anything other than a bottle with an unbroken cap!
  • Pressure Chamber: There is one in Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, El Gouna and Marsa Alam
  • Country code: +20
  • Electricity: 2-pin EU plug with 220 volts.
  • Weather: Egypt is fairly sunny all year round with a hot and dry desert climate with large differences in day and night temperatures.
  • Current water temperature and average sea temperature per month
  • Tipping: 10% is recommended.
  • Clothing recommendations: Casual clothing is suitable in all situations. Covering clothing is mandatory when visiting temples and is recommended as protection from the sun. Remember to wear long trousers and a fleece during the winter months. 

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