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Is Hurghada good for diving?

Is Hurghada good for diving?

Hurghada is the new popular scuba diving destination of Red Sea. It is the second main diving area in Egypt after Sharm El Sheikh. It is an ideal gateway to dive the Red Sea and is actually the main starting point for liveaboard trips to the South part of the Red Sea. …

Is diving in Egypt good?

Egypt has been a favourite of scuba divers for the better part of half a century, especially with its easy accessibility to the Red Sea, which runs along the entirety of Egypt’s eastern coastline.

Is it safe to dive in Egypt?

So long as you follow the guidelines in place and go diving with a responsible, certified tour operator, you will have a safe and enjoyable time underwater in Egypt.

Is there diving in Egypt?

Egypt offers the full gambit of diving opportunities; wrecks, walls, drifts, pinnacles, shore dives, day boats and liveaboards.

Can you see the pyramids from Hurghada?

It is very possible to visit the pyramids by coach from Hurghada, but the journey is very long but worth it local coaches run at various times during the day between Hurghada and Cairo (El Tahir Square).

Where is best diving in Egypt?

Five Best Places to go Scuba Diving in Egypt

  1. Alexandria. The Mediterranean-based seaport of Alexandria is a must for history buffs and divers wanting an exciting challenge.
  2. Dahab. An underwater photographer enjoys the right colors of the Red Sea.
  3. Sharm el-Sheikh.
  4. Hurghada.
  5. Marsa Alam.

How much does diving cost in Egypt?


Half day of diving $34
1 Day of diving (2 dives) $62
3 Days of diving (6 dives) $163
4 Days of diving (8 dives) $212
5 Days of diving (10 dives) $248

Is it safe to swim in Hurghada?

You won’t run into anything harmful while swimming or snorkeling in the Red Sea. The “creatures” mentioned in the above post aren’t at the surface. You’d have to go down 15 or more feet to see them.

Are there sharks in Hurghada?

Red Sea divers have spotted the appearance of a rare whale shark on Saturday near the Fanadir area in front of the beaches of Hurghada. The whale shark owes its name to its gargantuan size, with the largest adults reaching up to 13 meters in length, making them among the largest species of fish.

Can you see sharks in Egypt?

Grey reef sharks are the most commonly spotted species in Egypt’s Red Sea, along with black and whitetip reef sharks which are also often seen.

Can you wear shorts in Egypt?

There really is no dress code in Egypt for tourists. In the tourist regions (like Hurghada or Sharm el-Sheikh), on the beach, or in the hotel it is totally acceptable to wear shorts.

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