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Most of  scuba diving the Red Sea area is done either with a shore-based, day boat dive operation or on live-aboard. The warm water holds large numbers of reef fish massed in swirling schools and an astonishing variety of coral and sponges. Big dolphins and sharks patrol deep wrecks and walls. As European divers have long known, its off-the-chart diving in one of the planet’s richest marine ecosystems. Bordered by seven countries, the Red Sea is a cleft of deep, blue water formed millions of years ago when the Arabian Peninsula split from North Africa. The Indian Ocean then flooded the basin. It is relatively isolated and with little freshwater entering. Thus, the 1,200-mile-long sea is saltier than most other bodies of water and features eccentric and colorful twists on Indo-Pacific marine life.

Due to the high diving quality throughout the entire area, Scuba Diving the Red Sea is a must. There are quality dive stores close by all the major dive areas to assist you with all your needs. They will be able to supply you with all your dive needs: from air fills, to repairs, to gear rentals, to that forgotten piece of diving gear.

Underwater Paradise

Blessed with warm, clear water and abundant marine life, it’s not surprising that Egypt’s Red Sea has long been considered one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations. A wealth of different liveaboard and land-based package deals make it easy to plan your vacation; while the diversity of the Red Sea’s reefs means that there’s something for everyone – whether you’re interested in bucket list megafauna or hard-to-find macro species

 

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Perfect Conditions

Diving conditions in the Red Sea are idyllic, with water temperatures rarely falling below 71°F/22°C even in the depths of the Egyptian winter (December – February). In summer, water temperatures in the southern Red Sea typically reach 86°F/30°C – making it possible to plan multiple dives without getting chilled. Topside weather conditions are equally pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 68°F/20°C – 104°F/40°C depending on the time of year.

Visibility is usually excellent, and can sometimes reach a dizzying 130 feet/40 meters. This incredible clarity transforms the area’s teeming reefs into a veritable aquarium, providing the perfect conditions for underwater photographers hoping to get that perfect shot.

Spectacular Reefs

the reefs of the Red Sea support more than 220 different species of hard and soft coral,Perhaps the most famous of the region’s pristine reefs are those of Ras Mohammed National Park, a marine reserve located at the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Established in 1983, Ras Mohammed is Egypt’s oldest national park and constitutes a 480-square-kilometer sanctuary for a proliferation of corals and marine life. Other unforgettable reefs include those of the Giftun Islands and the Straits of Tiran

Historic Wrecks

The Red Sea is also a prime wreck diving destination, with a bevy of world-famous wrecks including several from the Second World War. Undoubtedly, the most iconic of these is the wreck of the S.S. Thistlegorm, a merchant vessel drafted for military use in 1940. In October 1941 she was attacked by German bombers whilst carrying supplies to North Africa. Today, she lies at 100 feet/30 meters, her split hull revealing wartime treasures including motorbikes, weapons and armored cars

Just north of popular resort town Hurghada lies the Shaab Abu Nuhas reef, whose treacherous shoals have claimed many ships over the centuries