291 Divesites in Egypt

Dive: reef, nightdive, drift, wall, cave, wreck, snorkeling, shipwreck, aircraft in Egypt.
See: Fishes, Corals, Rays, Turtles, Barracuda, Octopus, Parrotfish, Sharks, Dolphins, Tuna, Shrimps, Crabs, Sea cucumber, Jellyfish, Squids, Snakes, Ribbon eel, Worms, Lobsters, Seahorse, Whales, Dog Tooth tuna (White tuna), Spinner dolphin in Egypt.

The Red Sea is considered to be one of the 7 Wonders of the underwater world. Perfect for wreck diving, cave and wall dives, large animals, visibility and value-for-money.

Divecenters in Egypt
  • 268 reef divesites in Egypt
  • 109 nightdive divesites in Egypt
  • 58 drift divesites in Egypt
  • 52 wall divesites in Egypt
  • 47 cave divesites in Egypt
  • 38 wreck divesites in Egypt
  • 6 snorkeling divesites in Egypt
  • 1 shipwreck divesites in Egypt
  • 1 aircraft divesites in Egypt

Egypt dive sites description

  • Dive site depths: 12m - 80m
  • Dive current: knots - 4knots
  • Surface temperature: ℃ - ℃
  • Water temperature: ℃ - ℃

Egypt dive sites conditions & best time to dive Egypt

Surface temperatureBottom temperatureVisibilityCurrent
January30℃30℃5 - 25 m0 - 3 knots
February35℃28℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots
March34℃26℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots
April35℃27℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots
May40℃30℃5 - 25 m0 - 3 knots
June42℃29℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots
July43℃32℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots
August46℃37℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots
September37℃31℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots
October39℃30℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots
November32℃29℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots
December37℃31℃5 - 25 m0 - 4 knots

Scuba dive Egypt divesites

Marsa Torombi Garden

A small lagoon just south of the main bay has become a recent favourite with divers

Marsa Torombi Pinnacle

Usually, a school of barracuda meets the divers under the boat in summer months and mesmerize with their movement. Moving around the pinnacles at the deeper part you will …

The Khanka / Russian Wreck @ Zabargad

Khanka aka “Russian Wreck” is the wreck of a Russian spy ship, MOMA (Project 861M) Class ship. The wreck of the ship lies in 24 meters of water in …

Marsa El Muqabila

Yellow tailed barracuda are regularly spotted, along with blue spotted rays and giant puffers. Muqabila features a deep sinkhole for experienced divers.

El Shugarat

Temple Reef

Stingray City / Stingray Station

Stingray Station is the most western Erg on the Alternatives. There are plenty of small ergs which are covered in fish life. The shelf drops off quickly to about …

Shag Rock

Shag Rock is the name of the southern reef; however in the absence of a name for the northern piece these two are often grouped as Shag Rock, part …

Kingston Wreck / Sarah H wreck

The wreck of the Kingston lies on the eastern side of the southern of two large pieces of the reef which are known as Shag Rock. The Kingston is …

Sataya Reef West / Dolphin House

Along the beautiful hard coral garden on the west side and in the high amount of blocks in the sandy area beside the reef, you can rummage for camouflage …

Shaab Claude

Small Gota

Kormoran Wreck

On the north of Tiran Island, this can only be dived in extremely good sea conditions but is an absolute gem. The twisted wreckage of this large container ship …

Ras Torombi

With deep seagrass in the bay divers usually stick to the reef walls. The northern side is a good place to see some of the more unusual Red Sea …

Abu Ghusun Hamadi Wreck

A small sandy lagoon facilitates the entry into the water, and then open up the two reef north and south. After about 15 minutes of swimming, you will find …

Gota Abu Nugar

Abu Galawa Kebira

Mashraba

Amphoras

The name of this site derives from 17th century shipwreck of a Turkish vessel with a cargo of amphoras containing mercury. Amphoras lies southwest of Tower and is generally …

Marsa Assalaya

A well protected ‘Marsa’ from the wind and waves and has a slowly sloping bottom, large natural bay with easy access from the beach. The two reef north and …

Susana Wreck

Small Gubal

El Gilwa

There are 3 separate mooring points here allowing 4 different dives depending on the direction of the current, or a drift along the whole area.

Bluff Point Wreck

Zabargad South

Abu Dabab 2

White Knight

The reef wall drops away to a sandy plateau at about 13m, at the center is a gully with swim throughs at 10m and 35m. There is an eel …

El Mina Wreck / El Minya (The Harbour Wreck)

The El Mina wreck (Arabic for ”The Harbor”) is a Russian-made T-43 minesweeper that was built between 1947 and 1957 for the duties of harbor protection and mine clearing. …

Sataya

Shark Observatory

The site is not aptly named as it is not noted for its shark sightings, however, it is a fantastic dive

Marsa Egla

Laguna Reef

Rich in coral and reef fauna it is possible to observe Leopard Sharks and White Tip Reef Sharks.

Turtle Bay

A small horseshoe medium sloping reef with a shallow swim through to a bowel reef that is absolutely filled with fish and coral. Fish life is equally diverse, including many …

Tower

Tower is a spectacular dive site characterised by a deep canyon whose walls descend vertically for over 120m. It is a lovely drift dive with a strikingly beautiful underwater …

Shaab Sharm

Siyul Kebira

Turtles, giant puffer fish, lion fish and moray eels can often be seen here

Beacon Rock

Abu Dabab 3

Abu Soma Garden

Makadi Bay Reef

Middle Reef

Far Garden

Really three "gardens" near, middle and far. The most seaward of the gardens (far), is a colorful fringing reef with a slope to 25m and dotted with small "ergs" …

Shaab Maksur

Ras Ghamila

Ras Gamila (“Delightful Cape” in Arabic) separates a vast and rather shallow sandy lagoon from the sea. It is an interesting place for a fine drift dive that is …

Paradise

Northern side of Ras Umm Sidd wall, fully decorated ergs rise from a gentle slope, home to schools of glass fish against a colourful background of soft corals.

The Alternatives

Stingray Station is the most western Erg on the Alternatives. The Alternatives is a sheltered reef just west of Raas Mohammed. The Alternatives are a series of pinnacles, smothered in corals. The …

Shaab Claudio

One of the most talked about reefs in the fury shoals reef system, the reef is roughly square-shaped, close to the moorings on the south side there is a …

El Fanadir

Marsa Shagra North Reef

Marsa Shagra

Marsa Shouna

Small Crack / Small passage

Small split in the middle of Shaab Mahmoud’s barrier

Ras Caty

Ras Za’atar

This is where the steep wall of Ras Mohamed, with caves and overhangs, meets the gentle slope of the bay of Mersa Bareika, and is scattered with colorful coral …

Sha’ab Abu Nuhas

Abu Hashish

Shaab El Erg

Dolphin House @Sha’ab Samadai Reef

Enjoy an easy and relaxing dive with dolphins in one of the few places in the world with perfect conditions for a great dive. A perfect spot for those …

Shark Bay

Contrary to what you might expect, Sharks Bay is not frequented by sharks. This is a shore entry dive which is suitable for many levels of dive training and …

Ras Bob

Site was named as a tribute to an underwater cameraman Bob Johnson who worked in the area for many years. It is sheltered from the waves and wind and …

Ras Nasrani

This site can be accessed by four-wheel drive vehicle as well as boats. The reef drops from the shallow bays to a wall down to 60m+ with many caves …

Tobia Arbaa

Naama Bay

Giannis D wrech

The ship is lying on the bottom in roughly three separate sections parallel to the reef, with the crumpled bow lying at 10 meters, the cargo area amidships being …

Near Garden

Really three "gardens" near, middle and far. "Near" garden is just a few minutes from Naama Bay and is a great spot for a night dive with a sandy …

Shaab Marsa Alam

Ras Disha

Ras Katy

Marsa Abu Dabbab

Carnatic Wreck

Middle Garden

Really three "gardens" near, middle and far.

Abu Ramada South

Big Brother

Ras Ghozlani (closed now)

One of the most beautiful dive sites in the area. Having been closed to divers for many years due to the turtle laying beach close by, this site has …

Thomas Reef

Tiran's smallest reef with plunging walls covered with soft coral, gorgonians and colourful fish life. The west wall is darker with overhangs and caves full of glassfish and sweepers. …

Temple

At the center of the Ras Umm Sid bay, a huge coral pillar extends skywards, the reef wall drops to 15m. There are lots of pinnacles which are well …

Woodhouse Reef

Located between Thomas reef and Jackson Reef, Woodhouse Reef is narrow and long and thus offers no shelter at all to boats. This dive is done only as a …

S.S. Dunraven Wreck

Daedalus Reef

Blue Hole

Umm Sid

Jackfish Alley

The largest plateau in Ras Mohamed. Running across this plateau is a secondary or satellite reef which creates the sandy ‘alley’ through which fast currents are funneled. In early …

Canyon @ Dahab

Shabnur Umm Gamar

Gota Abu Ramada

Lighthouse

Gordon Reef

Gordon Reef is known and easily identified by the wreck of the Panamanian cargo ship Loullia (3461 tonnes) which ran aground in September 1981.

Elphinstone Reef

Reef is beautiful with many fan and soft corals, and of course, many chances to see sharks, including the oceanic white tips, reef sharks and occasionally hammerhead sharks

Jackson Reef

Superb wall diving around its entire perimeter. The locally named "Aquarium" is Tiran's most popular. 'Jackson Drift' is Sharm's' fastest and most exhilarating drift dive past a stunning wall …

Shark Reef & Yolanda Reef @Ras Mohammed

Shark Reef, covered in stunning hard and soft corals, is a vertical wall dropping to charted depths of nearly 800m. Yolanda Reef has a wide plateau with a coral …

SS Thistlegorm Wreck

SS Thistlegorm is a World War 2 shipwreck located in the North of Red Sea in the Strait of Gubal. It is a former 128m long British transport ship …

Home to over 1 100 species of fish, over 200 species of soft and hard coral and stunning underwater formations where some of the most exciting wrecks are laying on the seabed. Egypt has beautiful lagoons, caves, walls covered in corals and exciting sites for drift diving.
Egypt offers both calm and easy dives between bright corals for beginners as well as adventurous diving in strong currents with clouds of fishes. Due to great visibility, it’s also a popular place for technical diving and training.
In Egypt, you can also find many dive sites to enjoy cave diving, walls, canyons, coral gardens, and pinnacles.
North side of the Red Sea is more popular among divers due to spectacular wreck diving in Sharm El Sheikh, resorts in Hurghada and world famous Blue Hole in Dahab. The south side is less crowded therefore coral reefs here are better preserved.
Wreck divers will enjoy one of the most exciting wreck dives in the world – the SS Thistlegorm – a 128 meters long British transport ship. It’s an exciting dive because the vessel was carrying a lot of cargo – motorbikes, rifles, cars, trucks, torpedoes, machine guns, and more. All of this now is a part of the ocean providing a home to many species of marine life.
For night divers there is the Canyon near Dahab. In the depth of 20 – 30 meters are hiding beautiful marine creatures. But also during daytime divers will be impressed by the unique landscape of light and shadow, corals and schools of fishes around.
Marsa Alam is one more popular place for beginners that is famous for its wide coast and untouched coral reefs.
Scuba diving in Alexandria offers an alternative to the Red Sea, and you can see artifacts from WW2, ancient roam, ancient Egypt and more. Alexandria isn’t really known for diving, and the locals normally head to Sharm of Hurghada for that, but if you are into history, archeology diving is now a thing here.
There are a lot of sharks around Egypt’s resorts but divers shouldn’t worry – you are more likely to end up in an accident on the way to the dive site than being bitten by a shark. As far as diving regulations and restrictions go, a diver must pass a proficiency test with the CWDS before being allowed to go out alone. Otherwise, a CWDS guide must accompany any scuba diver in the water at all times. Diving professionals must have their equipment checked prior to diving, and any sort of damage to the natural habitat is strictly prohibited. Heavy restrictions are placed on use of knives and the use of muck sticks is expressly prohibited.
Explorers can dive year-round, however, those looking to spot whale sharks should pack their bags from the end of May up until the end of July. Windy season is from May to September and from October to April.