drift divesites in Egypt

All drift divesites on a MAP in Egypt, Brother Islands, Daedalus reef, Dahab, Hamata, Hurghada, Giftun National Park and Giftun Island, Marsa Alam, Quseir (Quseer), Ras Muhammad National Park, Safaga, Saint John's reef, Sharm el Sheikh, Gubal Straits, Tiran / Straits of Tiran, Taba Height

In these divesites there is a potential to encounter Fishes, Animals, Corals, Ray, Lionfish, Turtle, Barracuda, Octopus, Grouper, Wrasse, Pufferfish, Tuna, Molluscs, Shark, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Parrotfish, Triggerfish, Dolphin, Stingray, Nudibranch, Eagle Ray, Angelfish, Starfish (sea star), Butterflyfish, Shrimp, Pipefish, Snapper, Crab, Jackfish, Sea cucumber, Squid, Clam, Porcupinefish, Jellyfish, Manta Ray, Snake, Seahorse, Ribbon eel, Lizardfish, Lobster, Eel, Grunt, Grass emperor (Sweetlip), Worm, Slug, Whale, Cuttlefish, Dog Tooth tuna (White tuna), Spinner dolphin.

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 garden and masses of pinnacles, each one a cleaning station teeming with fish.

Egypt, Ras Muhammad National Park

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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 bursting with prolific coral growth. In August, September and early October, divers dive off the back of Jackson hoping to glimpse the school of scalloped hammerheads which are often sighted there.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Tiran / Straits of Tiran

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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.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Tiran / Straits of Tiran

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Blue Hole

The entry point “Bells” is a small crack in the reef table that continues underwater like a chimney down to […]

Egypt, Dahab

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Canyon @ Dahab

The Canyon is one of the most popular dive sites in Dahab and an essential dive for all fanatics of […]

Egypt, Dahab

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26 divecenters
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Elphinstone Reef

Reef is beautiful with many fan and soft corals, and of course, many chances to see sharks, including the oceanic […]

Egypt, Marsa Alam

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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 worth exploring, this is a good spot to see the octopus. The rest of the site is featureless and it is easy to get lost so don’t forget your compass. Look out for Spanish Dancers, free swimming Moray Eels and other incredible life on a night dive here.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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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 an extraordinary array of beautiful table corals, glassfish covered pinnacles and an overall stunning landscape.

Egypt, Ras Muhammad National Park

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21 divecenters
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Middle Garden

Really three “gardens” near, middle and far.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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16 divecenters
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14 divecenters
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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. Residents include a school of large barracuda, and in summer months, some of the largest tuna we have ever seen!

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Tiran / Straits of Tiran

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18 divecenters
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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 drift dive.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Tiran / Straits of Tiran

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18 divecenters
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5 divecenters
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Small Giftun Island

Egypt, Hurghada, Giftun National Park and Giftun Island

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17 divecenters
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S.S. Dunraven Wreck

This historic wreck was a 79 meters long, British steam sail ship that was built in Newcastle and struck the […]

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Gubal Straits

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12 divecenters
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7 divecenters

Ras Nasrani

This site can be accessed by a four-wheel-drive vehicle as well as boats. The reef drops from the shallow bays […]

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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13 divecenters
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Ras Bob

Site was named as a tribute to an underwater cameraman Bob Johnson who worked in the area for many years. […]

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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13 divecenters
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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 ledge sloping away to 25m. Look out for flashlight fish at night and napoleons, blue spotted stingrays and the odd grey reef shark in daylight hours.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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10 divecenters
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Gota Abu Ramada West

Egypt, Hurghada, Giftun National Park and Giftun Island

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9 divecenters
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Ras Mohammed National Park

RAS MOHAMED National Park has 9 dive sites: Ras Ghozlani, Marsa Barieka, Ras Zatar, Jackfish Alley, Eel Garden, Shark Observatory, […]

Egypt, Ras Muhammad National Park

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Small Crack / Small passage

Small split in the middle of Shaab Mahmoud’s barrier

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Gubal Straits

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9 divecenters
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Ras Ghamila

Ras Gamila (“Delightful Cape” in Arabic) separates a vast and rather shallow sandy lagoon from the sea. It is an […]

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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9 divecenters
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Shark Observatory

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

Egypt, Ras Muhammad National Park

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6 divecenters
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6 divecenters

The Barge Bluff Point

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Gubal Straits

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6 divecenters

El Aruk – Aruk Giftun

Egypt, Hurghada, Giftun National Park and Giftun Island

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4 divecenters
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Siyul Kebira

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

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Gubal Straits

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5 divecenters
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2 divecenters
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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 garden to the north. This sheltered site is home to trigger fish, groupers and the occasional manta.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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4 divecenters

Erg Somaya

Egypt, Hurghada, Giftun National Park and Giftun Island

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5 divecenters

Ben El Gebel

Egypt, Hurghada, Giftun National Park and Giftun Island

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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 is in only 6 – 8 metres of water and surrounded by prolific hard coral.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Tiran / Straits of Tiran

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4 divecenters
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3 divecenters

Small Gubal

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Gubal Straits

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3 divecenters
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Little Giftun, Drift

Egypt, Hurghada, Giftun National Park and Giftun Island

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3 divecenters
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4 divecenters

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 […]

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Gubal Straits

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3 divecenters
3 divecenters

Egypt Dive site map

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