A gateway to some of the best adventure diving in the world, explore reef to wreck - and everywhere in between on scuba diving day packages in Sharm El-Sheikh.
Ready to explore sunken ships for hidden treasure or navigate massive fishbowl caverns? The Red Sea has long been the ultimate crowd pleaser that delivers on all fronts. Ticking the boxes when it comes to colourful coral reefs, expedition deep diving, wreck exploring and drift diving, there are over 30 dives sites to see - and with tropical waters and outstanding visibility, it's pretty easy to see why Sharm El-Sheikh is the ultimate scuba diving holiday destination!
Sharm el-Sheikh boasts around 30 different scuba diving sites to explore on day trips alone. Egypt’s most popular diving destination, it has everything from coral reefs to drift diving - making it popular with intermediate and advanced divers. Resorts like Na’ama Bay and Nabq are closed to RAS MOHAMED National Park - a marine protected area that neighbours Far Garden & Temple coral reefs. This area of the Red Sea also has many amazing wrecks that include SS Thistlegorm, the Straits of Titan, the SS Dunraven and Dahab that offer more challenging deep dive conditions.
Meet at the scuba diving centre in Sharm El-Sheikh for a shore or boat dive to one of over 30 dive sites across reef and wreck. Ranging from the shallow off-shore locations at Far Garden & Temple reef, there are also more adventurous deep dives and underwater caverns to try like Thistlegorm Wreck, Shark Observatory or Dahab.
Suitable for anyone with a PADI Open Water certification (or equivalent), dive sites aren’t decided upon until the day off to make the most of the prevailing weather patterns. Choose from a single shore dive or boat diving package at either a wreck, wall or reef. Look out for grey reef sharks, turtles and morays - with migrating whale sharks sometimes seen in May - July.
Dive Site Options
Temple Reef: Depth 5-30 m
This is a flat, sloping reef covered with soft and hard corals, fan corals and reef fish. Lionfish, parrot fish and mantas are all native to this dive site.
Ras Mohammed: Depth 5-40 m
RAS MOHAMED National Park has 9 dive sites: Ras Ghozlani, Marsa Barieka, Ras Zatar, Jackfish Alley, Eel Garden, Shark Observatory, Anemone city, Shark & Yolanda Reefs.
Thistlegorm Wreck: Depth 15-30 m
A British transport ship belonging to the Albyn Line shipping company, Jacques Cousteau discovered the wreck in 1955 and it is now the most visited wreck in the whole Red Sea.
Dahab Canyon: Depth 2-54 m
One of the most popular dive sites in Dahab, the canyon is up to 10m deep and virtually closed over at the top. It snakes its way up from the depths, to emerge in a large glassfish-filled coral dome, the Fishbowl. Take a torch! It's a dead end so no need to lay a line or anything.