Diving in Egypt

Egypt is mostly made up of desert with the exception of the Nile River which flows through it. The Nile is the longest river in Africa and, along with the Amazon, one of the longest in the world. The majority of Egypt’s agriculture is focused along the Nile’s banks and on its delta. The official language of Egypt is Arabic, while English and French are also prevalent.

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a country that sits in the Northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea to its north and the Red Sea to its east. It covers an area of around 1 million square kilometers (390,121 square miles) and has a population of 95 million people, making it the most populated country in the region, the third most populated in Africa, and the 15th biggest country in the world. Not only is Egypt home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, its glorious beaches and the crystalline waters of the Red Sea have made it a top diving destination, with the chance to see a dazzling array of marine life.

Travelinformation for Egypt

Languages ar
Currency EGP
Timezone UTC+02:00
Tipping 10-20% / Everybody Else / Tipping is a way of life in Egypt.u00a0 Although taxi drivers are not tipped, au00a0calecheu00a0(horse-drawn u2018buggyu2019) driver should be tippe
Dial Code 20
Electricity 220 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type C, F
Wildlife in Egypt
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Thresher Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Weedy Seadragon
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Wildlife in Egypt
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Thresher Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Weedy Seadragon
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus

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