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

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Aquatic Life in Egypt

Featured places to go in Egypt

Hurghada has become a leading diving location with Soma Bay, Hurghada, Makadi Bay, and El Gouna all excellent diving locations.

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Safaga is a wonderfully secluded tourist destination with just a few vacation homes and bungalows along with a small hotel.

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El Quseir is a great spot for shore diving, with reefs set just off the coast. The waters are clear and calm and reef fish abound.

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Marsa Alam is quickly becoming one of the most popular, major tourist destinations on the Red Sea Region of Egypt thanks to its beautiful beaches and resorts.

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Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is also a great dive destination with around 30 dive sites accessible on day excursions and a whole variety of liveaboards

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Brother Islands

the brother islands are home to dazzling coral reefs and wonderful wrecks and you can even swim alongside whitetip and hammerhead sharks.

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Dive Sites in Egypt