Diving in El Quseir

El Quseir is an ancient city on the banks of the Red Sea in Eastern Egypt. It has been inhabited by humans for at least 5,000 years based on its proximity to the Nile River and to a major port in the Red Sea, making it an incredibly important city in the history of Egypt. It is sometimes referred to by its nickname, “the White Harbor”. Today, El Quseir has gained widespread popularity as an international resort town with sophisticated hotels, natural sandy beaches, crystal clear waters as well as stunning snorkeling and diving sites.

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. There are also wrecks to explore and even a pinnacle in open ocean. For the dive sites beyond the shore you can count on the comfortable, well-appointed dive boats and sped boats to whisk you there in no time and there are some liveaboard options too.

There are many other attractions that make El Quseir such a popular tourist destination. In the city center, you will find the Fortress of Sultan Selim with a wide range of cultural and archaeological displays.

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Wildlife in El-Quseir

There are so many fish and other underwater marine life inhabiting this area it can be hard to know where to start. Not only will you find gobies and butterflyfish, you can also see larger species in the form of whitetip sharks, spinner dolphins, guitar sharks and more. If you’re lucky you could get to swim alongside the majestic dugongs, also known as sea cows, that glide effortlessly through the waters here. In addition to those creatures, keep your eyes peeled for moray eels, sea snakes, crocodile fish, lionfish, and blue-spotted stingrays as well as porcupine fish in this territory.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Emperors
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Emperors
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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