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Diving in El Gouna

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When to go to El Gouna

Diving here is available year-round, although there is some variation in water temperature. The hottest season is from July through September, when water temperature is about 28C/82F. The coldest season is December through February, with water temperature at about 21C/69F. Between these two seasons, water temperature ranges from 22 to 27C/71 to 80F.


What to see

The varied marine life of El Gouna includes dolphins, turtles, moray eels, tuna, barracuda, Napoleon wrasse, crocodile fish, rays, goatfish, cornetfish, jackfish, scorpionfish, etc.

Scuba diving in El Gouna

El Gouna consists of a series of interconnected islands stretching over 10km along the coastline and located some 20km north of Hurghada. The closest international airport is also in Hurghada. El Gouna is a popular destination for divers of all experience levels. For novice divers there are many calm, offshore reefs, as well as heated pools for training. The wide range of walls and reefs suit more experienced divers. There are some interesting locations for wreck diving as well. El Gouna is also famous for its amazing coral gardens and exciting drops. All diving locations of El Gouna are offshore so diving here is conducted from boats only.


Most popular dive sites

There are many interesting dive sites around El Gouna, the best being: Abu Nuhas (a reef that caused many a shipwreck over the years, four of which – Kimon M, Marcus, Carnatic and Ghiannis D – are diveable. Besides the wrecks on the other side of the reef there is also a coral garden plateau that drops off into deeper water), the reefs of Siyul Kebira and Siyul Soraya, Blind Reef, Ghayna, Poseidon Reef, Dolphin House, Abu Galawa, El Fanadir, Umm Gamar and Careless Reef.

Dive centers in El Gouna