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Diving in Sahl Hasheesh

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When to go to Sahl Hasheesh

Sahl Hasheesh has a subtropical climate. Summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and warm. The air temperature averages 30-33C/89-91F in summer and 17-19C/62-66F in winter. The best time to dive is August, when the water temperature is at its peak, 28C/83F. It doesn’t rain often here. The visibility is excellent, 10-30m/32-98ft. Currents are generally moderate (1-2 knots).


What to see

Sahl Hasheesh has many underwater creatures, such as stonefish, scorpionfish, angelfish, crabs, nudibranchs, grouper, seahorses, octopi, pufferfish, Spanish dancers, leopard grouper, jacks, and barracudas. Divers occasionally spot whitetip sharks and hammerhead sharks as well.

Scuba diving in Sahl Hasheesh

Sahl Hasheesh is a popular destination with great resorts on the Red Sea Coast, located in the Hurghada region in Egypt. The closest international airport is Hurgada that is located in 20km/12mi from it. Two monumental columns are located in the entrance to the resort area. Once tourists pass through the columns, they plunge into the atmosphere of the powerful pharaoh era with all its magic. The numerous tourist attractions are always crowded with visitors. This area only has luxurious five-star hotels along the coastline, making it a perfect spot for wealthy travelers. Sahl Hasheesh Bay has several offshore islands and pristine coral reefs that provide excellent opportunities for diving. The spectacular underwater views and variety of marine species will charm divers. Scuba diving in Sahl Hasheesh is an exciting adventure. The average depth is 5-15m/16-49, but it may be as much as 30m/98ft at some dive sites.  All of the sites are accessible by boat.


Most popular dive sites

Sahl Hasheesh has various dive sites. The most popular sites are Abu Hashish North and Abu Hashish Lagoon, which are suitable for divers of all levels. Gota Abu Makadi and Abu Makadi Middle/South are in Makadi Bay. Diving is easy, and divers can explore sandy plateaus and coral reefs. Some other sites are Banana Reef, El Fanadir, Carless Reef, and Turtle Bay.