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Diving in Sharm El Sheikh

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When to go to Sharm El Sheikh

Diving here is available year-round, although there is some variation in water temperature. The high diving season is considered to be from the end of March to the end of November. The water temperature is at least 24-25C+/75-77F+, and the chance of storms is relatively low. The hottest period is from the end of July to the beginning of September, when the water temperature is about 28C/82F even at 30m/98ft deep. . In the winter months from December to March, the water cools down to 21C/69F, and there is less marine life inhabiting the reefs. Visibility is great: depending on the site and the weather, it can vary from 20 up to 60m/65-196ft.


What to see

Divers can expect to see some types of soft corals, scorpionfish, triggerfish, Napoleon wrasses, groupers, several types of sharks, hatchet fish, glass fish, stonefish, lionfish, snappers, barracudas, jacks, trevallies, turtles. During this hottest time, divers have a chance to spot pelagic fish like sharks, large schools of jacks, tuna, hammerhead sharks, whitetip sharks, and manta rays at the reefs of Tiran and Ras Mohammed.

Scuba diving in Sharm El Sheikh

The city of Sharm El Sheikh is located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, spreading from the Red Sea to the foot of Mount Sinai. Sharm El Sheikh International Airport is located here. Sharm is probably the most popular diving destination in Egypt, and has a variety of dive sites suitable for divers of all experience levels. Dive sites here primarily consist of reefs, walls and wrecks, including the most popular shipwreck in the world, the SS Thistlegorm. Diving in Sharm el-Sheikh is feasible year-round, with no actual low season – dive sites here are quite crowded through most of the year. Sharm, as locals call it, is also a great place to learn to dive – dozens of dive centers offer training programs for both novice and more experienced divers. The best dive sites are: Ras Mohammed National Park dive sites (Anemone City, Jackfish Alley, Ras Ghazlani, Ras Za’atar, Shark Observatory, The Alternatives, The Quay, Shark &Yolanda Reef, etc), Dunraven Wreck, Kingston Wreck, SS Thistlegorm Wreck, Ghiannis Wreck, Carnatic Wreck, Chrisoula K Wreck, Barge at Bluff Point, Rosalie Moeller Wreck, Straits of Tiran, Sha’ab Mahmoud, Amphoras, Far Garden, FiascoParadise, Pinky’s Wall, Ras Gamila, Ras Nasrani, Ras Umm Sid, Sodfa, Turtle Bay and some others.

Dive centers in Sharm El Sheikh

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    Sharm Scuba Service

    6.28 km away
    • Surcharge Nitrox
    • Free Transferfrom recommended hotels
    • PADI
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    Anthias Divers

    Dive Center is located in Hilton Fayrouz Resort

    91 m away
    • Surcharge Nitrox
    • Free Transferfrom recommended hotels
    • SSI PADI
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