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Diving in Soma Bay

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When to go to Soma Bay

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, and 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

There is a good chance of spotting large pelagics like reef sharks, barracuda, eagle rays, turtles, as well as puffer fish, dozens of lionfish, etc.

Scuba diving in Soma Bay

Soma Bay is a Red Sea resort on a peninsula located 45km south of Hurghada where closest airport is located. Soma Bay features some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Red Sea and great diving, with its house reef and a variety of nearby diving sites. The best dive site here are: Panorama, Abu Kafan (a beautiful reef plateau with a couple of pinnacles and large coral blocks), Shaab Sheer East (a crescent-shaped reef that shelters the Al Kahfain wreck), Ras Abu Soma, Tobia Arbaa, Salem Express Wreck, and many great sites further, like Umm Gammar, Dolphin Reef, Carless Reef.