The mighty Nile, rolling sandy deserts and a fascinating ancient history are bound to bring the explorer out of any traveller venturing to this part of the world. Egypt is a country as rich in cultural history as it is in marine life making it a perfect holiday destination for divers and non-divers alike.
Egypt is bounded by the Mediterranean and Red Seas (to the north and east respectively) and geographically dominated both by the Nile River and its fertile well-watered valley, and by the Eastern and Western deserts.The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world’s great civilizations; the ancient Egyptians. The many tombs and ancient sites of left by the ancient Egyptians will leave you captivated in wonder.
Once you’re ready to tear yourself away from exploring the surface dive into the calm and clear waters of the Red Sea, an area known for its abundant marine life and diverse underwater environment.
Summers are hot and dry and the winters, moderate. November through March are definitely the most comfortable months for travel in Egypt’s interior. June to September is an excellent time to visit the Red Sea beach resorts. Despite being the peak of summer, temperatures on the coast are much cooler than those of the country’s interior.
We recommend dressing very conservatively, covering up adequately to avoid unwanted attention. It is acceptable to wear more liberal western clothing within resorts or on board your liveaboard.
Located between Africa and Asia, the warm tropical waters are home to more than 1100 species of fish, 200 species of hard and soft corals and 44 species of shark.
It’s also a sea that has claimed its fair share of ships over the years so if wrecks are more your focus, there’s plenty to see here in the form of cargo ships and WWII vessels ranging from around 40 years old to over 150.
Being an enclosed inlet of ocean, the Red Sea is an ideal place for beginner divers to get to grips with the underwater world. However, its impressive variety and sheer number of reefs, wrecks and other sites means that even the most experienced divers will experience a trip to remember.
June – November 24 – 28°C
December – May 20-22°C
Shark Season: September – October
Due to the excellent visibility and the easy access to excess depths it’s an attractive location for technical diving and training.
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