Dive Sites in Egypt: Hurghada

 

 

Hurghada

In Hurghada both beginners as well as experienced divers will find plenty of diving sites from a favorite sandy bottom with shifting white sand dunes to dramatic, steep outer reefs to the legendary wrecks in the Straits of Gubal. Note that Sinai Divers Hurghada is a member of the environmental organization HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association).

Hurghada’s northern top reefs are situated just in front of our diving center. Favorite sites like Abu Galawa, Abu Nugar, Sha’ab El Erg (Dolphin House), Um Gamar and Carless Reef are reached within 25 to 60 minutes boat ride. There are only very few other dive centers which go to the same places at the same time. Sometimes the Sinai Divers boats are even the only ones at the site. There are over 30 different dive sites and, apart from a very few exceptions, they are just as good for snorkeling because the reefs come high towards the surface. Wreck dives to sites like the legendary Thistlegorm and to the ship ‘graveyard’ Abu Nuhas (with wrecks such as Giannis D., Carnatic, Kimon Ml, Chrisoula K.) are organized as day trips (early morning
departure) and also as live-aboard multi-day safaris.

Nowadays the wrecks have become fantastic artificial reefs offering a home to countless species of fish.

The above-mentioned wrecks are all situated in diver-friendly depths of 15-30 meters. In many cases one can safely dive into the wrecks themselves. There are two other wrecks, which can be reached on a normal day trip. One is the minesweeper ship (sunk by Israeli fighter bombers in 1970), the other is the Excalibur (a dive safari boat which sunk in 1995). Both are situated in the Hurghada harbor area.
 

 

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