Always dive according to your
level of training.
Check with your dive center for
safety and level required for each dive site.
The North is the region
between Sinai and Hurghada.
In the North the best dive sites are
definitely The Wreck of Thislegorm and the Ras Mohamed Marine Park
The wrecks of the Suez Gulf entrance
The entrance of the Gulf of Suez has a very high concentration of
The Thistlegorm wreck
One of the top wreck dives in the
world, a gooddive
You'll need to dive it more than once to explore more than a tiny part of the wreck.
max depth: 34m
The Dunraven wreck
The Dunraven is a British steamer that sank in 1876 on its way home from India. It lies upside-down at a depth of about
20m, broken in two and completely encrusted with brilliant coral.
This area counts more than 10 other
interesting wrecks. A paradise for wreck fans, a gooddive
Ras Mohamed is a national park. Each diver has to pay a daily entrance
fee. Strong drop of covered in coral worth the Red Sea. On the
Southern tip, where the current splits an encounter with sharks is most
Nearly always where currents split or join makes an interesting place to dive,
Hurghada is one of the most dived destinations in the world.
It is not rare to see between 20 to 40 diving boats on the same dive
site... take care to remember the name of your boat...
The most exposed reef in the Hurghada area, two small reefs and a plateau which extends
from Northwest to Southeast. Only on calm days can you reach this reef. The north side is dominated by the sheer drop off, offering a great place to see large pelagic fish and maybe cruising
Sharks. The gardens on both ends of the reef also offer resting places for Sharks; here there are lots of large table corals, with many bearing the scars from the infestation in recent years of the Crown of Thorns star fish.
The East of the island offers great wall
dives, large fish can be seen in the open water and Gorgonian fans grow out from the walls.
Hammerheads are often seen here cruising off the wall. This site can have strong currents so don't stray too far from the wall. As you reach your permitted time at depth ascend over the top of the plateau and follow the reef back to the moorings. For dives on the plateau look out for Giant Morays,
Napoleon fish, Blue spotted Rays, Crocodile fish and on the reef walls
Scorpion fish and Stone fish. There are also some pottery remains from an old Roman Galleon ship.
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