Egypt

Egypt is well known amongst divers as one of the most accessible and rich destinations close to Europe. The Red Sea which borders the entire eastern seaboard of the country has crystal clear waters year round, and fantastic pelagic fish action, along with beautiful reefs fringing the entire coast. As there is nearly no run off from land, because Egypt is a desert climate, and oceanic currents do not affect the greater area very much, nutrients are brought to the sea via wind. The winter storms which blow up sand across the region then deposit this nutrient rich material directly to the Red Sea, where it is absorbed into the upper layers of the water column and used to support a huge variety of marine animals. Without this nutrient transfer from land, the sea would be nearly lifeless, void any real food source to support life.

Diving in the Red Sea can be separated into two distinct regions; the Northern and Southern routes. The vast majority of divers coming to the area spend their time in the north, diving famous wrecks like the Thistlegorm, the Rosalie Moller and Ras Mohammed, all world-class sites. Or diving in the Ras Mohammed National Marine Park, on sites like Shark Reef with it’s dramatic sheer wall. Divers can be rewarded by huge shoals of snapper, batfish, jacks, unicornfish and barracuda, which will allow you to approach very close. Trips to this northern region usually depart from Sharm el Sheikh, on the Sinai peninsula, in the very north of the Red Sea, with most of the diving done along the coast line of this peninsula.

Diving on one of the southern routes of the Red Sea can be extremely rewarding, as it’s all about reefs and big pelagic fish. Liveaboards depart from Marsa Alam in the middle of the country, and head straight out to the two world famous dive sites know as The Brothers, approximately 67 km east of Quesir, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The Little Brother is known for it’s large plateaus on the north and south ends of the site with walls covered with soft corals, sea fans and fish everywhere. Further to the south liveaboards dive many sites such as Daedelus, which is also known for it’s fantastic walls and the possibility for hammerhead sharks; Elphinstone famous for it’s northern plateau where, if reachable, divers are surrounded by white tips, grey reefs or even hammerheads. And further south even, very close to the Sudan border, the areas of Rocky Island, Zabargad Island, St Johns Reef, and Fury Shoal reward divers with an immense amount of sites with pristine reefs and gorgeous marine life, from the big to the small.

Recommended Diving Liveaboards

Red Sea Nautilus

From 180 USD/Day
Red Sea Nautilus is one of the most high standard liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 22 guests. ### (...)

Enjoy Egypt

From 159 USD/Day
Enjoy Egypt is a newly renewed professional dive liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 26 guests. ### (...)

Emperor Asmaa

From 76 USD/Day
Emperor Asmaa is a comfortable liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area with high standard quality, it can accommodating a maximum of 20 guests. ### (...)

Emperor Elite

From 83 USD/Day
Emperor Elite is a superior standard dive liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 24 guests. ### Liveaboard (...)

Emperor Superior

From 97 USD/Day
Emperor Superior is a high standard liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 25 guests. ### Liveaboard **Emperor (...)

Seawolf Dominator

From 104 USD/Day
Dominator is a 36 m long and 8.5 m wide boat and was built in 2007 specifically for diving safaris and completely renovated in 2012. It will cruise on all Egypt Red sea itineraries, from Tiran (...)

Seawolf Felo

From 118 USD/Day
Felo is a 39 m long and 8.6 m wide wooden boat, and was built in the beginning of 2010. The boat has 11 double cabins for 22 passengers maximum. She is cruising all around the best dives safari (...)

C-Echo 2

From 225 USD/Day
C-Echo II is a 36m long diving liveaboard, just renewed in 2012. The boat is managed by an experienced dive shop in Hurghada. It offers all routes in Egypt for a maximum of 26 divers onboard. (...)

Other Choices

C-Echo 1

From 119 USD/Day
C-Echo I is a very beautiful boat that operated by a well experience Red Sea diving safari company, It is another very good choice for any medium budget with outstanding expectation. ### (...)

Andromeda

From 109 USD/Day
The M/Y Andromeda is a "red boat” sailing the Red Sea for the past couple of years. 40 meters long steel diving liveaboard vessel, the M/Y Andromeda can accommodate up to 26 divers in first-class (...)

Cassiopeia

From 129 USD/Day
Cassiopeia - The 5-star diving safari liveaboard, was built based on years of experience. The main aspects were comfort and safety. Thanks to the large spaces and the huge sun deck, the guests do (...)

Dreams

From 83 USD/Day
Dreams is designed to cater specifically for divers who want to dive in small groups, it offers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 16 (...)

Grand Sea Serpent

From 118 USD/Day
Grand Sea Serpent is a luxury liveaboard that provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodating a maximum of 24 guests. ### Liveaboard **Grand Sea (...)

Red Sea Aggressor

From 131 USD/Day
Red Sea Aggressor is a professional dive yacht running by Aggressor Fleet, it offers a weekly dive liveaboard trip in the BDE or southern route in Red Sea, it can max. host 20 guests per trip. (...)

Odyssey Red Sea

From 195 USD/Day
The Odyssey is a 40 m long steal boat, which was built in 2012 especially for the requirements of divers. This new Luxury boat is cruising both in Egypt and Sudan to offer amazing adventures to (...)

Royal Evolution

From 120 USD/Day
With his 39 meters long, the Royal Evolution can welcome 24 guests on bord. 17 crew will be here for your comfort. The vessel offers 12 cabins. The Royal Evolution will be your boat for a nice (...)