LIVEABOARD DIVING IN Egypt
The Red Sea is one of the leading destinations in the world of diving, and is definitely worth your attention. Our liveaboard selections will take you to the most attractive diving adventures
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World-renowned wrecks
Coral walls and gardens
Hammerheads, white and blacktip sharks

For decades, Egypt has been one of the major diving destinations in the world. With a coastline of more than a thousand kilometers, Egypt offers diving for every taste and budget.

Diving in Egypt may surprise even the most discerning divers with the quality of diving, variety of fish and coral species, beautiful underwater scenery, sheer walls and coral gardens.

Marine Parks in Egypt provide a great opportunity to encounter with sharks, tuna, and turtles. Wreck diving in Egypt means explore great ships and their history that is still preserved. You still can see motorcycles, ammunition, and rifles on some wrecks.

For experienced divers, who are interested in more difficult diving, Egypt can offer a unique opportunities for technical diving. Deep canyons, arches, caves, many of which are not yet fully explored, but available for tech divers, who have additional training and use the most modern technology

Destinations in Egypt

One of the most rewarding liveaboard dive destinations is definitely Egypt. Its close distance from Europe makes it affordable, even for budget divers, the best value for the money. Liveaboards diving in the northern part of the Red Sea in Egypt have a great variety of dives for divers of all experience levels. Here you will find shallow coral gardens amazingly rich with corals and fish, with almost no currents and no waves, as well as top-quality wreck diving.

Since December the water becomes colder so you should warm up, in February there could be old wind and storms . 

In spring the water is still about 22-23C and the weather could be unpredictable at this time. Usually February – May are the coldest months. Since April it becomes warmer but still the perfect time for diving is in May.

One of the most rewarding liveaboard dive destinations is definitely Egypt. Its close distance from Europe makes it affordable, even for budget divers, the best value for the money. Liveaboards diving in the northern part of the Red Sea in Egypt have a great variety of dives for divers of all experience levels. Here you will find shallow coral gardens amazingly rich with corals and fish, with almost no currents and no waves, as well as top-quality wreck diving.

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When To Go Dive in Egypt

The starting ports for North Red Sea liveaboard trips are Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh. Deep North Red Sea trips start only from Sharm el-Sheikh. The starting ports for Brother Islands are Hurghada and Port Ghalib, while South liveaboard trips start from Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, and Hamata. There are three international airports: Sharm El Sheikh (SSH), Hurghada (HRG) and Marsa Alam.

If your safari starts from Sharm El Sheikh the only suitable airport is Sharm El Sheikh. If liveaboard trip starts from Hurghada you have to book flight to Hurghada. Marsa Alam airport is a perfect match if trip starts from Marsa Alam, Port Ghalib or Hamata. But all liveaboard operators arrange transfers from Hurghada to southern ports as well

Water temperature
°CF
15 C
 
Jan
16 C
 
Feb
18 C
 
Mar
19 C
 
Apr
23 C
 
May
25 C
 
Jun
25 C
 
Jul
25 C
 
Aug
24 C
 
Sep
21 C
 
Oct
18 C
 
Nov
15 C
 
Dec

Departure ports in Egypt

How to get there

The starting ports for North Red Sea liveaboard trips are Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh. Deep North Red Sea trips start only from Sharm el-Sheikh. The starting ports for Brother Islands are Hurghada and Port Ghalib, while South liveaboard trips start from Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, and Hamata.

There are three international airports: Sharm El Sheikh (SSH), Hurghada (HRG) and Marsa Alam (RMF). If your safari starts from Sharm El Sheikh the only suitable airport is Sharm El Sheikh. If liveaboard trip starts from Hurghada you have to book flight to Hurghada. Marsa Alam airport is a perfect match if trip starts from Marsa Alam, Port Ghalib or Hamata. But all liveaboard operators arrange transfers from Hurghada to southern ports as well.

Be prepared to “survive” without mobile connections in remote areas. Egypt has a dry climate, so don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Logbook with the date of your last dive, diving insurance and valid diving certificate are compulsory to present at check-in. Hyperbaric chambers are available in Hurghada, Port Ghalib, Safaga, Marsa Alam and Sharm El Sheikh

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Must see dive sites in Egypt

Among the best dive sites in Egypt are: St.Johns, the Brothers Islands, Ras Mohammed National Park dive sites (Anemone City, Shark & Yolanda Reef, Shark Observatory), Thistlegorm, Blue Hole, Great Canyon and Straits of Tiran.
St. Johns is located not far from the border with Sudan. At this dive site you can see coral forest, tuna and sharks, turtles and mantas. You can get to this reef by boat from Marsa Alam.

Among the best dive sites in Egypt are: St.Johns, the Brothers Islands, Ras Mohammed National Park dive sites (Anemone City, Shark & Yolanda Reef, Shark Observatory), Thistlegorm, Blue Hole, Great Canyon and Straits of Tiran.
St. Johns is located not far from the border with Sudan. At this dive site you can see coral forest, tuna and sharks, turtles and mantas. You can get to this reef by boat from Marsa Alam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO GET HERE?

The starting ports for North Red Sea liveaboard trips are Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh. Deep North Red Sea trips start only from Sharm el-Sheikh. The starting ports for Brother Islands are Hurghada and Port Ghalib, while South liveaboard trips start from Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, and Hamata.

There are three international airports: Sharm El Sheikh (SSH), Hurghada (HRG) and Marsa Alam (RMF). If your safari starts from Sharm El Sheikh the only suitable airport is Sharm El Sheikh. If liveaboard trip starts from Hurghada you have to book flight to Hurghada. Marsa Alam airport is a perfect match if trip starts from Marsa Alam, Port Ghalib or Hamata. But all liveaboard operators arrange transfers from Hurghada to southern ports as well.

Be prepared to “survive” without mobile connections in remote areas. Egypt has a dry climate, so don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Logbook with the date of your last dive, diving insurance and valid diving certificate are compulsory to present at check-in. Hyperbaric chambers are available in Hurghada, Port Ghalib, Safaga, Marsa Alam and Sharm El Sheikh.

There is a lot of combinations of the routes, especially on the Central and South parts of the Red Sea. If the whole picture is still not clear please kindly ask our travel consultants from 24/7 online support team to help you choosing dive-safari which suites to your needs best.

Enjoy your diving vacation!

WHY TO CHOOSE A LIVEABOARD TRIP HERE?

One of the most rewarding liveaboard dive destinations is definitely Egypt. Its close distance from Europe makes it affordable, even for budget divers, the best value for the money. Liveaboards diving in the northern part of the Red Sea in Egypt have a great variety of dives for divers of all experience levels. Here you will find shallow coral gardens amazingly rich with corals and fish, with almost no currents and no waves, as well as top-quality wreck diving. On the other hand, if you are looking for thrilling experiences while diving steep walls and drop-offs with strong currents on plateaus rich in pelagics (fish of the open oceans, usually predators like sharks, tuna, sailfish, giant jacks, etc.), then the southern itineraries and marine parks are the right places to go as well.

The Egyptian part of the Red Sea is commonly separated into 3 different parts

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HOW TO CHOOSE AN ITINERARY?

A good season for North itineraries are from April to November. In May and June you will have higher chances to see mantas and whale sharks, but the visibility will be a bit worse due to the plankton. From June to August, you can see the big fish and big schools of pelagic fish.

The best time to dive at Central dive sites, Brother Islands and all Southern itineraries are spring (late March to May) or fall (September to November). From June to September, you will need to go deeper to see the big fish.

One distinguishing feature of the Red Sea is that there is almost no thermocline (small difference in water temperature in different depths). From the end of December until the beginning of March, the water is 20°C/68°F, and you will need a 5-7 mm wetsuit, especially in the North. From March to July the water is 25-26°C. August to November are the warmest months, and the water can reach temperatures up to 30°C/86°F. In general, winter means stronger winds and less marine life to be found under water, while summer means more fish, sharks in the north, and in the south you will need to dive below 30 m/98 ft to find them

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Reviews about Liveaboards

Emperor Superior
Incredible Experience with Emperor Superior
From start to finish this trip was fantastic. Absolutely amazing staff that did absolutely everything for you. The diving was stunning and the dive guides were passionate, safe and wonderful... Read more
guides. The food was great and the chef went out of his way to get around my dietary requirements! Highly recommend Emperor Superior!
Mackinnon Lucy
2022-03-21
Snefro Pearl
Great choice for a mini liveaboard
The crew was great: Amazing chef, best food ever had on a liveaboard! Good dive guides (Samuel and Ahmed) who will give detailed briefings and personal tips. Helpfull deck crew. Cabines tidi... Read more
ed between every dive. Cabines: Not too spacious, but ok for mini liveaboard. Comfortable beds. AC is set centrally. Boat facilities: Spacious interior and exterior decks. No photo station. Free nitrox (though O2% on the low side). Diving: Great sites. Beautifull corals and wrecks. Would definitley recommend this liveaboard
Van Oosterwijck Jessica
2022-04-09
Red Sea Aggressor II
Excellent repeat trip
Crew are phenomenal. Boat kept clean. Food was great on my first trip and even better this time. Excellent dive sure we’re picked for almost every dive.
Dickson Shaun
2022-04-05