Diving in Hurghada

The beautiful coral reefs of the Red Sea boast one of the most impressive spectra of marine life.

The warm waters of the Red Sea attract divers from all over the world due to the diverse array of dive sites available. Visitors to the Red Sea can find an unparalleled richness of a variety of hard and soft corals, as well as a similarly impressive spectrum of fish species, crustaceans and sponges. The Red Sea is home to over 1,000 species of fish, many of which are endemic to the region. Divers can enjoy spotting a range of fish, from tiny, colorful reef fish to larger pelagic species such as barracudas and sharks, or they can marvel at the colorful underwater landscape of corals. In addition to the rich and colorful marine life, certain areas of the Red Sea boast stunning underwater rock formations that offer a glimpse into the region’s geological history. These formations include caves, tunnels and pinnacles, providing a unique environment for both marine life and divers. With excellent underwater visibility and constant sunshine, divers can explore this amazing underwater world all year round.

Hurghada, offers a range of fascinating diving opportunities, ranging from coral reefs to wrecks. Some of the top diving spots in Hurghada include Giftun Island Marine Park, Carless Reef, Dolphin Reef and Abu Nahas Reef. Abu Nahas dive site, in particular, is regarded as one of the best wreck dives in the Red Sea, with four of the seven wrecks suitable for recreational scuba diving – Kilmon M, Ghiannis D, Carnatic and Chrisoula K. Additionally, many of the resorts in Hurghada have their own house reefs, such as the hotels of Makadi Bay.

Overall, the Red Sea is a must-visit destination for divers looking for an unforgettable underwater experience. The combination of diverse marine life, stunning coral reefs, and impressive rock formations make it one of the world’s top diving destinations.

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