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When diving in Hurghada?
The Red Sea surrounding Egypt is as rich in beauty, marine life and biodiversity as the land are with pyramids, desert and deeply ancient history. These North African waters are absolutely teeming with sea creatures and corals, most of which have remained pristine and untouched. It’s a true paradise for divers as there’s an endless amount to see.
While there’s crazy history spread across the Egyptian lands, history also lies at the bottom of the Red Sea with a large number of wrecks from wars past open to discovery by eager divers. Technical and challenging at times, the wreck dives in the Red Sea are some of the finest in the world, with an endless amount to see and some unique twists and notable artefacts at each site.
you can expect to find most of the wrecks in the northern part of the Red Sea. There are also tons of resorts in this area if you’re interested in taking day dives offshore.
On the other hand, you have the South Red Sea which is pretty much remote heaven. Most of the area is best accessed by liveaboard. Completely untouched, this area features gorgeous corals, undisturbed wildlife, and dive sites that few people access.
No matter where you dive in Hurghada, you’ll be able to see some remarkable marine life
No matter where you dive in the Red Sea, you’ll be able to see some remarkable marine life like eels, stingrays, manta rays, barracudas, and dolphins. The area is also quite well-known for sharks of all kinds, macro life, and of course the historical artefacts found at wrecks.
One of the best parts about diving in Egypt is it’s suited to pretty much all diving levels. If you’re just starting out and want to accumulate hours and work on your skills, you’ll be able to find sites and itineraries that will give you an easy enough dive at equally beautiful sites as those for more advanced divers.
Don’t worry though, there’s still plenty for those with more experience like dives at great depths, drift dives, caves, and strong currents.
Egypt Liveaboard: Why It’s the Best Way to Explore the Red Sea?
There are resorts near the Red Sea that offer diving excursions but there’s no better way to experience all that the Egyptian waters have to offer than with a liveaboard.
With a liveaboard, you’ll also be able to reach dive sites that aren’t accessible on a day trip.
When you take a liveaboard trip, you’re the first to the dive sites every day and the last ones out of the water as well.
You’ll be able to beat the crowds no matter where you go and experience more in a single day than people do in an entire trip while staying ashore.
Liveaboards in Egypt run all-year-long so you have your pick of when to go. They also travel to different areas of the Red Sea so you’re able to choose an itinerary that hits the spots you want to visit most. During your trip, you’ll be on a ship with top-of-the-line accommodations and amenities, with an attentive staff to take care of anything you need.
On a liveaboard, you also have access to a divemaster who will lead excursions multiple times a day to show you the best of the Red Sea. They have experienced the sites as well as the water conditions and safety procedures. You’ll always be in good hands while diving with them!
In between the three dives a day, you’ll be able to relax on the different sundecks of the boat, enjoy delicious meals, or cool off in an air-conditioned lounge. There’s no better way to soak in the Egyptian sun than on a boat that’s cruising around the Red Sea!