Located right on the coast of the Red Sea, just down from the Suez Gulf. Hurghada is relatively easy to get to with direct flights going there from all over the world. It boasts impressive views and beautiful scenery in every direction.
This is a place that is extremely popular with diving tourists. As a consequence, there are many diving schools in operation to take you and introduce you to the wonderful world you can discover when you dive. A quick google search will point in the direction of them all. If you are an experienced diver then this is somewhere you possibly already know. If you don’t then you should.
Underwater Divers Paradise
As Egypt is a country that is hot, or at least warm, all year round, it makes it a perfect place for divers of all abilities. Hurghada is a popular place for the start of many dives. With the ease of access to some luxury diving spots. You will be able to find a mixture of daily diving as well as liveaboards. Whether you want to go reef diving or wreck diving, or a mixture of the two, Hurghada has it all.
There are two famous wrecks that are accessible from Hurghada on day trips. You have the SS Thistlegorm – a British armed Merchant Navy ship that was sunk in the Red Sea in 1941. This is now a very well known wreck for divers to explore. It has many of the tanks, guns, motorbikes, still in their original places slowly getting turned into a reef.
You can also get to Giannis D a Japanese built ship that was sailed under the name of Markos by a Greek shipping company. It ran into trouble in 1983 and sank just of the Red Sea coast near Hurghada. It has been a popular diving wreck ever since.