Scuba Diving in Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh, along with Hurghada, is where it all started. These where the first two destinations of the nearly 20-years-old diving history of the Red Sea. Diving sites in Sharm are world famous.
A paradise for a perfect Red Sea diving holiday, Sharm has it all: hard and soft coral, turtles and dolphins, mantas and moray eels, napoleons and tuna, hammerheads, barracudas, reef and pelagic sharks, and much more, including the legendary World War II wreck of the Thistlegorm.
The Sharm el Sheikh marine area is protected, as many other areas in Egypt, and diving centres here operate under environmental-friendly procedures. Sharm el Sheikhs dive sites are inside three national parks: Ras Mohammed, Tiran and Nabq. Starting from year 1983, local authorities, NGOs and international bodies such as the European Community, have co-operated in the conservation of the underwater life of the region. Nowadays, regular checks and upgrades ensure the implementation of the parks regulations.
Sharm el Sheikh is also a popular starting point for extended dive trips, also called liveaboards or diving safaris. From here you can join a liveaboard to the exceptional dive sites of the Straits of Gubal with the wreck graveyard of Abu Nuhas, passing by the fabled Thistlegorm, the Red Sea's most well known wreck, or a diving safari to the incredible sites around Tiran island.