Chamber of Diving and Watersports

2 Zoo Street - Hadaba, 46619 Sharm El Sheikh - South Sinai
Egypt

Telephone +20 69 3666448
Fax +20 65 3660418
gm.assistant@cdws.travel

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Product category: Diving

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 Sheikh’s dive sites are inside three national parks: Ras Mohammed, Tiran and Nabq. Starting from year 1983, local authorities, NGO’s 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.

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Scuba Diving in Dahab

Dahab, the famous “hippy” town of the Red Sea Riviera, is a great diving holiday destination for the experienced diver and for those seeking to obtain their scuba diving certification. World-famous dive sites such as the Blue Hole and the Canyon attract every year big numbers of diving enthusiasts.

The unique and picturesque character of the town does the rest! Dahab scuba diving is synonymous with shore diving. Dive destinations are reached by jeep or by camel. Each site has its own charm and character with loads to discover. Water entry is as simple as crossing over a reef-flat and descending.
From the narrow continuous fringing reef that hugs Dahab's shoreline, the underwater terrain rapidly slants downward to the fathomless depth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Apart from the impressive scenery below water and above - the magnetism of diving in Dahab lies in its uniqueness.

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Scuba Diving in Nuweiba

Nuweiba, a dozy but very characteristic Bedouin town on the Gulf of Aqaba, offers a lot to the scuba diver. As a beautiful and relaxed diving holiday destination, Nuweiba will appeal to those looking for calm away from the crowds and a return to the virgin face of the Red Sea. Gardens of hard and soft coral host a wealth of beautiful marine life, in turquoise crystal clear waters.

Scuba diving in Nuweiba is a very relaxed affair. Basically all dive sites are reachable from shore, thus diving is normally conducted with jeeps or pick ups which drop you at the selected sites. In between, you will be offered a delicious cup of Bedouin tea or coffee, and you will still have the time to go back to your hotel and relax by the beach or the pool.

The Nuweiba marine area is protected, as many other areas in Egypt, and diving centres here operate under environmental-friendly procedures. In the outskirts of the Nuweiba region is the Ras Abu Galum Protected Area, a truly off-the-beaten-track desert-sea paradise.

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About us

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The Chamber of Diving and Watersports was founded by Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism in 2007 with a goal to improve quality, safety and standard of services in the diving and watersports industry, as well as to preserve unique environment of the Red Sea.

All diving centres and safari boats will meet ISO standards EN 14467 / ISO 24803 for diving by 2009 as agreed with Egypt’s CDWS, the Austrian Institute of Norms and the European Underwater Federation.

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