Top Dive Spots
Here are small selections of the “Top Dive Spots” in the Egyptian Red Sea.
Top Dive Spots. The Red Sea takes its name from the periodic algal blooms that occur here painting the sea with a reddish hue, and not the red-tinted Egyptian mountain ranges that surround it. It’s a diver’s paradise, with the warmest of warm seas, very little wave action and unsurpassed visibility.
The Red Sea is considered to be one of the 7 Wonders of the underwater world, harbouring more than 1,000 species of invertebrates and over 200 species of soft and hard coral. This forms the basis of a marine eco-system which includes 1,100 species of fish, of which just under 20% are endemic to the Red Sea, i.e. these fish species can only be found here. The high level of endemism here is one of the main factors that makes Egypt scuba diving so interesting.
The Red Sea dive sites offer you unobstructed opportunities to spot tropical marine life in crystal clear waters, ranging from sharks and dolphins to gorgonian fans and feather-stars.
Brother Island, Daedalus and Elphinstone Reef – these are few of the many amazing dive spots that divers been dreaming of the Egyptian Red Sea. As an option for using daily boats or zodiacs from land, these are the dive spots that are accessible through liveaboards.