Scuba dive in the Red Sea on an 8-hour activity in Sharm El-Sheikh and explore the underwater marine life at some of the best dive locations. A diving guide will take you to old wrecks where big fish swim, including large pelagic, sharks and more.
What to Expect
Explore the underwater world of the Red Sea on a full-day diving tour from Sharm El-Sheikh. Following a meet up with your guide, who will provide all necessary equipment, you will enjoy a local dive to get orientated, before heading to the Lara wreck, Jackson Reef, and the Sinai Peninsula.
You can receive instruction tailored for beginners, and for those with more experience. Depending on your skill level, swim through schools of fish to a spot where sharks often gather. Proceed toward the wreck Yolanda to reach a plateau 15-25 meters (50-80 feet) deep, scattered with small ergs and coral outcrops where stone fish and scorpion fish feed. The wreck of the Yolanda, complete with its cargo of toilets and baths, provides home to big fish, such as tuna, bluefish, and the occasional hammerhead.
Another popular dive site is Jackson Reef on the northernmost of the 4 reefs that separate the Sinai and Saudi Arabia. Strong currents make it ideal for large pelagic, sharks and other big fish. Admire soft and hard coral, and look for barracudas, jacks, hammerheads, and tiger sharks.
The remains of the Cypriot merchant ship Lara, which collided with the reef in 1981, lies at depths of 45 meters (147 feet) and more, while the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm holds World War II machinery and equipment, still neatly stowed in its open holds, making for a fantastic dive experience.
This most famous Sinai Peninsula dive has to be experienced to truly appreciate its wonders. The group of coral heads at Temple come up from a depth of 12-20 meters (40-65 feet). If viewed in the right position, and using your imagination, they look like columns of a temple.
For a less challenging dive, there are sandy patches at about 8 meters (25 feet) with lots of inlets into the shore reefs, and coral heads about 2 meters (6.5 feet) apart, allowing you to swim between them.
- Transfer from/to hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh
- Lunch and soft drinks
- All diving equipment
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Pick-up time will be confirmed once you have booked, and will depend on where your hotel is located