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Free Diving in Hurghada Bay, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Water average temperature:
27.5°C/81.5°F, April to September
Air average temperature:
38°C/100.4°F, April to September
Diving sites:
Brothers Islands; Abu Huhas; El Erg; Elphinstone Reef; El Minya; Abu Ramada
Hurghada lies in the Red Sea in the southwest Egypt. Identified in the last decades as a top summer destination, Hurghada Bay offers to the diving fans an unbelievable underwater world.

Hurghada is one of the most interesting diving regions in the world. The wonderful waters of the Red Sea and the beauty of the coral reefs make Hurghada an excellent diving site. The visibility is between 10 m/32.8 ft to 50 m/164 ft, depending on the sea currents and the dive site. From El Gouna till Safaga, including the islets long side the coastline, the entire area offers many diving spots.

Amongst the most popular sites is Abu Ramada North, called the ‘Aquarium’ due to its big variety and density of fish populations, and Erg Abu Ramada but only for expert divers. Furthermore, the  wrecks from an Egyptian mine sweeper in El Minya are also very popular as spots among divers. The average depth of these waters is at approximately 30 m/98.4 ft.

Most of these sites are suitable for all levels ability and some are only addressed to experienced divers. The incredible variety, the groovy temperatures, the calm and relaxing style of the area and the many diving choices make Hurghada a very attractive destination for the underwater fans!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Luxor
289km/179.5mi, 4 hours 45 mins
Follow sighs toward Quena. Continue onto Al Kosair - Safaga. Continue onto Al Ghardaqa toward Hurghada. Merge onto El Nasr and merge onto October 6.
BY AIR
Hurghada International Airport (HRG),
11.6km/7.2mi, 15 mins
BY TRAIN

The area is not served by rail network.

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