There are so many good diving areas that it is hard to choose your destination. Most popular destinations are Sharm El-Sheikh and the South Coast cities. All of these are focused on mass-tourism. Generally, you could say that the more south you go, the less touristy it becomes, but that the more difficult the diving conditions (Dahab is the exception to this rule, it’s less touristy and has also easy diving). So the best way to decide where to go is to determine a) your level of diving and b) the type of tourist destination that suits your (downtime) preferences.
Egypt is the oldest and most well-known tourist destination in the world with ancient monuments and world-famous diving. Broadly speaking, tourist areas can be divided into the Nile Valley, the Desert, and the Red Sea and Sinai region. The ancient sites are found around cities like Cairo and Alexandria and along the Nile valley. Needless to say, water-sports and diving are concentrated along the Red Sea. Egypt has many things to offer, both above and under the surface.
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Egypt tops any ‘best of’ chart when it comes to diving; at least a dozen dive spots will claim a place in every top 100 list. The Red Sea and Sinai are therefore one of the most famous diving destinations in the world. The Red Sea offers an idyllic setting for exploring underwater landscapes. You’ll be entranced by the multifarious …
Climate: when to go
Egypt has two seasons: a mild winter and a sunny summer. Although, the Red Sea Riviera has great weather all year round, the summer (June-September) is quite warm. Between November and March the daytimes are pleasantly warm, whereas evenings and nights are cool. In April and May temperatures are generally mild. Late September and October, as well as April and …
Where to go: diving locations
The best way to decide where to go is to determine a) your level of diving and b) the type of (tourist) destination that fits your needs. Do you want to relax, are you OK with all-inclusive mass tourist resorts, do you want backpacker style, etc. Egypt can be divided into three diving areas and the further south you go, …
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Highlights when not Diving
This depends on the diving destination. In short, the Sinai has the desert and Mount Sinai (Moses), the North Coast is mainly catering other water- and adventure sports and culturally, the main cities such as Cairo and the areas in the South have most to offer. From a resort perspective these areas are closest to Marsa Alam, where some of …