Diving In The Red Sea - Better And Safer Than Ever Before
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Despite its popularity and large volumes of scuba visitors, Egypt’s diving industry has not been regulated for more than 25 years of existence. Such work had previously been left to non-government organisations...
Top Red Sea Travel Articles
Cave Diving in Southern Egypt
The coral caverns of southern Egypt offer a glimpse of the world that has seduced many a cave diver. Words and photographs by Simon Rogerson
INDepth – Egyptian shore diving
Egypt’s best shore diving traditionally takes place from the sandy idyll of its desert camps and resorts. Simon Rogerson chooses his top five sites.
Sharm vs Hurghada
More divers pass through the airports at Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada than anywhere else in the world – but which destination is best? An old hand at diving the Red Sea, Charles Hood delivers his verdict
The Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia
Those looking to extend their Red Sea diving experience may be intrigued by this little-known diving location. Susan Chenard reports…
Not so long ago, the Egyptian Red Sea south of Marsa Alam was regarded as a remote and inaccessible dive location
The wonders of the Sinai
Many of the delights of Sinai are overshadowed by Egypt's bigger resorts, but they shouldn't be ignored. DIVE picks out some of the Sinai's lesser known resorts: Taba, Nuweiba, Dahab and Shark's Bay...
Great diving, hospitable people and the chance to visit ancient ruins, all combine to make Jordan an excellent diving holiday destination. Four DIVE readers give their verdicts.
Dive guide: Taba, Red Sea, Egypt
Located in the far north of the Sinai peninsula, Taba is the gateway to Eilat and her shores overlook Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia across the Gulf of Aqaba.
Southern Egypt liveaboards
Liveaboards are offering divers an ever-greater variety of Red Sea experiences. DIVE compares two of the best. By Ciara Korving and Simon Rogerson…
Hard coral, soft option
The resorts of southern Egypt offer a luxurious experience on land, but is the diving good enough to lure people away from the favourites of the north? Jane Morgan reports from the Werner Lau resort at Marsa Alam
Top Red Sea Liveaboards
A new generation of boats is sailing the Red Sea and there are no excuses for second-rate service
Best of the Red Sea, Egypt
The Fantasy VoyageSimon Rogerson and John McIntyre devise the ultimate liveaboard itinerary, taking in the very best of the ‘corridor of marvels’.
The Million Hope
The Million Hope in the Egyptian Red Sea has been overlooked by the majority of divers. Peter Collings, who witnessed the ship’s sinking, returns five years on to take us on a tour of the wreck
Eilat on the Red Sea
When you think about holiday in Israel, one of the first images that spring to mind is Eilat – the eternal summer city and where diving is one of the best in the world..
Divers prepared to put creature comforts to one side and head for Sudan can find some of the best diving in the Red Sea …
Red Wrecks (The Aida and Numidia)
Out in the Red Sea two wrecks cling to the steep reef surrounding Big Brother island. Peter Collings reports ...
Would you dive the Salem Express?
No single shipwreck epitomizes the moral maze of wreck diving more fully than the Salem Express.
Dive guide to the Red Sea
With its wrecks, reefs and marine life, the Red Sea remains a diver favourite. Tourist numbers may be down in Egypt, but the diving remains world-class. Jo Mattock boards a liveaboard on a classic itinerary around the northern Red Sea.
INDepth Dive Guide - Dahab, Taba and Nuweiba, Red Sea, Egypt
InDepth Dahab, Taba and NuweibaThe area of Sinai stretching north of the Strait of Tiran offers as much variety as the popular resorts further south and maintains a character all of it own...
Red Sea liveaboards
DIVE readers select their favourite boats from the mass of vessels that currently sail the Red Sea. Interviews by Kate Quarry.
The best of Egypt's offshore dive sites - in a week
Red Sea MarathonA new liveaboard claims to be able to visit all of Egypt’s main offshore dive sites – from the Brother Islands right down to the bottom of the St John’s reef – in a week. DIVE editor Simon Rogerson was on board to see if it could be done
Red Sea liveaboards
Panorama SharmM.Y. Panorama Sharm has shown a remarkable change of direction in her new design, which combines Egyptian charm with modern facilities and represents the ultimate diving vessel amongst Red Sea liveaboards.
Red Sea Liveaboards: Sailing From Egypt to Sudan
Steaming to SudanFor the first time in more than a decade, a liveaboard has been granted permission to make the voyage across the Sudanese border from Egypt to Port Sudan.
Diving is becoming big business in Jordan, with centres springing up along the Aqaba coast. But what's it like underwater? Charlotte Boan finds out. Photographs by Paul Kay
Dive guide: Nuweiba, Red Sea, Egypt
Nuweiba, translated from Arabic, means ‘bubbling springs’ and this oasis can be found sandwiched between Dahab and Taba.
Dahab, Red Sea, Egypt
Dahab, EgyptPack your BC, beachwear and Birkenstocks and prepare yourself for the warm, relaxed atmosphere at the palm-fringed Egyptian Red Sea diving destination of Dahab.
Red Sea wrecks
The Red Sea offers good diving all year round, but May to September is the period for greater fish numbers, when you will see shoals of fish numbering thousands.
The sister ship of the Thistlegorm makes a challenging dive for those who have the skill and experience. Peter Collings, a member of the expedition that discovered the Rosalie Moller, takes us on a pictorial tour of the wreck…
The Sea Serpent
A week is a short time in diving. So, if you want to make the most of your break in the Red Sea, a luxury liveaboard could be the answer. Words and photographs by Pat Morrissey…
Diving in Dahab, Red Sea, Egypt
The Dahab SolutionFor those in search of a recuperative break, the Red Sea resort of Dahab has a bohemian charm that sets it apart. Charlotte Boan goes in search of diving’s healing power. Photographs by Jane Morgan
Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt
The Sharm ChallengeAs an experiment, we set journalist Geordie Torr a list of intriguing tasks designed to get the best out of this classic scuba destination. Can he accomplish them all?
Dahab on a budget
For many years Dahab on the Gulf of Aqaba was the haunt of hippies and travellers looking for low-cost living. But as its popularity grows, it is becoming more expensive. However, Red Sea aficionado John Nightingale can still find the best of Dahab...
MV Hurricane - Egypt
The liveaboard that epitomises the current direction of Egyptian shipbuilding is the Hurricane.
Dahab, Red Sea, Egypt
Dahab - quick guideA traditional stop on the Sinai desert backpacker trail, the hippy-styled northern Egyptian Red Sea resort of Dahab is the ultimate chill-out destination.
INDepth - Sharm el Sheikh
Over the past 25 years Sharm El Sheikh has been transformed from a small fishing port to an international beach resort. Sharm remains a favourite with divers, but with so many topside facilities how do you get the best out of the area?
In my past life as a dive travel consultant, I had arranged a holiday to Nuweiba for photo guru Alan James and partner Heather Hammond.
Budget Red Sea
The Red Sea offers some terrific diving – both shore-based and from a liveaboard. DIVE readers report on some of the best bargains. Interviews by Kate Quarry
Two decades of diving in Sinai, Red Sea, Eygpt
Sharm comes of ageSharm El Sheikh’s longest-established dive centres have been celebrating anniversaries this year, marking more than two decades of diving in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Charlotte Boan reports
Combining tech diving, kite-surfing and what is called monkey-diving, the Red Sea liveaboard MV Tala has something new to offer even the most jaded divers, says Christoph Brix.
The beautiful south
It is only in the past couple of years that the Southern Red Sea has become a popular dive destination. Mark Webster takes a look at some of the wrecks in the south that are set to become regular dive haunts of the future
Red Sea Liveaboard Roundup
All aboardDIVE's roundup of Red Sea liveaboards
Red Sea liveaboards
Three journeys, one sea. DIVE takes three liveaboard trips around the north, south, and islands of the Red Sea in search of some world-class diving...
Marsa alam and the deep south
Located 240km south of Hurghada, Marsa Alam has long been popular with divers seeking adventure...
Lost in the Abyss
For Franck Goddio, the renowned underwater archaeologist behind the Alexandria excavations, it was the ultimate challenge. Could he perform a ground-breaking, deep-sea survey of an 18th-century ship that teetered on the slope of an isolated pinnacle?
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Diving the Red Sea doesn't mean you have to rough it.…
INDepth - Southern Egypt
No longer are you likely to be on the only dive boat you see during a trip to the southernmost part of Egypt, but the quality and range of diving are still world-class.
Return to Sudan
Having dived the reefs of Sudan extensively during the 1970's and 80's, Jack Jackson returns to see what the diving is like now...
In the past 20 years Hurghada has grown from a small fishing village to become one of the Egyptian Red Sea’s largest resorts. DIVE readers give their verdicts.
Out in the Red Sea two wrecks cling to the steep reef surrounding Big Brother island. Peter Collings reports
Diving with Sharks Red Sea
If diving with sharks has always been on your wish list then we have the perfect trip for you! Oonasdivers have a great trip to the Red Sea with a focus on diving with sharks
A tale of two halves
The discovery of the wreck of a tanker four years ago by Akhmed the then skipper of the Lady M liveaboard was the start of an investigation that was to become one of the most interesting, if frustrating, wreck identification projects I...
Red Sea - Cape Clear
How would you like to dive a virgin wreck in the Red Sea? Stefano Ruia was part of the team that spent four frustrating years trying to explore a Second World War gem.
Looking for a Red Sea trip that avoids the throngs around the most popular sites? The coast of Saudi Arabia could be your answer. Graham Wood charters a liveaboard and explores the kingdom’s newly discovered reefs
Sudan - the deep north
The northern part of Sudan is slowly opening to the British diver, with opportunities for exploration and some dramatic big-animal encounters.
Big fish in the deep south
Whale sharks, hammerheads, dolphins - sometimes you get it all. Graeme Gourlay has a stunning trip in the southern Red Sea...
The late review
Muck diving is not the sole preserve of Southeast Asia. Look around the rubbish-strewn lagoons around Dahab and you can chance on a hidden gem
Postcards from Shark Reef
Located at the tip of the Sinai’s golden desert and descending to the deepest channels of the Red Sea, Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef reserve a special place in many logbooks.
There is access to more than 18km of coral fringed coastline extending down the eastern arm of the Red Sea to Jordan's border with Saudi Arabia.
Diving bargains - Egypt
The Red Sea is a massive market for Europeans and it’s easy to see why, but there are times of the year when fewer people want to travel, and that’s when you get your bargains.
Egypt’s remote southern reefs have become a favourite summer destination, but with rumours of big seas and cold water, should divers visit during the winter months? Joanne O’Brien
The Wonders of the Sinai
Many of the delights of Sinai are overshadowed by Egypt’s bigger resorts, but they shouldn’t be ignored. DIVE picks out some of the Sinai’s lesser known resorts: Taba, Nuweiba, Dahab and Shark’s Bay