The history of anything in the universe starts small like Hurghada which was once a small fishing village but since 1980, it has been transformed into one of the most beautiful and popular coastal resorts on the Red Sea. Hurghada is a heavenly dream that became a reality that offers the most magical tropical experience. This mesmerizing place is known for its amazing water sports and aquatic activities through incredible facilities such as windsurfers, kite surfers, yachtsmen, scuba divers, and snorkelers. Use your time wisely and witness the true allure and the red sea.
Top Hurghada Diving Centers
Hurghada is the best place to spend such an extraordinary enchanting vacation across the red sea. Because of its superb location, there are many splendid resorts and diving sites in Hurghada. Through this article, here are best Hurghada diving sites in 2021:
1. Son Dijou Diving Center Hurghada
Son Dijou diving center is considered to be one of the top Hurghada diving sites. It organizes amazing memorable scuba diving for the whole family & friends. You will have the chance to dive deep into the Red Sea to fully discover its charming and marvelous underwater natural treasures like Coral Reefs and its astonishing colored fish.
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2. Marsa Abu Galawa (Carless Reef)
The marvelous Marsa Abu Galawa is located around 14 km northeast of Hurghada, between Shaab Umm Qamar and Giftun Island. It has two pinnacles at 12 m where you can witness some giant moray eels and white tip reef sharks plus a lagoon filled with various rare colorful fishes and coral reefs.
3. Fanadir (El Fanadeer)
Fanadir is one of the largest coral reefs in Hurghada, which has been a marine protected area since 2006. It is a place for everybody, shallow or deeper dives are possible. There are a lot of things to see and to do with some the incredible angels of the sea dolphins.
4. El Fanus (Dolphin Reef)
Dolphin Reef is a shallow submerged reef system that is popular for its bottlenose dolphins and gorgeous turtles. It is an attractive site where you can experience snorkeling and diving with dolphins.
5. El Giftun
The Giftun Islands are located across Hurghada, which has been a marine protectorate since 1986 which has been famous for being one of the finest locations for aquatic sports especially diving and snorkeling plus some enchanting attractions. There are some restrictions on boats in this area.
6. Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay is located off the northern end of Giftun Island, where you can dive with lagoons and enjoy the great mix of life. In addition to this, you can also experience the genuine entertainment through its golf courses.
7. Oberoi House Reef
In this a beautiful reef, you’ll see incredible sea creature such as turtles, eagle rays, octopus, lionfish, trumpet fish, and many more marvelous natural sea miracles. Here you will see everything; and just off the coast, too.
8. El Aruk
El Aruk is located in the North of Gota Abu Ramada which can be divided into three locations; ‘Aruk Diana’, ‘Aruk Giftun’ in the middle, and finally ‘Aruk Gigi’ in the northeast which one of the is the best diving site in all of hurghada.
9. Gota Abu Ramada (The Aquarium)
It is located between 50 and 90 minutes from Hurghada based on the place where you depart from. The sea in this area is usually calm and the east side is ideal for photographers. There is a lot of Yellowfish amongst the gullies and grottoes. There are also three small pinnacles with abundant fish life about 15-20m off to the southeast. Ramada South is the perfect site simply relaxing and diving which is protected from the prevailing northerlies.
10. Susana Wreck
Diving in this location is good as it has an average depth is 15 m. You can reach this destination by boat directly from the shore. In it, you can experience an unforgettable diving experience.
11. Gota Abu Makadi
It is the closest diving site from Makadi Bay which is full of colorful coral gardens. Its depth ranges from 6m to 30m and consists of different kinds of fish and coral reefs that give you an amazing experience of exploration beneath the water.
Best 8 Resorts to Dive in Hurghada
Hurghada has been a favorite spot of scuba divers for the better part of half a century, because of its easy accessibility to the Red Sea, which runs along the entirety of Egypt’s eastern coastline. Here are eight of the best resorts to visit for enjoying scuba diving in Hurghada.
1. Soma Bay Resort
There are two wonderful spots which can offer a truly magical experience; the first one called the Caribbean world Soma Bay which is a terrific resort offers a private beach with four swimming pools and a fanciful water park. The other one is called Sheraton Soma Bay Resort that is famous for its golf courses and unique rooms.
2. Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh
This wonderful resort is located exactly in the heart of Sahl Hasheesh which contains sandy beaches, swimming pools, in addition to mesmerizing sunrise and the sunset sceneries. It has one of the best-rated and best valued locations in Hurghada.
3. Seagull Beach Resort
It is located directly on the Red Sea beach with a very nice view. It has many waterfall pools and extremely nice rooms with balconies which offer a magical view of the red sea. Its rooms are well-conditioned and provide a suitable atmosphere for the guests to relax and meditate.
4. Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh
Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh has an elegant placement on the Red Sea shore. It is considered to be a terrific location for those who seek beauty and absolute relaxation. It consists of sandy beaches with a private jetty plus a number of aquatic activities ready to create some marvelous memories.
5. Giftun Azur Resort
It is famous for its palm trees and outdoor pools. It contains spacious rooms with gardens and sea views. It contains modern rooms, elegantly decorated in neutral colors. All the air-conditioned rooms have a satellite TV and a minibar. Honeymooners have a special treatment in such a resort, so if you are on a honeymoon, then check our and choose your suitable vacation.
Giftun Azur Resort contains spacious rooms with gardens offering amazing sea views accompanied by palm trees and outdoor pools. It contains modern rooms, elegantly decorated in neutral colors. All the air-conditioned rooms have a satellite TV and a minibar. Honeymooners have special treatment in such a resort, so if you are on a honeymoon, then check our Egypt honeymoon packages and choose your suitable vacation.
6. Sunrise Holidays Resort
Sunrise Holidays Resort is located only one minute from the beach which is only for adults. There is a private beach with a lagoon and an island Plus a diving center, a health club, and an outdoor pool overlooking the Red Sea. Rooms are well air-conditioned with satellite TV to provide the best relaxation for its guests.
7. Cleopatra Luxury Resort
Cleopatra Luxury Resort is located right in front of the sea which contains pools, diving centers, shops, a bazaar, and different markets. There are many water sports that can be practiced there in addition to pools for families and friends to join at any time.
8. Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort
Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort is the ideal choice as it has a nice beach where everyone can witness some fish in the shallows and the house reef. You also can snorkel at Fort Arabesque’s house reef and there is at least one Turtle that is often seen in this part of the bay.
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Explore More Activities to Do in Hurghada
Now you have the right chance to enjoy the best vacation onboard a submarine to explore the magical world beneath the pure water of Hurghada. You also can try a desert safari to explore the golden heavenly deserts of Egypt. If you want to change your mood and try something new, you can travel from Hurghada and try some trips to the most famous Egyptian historical sites including trips to Cairo to discover the beauty of the Giza Pyramids Complex plus paying a visit to the splendid grand Egyptian Museum. If you are in love with temples and tombs then you definitely have to travel to Luxor and Aswan to witness their majestic historical landmarks and don’t forget to board a Nile Cruises across the two immortal cities with someone you love. Check our Hurghada excursions and choose one of them while you are in Hurghada, as it will provide a wide variety of magical moments that will spread joy to your entire life.