Snorkelling and Scuba Diving in Egypt

There are numerous diving and snorkelling sites in Egypt. Some of the well known ones are Dahab, Sharm el Shiekh, Hurghada, El Gouna and Nuweiba. Sharm el Shiekh and Hurghada have lots of resorts and hotels and more tourist based than the other places. Dahab is more relaxed, traditional and laid back, while Nuweiba will get you in touch with the local culture and feeling. Whichever place you choose, snorkelling and scuba diving are great in all places.

There are innumerable diving schools in all these places. You can opt for a beginner diving course or an advanced PADI certification. Almost all diving schools have well trained friendly staff. You can opt for a one off open water dive package or an advanced package where you will get multiple diving opportunities. For beginners, there is a guided dive where a professional diver accompanies you and takes you around the underwater world. Its awesome. Watching the fishes and other sea life glide by past you is such an incredible feeling.

The package operator will transfer you from the hotel to the diving centre, where you will be provided with the equipment(diving costume, weights, tanks, flippers etc.). You are then transported to the dive site where you can do snorkelling and normally two underwater dives per day. Lunch and drinks are provided on the boat.

The crew will take you to different diving sites so that you can view a range of corals and wild life. If you are lucky you can spot dolphins, sea turtles, rays and big fishes. Some sites even have wrecks which you can explore. The views and sights that you see underwater are nothing like what you see on land. Its just amazing and out of the world. Especially for a first time diver, its an unforgettable experience. So, if you are visiting Egypt, do include snorkelling and diving in your itinerary.

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