Home to the majority of dive sites in the Red Sea, Egypt is a haven for big fish lovers and wreck divers. The biggest thrills are located offshore and are best reached by liveaboard.
Egypt and the Red Sea have no shortage of epic dive sites. From the famed SS Thistlegorm to biodiverse areas such as the Straits of Tiran and Ras Mohammed Marine Reserve, the best of Egypt’s dive sites are only reachable by liveaboard. Northern routes focus on wreck diving along with healthy coral reefs and a few shark dives. While southern itineraries will give you the best opportunity for pelagic encounters. Three major ports of departure, namely Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam, give divers access to the many areas of Egypt. Most liveaboard cruises in Egypt last between 6 and 10 nights, and the best time to dive in the Red Sea is from March to May and September to November.