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Red Sea Scuba Diving Destination El Gouna - Scuba Diving In El Gouna

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El Gouna is a great divers' destination in the Red Sea Riviera. For new divers, heated pools and calm local reefs provide an excellent start to your diving experience. For more experienced divers, El Gouna's range of walls, reefs and wrecks are among the finest in the Red Sea; thus it guarantees an unforgettable diving holiday. El Gouna, although officially does not belong to any of the Red Sea national parks, has a very strong conservationist philosophy. A mooring buoy project has been privately sponsored by the resort’s investors and diving centres, and a system to avoid overcrowding of the dive sites have been implemented since years. more

El Gouna Diving Services
All diving centres in town are top-class and offer a complete range of courses of internationally recognized agencies for beginners and professionals, both in recreational and technical diving. Facilities for rebreathers and underwater photographing and video shooting are also, available. They all offer all sorts of scuba diving services, from entry-level courses to professional courses, introductory dives and diving packages, with one, two or more dives per day, for those who are certified. And, what a better place to learn to dive in the Red Sea than El Gouna? With its number of easy shallow dive sites teeming with life, getting your scuba diving certification here is a pleasure and an unforgettable experience.

At El Gouna divers can enjoy world-class diving locations, in secluded coral gardens teeming with life and colours. All are reachable in between half to two hours of cruising on the comfortable diving boats. Some of them are among the most famous dive sites of the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt.


The ship graveyard of Abu Nuhas (at only an hour away by boat), a fascinating step into history with four interesting wrecks: from the romantic Carnatic, a 19th century ship, to the impressive Chrisoula K, all of them teeming with underwater life.

Dolphin House, in Sha’ab el Erg, a big aquarium where everything can happen – even to dive for an hour with 25 dolphins!

The legendary tekkies' paradise of the SS Rosalie Muller, another historical wreck basically untouched due to its remoteness.

Sha’ab Ruhr Umm Gamar, with i ts plummeting drop off and wealth of pelagics, a definitive “must” for the experience diver.


Diving the Straits of Tiran off Egypt.

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The Straits of Tiran

The straits are formed by the island of Tiran to the east and the Sinai coastline to the west.  The meeting of deep waters, continental plate, and narrow passage creates a bottleneck through which a strong dense flow of plankton is funneled to the coral reefs.  A food chain is set in motion which links the plankton, coral organisms and reef fish to the larger fish - the sharks!  At certain times of the year, weather and sea conditions permitting, a dive may be done in the deep blue water to search for a school of hammerheads.

The four main dive sites in Tiran are Gordon, Thomas, Woodhouse and Jackson which are named after the English Cartographers who drew the first nautical maps of the region.  In addition to the diversity of marine life Tiran offers some amazing topography including the famous canyons at Thomas Reef and Woodhouse Reef.



Scuba Diving around Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea

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Sharm El Sheikh Local Dives covers all the dive sites north and south of Naama Bay between the straits of Tiran and the town of Sharm El Sheikh. You reach the different local dive sites from Naama Bay following a boat ride that may take anywhere from 10 mins to an hourt.

N. of Naama Bay there are nine dive spots in a 13 Km stretch. Ras Ghamila, the furthest away, lies almost directly to the Gordon Reef; Ras Nasrani is on a level to the airport; the others within a short distance of each other. South of Naama Bay are a further nine diving sites. Sodfa, Tower, Pinky Wall, Amphoras, Turtle Bay, Paradise, Ras Umm Sid, Temple and Ras Katy.

With over 40 diving sites from Straits of Tiran to Ras Mohammed, plus an amazing marine life and numerous shipwrecks, not to mention beautiful coral reefs that are renowned for being the most beautiful in the world, all in all it’s no wonder that Sharm El-Sheikh is one of the world’s number one diving destination.

A plethora of species will perform before your eyes, and the walls will be thronging with colourful alcyonarians (soft corals) and acroporas, some of them up to a metre high. You are certain to be overwhelmed by the majesty of what awaits you under the waves.

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Moorea - Tahiti Dive Sites

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The best spot for beginners and lessons in the lagoon. On a white sand valley, coral patches with a lot of small coloured fish are waiting for you. A little bit deeper, you will encounter the leopard rays Ballet.


A Moorea Fun Dive exclusivity. An atmosphere dive on a coral wall populated with groupers, black and convict surgeons. The dive finishes on two underwater headlands covered by wonderful corals and sponges. A grandiose site where you will cross black tip sharks, red snappers and schools of surgeon fish.


This dive is only for experienced divers, at a depth of 140 feet. You will admire the magnificent coral giant roses, occupied by many tropical fish. Don’t be surprised if you see some sharks behind a giant rose, you are on Moorea.

 OPONOHU KANYONS A superb underwater scenery made by canyons as far as you can see, what makes an original dive. You will sometimes cross the gracious swim of a turtle, admire the magnificent feathers of the lion fish and shiver in front of the big mouth of the giant moray eels. A 10 feet lemon shark will come to see who visits its territory.


As soon as you arrive on the dive spot, you will be welcomed by a big and very curious napoleon fish, who will maybe follow you in your underwater discovery. Black tip sharks, pipefish, jackfish, giant triggerfish and big moray eels will be your dive buddies.


Another Moorea Fun Dive exclusivity where you won’t meet a lot of divers. You will see schools of eagle rays, jackfish and some white tip sharks. A drift dive where the current can be very strong. And like everywhere on Moorea, you will find the abundance of fish which is the typical feature of this island.


For shark lovers. Photographers take your camera ! This spot is very popular on Moorea for its numerous sharks : black tips, grey sharks, and don’t forget the impressive lemon sharks, who sometimes measure up to 10 feet. And to make you really satisfied, you will encounter many yellow snappers and barracudas


FUN DIVE a novelty, may also be a drift dive with great corals …. lemon sharks, sometimes in groups of more than 6 ….. You’ll be impress, event for thoses of you who are used to dive surrounded by sharks.

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Coral Reefs Video...."Take Care of them"

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Biological oceanographer Dr. Chris Langdon (University of Miami) tells us that about 25% of all fish life in the ocean spends some part of its life cycle in a coral reef. He believes that it's important for people to realise that seafood doesn't just come from the store, but that it originates from healthy ocean environments, and we need to take care of them.