Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea

Boasting warm, crystal clear waters and a wealth of colourful marine life, it’s no wonder that Red Sea Diving is every underwater explorer’s dream. The water clarity is surreal and home to over 200 different kinds of crustaceans, sponges and corals. You’ll also come across a broad spectrum of fish species and even a few manta rays during your exploration. When it comes to finding the perfect spot to learn how to scuba dive, you won’t find any better than the Red Sea. Whether you’ve never been scuba diving before in your life, or you’re a seasoned pro, anyone can learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea.

Red Sea diving from Hurghada

You have many Red Sea destinations to choose from, but one of our favourites is Hurghada. Above the sea, you’ll get the real Egypt experience. And below, you can marvel at the underwater paradise before you. Many tourists flock to the resort to enjoy its long stretch of sandy beaches and learn how to scuba dive. There are plenty of dive shops and schools to choose from to make sure you get the best training possible. When it comes to deep sea diving, Hurghada is the number one place to throw on your wetsuit and delve deep below the water’s surface.

Scuba dive training

Want to go Red Sea diving, but have no idea where to start? First, you’ve got to brush up on your diving skills. Don’t worry if it’s your first time. You’ll have a professional scuba diving instructor to teach you. If you’re a little nervous about venturing out so soon, you can do a taster dive in your hotel’s own swimming pool. Most hotels in Hurghada have their own private diving school. After all, scuba diving in the Red Sea is their most popular attraction. After you take the course and you’ve got some practice, go ahead and book a diving excursion. For the more experienced divers, speak to one of our reps at your hotel about getting your PADI qualification. They will be able to tell you the best way to go about this.

Why go scuba diving in the Red Sea?

The Red Sea is renowned for its diverse marine life. Gaze at the vibrant colours and feel the different textures of its reefs. You’ll even discover famous wrecks from the Second World War frozen on the seabed. Visibility is excellent, and it’s never too cold for a swim. Average water temperatures range from lows of 20°C in the winter to highs of 31°C in the summer.

The species of fish that you’ll see depends on what time of the year you visit. Swim with Nemo the clownfish and his friends including rays, eels, triggerfish, pufferfish, crabs and many more. Red Sea diving is your chance to face some more intimidating underwater species too. Don’t be surprised if you see a whale shark, an endangered hammerhead shark or thresher sharks. But don’t worry. They rarely come within snapping distance so, you can enjoy your scuba diving adventure stress-free.