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Egypt Diving Holidays: An Overview

Egypt undoubtedly offers the best diving in close proximity to the UK with the Red Sea offering up a cornucopia of marine life, from coral gardens and wrecks to sheltered reefs and beautiful coves. Oh, and the culture's not bad either...

For divers, there is a huge amount on offer in Egypt and all within easy reach of the UK for a one-week holiday or even shorter break. Sharm El Sheikh is probably the best known destination on the Red Sea and, while crowds are now an issue (especially in the water), it still offers some world-class diving and if you know where to stay, some incredible hotels. Away from the Sinai Peninsula there are lesser known and therefore lesser crowded spots that also offer spectacular diving.

Dive amongst marauding jacks and barracuda schools in the Straits of Tiran or head to the Ras Mohamed National Park for larger pelagics and healthy coral reefs. Whatever your dive demands, we can arrange the perfect Egyptian diving holiday.

Egypt has long been a favourite of ours for both dive holidays and everything on land too, and we recommend Cairo itself for a day or two, despite the bedlam, because our excellent guides can show you the edited highlights among the 120,000 relics in the vast Egyptian Museum or arrange sedate sailing trips on elegant felucca yachts along the Nile. We also couldn't mention Egypt and not dedicate a moment to the iconic pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza. Egypt also has roots in the Greek, Islamic and Roman worlds and there is much to explore in places like Alexandria and the Sinai Peninsula.

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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.