The reefs of the southern Red Sea are teaming with life. You can explore them from the comfort of your hotel or venture out on the Red Sea Aggressor to explore more exclusive sites. On land, Hurghada is much closer to Luxor than Sharm el-Sheikh, so a day trip to the temples is highly possible.
Activities in the Southern Red Sea
Luxury Hotels in Southern Red Sea
The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh
Sitting on the edge of the Red Sea, Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh is an oasis of Egyptian decadence and with a certified PADI dive centre offering a wealth...
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A look into the past in the Red Sea
As with many divers, the Red Sea has been on my bucket list since I learnt to dive almost 20 years ago, but until recently, I hadn't yet made it there. With the winter weather still blighting Blighty and the flight only five and a half hours from the UK, I thought it would be the perfect…View more on the blog
An Oasis In The Red Sea
I have been lucky enough to dive in some incredible spots around the world but up until last year, I had never made it to the Red Sea so I was extremely excited when I had the opportunity to visit the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, a firm favourite of ours at Original Travel and Original Diving. My…View more on the blog
Top Nine Destinations for Shore Diving
They (read: we) say the best things in life are but a few fin kicks from the beach. And here at Original Diving, we believe there are some pretty marvellous sights to be seen in the shallows. From some of the world's most beautiful coral reefs to magnificent wrecks, marvellous macro critters…View more on the blog
There are few better ways to bond with your children than while diving. Obviously you can't natter away on the dive itself, but when you're back in the boat or on the beach, reliving the dive with a wide-eyed youngster can be a magical experience. The good news (and something a lot of…View more on the blog
Get Off The Grid
Are you a slave to your smartphone? Can't get through a meal without checking your emails? Fingers twitch if you're not scouring through social media? We're sorry to tell you, but you're addicted to the internet. Luckily for you, we've got the remedy. Whether setting sail to new horizons or…View more on the blog