Hurghada is a large resort city in Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.
Underwater landscapes and diversity of sea life make the region successful with divers. Many divers honed their skills here and are happy to come back.
A significant number of dive sites give an opportunity to choose a dive according to your preferences and experience.
One of the most beautiful places to dive in is Hamda, a plateau with sheer walls. The depth here reaches 60 m, marine angelfishes and clownfish inhabit the plateau. Reef enthusiasts should visit Abu Ramada. It is a reef wall covered with gorgonians with quite a few dive spots.
Little to no rain is characteristic of the tropical desert climate, the rain mainly occurs in autumn. The climate conditions allow diving all the year round. However, the most suitable period for diving lasts from April to September. The air warms up to +27-31 ˚С, and the water temperature reaches +23-28 ˚С.
A wreck worth visiting is Susana dive site, a small private yacht 24 m long which wrecked not far from Hurghada shores. Abu Ramada, famous for its currents and waves, is a great place for drift diving. You can dive only from a boat here. The local sea residents are tunas, trevally and venomous reef stonefish.
The warm waters of the Red Sea attract a variety of underwater creatures, including unique inhabitants — dugongs which are on the IUCN Red List. It harbors more than 1,200 species of marine inhabitants, old picturesque corals, which are about 2 billion years old. The Red Sea is a home for bright tropical fish, marine turtles, dolphins, octopuses, giant oceanic manta rays, gray reef sharks and whale sharks. Among natural and artificial reefs, coral gardens and sunken ships you can see shoals of tuna fish, barracudas, butterflyfish, humphead wrasses and moray eels. Some of them are dangerous: moon jellyfish, reef stonefish, whiptail stingray and pterois.