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Clown fish, Egypt
Scubadiver in Red Sea reef

Diving in the Red Sea is an absolutely first class experience. The reefs are stunning with a real diversity of life. Combined with the interesting wreck diving, the richness and infinite variety of the underwater world, a holiday to the Red Sea can be a memorable experience. Exploring the secrets of the underwater world can ignite your passion for diving. Combine this with long lazy days on the beach whilst discovering the rich culture and impressive history of Egypt. The Red Sea is an ideal base to find out the wonders of the Pyramids, go for a day trip to Cairo or visit impressive Luxor on the banks of the Nile.

 › Choosing diving site

Before visiting the Red Sea it is necessary to choose whether you want to dive during the day or if you would prefer to have liveaboard trips which means you would enjoy the comfort of sleeping aboard your boat. This really depends on the kind of dive you want to do and whether you want to spend your whole holiday diving or if you would prefer to combine it with other activities.

The Red Sea has a wealth of marine life, attractive with all the colours of the rainbow. It is a magical world with over 200 different types of hard and soft corals, crustaceans, sponges, as well as hundreds of spectacular fish. The incredible diversity of marine life combined with the topography, dramatically sloping walls and rocks, wrecks and deep blue canyons.

BAT Adventure offers a wide selection of Egyptian Red Sea resorts and an impressive range of liveaboard options for those looking for varied forms of travel. Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam are your gate to the Red Sea’s exciting dive adventure.

Sharm El Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula is a magnificent rocky coastline, where the mountains fall gently into the sea. Cosmopolitan Sharm offers phenomenal reefs and access to world-famous marine parks and wrecks at Sha'ab Abu Nuhas, across the Straits of Gubal, to the Thistlegorm and to Ras Mohammed. Further north, Dahab and Nuweiba are well known for their extraordinary dive sites accessible from the shore and the legendary Blue Hole.

Hurghada is characterised by sheltered reefs, tower and pinnacle dives close to shore. Liveaboards depart from Hurghada to explore the Safaga region and visit Panorama Reef, the Salem Express, Abu Kafan and Sha'ab Sheer. The smaller resorts El Gouna and Safaga offer fantastic opportunities to explore the best regions of the northern reefs and wrecks. To explore more unspoiled, remote reefs and to increase the chances of seeing bigger fish such as sharks. Liveaboards are also accessible from Marsa Alam in Southern Egypt.

Whichever destination you choose, your Red Sea holiday will always be a great combination of amazing diving, beach relaxation and cultural discovery.

 › Your adventure

Our offers are completely flexible and tailored specifically to the requests of divers. According to your own preferences, you can enjoy a wonderful diving week package in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam. You can take a full day safari during holidays spent in one of the popular Egyptian resorts, or visit to some of fantastic places which are available during the trip by boat.

If you are interested in diving in Egypt, send us an enquiry and we will prepare an itinerary especially for you.

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