Hurghada offers a fantastic choice of dive sites, many of which are sheltered and under an hour’s boat ride from resort. An infinite variety of marine life attracts divers from across the world to the warm waters of the Red Sea. Outstanding water clarity and permanent sunshine make Hurghada the ideal base for discovering reefs, wrecks and an abundance of marine life.
The first commercial dive base in the Red Sea, Hurghada is now a thriving resort that caters for both divers and none divers. Outstanding reefs and drop-offs are available, whilst Hurghada’s location also gives access to the legendary wreck graveyard of Sha’ab Abu Nuhas.
Regaldive works with two well established, 5* PADI IDC dive centres in Hurghada: Aquarius Diving Club - operating from the Marriott Hotel and Divers' Lodge - located at the Movenpick Resort. These dive centres are well located and both offer a full range of dive courses, daily diving and snorkelling.
Regaldive offer a wide range accommodation options in Hurghada, ranging from modern and spacious options, through to luxury hotels, all in convenient locations for the dive centres.
Hurghada’s many dive sites offer an abundance of reef marine life and an incredible diversity of corals, including impressive towers and pinnacles to explore. Sha’ab El Erg is a particular favourite, a huge horseshoe-shaped reef that is dotted with ergs and is renowned for its resident dolphin pod.
The spectacular marine park surrounding the Giftun Islands is a highlight, with nearly ten sites and a variety of dive plans to suit all experience levels. There is enough here to keep most intermediate and experienced divers completely absorbed, including an incredible wall tumbling to more than 50m, drift dives and spectacular gorgonian fans, plus the opportunity to see larger reef species and the occasional passing pelagic.
For wreck enthusiasts there is no better experience than a day boat trip to the incredible Sha’ab Abu Nuhas which is usually available at least once a week. Situated about halfway between Hurghada and Ras Mohammed, this reef patch lies next to a major shipping lane and it is home to four complete wrecks. It is magical to swim into a cloud of glassfish on the Chrisoula K and the Giannis D and see lionfish stalking prey in dark corners of the hold.
Learning to Dive
Hurghada is the ideal place to dip your fins into the water for the first time. There numberous safe and sheltered sites that offer superb visibility to appreciate the fabulous marine life. Plentiful reefs sit in shallow water that is ideal for beginners. A full range of courses is offered at the dive centres and qualifying dives are undertaken at sites situated just a short boat ride away.
Diving Holidays in Hurghada
We currently have some great deals on Hurghada trips with 7 day twin share packages starting from just £336 per person, including flights and transfers.
To make a booking, or for more information, please contact our friendly, specialist team on 01353 659999 or by e-mail
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