Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Egypt

Ready to check out the best sites in Egypt for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 100 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Egypt to suit your needs.
Egypt dive site map
The Canyon, Dahab

#1 - The Canyon, Dahab

Egypt, Middle East

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The Canyon is one of the most amazing dive sites from Egypt, it's a crack that has been formed after a earthquake that touched the Gulf of Aqaba. The entrance of the Canyon is at 18 meters and you drop down until 30 meters. It's partially a overhead environment and from there the recreational divers can go through the crack and exit at a depth of 14 meters. Qualified Technical divers have the possibility to make the dive with a technical Instructor down to 52 meters where is another exit. This dive site is 10 minutes from Dahab in direction Israel and is located in the Gulf of Aqaba. The city Dahab is located 95 km North from Sharm el Sheikh and is accessible by car or bus.
The Blue Hole

#2 - The Blue Hole

Egypt, Middle East

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The majority have died because they attempted to do this dive on a single cylinder of air. Forget it, this is suicide, when you find the arch you will have to swim through a 30 meters long tunnel about, IT does take a few minutes remember!!! Use mixed gas for this dive and you need a proper equipment, torch and a good BCD and don't forget that is a decompression dive. Anyway if you need further information you can mail me and I will tell you everything I know about the "Blue Hole" and Dahab. You can have a visit at my homepage: www.divewaterworld.com -- Tom Steiner The famous "blue Hole" of Dahab is a great dive, but only for experienced diver, take note that the Blue Hole is about 200 m large at the top and the bottom is at 106 m. You reach the arch at 52 m and then you can dive through it right into the Gulf of Aqaba. Be aware of Nitrogen Narcosis, at this depth and an arch over your head it's a very serious problem if you have a nitrogen narcosis. I know by experience and you can see it right at the blue hole all the people who tried the dive and never came back, it is a dangerous dive and you need the right equipment and the right person to do this dive. So just don't walk in any dive center and ask to do the blue hole, they might say yes, but.
Sharks Bay

#3 - Sharks Bay

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Shark's bay is a popular place for dive trainings. It is also a good location for night dive. Manta Ray may be seen when summer afternoon dive. Next to Piramisa Hotel.
Gota Abu Ramada

#4 - Gota Abu Ramada

Egypt, Hurghada

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Beutiful and easily dived reef with divesites on both east and west side. Nice corals on both sides (south is anchor place and not so nice). Hugh brain corals on the east side, turtles and schoals of goat fish and baby barracudas. West side has two pinacles and sometimes eagle rays passing by on the outer side of the pinacles. Look out for agressive triggerfish in September. This is a nice place, but unfortunately too popular and too close to the big resorts in south Hurghada. Do not try to go here in August or September, here is more divers than fish. Stormy days and wintertime is better. South Hurghada Gota Abu Ramada is also known as The Aquarium.
Gabr el Bint

#5 - Gabr el Bint

Egypt, Dahab

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Gabr El Bint means the "Tomb of the girl" South Dahab
Shark Observatory

#6 - Shark Observatory

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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The dive site is directly under the cliff of the Observatory. This is a huge wall, droping down to 90m ! Many species of pelagic fish. A chance of encountering sharks, but also turtles. Ras Muhammad, just south of Fisherman's Bank. South of Jackfish Alley, Northeast of Anemone City.
Anemone city

#7 - Anemone city

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Anemone city dive site is located at Ras Muhammad, just inshore from Shark Reef.
Sha'ab Claude

#8 - Sha'ab Claude

Egypt, Safaga

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This is a big coral head comming from 17m to 6m. It is covered of wonderfull soft corals. Located southeast of Sha'ab Sheer.
Abu Helal

#9 - Abu Helal

Egypt, Dahab

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This is an excellent dive site for night dive. Take care of the current at the entry point: It can be very strong, and waves does not help! N from Dahab, just before the Canyon dive site. Abu Helal is also known as Abu Hilal, Abu Helal Drift.
Blue Hole

#10 - Blue Hole

Egypt, Dahab

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The Blue Hole is 200m in diameter and plunges to uncharted depths. Enter the water from the north bridge. Dive down to the arches (55m+) ONLY if you are a very advanced AND technical diver !!! NO single tank dives to the arch! A few kilometres north of Dahab. Go to the blue hole lagoon...
The Canyon

#11 - The Canyon

Egypt, Dahab

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It is a fault/crack that has been formed after a earthquake that touched the Gulf of Aqaba. The entrance of the Canyon is at 18 meters and you drop down until 30 meters. It's partially a overhead environment and from there the divers can go through the crack and exit at a depth of 52 meters. The Canyon is located 10 minutes N from Dahab.
Ras Ghozlani

#12 - Ras Ghozlani

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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it is a drift dive north to south or south to north deppending on the current. it is a coral garden on a sloop from 22 - 32 metters. there are lots of gorgonias, with lots of macro life around them. lots of colurfull soft corals, might be a sting ray at the reefs egd. it is better to dive late afternoon. lite is better that time for this dive site. Between Sharm and Ras Mohammed Ras Ghozlani is also known as Ras guzlani, Ras Ghazlani.
Gordon Reef

#13 - Gordon Reef

Egypt, Strait of Tiran

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Southernmost reef of the Tiran Strait Reefs. The Loullia Wreck can be seen on the north of the reef. A lighthouse mark the south point.
Ras Umm Sid

#14 - Ras Umm Sid

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Coral pinnacles at the west of the point. Very nice wall with gorgonians. Some whale sharks have been reported here! Southeast of Sharm el Sheikh city, Ras Umm Sid Point. Ras Umm Sid is also known as Râs Umm Sid Point.
Erg Abu Ramada

#15 - Erg Abu Ramada

Egypt, Hurghada

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Plateau with 3 pinacles covered in soft coral and small orange fish. Deeper small caves and moray eels. Black tipped reef sharks and barracudas can curuise by. Less dived because it can have very strong current. East side of Abu Ramada reef Erg Abu Ramada is also known as Camel Reef.
North Abu Ramada

#16 - North Abu Ramada

Egypt, Hurghada

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Less dived site in north of Abu Ramada island. Nice plateau on the north side and wall on the east side. This place is mostly dived with soth winds (not very often) and can have anything from mild to horrible current. Good place to spot turtles, barracudas, reefsharks, octopus and moray eels. North of Abu Ramada reef, southeast from Hurghada.
Gota Abu Nugar North

#17 - Gota Abu Nugar North

Egypt, Hurghada

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Abu Nugar is a big reef system in north Hurghada. Very nice hard coral (one of the best for coral in Hurghada) but not so much fish. Shallow and quit easy, visibility sometimes bad. North from Hurghada Gota Abu Nugar North is also known as Erg Iris, Gota Abu Nugar.
Ras Za'atir

#18 - Ras Za'atir

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Just northeast of Ras Mohammed, across the mouth of Mersa Bereka from Ras Ghozlani. Ras Za'atir is also known as Ras Za'atar, Ras Atar.
Erg Somaya

#19 - Erg Somaya

Egypt, Hurghada

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One of the nicest drifts in Hurghada. Beautiful hard coral and one of the best places to spot sharks and Napoleon fish in Hurghada. The current can be anything from mild to horrible, so this is not a site for beginners. Good for the rest of us, though, as you seldom find more than one or two groups of divers there. West side of Small Giftun Island Erg Somaya is also known as Small Giftun Drift, Erg Samaya, Giftun erg.
Woodhouse Reef

#20 - Woodhouse Reef

Egypt, Strait of Tiran

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Drift dive on the eastern side. South of Jackson Reef
Râs Nasrani

#21 - Râs Nasrani

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Approx 12 km to the north of Sharm el Sheikh. Râs Nasrani is also known as Râs Nusrâni.
Napoleon Reef

#22 - Napoleon Reef

Egypt, Dahab

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Southeast tip of Dahab laguna.
The Islands

#23 - The Islands

Egypt, Dahab

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Great underwater coral garden On the eastern side of Dahab laguna.
Three Pools

#24 - Three Pools

Egypt, Dahab

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8 km south of Dahab, south of the Happy Life Village and just south of Marey garden dive site.
Lighthouse

#25 - Lighthouse

Egypt, Dahab

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In front of the lighthouse, Dahab bay.
The Excalibur Wreck

#26 - The Excalibur Wreck

Egypt, Hurghada

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The Excalibur was a 22m long twin mast motor and sail vessel. Hurghada Harbour. Access by boat or from the beach in front of the bar named "The Chill". The Excalibur Wreck is also known as The Suzanna Wreck.
El Mina Wreck

#27 - El Mina Wreck

Egypt, Hurghada

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El Mina was a 70m long Egyptian minesweeper. She was bombed in 1969. Hurghada harbour. El Mina Wreck is also known as The Harbour Wreck.
Torfa Fanous East

#28 - Torfa Fanous East

Egypt, Hurghada

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Very nice dive with a lot of tiny creatures. This is also a good place to meed dolphins ! This dive site has many names, including "Dolphin Reef" and "Turtle Bay". Small reef located northeast of Giftun Island. 45min from Hurghada. Torfa Fanous East is also known as Fanus East, Torfa Fanus, Dolphin Reef, Turtle Bay.
Moray garden

#29 - Moray garden

Egypt, Dahab

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8kms south of Dahab town, just on the south side of the Happy Life Village. Moray garden is also known as Orca House Reef.
Sha'ab Abu Ramada

#30 - Sha'ab Abu Ramada

Egypt, Hurghada

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South of Abu Ramada islet! Sha'ab Abu Ramada is also known as Abu Ramada South, Shab Abu Ramada.
Torfa Fanous West

#31 - Torfa Fanous West

Egypt, Hurghada

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Northwest of Giftun Island. 45min by boat from Hurghada. Torfa Fanous West is also known as Fanus West.
Petra

#32 - Petra

Egypt, Hurghada

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By boat less than an hour from Hurghada. Petra is also known as Shaab Petra.
Susana Wreck

#33 - Susana Wreck

Egypt, Hurghada

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The Susanna Wreck rests on the sea floor only a few hundred meters off shore near Ramoza beach. This dive can be either from the beach or a boat. Susana Wreck is also known as Susana.
Farun Island

#34 - Farun Island

Egypt, Taba

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Farun Island is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Taba which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Shabrur Umm Gamar

#35 - Shabrur Umm Gamar

Egypt, Hurghada

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By boat from Hurghada. An extension of the Umm Gamar Reef, this reef starts about 1 kilometer south of Umm Gamar, it is the top of an underwater mountain. Shabrur Umm Gamar is also known as Shabrur Oum Gamar.
El Fanadir

#36 - El Fanadir

Egypt, Hurghada

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Great for a drift dive. This is an underwater shelf about 30 meters wide with a reef on the west side, and a drop off wall on the east. It's deaper than many sites in the area and therefore hosts some larger wildlife. By boat from Hurghada El Fanadir is also known as Fanadir, Sha'ab El Fanadir, El Fanadir North.
Sha'ab Iris

#37 - Sha'ab Iris

Egypt, Hurghada

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Part of the Abu Nugar complex, and west of Umm Gamar, this is a sand bottom with scattered coral heads. Very interesting for seeing little fish and branches since there is enough sand that you can ground yourself withoug worrying about hitting the coral here. By boat from Hurghada Sha'ab Iris is also known as Iris, Shaab Iris.
Turtle Bay

#38 - Turtle Bay

Egypt, Hurghada

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This is a not so well known dive site off the north tip of Grand Giftun island. It's a small horseshoe reef with a shallow swim through to a bowel reef that is absolutely filled with fish and coral. This was the most like swimming in an aquarium that I have found and one of my favorite dives. By boat from Hurghada Turtle Bay is also known as Torfa Hamada.
Near Garden

#39 - Near Garden

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Northeast of Na'ama Bay
Golden Blocks

#40 - Golden Blocks

Egypt, Dahab

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South Dahab
Small Crack

#41 - Small Crack

Egypt, Strait of Gubal

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Small passage with a coral boulder in the middle. Sha'ab Mahmud, northwest of the Dunraven wreck (north of Ras Mohammed). Small Crack is also known as Small Passage.
Eel Garden

#42 - Eel Garden

Egypt, Dahab

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Dahab city
Um El Sid

#43 - Um El Sid

Egypt, Dahab

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South Dahab Um El Sid is also known as Um Sid, Umm Sid.
Rick's reef

#44 - Rick's reef

Egypt, Dahab

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North Dahab
Bannerfish Bay

#45 - Bannerfish Bay

Egypt, Dahab

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Great dive site for macro photographers: seahorses etc. Dahab city; just right of the lighthouse (same entry point).
El Shugarat

#46 - El Shugarat

Egypt, Dahab

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Southernmost dive site of Dahab
Caves

#47 - Caves

Egypt, Dahab

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Starts from the shore with dropoff on 5 meters. All site looks like a valley between upland with a light slope going down. At a start (20 meters max) - 2 overhangs from both sides of the walley. Next is cave at a right side - entrance at depth about 30 meters. Then if going down with slope - valley starts widen (50 m). Nice landscape and eel garden from 50 to 70 meters. Don't know much about the cave configuration. South Dahab
Marsa Abu Galawa

#48 - Marsa Abu Galawa

Egypt, Hurghada

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Northeast of Abu Sha'r harbour; nothwest of El Fanadir.
Amphoras

#49 - Amphoras

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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A 16th-century Turkish galleon that was transporting amphoras of mercury lies on the bottom here. Ras Um Sid, in front of the Hotel Gran Sinai. Amphoras is also known as Mercury.
Ras Bob

#50 - Ras Bob

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Nice snorkeling dive area. Just west of Ras Nasrani
Temple

#51 - Temple

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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West of Ras Um El Sid, at the entrance to Sharm El Moya (north side of Sharm El Sheikh Harbor). Temple is also known as The Temple.
Tower

#52 - Tower

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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I very good dive. The canyon is very impressive and the current very low compared to other dive sites of the area. Tower Bay, south of Hotel New Tower.
Pinky Wall

#53 - Pinky Wall

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Very colourful dive (soft corals). Just north of the Hotel Amphoras. Ras Um Sid.
Ras Burg

#54 - Ras Burg

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Godd switch when Ras Za'atar is crowded. Just south of Ras Za'atar
Fiasco

#55 - Fiasco

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Just north of the point at Ras Umm Sid; and south of Paradise.
Middle Garden

#56 - Middle Garden

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Gentle slope running down to 25m. Na'Ama Bay. In front of El Fanar.
Far Garden

#57 - Far Garden

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Na'Ama Bay, in front of Crown Plaza
The Alternatives

#58 - The Alternatives

Egypt, Strait of Gubal

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Serie of several large boulders in line. Something like the 7 pilars of Safaga. North of Ras Mohammed
Paradise

#59 - Paradise

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Ras Um Sid; Just north of the Hilton Waterfalls hotel.
Sodfa

#60 - Sodfa

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Sandy slope then a mini-wall between 18 and 22m. Northeast of Tower.
White Knight

#61 - White Knight

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Large crack. Manta ray can be encountered during summer afternoon dives. Just in front of Hotel Savoy. White Knight is also known as Noose One.
Ras Ghamila

#62 - Ras Ghamila

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Many corals and pelagic. Dolphins may be seen here on afternoon summer dives. Next point north of Ras Nasrani.
Turtle Bay

#63 - Turtle Bay

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Immediately south of amphoras. When accessing the site form shore at low tide, this is a long walk before diving!
Fiddle Garden

#64 - Fiddle Garden

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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A good alternative to far garden when it's crowded. Just west of Far Garden.
El Aruk - Aruk Giftun

#65 - El Aruk - Aruk Giftun

Egypt, Hurghada

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El Aruk reef is located north of Gota Abu Ramada. The dive site may be splitted into 3 areas: Aruk Diana (southwest), Aruk Giftun (central), Aruk Gigi (northeast). El Aruk - Aruk Giftun is also known as Aruk Tweil.
Sha'ab Sabrina

#66 - Sha'ab Sabrina

Egypt, Hurghada

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Very nice drift dive Western side of Giftun Kebir. This is inside the marine park ($ 2.00 tax)
El Aruk - Aruk Diana

#67 - El Aruk - Aruk Diana

Egypt, Hurghada

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El Aruk reef is located north of Gota Abu Ramada. The dive site may be splitted into 3 areas: Aruk Diana (southwest), Aruk Giftun (central), Aruk Gigi (northeast).
El Aruk - Aruk Gigi

#68 - El Aruk - Aruk Gigi

Egypt, Hurghada

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El Aruk reef is located north of Gota Abu Ramada. The dive site may be splitted into 3 areas: Aruk Diana (southwest), Aruk Giftun (central), Aruk Gigi (northeast). El Aruk - Aruk Gigi is also known as Magic Mushrooms, Sha'ab Kweiss.
Sha'ab Talata

#69 - Sha'ab Talata

Egypt, Hurghada

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Sha'ab Talata is also known as Shaab Talata.
Blue Beach House Reef

#70 - Blue Beach House Reef

Egypt, Dahab

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Divesite is in front of the blue beach hotel. Access from shore
Sharm Fugani

#71 - Sharm Fugani

Egypt, El Queseir

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Sharm Fugani is the house reef of the mangrove bay hotel, also called "aquarium" Sharm Fugani is also known as Erg Fugani, Aquarium.
Utopia Bay

#72 - Utopia Bay

Egypt, El Queseir

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Utopia Bay is also known as Ras Alas Salad Bay.
Oberoi Housereef

#73 - Oberoi Housereef

Egypt, Hurghada

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Oberoi Housereef is also known as Swal Hasheesh, Oberoi Sal Hashesh Housereef.
Domina Coral Bay reef

#74 - Domina Coral Bay reef

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Plenty to see at this dive site, and the staff will take all your kit to the pontoon. From floating pontoon at hotel Domina Coral Bay.
Lara Wreck

#75 - Lara Wreck

Egypt, Strait of Tiran

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Jackson reef
Ras Peter

#76 - Ras Peter

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Ras Peter is also known as Tank Reef, Panzer Riff, Kahraba.
Sharm el Bahari

#77 - Sharm el Bahari

Egypt, El Queseir

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Sharm el Bahari is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, El Queseir which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Mangrove Bay Housereef

#78 - Mangrove Bay Housereef

Egypt, El Queseir

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Mangrove Bay Housereef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, El Queseir which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Coral Garden Housereef

#79 - Coral Garden Housereef

Egypt, Safaga

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A nice but simple Resort. Easy for beginners and families with children.
Ghazala Beach Housereef

#80 - Ghazala Beach Housereef

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Naama bay Ghazala Beach Housereef is also known as Ghazala Beach Hausriff.
South Abu Ramada

#81 - South Abu Ramada

Egypt, Hurghada

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South Abu Ramada is also known as Abu Ramada South.
Police Station

#82 - Police Station

Egypt, Hurghada

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Drop from Boat next to the "Police Staion" on the island. Than Drift-Dive to boat at dive site "Small Giftun" Police Station is also known as Small Giftun drift.
HEPCA Shark Monument

#83 - HEPCA Shark Monument

Egypt, Hurghada

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it´s a standard divesite, but there is the first underwater memorial for the sharks. it´s an 2,5m long withe shark from the sharksaving organisation sharkproject. Gota Abu Ramada West HEPCA Shark Monument is also known as Gota Abu Ramada West.
El Fanadir South

#84 - El Fanadir South

Egypt, Hurghada

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