Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Hurghada 2
Ready to check out the best sites in Hurghada 2 for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 25 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 Hurghada 2 to suit your needs.
#2 - Erg Somaya
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.
#3 - Torfa Fanous East
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.
#4 - Torfa Fanous West
Northwest of Giftun Island. 45min by boat from Hurghada. Torfa Fanous West is also known as Fanus West.
#5 - Petra
By boat less than an hour from Hurghada. Petra is also known as Shaab Petra.
#6 - Shabrur Umm Gamar
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.
#7 - El Fanadir
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.
#8 - Sha'ab Iris
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.
#9 - Turtle Bay
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.
#11 - Sha'ab Sabrina
Very nice drift dive Western side of Giftun Kebir. This is inside the marine park ($ 2.00 tax)
#12 - El Fanadir South
El Fanadir South is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Hurghada which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#13 - Habibty Reef
A good reef for night dives, access right from the shore. House Reef for night diving, can be accessed right from the dock, the reef starts right away after about a 5 meter sandy section.
#14 - Sand Beach
In a national park, ensure that your dive group has all of the necessary permits prior to diving. Park services do visit boats to verify.
#15 - Sha'ab Abu Kalawa
Special Gotta cos the top iof the reef is at 5m deep and you can swim across the gotta. Very nice corals. Sha'ab Abu Kalawa is also known as Shaab Abu Galawa, Sha'ab Abu Galawa.
#17 - El Fanadir East
El Fanadir East is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Hurghada which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#18 - Aquanaut house reef
Aquanaut house reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Hurghada which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#19 - Erg Abu Nugar
Abu Nugar reef, north of Hurghada. Access from Hurghada or El Gouna.
#20 - Falfulea
Falfulea is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Hurghada which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#21 - Gota El Dir
Egypt, Strait of Gubal
Gota El Dir is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Strait of Gubal which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#22 - Carless Reef
Carless Reef is the most famous coral shoal in the coastal area of Hurghada. This dive site is situated one hour of Hurghada, it is a mid sea reef plateau pushing up from the Abyss. The reef itself centres on two peaks or pinnacles which brush the surface in an otherwise open sea. The valley between these pinnacles is about 16m deep, and offers a wide range of dive possibilities for those not interested in deep diving. A few metres east of the saddle, a steep wall drops well beyond 40m, with a contoured profile offering many caves and cavelets for the more experienced diver. Large gorgonians, pushing black corals, coral fish and moray eels (large population of semi-tame moray eels), and some white tip sharks. Careless reef is located 3 miles NNE from Giftun El Kebir island, south of Shaab Umm Qamar. Carless Reef is also known as Careless Reef.
#23 - Banana Reef
Banana shaped reef in the middle of the Giftun Strait. Northen side of Giftun Soraya Banana Reef is also known as Dragonfly Reef, Gota Torfa El Shait, Sha'ab Farasha.
#24 - Gota Abu Nugar North
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.
#25 - Umm Gamar
This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef. By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna. Umm Gamar is also known as Sha'ab Umm Gammar, Umm Gammar.