Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in South Sinai Governorate

Ready to check out the best sites in South Sinai Governorate for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 55 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 South Sinai Governorate to suit your needs.
South Sinai Governorate 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.
Carraba

#4 - Carraba

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Sandy bottom. Visibility may be affected by fines suspended in the water even in winter. Coral reef with variety of small fish. By boat from Sharm El-Sheikh coast
Eel Garden

#5 - Eel Garden

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Sandy plateau with eels! mainly for biologists. 100 meters from the wall at the bottom of the reef hill. Where the canyon. The depth of the canyon 50 meters, top of the hill 30 meters. Find without knowing the exact orientation is practically not possible North from Shark Observatory.
The Bells

#6 - The Bells

Dahab, Egypt

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A true vertical wall, full of overhangs and fissures, with lots of swimthroughs and cavelets. Towards the Blue Hole, in the south, the reef profile softens to a steep slope. The dive begins in a small slot in the reef table, around 100m (328ft) north of the Blue Hole lagoon; after reaching your maximum depth on the sheer wall section just south of the entry, ascend slowly and follow the reef south to the lip of the Blue Hole lagoon, in about 6m (20ft) at the top of the reef. This is your exit point.
Jackfish Alley

#7 - Jackfish Alley

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Ras Muhammad, south of Ras Za'atir. Jackfish Alley is also known as Fisherman's Bank, Stingray Alley.
Anemone city

#8 - Anemone city

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Anemone city dive site is located at Ras Muhammad, just inshore from Shark Reef.
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.
The Canyon

#10 - 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.
Blue Hole

#11 - 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...
Ras Za'atir

#12 - 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.
Râs Nasrani

#13 - 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

#14 - Napoleon Reef

Egypt, Dahab

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Southeast tip of Dahab laguna.
Lighthouse

#15 - Lighthouse

Egypt, Dahab

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In front of the lighthouse, Dahab bay.
Farun Island

#16 - 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.
Near Garden

#17 - Near Garden

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Northeast of Na'ama Bay
Golden Blocks

#18 - Golden Blocks

Egypt, Dahab

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South Dahab
Small Crack

#19 - 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.
Rick's reef

#20 - Rick's reef

Egypt, Dahab

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North Dahab
Eel Garden

#21 - Eel Garden

Egypt, Dahab

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Dahab city
Bannerfish Bay

#22 - 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

#23 - El Shugarat

Egypt, Dahab

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Southernmost dive site of Dahab
Caves

#24 - 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
Amphoras

#25 - 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.
Tower

#26 - 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.
Ras Burg

#27 - Ras Burg

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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

#28 - Middle Garden

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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

#29 - Sodfa

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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

#30 - Lara Wreck

Egypt, Strait of Tiran

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Jackson reef
Ras Peter

#31 - Ras Peter

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Ras Peter is also known as Tank Reef, Panzer Riff, Kahraba.
Ghazala Beach Housereef

#32 - Ghazala Beach Housereef

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Naama bay Ghazala Beach Housereef is also known as Ghazala Beach Hausriff.
Coral Garden

#33 - Coral Garden

Egypt, Dahab

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North Dahab
Sha'ab Khanzir

#34 - Sha'ab Khanzir

Egypt, Dahab

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Sha'ab Khanzir is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Dahab which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Angels net

#35 - Angels net

Egypt, Taba

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Magnificent mix of coral heads and table corals, fish life is very good big schools of trigger fish, frog fish is possible to be found there, different types of morays, many blue spotted rays, turtles and ........ as it is not spoiled by many divers nor snorkellers - the actual dive site is too deep for snorkellers any way. Near Waterworld Angels net is also known as Angel's Net, Angel net.
Zac's Tables

#36 - Zac's Tables

Egypt, Taba

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Sandy bottom surrounded by sea grass contains Beautiful table coral forest, nice pinnacles, biggest table corals you may see in Taba may be even in the red sea, great chance to see turtles, sting rays, frog fish, in general the fish life is amazing there, I've seen a sail fish in that site my self.
Marsa Ghozlani

#37 - Marsa Ghozlani

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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Marsa Ghozlani is also known as Marsa Ghazlani.
Pharao's Island Pinnacle

#38 - Pharao's Island Pinnacle

Egypt, Taba

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An extension to the island towards the shore south west side from the Island Location, best pinnacle in whole Taba, very rich with the fish life, has some resident Frog fishes, big cloud of glass fish, stone fish, devil scorpion fish, sting rays, blue spotted rays, small Napoleon some times, Best to be dropped off on top of the pinnacle then descend to the 13m deep pinnacle and after 25mins on the pinnacle or a 100bar head back to the Island where your boat should wait for you at the moor line there. Pharao's Island Pinnacle is also known as Coral Island pinnacle.
Marsa Elmugabila

#39 - Marsa Elmugabila

Egypt, Taba

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Very colourful shallow reef great for intros and snorkelling, the deep part is a bit faded but still reasonable amount of fish life and some pinnacles
Aquarium

#40 - Aquarium

Egypt, Taba

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Sandy bottom surrounded by sea grass plenty of pinnacles and coral blocks amazing fish life nobody dives it and calls it other than real Aquarium use the moor line Aquarium is also known as Aquarium.
Maxwell's Reef

#41 - Maxwell's Reef

Egypt, Taba

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Submerged island, between 12 and 16m is an under water paradise, a sharp slope down to 45m and deeper gives a great chance to surprises -big eagle rays, Turtles, sting rays, etc. (no chance for snorkelling,, could often have a strong surface current. Mooring line or Drift if not a available
Jackson Reef - Hammerhead Shark Point

#42 - Jackson Reef - Hammerhead Shark Point

Egypt, Strait of Tiran

intermediate
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the blue dive. can be done only when sea allows. if it is high then the captain will not allowed it. Hammerheads only Mid July till end of September. and also the only time of the year this dive is possible due to sea conditions. it a deep dive and is recommended only for experienced divers. This could be a great dive if you find the sharks - or one of the most boring just swimming & drifting through the bottomless blue. jump at the blue on the north - it is worth doing in July - October as there are hammerheads about 50 meters from the reef at 30 meters. at 15:00 u almost always see them.
Stella Beach Reef

#43 - Stella Beach Reef

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

beginner
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Stella Beach Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Oasis Reef

#44 - Oasis Reef

Egypt, Dahab

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Oasis Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Dahab which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Fjord

#45 - Fjord

Egypt, Taba

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Fjord is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Egypt, Taba which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Beacon Rock

#46 - Beacon Rock

Egypt, Strait of Gubal

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Diving around the reef of Beacon Rock, where the Dunraven hot and sank. The shallower reef area is good for a night dive, where many Lionfish and eels can be found. By liveaboard
The Bells

#47 - The Bells

Egypt, Dahab

intermediate
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A true vertical wall, full of overhangs and fissures, with lots of swimthroughs and cavelets. Towards the Blue Hole, in the south, the reef profile softens to a steep slope. The dive begins in a small slot in the reef table, around 100m (328ft) north of the Blue Hole lagoon; after reaching your maximum depth on the sheer wall section just south of the entry, ascend slowly and follow the reef south to the lip of the Blue Hole lagoon, in about 6m (20ft) at the top of the reef. This is your exit point.
House Reef Taba

#48 - House Reef Taba

Egypt, Taba

beginner
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access from dive centre of the beach
Woodhouse Reef - West side

#49 - Woodhouse Reef - West side

Egypt, Strait of Tiran

intermediate
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interesting dive but you need an experienced zodiak crew; very strong current and high waves - not an easy one!
Ras Murat

#50 - Ras Murat

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

beginner
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Ras Murat is the name of the reef from the Hotel Magic Life Club in Nabq Bay
Turtle beach

#51 - Turtle beach

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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This dive site is highly sensitive and important and tottaly not allowed to use by boat or by land, one of only three nesting areas of turtles nusting in the whole red sea, turtles act to performe site chick at the day time before Lay on their eggs at the night so daily boats motion results severe diturbance and Propable encountring of boats propellers to the turtles. NOT ALLOWED TO EVEN PASS BESIDE Not Allowed all the year Turtle beach is also known as ras ghuzlani inside (still forbidden), Turtles Nesting Area.
Thomas reef

#52 - Thomas reef

Egypt, Strait of Tiran

beginner
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dive site is accessed by boat only. it is a drift dive and better be done very early morning or at late afternoon. u jump at the south east point and sweem north with the reef on yr left side, an amazing coral garden, with a sand pool with sharks sleeping on it (sometimes). amazing reef with lots of soft cprals in any color u can think of.
S.S. Thistlegorm

#53 - S.S. Thistlegorm

Egypt, Strait of Gubal

intermediate
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The Thistlegorm was built in 1940 as a merchant vessel being 126m long and 17.5m wide. It was commandeered by the navy during the World War II. It sunk in 1941 (6th October) by long range bombers from German occupied Crete. It lays on a sandy floor at 30m deep. The top of the wreck is 17m. The wreck is exposed to the tidal currents and the prevailing winds, which can make this dive inaccessible at times. Since the current can be quite string and there can be lots of silt in the water visibility can be quite bad. These conditions and the depth of the dive means that this is only open to experienced divers. Her deck cargo of railway wagons and holds full of trucks, jeeps, motorcycles and tyres is all there. You can do penetration diving, but ask your dive guide, all easy to find openings are well covered. This is the most visited wreck of all Red Sea. There will be lots of dive boats and many many divers. Best dives are early in the morning, before all day dive tour comes to the wreck. The Thistlegorm is located 5 miles north from the Sinaï peninsula, 1.5 miles SE from Sha'ab Ali reef.
Million Hope Wreck

#54 - Million Hope Wreck

Egypt, Strait of Tiran

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Type: Cargo Vessel size: 174.6m x 24.8m Located 3 miles N of Sharm El Sheikh, on the E coast of Sinai peninsula. Much of its superstructure is still out of the water, so it's easy to find it! Million Hope Wreck is also known as Millon Hope, Ryusei Maru.
Taba Hilton

#55 - Taba Hilton

Egypt, Middle East

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Right across the Israeli border- which is easy to cross from Eilat- is Taba's Hilton hotel. It is very good value for Hilton, because they had terrorist attacks a few years back. But now it feels extremely safe (your luggage gets screened at check in: a bit odd but understandable). The hotel has nice bungalows facing a white sand beach, and a dive center which is operated on both sides of the border (Israel and Sinai/Egypt). In front of the beach are 3 small reefs, and a local dive master takes you out for up to 3 shore dives a day. It's the red sea, with all its beauty. Even though the site is less spectacular than Dahab etc. it is very easy convenient, and wonderful because there's plenty of time to take pix. Easy relaxed dives. The dive master was also outstanding, pointing to marine life we never would have seen (octopus, sea horses, garden eels etc.). Two minor drawbacks: since it's in the gulf of Aqaba, there aren't many big creatures around. Also, because you are literally swimming at the border of 4 countries (Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan), night dives were not allowed unfortunately. The dive center also operates daily dive trips to Dahab etc. and it's also easy to go on a live-aboard e.g. Sharm El Sheik straight from Taba. Much cheaper and far less crowded than Eilat!