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Why You'll Love Diving In egypt!

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  • Legendary Dive sites like Ras Mohamed, Brother Islands and St Johns
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El Gouna is home to 14 spectacular hotels built along 10 kilometers of beachfront and spreads across islands interlinked by lagoons. Neighborhoods of attractive villas and apartments bustle with the activity of entrepreneurs, artists, environmentalists, sports enthusiasts and other individuals and families from all over the world who have made El Gouna their permanent or vacation home. The town is easily accessed from Europe via the nearby Hurghada International Airport and boasts a superb infrastructure and excellent services as well as natural beaches and year-round sunshine.

El Gouna is immaculately maintained and has a wide variety of activities and entertainment options, world-class cuisine and an exciting nightlife. It is also the ideal jumping-off point to experience the many historical, archeological and cultural treasures of Egypt. These aspects, as well as the stunning astounding and architectural beauty of the resort, combine to make El Gouna the Red Sea’s premier leisure destination.

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Historically speaking, Egypt is not only one of the oldest civilizations but probably also one of the oldest holiday destinations in the world. The ancient Greeks, Romans and others came here to rest and recuperate. There is much more in Egypt than pyramids and monuments - windsurfing and scuba diving in the Red Sea, for example, vibrant nightspots, luxury hotels and restaurants. Egypt is a rewarding cultural experience. Nowadays, besides the gigantic pyramids from the era of the Pharaohs, we find modern wonders of the world such as the huge Aswan Dam, which has given the Upper Egyptian Nile Valley a new face. Marsa Alam is an unfinished rare diamond, just waiting to be shaped. With the beautiful Wai El-Gemal National Park, Marsa Alam is an unspoilt protected area, appealing to nature orientated people. It is not uncommon to see turtles coming to lay their eggs on the beach!

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Soma Bay is a luxury holidays resort on the Red Sea Coast in Egypt at 45 kilometres south of Hurghada International Airport, the ten million square meters, self-contained community of Soma Bay is surrounded on all sides by the sea. It boasts year round sunshine and mild temperatures. Unique to Soma Bay are its white sandy beaches and panoramic views of desert mountains. The resort offers a combination of a high standard of hotels and a quiet relaxing location. The resort is split into 2 areas: Abu Soma (to the south of the main bay) and Soma Bay (the main resort on the north side). Soma Bay is a secluded spot for those wishing to just relax in luxury if not on the water. However, there are a variety of excursions, tours and day trips to the interior of this fascinating country. Egypt is probably the oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 years ago. This Gift of the Nile, as described by Herodotus, boasts a longer recorded history than any other country on earth. 
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Hurghada is where the Red Sea adventure all began over 30 years ago. Travellers were coming here before there was an international airport; the 3-4 hour transfer from Luxor was worth it. Now it is a well established tourist resort for kitesurfers, divers and sun worshippers with the airport only 10 minutes away.

Hurghada now is a hot spot for mass market sun seeker from Russian and Europe, but there are still a few hidden gems at the very far South of the resort, around 40 minutes drive to Sal Hasheesh. Down here the ‘real’ Egypt starts with stunning desert scenery, with a backdrop of the mountains to the West and the turquoise Red Sea to the East. Here you will also find one of the only truly luxurious hotels along this coastline, the Oberoi Sal Hasheesh. A beautiful luxury hotel with superb house reef and one site dive school, perfect for all levels.

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The Egyptian Red Sea cannot be beaten for value for money - within a five hour flight you have access to some of the best diving in the world with a selection of fabulous hotels and liveaboards. We specialise in Egypt, not just in the dive spots but we also have intensive knowledge of the interior of the country. Many of us have lived and worked in the area for many years so please do call for some first-hand advice and recommendations. El Quseir is a remote spot on the mid-southern coastline of mainland Egypt set along a beautiful fringing reef. There is little else to do here except relax and dive or snorkel on the pristine house reef. The resort of El Quesir and the 5* Movenpick Resort offers a tranquil setting in an astounding hotel with fabulous installations. The diving here is all very accessible directly from the jetty or from ribs (there is also the chance to do 1 or 2 day dive safaris further afield). During the winter months of November to March, the Red Sea coastal spots of Egypt offer a very comfortable 22 - 28 degrees Celsius, ideal for a bit of winter sun. As you head into the summer months the temperature rises steeply peaking to around 40c in August! However, the high temperatures are made more comfortable with very low humidity and a constant seas breeze. During the winter months, we would recommend between 7 and 5 mm wetsuit but then just a 3mm shortie for the mid summer months. Please note that on some of the deeper dive sites you can encounter colder undercurrents. Egypt can be visited year round with equally high diving.

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A Sharm El Sheikh diving holiday offers you a spectacular and diverse range of dive sites that are amongst the best in the world. From the famous Ras Mohammed Marine Park, to some of the most renowned wrecks in the Red Sea, the sheer number of sites means that there is something for all divers. Boat diving is the norm in Sharm and there are also some superb house reefs for diving and snorkelling.

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