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Things Needed to Know about Hurghada Diving

by Daniel Donna

Hurghada is the Red Sea’s newest and most popular scuba diving destination. After Sharm El Sheikh, it is Egypt’s second most popular diving destination. It used to be a sleepy fishing village, but it’s now booming with hotels, resorts, and dive shops. It’s a perfect place to start diving in the Red Sea, and it’s also the key departure point for liveaboard trips to the Red Sea’s southern reaches. It’s also a popular spot for scuba diving lessons. Hurghada Diving including several reefs and wrecks to explore.

Around Hurghada, especially around the nearby Giftun Islands, there are some beautiful reefs. There are a few local wrecks as well, such as the El Mina and the Salem Express, which are a little farther south. To add on, these dive sites are shallow and easy to navigate, with excellent visibility and a rich reef ecosystem. Experienced divers will find the most interesting dive sites in the northern part of the country, around Abu Nuhas, for excellent wreck diving.

What is the best way to enjoy Hurghada Diving?

The majority of liveaboard depart from Hurghada for the Southern Red Sea. Divers will visit the Brothers or Elphinstone Reef, which is a fantastic and well-known dive site. These diving sites are only for experienced divers.

Best time to dive in Hurghada:

Diving in the Red Sea is possible all year. The air and water temperatures, on the other hand, can differ drastically throughout the year. Let’s take a look atHurghada’s water temperature:

Water Temperature:

  • It is the hottest month, with temperatures around 28°C, from July to September.
  • February is the coldest month, with water temperatures around 21°C.
  • From October to November, temperatures can range from 25 to 27 degrees Celsius.
  • The water warms up from March to June, with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 25°C.

Air Temperature:

  • Winter temperatures range from 15°C to 35°C from November to March.
  • Summer temperatures are much higher, ranging between 20°C and 45°C, from April to October.
  • February is the coldest month and August is the hottest.

Hot Tip: 

  • There is no definitive best diving season in the Red Sea, but if people don’t like crowded dive sites, avoid the peak months of March to May and September to November.
  • Summer, from May to August, is the low season and possibly the best season if people don’t mind the sun.

Scuba diving conditions: In general, in the north of the Red Water, the sea conditions are excellent.

  • Visibility: The visibility can be predicted over the entire year. Depending on the dive site, it is typically between 20 m and 30 m. They can reach up to 60 metres in some areas.
  • The temperature of water: Varies considerably. February is the coolest month and 21°C can be frozen. Water is also about 22°C in December and January. People should expect about 26°C between October and November and March and June. If the water is warm, people can choose a journey with an average of 28°C between June and September.