For years, Sharm el Sheikh has been the ‘go-to’ place for UK divers – after all, it is where our sport started! Only five hours away from the UK, with flights departing from most regional airports, Sharm offers a guarantee of sunshine for one, phenomenal diving, and great value for money.
WHY WE LOVE DIVING IN SHARM EL SHEIKH
Short haul and great value
It really is world class diving!
Huge choice of hotels from budget to luxury
SHARM EL SHEIKH GALLERY
Diving in Sharm el Sheikh
Situated on the Sinai Peninsula, right on the edge of the Red Sea, the coral reefs come right up to the shores. Diving is easy – jump off the hotel jetty, walk in and dive, or take the option as most do to use the day boats that take you to the very best sites...the choice is yours!
The islands of Tiran lie to the East, home to the fabulous reefs of Thomas, Jackson, Gordon and Woodhouse – deep offshore reefs that are bursting with marine life and the most colourful of corals.
The National Park of Ras Mohammed lies to the southwest of Sharm, and this is an amazing environment, famous across the World for the diving offered there. Fabulous reefs, wrecks and canyons, all in a no-fishing zone.
The world-famous wreck of the SS Thistlegorm is also a day trip from Sharm – an early start from the marina will get you two to three dives on this Top 10 bucket list wreck dive.
And the ‘local’ dive sites that make up the immediate coastline of Sharm itself will not disappoint either – huge corals, abundant marine life, and best of all? Warm and clear waters! If you haven’t been to Sharm, then you really have missed out!
Winter average of 24°C / 75°F
Summer average of 37°C / 98°F
Flights from LONDON
GMT + 1 hour
Known to be where Scuba started, Sharm is one of the best Red Sea destinations there is!
21° to 30°C / 70 to 86°F average
15 to 170m / 50 to 230ft