PADI Diving Courses & Holidays

Sharm el Sheikh

Over the years Sharm has grown in to a large and vibrant city based around tourism and diving. It has some of the most varied dive sites and is home to the famous Ras Muhammed National Marine Park AND WRECK OF THE THISTLEGORM. ONLY 5 hours away makes it the most popular destination.
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  • Unrivalled service at the Four Seasons
  • Free collection to your hotel and your dive boat
  • Enjoy fabulous views from the Hyatt Regency
  • Pristine reefs line the shores of Sharm el Sheikh
  • The Savoy has excellent restaurants and bars
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Coral reefs, wrecks and vibrant nightlife only 5hrs away!

 

Ideal for familes, couples and singles. Great value, bustling environment and vibrant nightlife

Summary

  • Big stuff:***
  • Critters:**
  • Reef life:****
  • Wrecks:****
  • Life on Land:***
  • Budget: ££-££££

Diving Highlights

  • Jackson Reef
    'Aquarium' on reef side, and on the other side, for more experience divers, a chance of Hammerheads
  • Shark Reef
    Large pelagics hang off the steep drop off wall, particularly during July / August. Yolanda Reef has great coral and the remains of a wreck
  • The SS Thistlegorm
    Sunk during WWII, this is one of the most famous wreck dives in the world. It includes motorbikes still in the racks, steam engines and even wellington boots.
  • Ras Umm Sid
    The best local dive - features large gorgonian fan corals, and there is always a good chance of spotting something in the blue

More info

Sharm el Sheikh lies at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, and is Egypt's biggest and most popular Red Sea resort. Ras Mohammed National Park and the Straits of Tiran are the dive sites that made Sharm famous.

Ras Mohammed National Marine Park is at the point where the Gulf of Aquaba meets the Gulf of Suez, so these currents ensure there are plenty of nutrients in the water that attract both small and larger wildlife. Ras Mohammed encompasses some spectacular diving, including one of the top ten dive sites in the world; Shark Reef and the Yolanda wreck. The Yolanda is a cargo ship that sank in  1982 in less than 18, metres and you can still see its cargo of toilets and baths today. Ras Mohammed is rich in nutrients which attract some of the larger marine life including groupers, barracuda, batfish, napoleon wrasse, crocodile fish and the occasional ray and shark.

From here, you also have the possibility to the dive World War II wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, which sunk in October 1941, and was first dived by Jacques Cousteau. Allegedly bringing more tourists to Egypt then the Pyramids this still beautifully preserved wreck allows the opportunity to see racks of motorcycles, steam engines, plane wings, rifles and even wellington boots.

The Straights of Tiran has four reefs that are abundant in marine life and colourful corals.

With a range of hotels to suit every taste and budget, an exciting variety of activities both in the water and on land, and some of the region's best nightlife, Sharm el Sheikh makes an ideal destination, whatever kind of holiday you're looking for.

Four Seasons Resort Sharm el Sheikh

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Four Seasons Sharm,
From GBP 1,019 / 7 Nights

Hyatt Regency Sharm el Sheikh

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Hyatt Regency,
From GBP 649 / 7 Nights

Eden Rock Sharm el Sheikh

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Eden Rock,
From GBP 350 / 7 Nights

Maritime Jolie Ville Resort and Casino, Sharm el Sheikh

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Maritim Resort and Casino,
From GBP 550 / 7 Nights

Savoy Resort Sharm el Sheikh

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Savoy Resort, Savoy
From GBP 649 / 7 Nights

BUILD YOUR HOLIDAY

  •  All inclusive
     Full Board
     Half Board
     Bed & Breakfast
     Room only
  •  Twin
     Double
     Triple
     Quad
     Suite
  •  Silver
     Gold
     Platinum
  •  Whale Sharks
     Hammerheads
     Tiger Sharks
     Great Whites
     Manta Rays
     Threshers
     Reef Sharks
     Humpbacks
     Dolphins
     Oceanic White Tips
     Wrecks
     Caverns
     Coral reefs
     Ice
     Drift
     Walls
     Shore
     Macro
     Muck
     Technical
  •  Nightlife
     Quiet area
     Sea views
     Tennis courts
     Spa
     Kids area
     Suitable for non-divers
  •  Open Water
     Advanced O/W 20+ dives
     Advanced O/W 50+ dives
  •  Adults
     Singles
     Families
     New divers
     Experienced divers
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