PADI Diving Courses & Holidays


Similar to Sharm, it is a rapidly growing town with many fine resorts. The diving here has plenty of reefs but has more wrecks on offer than its larger cousin. the new area around the main marina has some excellent RESTURANTS and bars


  • Hilton Hurghada overlooks the jetty
  • Views of the Marriott Hotel, Hurghada
  • Marriott Pool and Views
  • Movenpick El Gouna, a short distance from Hurghada
  • The Movenpick has excellent restaurants and bars
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Ideal For: Singles, Couples, Families


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

Diving Highlights

  • Abu Nuhas Wrecks - 7 shipwrecks including the famous SS Carnatic, Kimon M, Chrisola K and Ghiannis D. Its name is Arabic for "reef of father of copper", after the cargo of one of the wrecks.
  • Giftun Islands - a marine reserve for a few years now and it makes a big difference as this is one of the best dives in the area.
  • Salem Express Wreck - a roll on, roll off car & passenger ferry that operated between the ports of Safaga (in Egypt) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). It sank in 1991 with the loss of many lives.

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With its family friendly resorts and a great mix of resorts, shops, restaurants and nightlife this once small fishing village has all you need for a fantastic Red Sea trip for all experience levels. Diving from Hurghada will give you the opportunity to witness amazing fringing reefs, reef walls, drop offs and experience some of the Red Sea’s best wreck diving. The Salem Express to the south of Safaga is worth a visit. The wreck sunk in 1991 after hitting the reef at night and over 600 victims perished making it one of the greatest marine tragedies of all time.

From Hurghada you can access the spectacular marine park surrounding the Giftun Islands and Abu Ramada by boat. The stunning and beautiful coloured corals and the huge variety of fish including barracuda, grouper, stingrays and triggerfish will keep you entertained during dives.

Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh Hurghada

Egypt, Hurghada, Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh Hurghada, Sahl Hasheesh
From GBP 1,500 / 7 Nights

Marriott Beach Resort Hurghada

Egypt, Hurghada, Marriott, El Corniche Road
From GBP 559 / 7 Nights

Hilton Hurghada Plaza Hotel

Egypt, Hurghada, Hurghada, Sahl Hashish Road
From GBP 640 / 7 Nights

Movenpick Resort and Spa El Gouna

Egypt, El Gouna, Movenpick,
From GBP 649 / 7 Nights


  •  All inclusive
     Full Board
     Half Board
     Bed & Breakfast
     Room only
  •  Twin
  •  Silver
  •  Whale Sharks
     Tiger Sharks
     Great Whites
     Manta Rays
     Reef Sharks
     Oceanic White Tips
     Coral reefs
  •  Nightlife
     Quiet area
     Sea views
     Tennis courts
     Kids area
     Suitable for non-divers
  •  Open Water
     Advanced O/W 20+ dives
     Advanced O/W 50+ dives
  •  Adults
     New divers
     Experienced divers


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