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Location: Hurghada (Egypt)
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HURGHADA:

Hurghada Arab: Al Hagaka “home of the mermaid”. For all those who’ve dived in the Red Sea the name alone is already enticing. Hurghada is situated at the entrance of the Gulf of Suez and from here one can observe the huge ocean giants as they slowly cruise towards the Suez canal. To the West are the high mountains of the Eastern Desert, to the north and south stretch hundreds of kilometres of the never-ending beaches of the Egyptian Red Sea coast.

With the influence of modern tourism the old fishing village of Hurghada developed rapidly into an “El Dorado” for divers and sun seekers. To the north of the little town is the old town centre “Dahar” where one can experience a little taste of Egpyt in the bazaars and numerous restaurants. A few kilometres to the south is “Sakala” with many diverse attractions, supermarkets, banks and a post office. It is easy to get from one place to another on one of the many minibuses circulating in all the main areas. If you’d prefer more comfort, it is just as easy to take a taxi to get to any of the countless hotel resorts or restaurants dotted along a stretch of over 30 kilometres of beach.

DIVING IN HURGHADA:

In Hurghada both beginners as well as experienced divers will find plenty of diving sites from a favourite sandy bottom with shifting white sand dunes to dramatic, steep outer reefs to the legendary wrecks in the Straits of Gubal. Note that Sinai Divers Hurghada is a member of the environmental organisation HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association).

Favourite sites like Abu Galawa, Abu Nugar, Sha’ab El Erg (Dolphin House), Um Gamar and Carless Reef are reached within 25 to 60 minutes boat ride. There are only very few other dive centers which go to the same places at the same time. There are over 30 different dive sites and, apart from a very few exceptions, they are just as good for snorkelling because the reefs come high towards the surface. Wreck dives to sites like the legendary Thistlegorm and to the ship ‘graveyard’ Abu Nuhas (with wrecks such as Giannis D., Carnatic, Kimon Ml, Chrisoula K.) are organised as day trips (early morning departure) and also as live-aboard multi-day safaris.

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Masked Butterfly Fish, Hurghada.
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Hawksbill Turtle, Gota Abu Ramada, Hurghada
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Batfish, Gota Abu Ramada, Hurghada.
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Non diving activities: Some things to see and do.
Language: Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Money: USD, Euro, GBP, Egyptian Pound
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