Hurghada

Explore the wrecks of Abu Nuhas or enjoy a family beach diving holiday.

Hurghada is the wreck and liveaboard capital of the Red Sea offering weekly trips out to the “big 4”. Hurghada is also a great place to have a beach diving holiday with the family.

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Insider's View

Hurghada’s topography offers a mixture of shallow, fringing reefs, inshore islands and offshore reefs descending into the depth. Hurghada is also famous for its offshore islands and reefs that rise from the depth to the surface as walls and drop offs. The spectacular marine park surrounding the Giftun Islands and Abu Ramada provide stunning and beautiful coloured coral and a huge variety of fish including barracuda, grouper, stingrays, triggerfish and many more.

For wrecks enthusiasts, the Salem Express to the south of Safaga is worth a visit, the wreck sunk in 1991 after hitting the reef at night and perished over 600 victims making one of the greatest marine tragedies of all time. Today, the propellers make an impressive sight and hard corals are now colonising the wreck.

Insider's View

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M/Y Emperor Asmaa

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Join the Emperor Asmaa for a week of thrills. A choice of diving around Sharm or the southern locations like St Johns. Do a Nitrox course for only £99 whilst on your trip including books and cert.

  • Max 16 guests / 3 dives per day
  • Southern & Northern routes
  • Full board inc soft drink
  • Courses available on-board
  • Nitrox available on-board
  • Air-con cabins

M/Y Emperor Superior

Red Sea, Hurghada

The Emperor Superior offers guests the chance to dive the big 4 at Abu Nuhas. You can do a Nitrox course on-board for £99. There are a number of routes available so check out all the options.

  • Max 20 guests / up to 3 dives per day
  • Choice of routes around Hurghada
  • Dive the wrecks of Abu Nuhas
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Suitable for all travellers

Advanced

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

Reefs & Wrecks

MY Blue Pearl

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Blue Pearl offers divers a varied base of itineraries from north to south in the Red Sea. You can choose a luxury double bedded cabin as the base for your adventure.

  • Max 20 guests / Min 3 dives per day
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Various routes available
  • Choice of cabin types
  • Nitrox available (charge)
  • Discounts for single occupancy

Advanced

Reefs & Pelagic

Year round

Red Sea

MY Blue Planet I

Red Sea, Hurghada

The baby of the Blue Planet Fleet accommodating a maximum of 16 divers but she is fast! Staff is friendly and have been servicing guests for a number of years offering consistent high level of service.

  • Max 16 guests / Min 3 dives per day
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Various routes available
  • NITROX available (Extra charge)
  • Spacious and beautifully fitted
  • AC cabins and en suite

M/Y Golden Dolphin III

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Golden Dolphin fleet offer a range of trips across the Red Sea. This boat sets sail for the sites around the Brothers, St Johns and more! The vessel is comfortable and of a good size for divers.

  • Max 20 guests / Min 3 dives per day
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • 2 suites great for couples
  • Dive the Brothers/Deep South
  • Departs Hurghada/Marsa Alam

M/Y Golden Dolphin II

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Golden Dolphin fleet offer a range of trips across the Red Sea. This vessel visits sites in the southern Red Sea. Some special interest trips run on this vessel.

  • Max 20 guests / Min 3 dives per day
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • 2 suites great for couples
  • Dive the Brothers/Deep South
  • Plenty of room to relax on-board

M/Y Golden Dolphin

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Golden Dolphin fleet offer a range of trips across the Red Sea. Departing Hurghada for the southern Red Sea reefs it will give you a week to remember.

  • Max 20 guests / Min 3 dives per day
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Dive the most southern reefs
  • Departs Hurghada/Marsa Alam
  • Suitable for all types of traveller

M/Y Desmondo

The Desmondo is a fairly new boat in the Red Sea offering great comfort for sailing around the southern sites of the Red Sea.

  • Max 20 guests / up to 4 dives per day
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Dive Rocky/St Johns/Zabargad
  • Departs Marsa Alam
  • Twin or single cabins

M/Y Emperor Elite

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Join the Emperor Elite for a week’s adventure. Throughout the year the boat sails on different routes around the southern Red Sea taking in St Johns and the Brother Islands to name a few.

  • Max 20 guests / 3 dives per day
  • Premium class Emperor boat
  • Choice of southern routes
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Full board inc soft drinks
  • Rebreather friendly

Hurghada City Tour


Tour Type: City Trips

Desert Barbeque Dinner


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Duxy's Winter Warmer Dec 17


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Duxy's Winter Warmer March 18


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Destination Fact File

Explore the wrecks of Abu Nuhas or enjoy a family beach diving holiday.

Hurghada is one of Egypt's busiest tourist resorts and is located about 395km, south of Suez. As the destination spreads on a large scale down the coast, the red sea is easily accessible from the various resorts on offer in this region. The unique underwater reefs and gardens are some of the finest in the world. The warm water is ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs, which may also be observed through glass bottom boats. This area has fine accommodation a plenty, offering warm and efficient service.

The Hurghada region is known for its pleasant climate year round, cool breeze and sunny weather. Once just a small fishing village, today it is a popular tourist destination located on the Red Sea coast. It is an international centre for aquatic sports such as windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing and swimming. However it is probably most renowned for its snorkelling and diving.

Liveaboard trips leave from Hurghada at regular intervals and are very popular. There are a range of trips and boats to suit all levels of diver from Advanced Open Water upwards. There are many sites that may be difficult as they can be tiring and some have more current than sheltered reef diving. However, the main reason for choosing a liveaboard is to have a pure unadulterated dive holiday away from the day diving boats. A liveaboard can be at the site before day boats arrive allowing you the pleasure of a uninterrupted dive in fresh morning waters!

Destination Details

International Flights & Luggage Direct flights from Gatwick and Manchester with EasyJet, TUI and Thomas Cook. hese journeys are limited to the international airline standard luggage allowance of 20kg check in plus 7kg hand luggage.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the resort.
Passport & Visas British citizens do not require a visa for a stay of up 21 days. A 6 month valid passport and returned ticket is required.
Dive Season Hurghada is a year round diving destination, although if you are after really warm water it is best to visit between June and September. Air temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius in August and fall to 20 degrees Celsius in the winter.

The average water temperature ranges from 20 degrees in February, 23 to 25 degrees in May and June and 27 degrees from July to September.