Marsa Alam Diving

10 reasons to dive the Red Sea

The Red Sea is renowned the world over for its wonderful diving – and there is no better time to do it than now!

Emperor Divers has been based here for over 30 years (so we obviously love it!) and we’re getting some of the best sightings and finest diving we’ve seen.

So, to get you in the mood, here are 10 reasons why we think the Red Sea should be the go-to destination for your next diving adventure.


1 Diverse diving

The Red Sea offers the whole package – that’s why it’s a diver’s dream.

It has some of the finest coral reefs in the world, it has sharks, it has mantas, it has wrecks, it has dugong, it has well over 1,000 species of fish, it has dolphins. It has the lot!

And our Simply The Best ticks most of these boxes.



2 Easily accessible

There’s a wide variety of choice when it comes to flying into Egypt with most European countries offering direct access. Our bases for both liveaboard and dive centre holidays are well served with regular flights coming into Sharm-el-Sheikh, Hurghada and Marsa Alam.


3 Good value

While flights are plentiful they also currently offer very good value.

The cost of flying obviously varies considerably depending on a multitude of factors but a quick search online brings up several return journeys for under £200 from major airports around Europe. A bit of time investigating and you could certainly come up with a bargain!


4 Year-round diving

The Red Sea offers comfortable diving conditions year-round. Water temperatures rarely drop below 22°C (71.6°F) in winter while the summer brings not only hot air temperatures but incredibly comfortable diving conditions, making it a perfect destination for divers at any time of the year.

Happy divers


5 Excellent visibility

The waters of the Red Sea are famed for being crystal clear and they offer exceptional visibility. With vision often exceeding 30 meters (100 feet), it makes an ideal location for underwater photography and observation of marine life in its natural habitat.


6 Marine life

The Red Sea is renowned for its vibrant marine biodiversity. Of the 1,000-plus species of fish, 10% are endemic to the area giving you not only an abundance of life to see but unique sightings, too.


7 Egypt

It doesn’t have to be all about the diving. Spending time in Egypt is a fascinating experience and your trip to the Red Sea can easily be combined with exploring other parts of the country and its world-famous features.


8 Wrecks, wrecks, wrecks

The Red Sea is something of a graveyard for ships. Our Reefs & Wrecks and Get Wrecked itineraries will get you down to some of the most famous of these historical fascinations with El Mina, the Carnatic, the Chrisoula K, the Kimon M, Giannis D, the Barge, Ulysses, the Rosalie Moeller; the Kingston, the Dunraven and, of course, probably the well-known of them all – the SS Thistlegorm.

Giannis D wreck


9 Unique geography and geology

The Red Sea is the world’s northernmost tropical sea and possesses unique geological formations and natural phenomena including deep trenches, giant walls and the most diverse and stunning coral in the world.


10 Available to all

There is diving for everyone in the Red Sea. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, a wide range of dive sites cater to all skill levels, from shallow coral gardens to deep walls and drift dives. And if you have never dived before… well, let us show you how.

Our PADI 5-Star dive centres in Sharm el Sheikh, Port Ghalib and Wadi Sabarah are the ideal places to learn.


Emperor Divers Sharm

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