Diving in Egypt

  • Is diving in Egypt Safe?
  • How much does Diving in Egypt Cost?
  • Where is the Best Diving In Egypt?

Seeing the Great monuments of Egypt Such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, The sphinx or taking a Heavenly cruise down the Nile are all No doubt an essential part of Your Journey in Egypt. Another key and essential part that allows you to truly admire & appreciate how much of a beauty and marvel filled planet we live on is a one and only Red Sea Diving & Scuba Diving in Egypt. Vivid & filed to the brim with different walks of Aquatic Life the Red Sea area in Egypt is the top choice of Divers and Aquamarine enthusiasts from around the World.  A lot of questions come to one’s mot mind when it comes to Red Sea Diving & Diving in Egypt in General. The main questions are Where1 to Go diving in Egypt, How much does it cost & Is it safe amongst other subjects. We will answer these questions hopefully putting your mind at ease and get you packing your diving gear and taking the next flight to Egypt for an Exceptional Red Sea Diving Experience.


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Where is the Best Diving Experience?


You Know that mantra that Realestate agents repeat “Location, Location, Location” well it Never was as trues as when it comes to a Diving in Egypt Experience. Egypt Is Filled with several Costal Location & Sites where you can Enjoy a Seamless and Mesmerizing dive into the Beautiful Blue. Here are some of the Best Locations for Diving & scuba Diving in Egypt.


  • Alexandria:

With Most of the Fame & Reputation for Exceptional Diving in Egypt going to Red Sea Diving & Its Resorts it’s forgotten that the Northern Coastline Is Home to a different type of Diving Experience. The Unique Experience Provided by the Northern Coasts is that of Historical & Archaeological Diving. A prime example of this is the Costal City of Alexandria. Offering its Visitors to Plunge into a unique Dive in History at the Remains of Cleopatra's Palace, Sunken island of Antirhodos & the Old Lighthouse of Alexandria. Not only is the Mediterranean Home to Pharaonic & Roman Ruins but also modern Time Relics From Napoleon's Naval Battle & World War two that have been swallowed up by the Sea.

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  • The Brother Islands

The Two brother Islands are formed of the Big brother island & Little Brother Island located 70 Kilometres from the exotic port Town of El Quseir. The Islands are considered one of the best SItes for DIving in Egypt With Each Island Offering a DIfferent Experience. The 400 meters Big Brother Island is well known for an abundance of Variant Coral Formations both soft & hard, It is also very popular among Sea wreckage explorers. The Little Brother is 500 meters in Length and also home to coral formations and other aquatic inhabitants such as hammerheads & Thresher Sharks.



  • Dahab:

A tranquil & serene coastal safe haven away For Both Aquatic Life, Tourists & travellers longing for Peace of mind & beauty. Eighty kilometres to the south, Dahab offers a rare Mixture of Great scuba diving in Egypt experience with a relaxed and chilled back feel & vibe. The majority of Diving sites are accessible through from the Shore including the famous blue holes diving area. With a gently sloping reef, Coral boomies, numerous fish, Several other activities to do and affordable quality accommodations Dahab scuba diving in Egypt is every scuba divers dream

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  • El Gouna:

El Gouna is a privately develope & purpose-built Resort twenty-five kilometres north of Hurghada. Although Not on the same wavelength as the Historical and History filled cities of Egypt such as Luxor & Aswan it is filled with hotels, spas, private villas amongst others. El Gouna also provides a unique Red Sea Diving Experience famous amongst wreckage DIvers for its closeness Shaab Abu Nuhas.

  • El Quseir: 

One of the ancient cites of the Land of the Pharos, El Quseir is a somewhat five-thousand-year-old City that acted as one of the most important ports in Egypt. Located at a midpoint between Hurghada to the North and Mars Alam to the south. EL Quseir offers a great experience for both Entry and seasoned Individuals diving in Egypt. Its shallow waters are great for starter divers and those wanting to hone their driving skills. Its Waters are filled with the hallmarks of a Red Sea Diving journey such as the lionfish and the captivating blue-spotted Ribbontail.

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  • Hurghada:

Hurghada starting out as a traditional fishing village then transforming in the 1980s  into the  Beacon of a tourist destination it is today. Hurghada’s shallow, sheltered & easily accessible waters and aquatic biomes act as a great practice ground for entry-level Diving in Egypt with unmatched coral formation and wreckage sites resting in the bottom of the big blue, Hurghada offers every diver whatever his level of experience an Exquisite Red Sea Diving journey.

  • Safaga:

Located Seventy Kilometers South of Hurghada, the ever Captivating Safaga is a Great Venue to take part in some mesmerising Scuba Diving in Egypt. This Red Sea is Filled with all what that provides for a unique Diving adventure such elements is the Sunken Salam Boat offering a Great time for wreckage lovers, an abundance of aquamarine life and Walls of Beautiful Corals among others.

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  • Sharm El Sheikh:

Last but Not Least Sharm el-Sheikh does not only serve as one of the Best Coastal Tourist Destinations in Egypt but also one of the best-known places for diving in Egypt. Sharm is Located at the very tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Offering all level diving Knowledge. Filled with sought out and popular diving sites such as Ras Mohamed Park, island reefs in the Tiran Straights amongst many others.



How much does Diving in Egypt cost?


That is sort of a Tricky QUestion as DIving in Egypt usually varies and changes depending on the Diving school or Institution, where your diving, how many days it will be and you will free dive or go on an Expert guided driving tour. However, the Estimate Range of Prices starts from 34 USD (26.48 pounds)  to around 478 USD ( 372.21 pounds) maximum. It is always advisable to check the prices in advance with different Diving schools 5 choose the one most suiting you.

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is Diving Safe in Egypt?


The best time to launch your Diving in Egypt Journey would be from late July to Early December Depending on your diving destination of Choice. Bearing in mind that water temperatures tend to go up to over 30-degree celsius in August and September and drop significantly from January to April. Moreover, an Egypt Diving trip to any of the above-mentioned areas is as safe as can be with thousands of tourists visiting resorts in Hurghada, Sharm, Sadaga & many others all while having a great time.


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All in all, nothing beats a Swim through the beautiful Coral Caverns, Naturally designed waterways, Multi chromatic schools of Fish and other aquatic life Giving you all the more reason to Launch your One ina lifetime Diving in Egypt vacation.


    Is Egypt safe, considering the spread of the Corona virus ?
    Yes. Egypt is safe and it hasn't registered any cases of infected people. One case of a foreign national was recently announced as the first case of Coronavirus in Egypt but results came negative. Egyptair has temporarily suspended all flights to China, and the Egyptian Government has adopted a prevention plan that covers all the measures, from detection to public awareness.
    Is Egypt considered a safe destination?
    You know a country is safe when you’re able to stroll its streets without a care in mind soaking in your surrounding and enjoying the local’s hospitality. Egypt has always been and still is one of the Safest Tourist Destinations in the world. In addition, the safety of our customers is a top priority in all our Egypt tours, Egypt Holiday’s pyramids and Nile Cruise and every trip to Egypt we offer as Memphis Tours Egypt, a local service provider in the Travel Industry.
    Why choose Memphis Tours Egypt?
    Memphis Tours Egypt is a Local Travel operator that has been leading the Egyptian Travel market since 1955. We offer unique and diversified Egypt holidays pyramids and Nile cruise, Egypt Tours & other Egypt Packages. Moreover, we guarantee you an exceptional Egypt Travel Experience with Guided tours, amazing sightseeing, visits to some of the most captivating monuments of the ancient world and more modern times Such as the temples of Kom Ombo, the Aswan high dam and the Light and sound show at abu Simbel among others, exceptional accommodation & transportation from the start till the end of your trip to Egypt.
    Do you provide a discount for private groups traveling with Memphis Tours Egypt?
    Yes, Memphis Tours Egypt offers reduced rates for private Egypt Tours & Egypt holidays pyramids & Nile Cruise Trips for large groups. To get a discount rate, the group should consist of at least ten people, and the rate varies according to the type and the length of the trip. As for groups of at least fifteen people, you will be offered higher discount rates for your visit to Egypt.
    How much should be the deposit & How can it be paid?
    To make the booking process easier and less taxing for you we have updated our booking conditions. The downpayment needed to secure your spaces including Hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flights & other travel-related services is Just 10% of your Egypt Tour Cost. The remaining balance can either be paid two days before your arrival date or To your Tour manager upon arrival at your destination because your Safety and well being is our top priority. As for payment methods all payment methods are available where it be Visa Card, Master Card or American Express Card.
    Is there any additional fees if I paid using a debit or credit card?
    The answer is definitely No, Memphis Tours Egypt does not add any further fees or surcharges for using credit or debit card transactions on any of our group, private, combined packages or day tours.
    How can I acquire my Visa in order to Visit Egypt?
    A Passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months is needed to start your trip to Egypt. However, for some nationalities, a one-month entry visa will suffice. The aforementioned nationalities are Canada, Australia, Croatia, Republic of Korea, European Union, Georgia, Ukraine, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, United Kingdom and the United States.
    What are the available means of transport in Egypt?
    Egypt is filled with different means of transportation to help you get from point A to Point B. Without a doubt, the most abundant form of transportation is the white taxi. However, they do have a tendency to not use the Gps in calculating the distance or ask for an extra taxi Fair. A Better alternative when you visit Egypt is Uber and Kareem that provide transportation solutions with practically the same cost. Another way of moving Around in Egypt is underground transportation aka the Metro, an extremely accessible & popular option especially when the streets get busy.
    Do Egyptians only speak Arabic?
    Normally, the majority of Egyptians are aware & manage to utilize most of the basic terms and phrases needed for smooth communication. Yet the same can not be said about the English, French, Spanish, Italian and German languages. However many of our guides and other travel guides are becoming more proficient with the language making your tours & trips to Egypt that much easier.
    Is it recommended to give tips in Egypt?
    Service charges are included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, the bigger share of the revenue goes to the Restaurant and not the waiters. With the previous knowledge tipping as a practice is equal parts favourable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an extra 10 %. This could be travel advice.
    Will I need to learn Arabic for my Egypt Visit?
    It’s definitely useful to have a command over some basic phrases and terms of speech and Egypt is no exception. However, this is not a must but Expanding on your index of Arabic terms is definitely a great way to make your trip smoother.
    Are there different categories of hotels available in Egypt? And what is the check-in-time system?
    Egypt is Filled with Several Categories & Levels of accommodation to suit all of our Egypt Packages and desired Egypt travel experiences. Allowing you to spend a nice vacation in Egypt on your chosen packages. The usual check-in time is 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM however it is preferable to check by contacting the hotel itself.
    Is it permitted to take pictures of the attractions in Egypt?
    In Egypt, photography is allowed in the majority of attractions & museums. However, some places apply an extra charge for taking pictures while others prohibit the use of cameras entirely, such as the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Is it permitted to bring in cigarettes and alcohol when heading to Egypt? It is favourable to buy them upon arrival from the airport’s duty-free shops. There are many such shops selling a rich variety of cigarettes and alcohol in the airports of Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. It is permitted to purchase up to 3 litres of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes.
    Is it permitted to bring in cigarettes and alcohol when heading to Egypt?
    It is favourable to buy them upon arrival from the airport’s duty-free shops. There are many such shops selling a rich variety of cigarettes and alcohol in the airports of Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. It is permitted to purchase up to 3 litres of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes.
    How should we dress in Egypt while visiting a mosque?
    It’s very likely that you visit mosques on one of our tours to Egypt, the way to go here is a simple and more conservative outfit. In some mosques, women have to cover their hair, arms and legs as a gesture of respect to this holy place. Moreover, both genders are required to remove their footwear before entering the prayer area of the mosque.
    Are there any health tips to consider before heading to Egypt?
    The weather in Egypt tends to lean towards the hotter spectrum in extreme cases a sunburn or sunstroke is possible. However, a basic Sun protection kit of sunscreen, sunglasses & headwear on hand throughout your trip to Egypt is more than enough to make the best of your Egypt Holidays pyramids and Nile Cruise
    at what time during the day are the attractions open in Egypt?
    Generally, historical landmarks and museums in Egypt are open from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Pyramids of Giza and all the open-air landmarks open their gates from 8 AM until sunset. As well as, there are a few museums open for two shifts: a morning shift starting from 9 AM to 4 PM and an evening shift from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. It is notable that during Ramadan, these schedules change according to the circumstances of this holy month.
    When is the Best time to visit Egypt?
    Choosing the right time to visit the ever-charming land of the pharos can either make or break your Egypt Holidays pyramids and Nile Cruise Experience. Although describing the Suny & Clear weather of Egypt as heavenly would be an understatement, The Best time to visit Egypt would depend on what you want to do on your Trip. The best time to plan your trip to Egypt If you want to go on a Nile Cruise through Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu, and Simbel and Kom Ombo and others, would be between October & April with temperatures being just right and well within the manageable range to explore the Great archaeological sites such as the valley of the Kings . If you’re Looking for a coastal experience or the Red Sea then you should plan your trip to Egypt to be between June to September. For example, it’s around 84 degrees Fahrenheit in Hurghada and the sea temperature is around eighty degrees Fahrenheit, ideal temperatures for snorkelling & scuba diving. Despite being the Peak of Summertime in Egypt cities closer to the Coast tend to fare better than those more inland. Bearing in mind that it’s advisable to book in advance especially in July & August. As for those who love the serene calm of the Desert It’s definitely a good idea to avoid deserts in the summer with temperatures exceeding 140 degrees and plummeting to below freezing routinely in Siwa for example. The prime time to explore the deserts of the pharos would be either between February to April or September to November.
    Are there any tips for women during their Egypt Tours & Egypt packages?
    It is preferred to woman to wear comfortable modest outfits, especially in non-touristy places and generally avoid exaggerated tight clothing and to cover their shoulders and knees, and avoid opened front necklines. In the end your free to wear as you please but with consideration to Egypts local norms. It is important to bear in mind that the metro are divided into female and male carts with the first being better for female passengers in times of Rush-Hour.is recommended wearing comfortable and modest outfits, especially in non-touristy places. Women are entitled to avoid exaggerated tight clothing and to cover their shoulders and knees, and avoid too opened front necklines. Thus, travellers can wear whatever they want but in respect to the Egyptian culture. It is important to note that there is a separate car for women in the Metro, and it is preferable for women to use it, especially during rush hours.
    How much should I pay as tips?
    While Dining in a restaurant the norm is an average of 5 to 10% tip directly to the waiter. It is optional to give a few Egyptian pounds when carrying luggage or parking a car or to the person who is responsible for cleaning bathrooms, with a maximum limit of 5 Egyptian pounds. Tipping your designated tour guide and Driver is up to you but is highly appreciated in case of a Satisfactory experience. All in all, when giving a tip determining the amount is your decision to take
    What are the best things to do during my trip to Egypt?
    Egypt has a neverending supply of things to do, places to be & people to meet. If you are planning to visit Egypt. An essential pitstop in your Egypt Travel Experience has to be the capital and beating heart of Egypt, Cairo. In which, you will get to visit the wonders of the ancient world in the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cairo Citadel, Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo amongst others. Another must-see attraction is the Egyptian Museum. One of the essential parts of a true & authentic experience is the historical Al-Moez street. If you are seeking for an unforgettably relaxing yet value-packed vacation in Egypt, you will have to go on an exceptional cruise down the Nile. Pick and choose one of our Nile cruise boats and traverse the pristine, unspoiled waters of the Nile. Not only will you cruise the Nile surrounded by beauty, but you will also get to Explore the history of the Pharaohs making it one of the most enjoyable trips in Egypt. Another Unmissable part of our Egypt Tours is its Beaches, with a plethora of Coastal Cities and beach venues such as Sharm-el-sheikh, Hurghada, Dahab and many more.
    What are the best places to visit in Egypt?
    The beauty and secret behind Egypt’s solid and Continuing positive reputation as a great Tourist destination comes mainly from the diversity and multitude of things to do and places to see amongst other factors such as the warm Egyptian hospitality, great food amongst others. Answering a question like where the best places to visit in Egypt are will mainly be determined by what you want to get from your trip or the experience that your seeking. If you are looking for an adventure in the ancient world of the pharaohs and ancient ancestors of the Egyptians then your best bet is Visiting Citys such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Kom Ombo and Abu Simbel that host some of the key attractions such as The Great Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples of Kom Ombo and Luxor among others. Another great alternative is a Nile Cruise onboard the Nile Cruiser of your choice that that usually includes all the aforementioned Locations. If you’re looking for a more coastal centric experience with picturesque beaches, clear sunny weather, and plenty of activities then including places such as Hurghada, Sharm El- Sheikh, Dahab, El- Gouna amongst others. All the previously mentioned are not just amazing places with equally amazing company but they are also Sought ought by divers from around the world for their rich aquatic life and multichromatic coral formations and species. Last but not least if your in for a Desert adventure through fields of Sands and a warm campfire under the Stargazzed sky then the Sina Pinesula and the Deserts of the Red Sea is the place to go
    What are the most must see historical mosques in Cairo?
    The alternative and mostly Locally known nickname of Cairo "the city of a thousand minarets" is due to it being home to a considerable Large amount of truly Remarkable and Historical mosques which are all accessible to tourists every day except Friday. Most Popular amongst the plethora of mosques in Egypt is that of Mohamed Ali in the Saladin Citadel which was constructed at the beginning of the 19th century, second, are the Sultan Hassan and El Azhar Mosque, the first built-in 1361 AD and the second built-in 970 AD after which it was restored and enlarged many times. The third is the first recorded mosque to be built in Africa, the mosque of Amr Ibn El Aas that was established in 640 AD, Last but Not least are the mosques of Ahmed Ibn Tulun and the mosque of Amr Ibn El Aas with the first being built 878 AD and the Second in 1013 AD Respectively.
    will i need to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Egypt?
    Many travellers enjoy their stay in Egypt without learning a single Arabic word or phrase. Nonetheless its never a bad idea to learn a couple of words and phrases from the native language of your destination, in this case, Arabic such as words expressing greetings or thanks. If you are planning to visit some places other than the popular tourist destinations, it is advisable to learn some Arabic phrases. If you are not able to do this though, don't worry, Generally, Egyptians are friendly and are happy to lend assistance and help you out at any time, especially to foreigners and tourists, language barrier and all.
    Will I be able to exchange dollars, Euros, or other currencies in Egypt?
    You will definitely be able to exchange the local currency of the Egyptian pound with dollars, euros, Sterlin pounds amongst others and vice versa. This exchange can be done through banks or exchange offices, both available and abundant in large numbers in Egypt. Moreover, many restaurants, bars and touristic shops accept dollars and euros for a near similar rate to the official exchange rate. It won't hurt anyhow to familiarize yourself with the exchange rate of your currency.
    How common is the use of credit cards in Egypt?
    Egypt is rapidly evolving and embracing the new era of technology and non-physical means of payment. Credit cards are widely used in several Shops, restaurants, cafes and the majority of the stores in the market. The previous statement applies to both non-touristic market places and more tourist ones such as Khan el Khalili and the Luxor tourist market amongst others. The most used Credit cards in Egypt are Visa, Master Card & American Express.
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