Egypt

explore the best
of Egypt

Egypt is definitely the worlds best dive destination. Diving in Egypt offers everything from onshore dive sites to distant Islands, shallow reefs to spectacular vertical drop offs, ancient ship wrecks and yet to be discovered treasures. The sheer number of dive sites is mind boggling . Our list of itineraries will provide you with all kinds of dive adventures for you to choose from. Weather you like ship wrecks, reefs, sharks or a pleasant mix of them all; you will find what you need here.

The marine life in Egypt can only be described as glorious. Egypt has been blessed with an amazing eco system which has shown incredible resilience to the effects of coral bleaching. Also in the early 1990’s an NGO was formed to protect the marine environment from common modern plagues such as over fishing and waste dumping. This organisation, called HEPCA was founded by a small group of concerned divers and has grown into an internationally recognised partner in environmental protection which is accredited to installing the world’s largest ever mooring system.
In terms of accessibility Egypt is easy to get to from anywhere in Europe, Russia, Ukraine and even China due to the abundant scheduled and charter flights.
Hint: For pure ship wreck divers try out the northern routes! For shark lovers, have a look see at our itineraries that include Daedelous Reef!
When: When: M.V Liberty is based in Egypt except for December through to Mid May when we are exploring Djibouti and Sudan

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This amazing itinerary takes divers on an unforgettable adventure as their vessel winds a long path across huge swaths of the Red Sea, stopping at some of the most desolate and unreachable destinations.
While main focus is on The far islands and Daedelous Reef, we will on occasion swing by Saint John and Fury Shoals (depending on weather condition) for a quick treat!

"The sheer distance from shore for days made me find a new side of peace" Ahmed Adly ~ 2008


the dive sites


Widely known as Daedelous; Abu Kizan is one of the Red Sea's pearls and maybe the ultimate pearl at that.
Abu Kizan is basically a reef (A HUGE REEF) smack daddy in the middle of nowhere! The immense size of the reef has made it possible for large family of Hammer Head sharks to live there permanently and can be seen on almost every dive when one is seeking them out.
The Hammer Heads are but one of Abu Kizan's many wonders. The best way to see it is to spend a few days at this amazing and giving dive site.


"What can I say? In one dive we saw 20 Hammer Heads, 2 White Tipped Oceanic Sharks, a Thresher Shark, a Manta and a pod of Dolphin. Diving anywhere else this week is simply madness" ~ Ahmed Adly 2012

 

Zabargad Island is home to 2 main dive sites which are the "Heaven Gardens" and the mysterious "Soviet Spy Ship".

The Heaven Gardens is a delight of bright and multi colored Soft Corals, fish of all shapes and sizes and a shallow network of coral caves that one can spend hours in.
Dive here again and again and then bask in the colorful memories!

"Heaven Gardens is a dive site worth living in" ~ Ahmed Adly 2010

Rocky Island is so called because it is a…. rocky island :)
This dive site is visited for it's seasonal shark population and also for the famous ship wreck of the Maidan at a deep depth of 80 - 120 meters.
Otherwise, a couple of dives to explore the caverns and are always satisfying.

The Saint Johns Plateau is an area of the Red Sea well known for it's under water reefs (Habilis) and amazing marine life. Home to about 10 dive sites, it is an excellent place to visit.

(Specific dive site details are prevelant in the Deep South itinerary)

Fury Shoals AKA Sataya is described by artists as "The Kingdom of Hard Corals" This amazing area of the Red Sea is again, in it's singularity, one of the most amazing places on earth. Visit the reefs and gaze upon the colossal Brain Coral like colorful sleeping giants and the amazing coral caves which have formed in the shallows over hundreds of millions of years.
Also enjoy the famed Dolphin Reef and visit 1000's of happy Spinner Dolphin!!!!

(Detials of dive site can be found on the Deep South itinerary)