El Quseir, Red Sea & Middle East
El Quseir scuba diving holidays to the southern Red Sea offers a diving holiday with unexplored, virgin reef with an excellent house reef with BSAC and PADI dive centres. Only 2 hours to the south of Hurghada, El Quseir, the oldest port in this part of the Red Sea creates a totally different feel to the hustle and bustle of Hurghada. It’s remoteness and lack of development are what makes it special. This is the start of the exciting south Red Sea where you can completely wind down and concentrate on the underwater world.
Previously the domain of the liveaboards, the area has some fabulous diving with relatively unexplored virgin reefs. There is diving straight from the house reef, visiting beautiful shoreline reefs and off-shore reefs all within easy reach by dedicated day boats or jeeps. Glorious coral walls, stunning gardens of soft corals and abundant marine life makes this an unrivalled spot. See turtles, napoleaon wrasse and photographers will enjoy the abundant of macro life in the sheltered sights. Day boat dive excursions are organised to the Southern Red Sea dive sites including Elphinstone Reef with sharks and Salem Express Wreck.
Culture & Activities
El Quseir is a relatively undiscovered both by tourists and divers. If you enjoy a quiet location with uncrowded diving this is for you. Our excellent dive centre offers some 30 possible dive sites to explore from you based in El Quseir. Most of the diving is shore diving and sights accessible by jeep or truck or Zodiak or day boat. Explore the numerous, pristine coral gardens, off shore ergs, pinnacles and sea grass meadows plus extensive cavern systems. There is an excellent diversity of marine life including moray, blue spotted stingrays, lion fish, porcupine fish, crocodile fish, squirrel fish, sea snakes as well as large pelagics and occasionally white tip or guitar shark.
Best Time: Year round
Average Air temps: 21-40°C
Average Water temps: 21-30°C
Top Dive Sites: Sharm Fugani, Ras Mahaleg & Erg Malek. Excursion available to Elphinstone, Salem Express & Abu Dabab. More Dive Sites>
Sub Aqua Dive Centre > Superb house reef, shallow lagoon.
Pharaoh Dive Club > PADI & BSAC shore & boat diving for all levels.
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