El Gouna, Red Sea & Middle East
El Gouna scuba diving holidays to the southern Red Sea coast offers a year round diving holiday destination for all levels of diver, sociable and ideal for single travellers with daily boat diving. El Gouna is approximately 20km north of Hurghada and is a purpose built desert located based around a central ‘downtown’ area. Built initially around a marina concept in the early 90s it has developed into a well designed resort with a large variety of restaurants, shops, entertainment, activities and sporting options on offer.
El Gouna, like the rest of the Red Sea is an all year round destination. Air temperatures rarely fall below 22°C and reach 35+°C in the summer. This is an excellent destination for all levels of divers with a variety of diving on offer from deep walls & exciting drift diving to shallow reefs in sheltered waters with beautiful coral gardens and wide variety of colourful reef fish making it a great location for both learners and experienced divers. Diving is mainly day diving, day trips with regular sightings of resident bottle nose dolphins and turtles. Spot nudibranchs, octopus, moray, stingray and whitetip reef sharks. This is also a top wreck diving location with access to the top wreck diving sites at Sha'ab Abu Nuhas in the Straits of Gubal. Special trips can be booked in resort to the Rosalie Moeller and the Thistlegorm.
Culture & Activities
In El Gouna it is possible to enjoy a variety of activities from wakeboarding, fishing trips or even golf at the 18 hole championship golf course. Other activities on offer include tennis, yoga, horseriding, quadbiking, sailing and volleyball. An ideal location for kitesurfing or learn to kitesurfing with pre-bookable packages at one of the main beaches of Mangroovy or in front of the Movenpick Hotel. There is also an 18 hole championship course nearby.
Best Time: All Year
Average Air temps: 21-40° C (70-104° F)
Average Water temps: 21-30° C (70-86°F)
Visibility: 15-70m (50-230ft)
Top Dive Sites: Shaab El Erg, Wrecks at Abu Nuhas (Ships Graveyard), Abu Dabab, Salem Express, Rosalie Moeller, Abu Nuhas, Ulysse (British freighter), Thistlegorm.
Great Reasons to Dive in El Gouna, Red Sea