Hurghada attractions

Top Choice Dive Site in Hurghada

Gota Abu Ramada

A mind-boggling abundance of marine life is on display here, 5km south of the Giftun Islands, making Gota Abu Ramada a popular spot for underwater photographers, snorkellers and night divers. Depth: 3m to 15m. Ratin…
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Hurghada Marina

Hurghada's marina is a pleasant, car-free place to stroll, especially in the evening. When you get tired of staring out to sea or dreaming about owning one of the many huge yachts tied up here, drop by one of the nu…
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Umm Qamar

Umm Qamar, 9km north of the Giftun Islands, is highlighted by three coral towers that are swathed in beautiful soft, purple coral and surrounded by a large range of fish as well as a wreck at 25m. The site is easily…
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Giftun Islands

These islands, among the closest to Hurghada, form part of a marine reserve and are surrounded by a number of spectacular reefs teeming with marine life, including Hamda, Banana Reef, Sha’ab Sabrina, Erg Somaya and …
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Shedwan Island

There is some fabulous diving off this island, which sits in the straits between Hurghada and Sharm. Pilot whales and large pods of dolphins have been seen off the north reef wall.
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Ashrafi Islands

The Ashrafi Islands, north of Hurghada, are less-visited than many other dive sites in the area, but have several wrecks in relatively shallow water (8m to 12m). Among the wrecks here are Siris, Tamim II, Bacchis an…
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Siyul Kebira

The reef’s upper section is home to bannerfish, angelfish and snapper. If the current is strong, you can drift along the wall skirting the edges of huge coral outcroppings. Depth: 10m to 30m. Rating: intermediate.
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Stingray Station

The stingrays this dive site is named after are most commonly seen in March and April, but there are plenty of other attractions year-round at this colourful reef, including leopard sharks.
Beach in Hurghada

Hurghada Public Beach

Hurghada's public beach is not so appealing – it is often full of litter, and foreign women may feel uncomfortable about the attention they will attract. You're better off paying for day access at one of the resorts…