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Coral reefs around Hurghada: Embark on a unique 8-day liveaboard diving journey from Hurghada to uncover the hidden treasures of the Red Sea's northern route. In any case, this trip takes you to some of the most impressive diving sites in the world. Furthermore,  it allows you to follow in the footsteps of diving pioneers like Jacques Cousteau. Each day promises new adventures and unforgettable experiences in an underwater world full of wonders.

Highlights of Your Coral reef around Hurghada Diving Trip

SS Thistlegorm

Generally, dive into history and explore the legendary wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, a testament to World War II. Undoubtedly, this diving site is a must-visit and offers a remarkable insight into maritime history. The SS Thistlegorm, once a British armed merchant ship, now lies at the bottom of the Red Sea, preserving an array of wartime artifacts. Altogethre, you can expect to see military vehicles, motorcycles, and even railway locomotives. Obviously, they make this site an underwater museum and a dream for both history buffs and divers.

Ras Mohammed National Park

Marvel at the vibrant coral walls and the extraordinary biodiversity of Ras Mohammed National Park.  All in all, here the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba meet. Moreover, people know this protected area for its stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life. Divers can expect encounters especially with a variety of fish species, including barracudas, jackfish, and the occasional shark. The park's dramatic drop-offs and coral gardens provide breathtaking underwater scenery, ensuring an unforgettable diving experience.

Gubal Island

Gubal Island holds fascinating wrecks and reefs, renowned especially for spectacular night dives. A hidden gem awaits your discovery. This site offers for example an eerie yet enchanting experience as you explore the underwater world by night. The wreck of the Barge and the nearby reef of Bluff Point are particularly popular, where divers can see nocturnal marine life such as lion fish, moray eels, and even the elusive Spanish dancer nudibranch.

Abu Nuhas

People know it as the "ship graveyard," Abu Nuhas opens up the opportunity to explore four different wrecks, each with its captivating history and unique ecosystem. The wrecks include the Giannis D, Chrisoula K, Carnatic, and Kimon M. Indeed, each wreck tells its own story of maritime mishaps and offers correspondingly a unique diving experience. You may know the Giannis D for its photogenic engine room and schools of glassfish.  Further,  the Chrisoula K, you may know it as the Tile Wreck, provides a fascinating dive with its cargo of Italian floor tiles.

Straits of Tiran

The Straits of Tiran are famous for their vibrant coral gardens and rich marine life. For that reason you will be enchanted by the beauty of the famous reefs of Tiran, a place even Jacques Cousteau recommended. The area is generally home to four main reefs: Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, and Gordon. These reefs are teeming with life, from colorful corals and sponges to a variety of fish species, not only including the impressive Napoleon wrasse but also occasional sightings of hammerhead sharks.

Coral Reefs around Hurghada - 8 days Diving Tour: From Hurghada to the Ship Graveyard and Back

Day 1: Boarding in Hurghada

  • Firstly, meet in Hurghada and board the liveaboard. Crew briefing and overview of the tour. Gear fitting and preparation for the upcoming diving days.

Coral reefs around Hurghada - Dive Sites and Highlights:

SS Thistlegorm:

  • Undeniably, a must-visit wreck for any diver. The story of the ship, sunk with a cargo full of war materials, makes every dive a fascinating experience. For this purpose, explore tanks, airplanes, and military vehicles resting on the seabed.

Ras Mohammed:

  • The national park offers some of the most spectacular reefs in the Red Sea. Experience the incredible biodiversity, from colorful corals to special fish species. The unique geographical location makes the underwater landscapes especially impressive.


  • People know Gubal for its vibrant reefs and the variety of marine life. Sand eel gardens and encounters with octopuses, clownfish, and other marine inhabitants offer unforgettable diving experiences.

Abu Nuhas:

  • You may know it as the "ship graveyard," Abu Nuhas provides a unique opportunity to dive several wrecks at one location. Certainly, each wreck has its own story and is a paradise for underwater photography.

Tour Schedule: Please note that the order and execution of these activities may depend on the weather and other local conditions.

  • During the Coral reefs around Hurghada - 8-day tour, we offer two to three dives daily, including night dives, weather and conditions permitting.
  • In addition to diving, there's ample time to relax on board, sunbathe, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Red Sea.
  • Lectures on marine biodiversity and workshops to improve diving skills may be part of the program.


  • Life on Board: Comfortable cabins, full board, and snacks between dives. Common areas for relaxing and sharing diving experiences.
  • Diving Equipment: Rental equipment is available, but bringing personal gear is recommended for the best comfort and fit.
  • Safety: Safety briefings and emergency equipment on board meet the highest standards. The crew is experienced in handling all diving conditions in the Red Sea.

Unquestionably, this liveaboard diving tour is the perfect opportunity to explore some of the best diving spots in the Red Sea in a single trip, with the comfort and convenience of a home at sea.

Description of the Boat for an 8-Day Liveaboard Diving Tour:

Boat Features:

  • Cabins:
    • 8 cabins with twin beds on the lower deck.
    • 2 cabins with king-size beds in the front area of the main deck.
    • 2 superior cabins with twin beds on the upper deck.
  • Cabin Amenities:
    • All cabins are equipped with toilets, shower, mini-fridge, and air conditioning.
  • Salon and Common Areas:
    • The salon features a large dining area and a spacious living room with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a bar, TV, video, DVD, stereo system, and a PlayStation 5.
    • On the main deck, there are 2 additional showers & toilets and special storage facilities for charging electronic devices.
  • Sundeck:
    • The sundeck is divided into 3 areas: A smaller sundeck (20sqm) in the front area of the upper deck, 40sqm partially shaded and unshaded, and 70sqm on the rear part of the upper deck.

Information: This well-equipped boat offers with no doubt the ideal starting point for an unforgettable diving trip. The comfortable cabins and diverse communal areas ensure that guests can relax and recover between dives.

Furthermore the equipment is specifically tailored to the needs of divers, including the possibility to safely store diving gear and charge electronic devices. The spacious sun deck offers ample space for sunbathing and enjoying the breathtaking views of the Red Sea.

For an optimized experience: Consider the total value of your trip to ensure eligibility for the free DAN diving accident insurance. Include the costs for services not included in the package, such as equipment rental and tips for the crew, in your budget. If not already included, purchasing diving insurance for 7 euros can provide additional security. Plan airport transfers and visa arrangements in advance to ensure a smooth start and end to your diving adventure.

Cancellation policy for the coral reef around Hurghada diving adventure:

  1. Deposit: We require a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total price at the time of booking to secure your spot. The balance is due no later than 60 days before departure.
  2. Cancellation by the customer: • More than 90 days before departure: The customer receives a refund of the total price minus the non-refundable deposit. • 60 to 89 days before departure: 50% of the total travel price is refunded. • 30 to 59 days before departure: 25% of the total travel price is refunded. Less than 30 days before departure: No refund possible.
  3. Cancellation by the provider: If we have to cancel the trip has due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g., extreme weather conditions, political unrest), the customer is entitled to a full refund or rescheduling to another date without additional costs.
  4. Unused services: If the customer do not use alle booked services, no refund is available  (e.g., late arrival).
  5. Travel insurance: It is highly recommended to take out travel insurance that covers cancellation costs, medical treatment, and loss or theft of luggage and personal items.

Important note: 

You can always find the most current conditions on our website or obtain upon request. Your booking is considered confirmation that you have understood and agreed to these cancellation policies.

A diving tour in the Red Sea, starting and ending in Hurghada, not only offers the opportunity to discover an underwater breathtaking world but can also be combined excellently with visits to other fascinating places in Egypt.

Here are some suggestions for exceptional tourist destinations that can be visited before or after the Coral reefs around Hurghada diving tour:

Before the diving tour:

  1. Luxor: • Just a four-hour drive from Hurghada, Luxor offers a journey back in time to the heart of ancient Egypt. Visit the Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. You may describe Luxor  as the "world's greatest open-air museum" and is  unquestionably a must-see for history enthusiasts.
  2. Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza: • A flight or a longer car ride from Hurghada takes you to Cairo, where you can visit the legendary Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum. Cairo offers a fascinating mix of history, culture, and lively city life.

After the diving tour:

  1. Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery: • A trip to Mount Sinai and the historic St. Catherine's Monastery can be a spiritual experience. The monastery is located at the foot of the mountain where Another key point: People believe that Moses has received the Ten Commandments according to the Bible. It is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world and houses an impressive collection of religious artworks and manuscripts.
  2. Dahab: • For a relaxed atmosphere after the exciting diving adventures, Dahab is recommended. This coastal town on the Red Sea is known for its laid-back hippie atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and excellent diving spots like the Blue Hole. Dahab is the perfect place to relax, practice yoga, or just chill in one of the many beachside cafes.
  3. Desert Safari: Explore the beauty of the Egyptian desert on a safari. Take a jeep, quad, or camel tour into the desert to experience breathtaking landscapes, Bedouin villages, and the fascinating silence of the desert. Night excursions offer the opportunity to observe the clear starry sky in one of the world's most peaceful environments.

These destinations offer a wonderful complement to a diving tour in the Red Sea and allow you to discover the diversity of Egypt both underwater and on land.

  • Free DAN dive accident insurance (if trip value > USD 2500 per person)
  • Dive permits, taxes, marine park fees, harbor fees
  • Full board
  • Nitrox
  • Weight belt/weights/12l tank(s)
  • Free Wi-Fi (depending on coverage)
  • Dive guides
  • Entry Visa
  • Equipment rental, special tank requests, shop items etc.
  • Crew tips (usually around 10EUR per day)
  • Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip)
  • Diving Insurance (7 Euros)
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The tour includes accommodation onboard, full board, snacks between dives, dives (number varies depending on the package), tanks, and weights. Some packages may include additional services like Nitrox for certified divers.

For most diving spots, at least an Open Water Diver certification is required. For certain dives, especially wreck dives, advanced certifications such as Advanced Open Water Diver or specific wreck diving courses may be necessary.

Typically, 3 to 4 dives are offered per day, including possible night dives, depending on weather conditions and safety regulations.

Yes, equipment rental is available but should be requested in advance. The cost of rental is not included in the tour price.

Yes, you're encouraged to bring your own equipment. Storage space is provided onboard. Remember to consider airline baggage policies when planning your trip.

Yes, meals are included in the tour price. This usually means full board, with some snacks and beverages between dives. Specific dietary needs can often be accommodated with prior notice.

If you're traveling alone and prefer not to share a cabin, a single supplement fee may apply. This fee varies depending on the tour operator.

Yes, diving insurance is mandatory for all divers. Proof of insurance will be requested before you start your diving activities.

A medical statement confirming fitness for diving is required for all divers. Some conditions may require a doctor's clearance.

The boat is equipped with emergency oxygen and first aid kits. The crew is trained to manage diving emergencies, and evacuation plans are in place for serious incidents. Close proximity to decompression chambers is ensured.

Bookings can usually be made through the tour operator's website or by contacting us directly. A deposit is often required to secure your spot.

Cancellation policies vary. Generally, deposits are non-refundable, with partial refunds available if canceling well in advance of the departure date. Always check the specific terms before booking.

We Sometimes offer the possibility to customize the tour, especially for group bookings. This might include selecting specific dive sites or adding extra services.

The Red Sea is known for its clear waters and vibrant marine life, making it a great destination for divers of all levels. Dive guides will provide briefings on each site to ensure you enjoy your dives safely.