Scuba Diving
In Makadi

The following diving centers have been met ISO Standards EN 14467 / ISO 24803 for diving as agreed with Egypt's CDWS, the Austrian Institute of Norms and the European Underwater Federation

Scuba Diving in Makadi

Makadi Bay, the beautiful bay south of Hurghada, is in the middle of a rich coral reef system, extending from Hurghada in the north to Safaga in the south. The protected sandy bay is an ideal place to learn to dive, while just a few miles off the coast are some of the nicest reefs of the area. Makadi Bay is a perfect option for those seeking to combine a diving holiday with pure relaxation by the beach.

The Makadi Bay marine area is protected, as many other areas in Egypt, and diving centres here operate under environment-friendly procedures. Starting from year 1995, local authorities, NGO’s and international bodies such as USAID have co-operated in the conservation of the underwater life of the region. Nowadays, regular checks and upgrades ensure the presence of mooring buoys in all dive sites.

The area is a naturalist’s paradise, with thousands of species of marine life. With shallow, deep, drift and wreck sites at your doorstep, dive sites in Makadi range from easy to challenging, with profiles apt both for the novice and the expert. In Makadi Bay there is also a pretty house reef which is reachable from shore with guided and non-guided dives.



about the destination

  • In Makadi there are several reliable and professional diving centres, with services ranging from scuba diving beginner certification courses to professional courses and technical diving, and providing guided dives to the area's outstanding reefs, introductory dives, and diving packages, with one, two or more dives per day, for those who are certified.
  • Makadi Bay, with its wealth of shallow coral gardens, is an ideal location of the Red Sea Riviera to learn to dive, and most diving centres offer the full range of beginners’ courses. Even kids from 8 years on can enroll in children-dedicated scuba diving activities, such as the popular bubble-maker course, where kids learn to be familiar with water and scuba diving and have fun swimming around in a confined water area.

what to expect?

  • For the non-licensed diving enthusiasts, most centres offer free of charge pool intro’s, where visitors can experience the thrill of scuba diving on a one-to-one basis with a diving instructor in the hotel’s swimming pool. The Makadi Bay diving centres also offer experience programs, where the visitor can try actual dives in the sea straight away, under the strict supervision of a diving professional.
  • Certified divers can dive either from shore to the pretty house reef, every day from 8 am to 5 pm, or join one of the short trips to visit dive sites only 15 minutes away by felucca. There are also half-day and full-day trips to the furthest dive sites, with one or two dives per day.

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