Scuba Diving
In Nuweiba

Scuba Diving in Nuweiba

Nuweiba, a dozy but very characteristic Bedouin town on the Gulf of Aqaba, offers a lot to the scuba diver. As a beautiful and relaxed diving holiday destination, Nuweiba will appeal to those looking for calm away from the crowds and a return to the virgin face of the Red Sea. Gardens of hard and soft coral host a wealth of beautiful marine life, in turquoise crystal clear waters.

Scuba diving in Nuweiba is a very relaxed affair. Basically all dive sites are reachable from shore, thus diving is normally conducted with jeeps or pick ups which drop you at the selected sites. In between, you will be offered a delicious cup of Bedouin tea or coffee, and you will still have the time to go back to your hotel and relax by the beach or the pool.

The Nuweiba marine area is protected, as many other areas in Egypt, and diving centres here operate under environmental-friendly procedures. In the outskirts of the Nuweiba region is the Ras Abu Galum Protected Area, a truly off-the-beaten-track desert-sea paradise.

About the destination

  • Selecting Nuweiba, in the Red Sea Riviera, as the place to get your scuba diving certification is an excellent choice. Conditions are ideal and there is plenty to see: gardens of hard and soft coral and interesting fish species like razorfish, shrimpfish, stonefish, and Pegasus fish. Those with a keen eye for detail will find the elusive frogfish, the delicate seahorse and the multihued nudibranch fascinating.

What to expect?

  • Most resorts in Nuweiba have reliable and well-organized diving centres, offering all sorts of scuba diving services, from entry-level courses to professional courses, introductory dives and diving packages, with one, two or more dives per day, for those who are certified
  • 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 Nuweiba diving centers also offer experience programs, where the visitor can try actual dives in the sea straight away, under the strict supervision of a diving professional.

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