Ultimate Itinerary for Diving in Egypt!
Looking to go diving in Egypt? No idea where to go exactly or how?
I got you covered with an itinerary that might give you a better overview of how to organize your ultimate trip!
Diving in Egypt is extensive and popular, but this itinerary will give you great stories to tell your dive buddies back home, wishing they would've joined you!
Below I will describe the route, why you should go, and how to get there. There will even be some recommendations for diving centers you could look out for. You can click on the destinations on the map to start booking your diving trip!
Egypt, the ultimate 2 week itinerary!
Diving in the Red sea is on the bucket list of many divers, and for good reason. Now, stop dreaming and go diving. It's affordable, beautiful and very easily arranged.
The route is quite flexible since it's only 2 stops. You can choose to start at either stop, whatever you prefer!
Below you will find a map with the ultimate diving travel itinerary which will require at least 10 days and optional excursions might extend this to 5+ weeks if you have the time available to you.
This map is best viewed on a desktop. You can click all the pins below to receive more information on that particular section.
"Reefs & Wrecks" quick summary:
- Marsa Alam
(0-1 days) - Click here to book.
- Wadi Lahami - Reefs and Dolphins
(3-7 nights) - Click here to book.
- Hurghada - Liveaboard entry point
(0-1 nights) - Click here to book.
- Liveaboard - Wrecks
(4-10nights) - Click here to book.
The Ultimate 2 Week Egypt Diving Itinerary
This itinerary will only cover 2-3 stops and is very dependent on your wishes, of course. These stops offer something very different and you'll not regret including these in your trip!
You can either enter Egypt via Caïro, Hurghada, or Marsa Alam. Depending on your port of entry you can either start in Hurghada or Marsa Alam.
Welcome to Egypt! Wadi Lahami is located just north of the border with Sudan and is pretty remote. I kept wondering why this place wasn't completely overrun by tourists since the diving is extraordinary!
When booking a stay in Wadi Lahami it's possible to also arrange a transfer to your accommodation, which I highly recommend. The drive from Marsa Alam is about 1.5 hours south, and you'll find yourself staying at the end of the world, seemingly.
You'll be staying in tents or a simple bungalow which is very comfortable and spacious, and diving will usually be in the morning and afternoon. Guides are optional here. If you are diving with a group, you can choose to be accompanied by a guide or go diving by yourself (buddy included of course).
The resort is all included, meaning, you will get 3 meals a day since stores and towns are quite far away.
I suggest staying here for at least 5 days.
If you chose to go south first, you can quite easily arrange a transfer by car to Hurghada. This ride takes about 3 hours and the resort can accommodate this.
You could choose to stay in Hurghada for a day or two, however, there isn't much to do besides sunbathing.
Now I can highly recommend booking a liveaboard from Hurghada! You could also opt for day trips from Hurghada however a liveaboard is a way to reach those remote diving sites and eventually will probably be cheaper since it's all-inclusive. There are numerous liveaboards with prices starting from $100,- per day per person, including 2-3 dives usually, food, and accommodation! Sound like a good deal to me!
These liveaboards usually take 8 days/ 7 nights and I couldn't recommend this more!