What about the climate in Egypt?Hot only begins to describe a dive holiday in Egypt. With the huge Saharan desert at its core, dive accommodations in Egypt feature hot and dry weather patterns. Egyptian diving destinations are comfortable as long as the water is near. Summer temperatures can be called boiling. From May to October, average temperatures are 95°F (35°C) nationwide. Along the Red Sea, average August temperatures can hover around 100°F (38°C), with temperature spikes hitting 113°F (45°C) and beyond. To the north, temperatures range from 73° to 87°F (23° to 30°C) in August along the the Mediterranean Coast. Winters are pleasant in Egypt. From November to April, average temperatures hit 48°F (9°C). However, Red Sea air temperatures have an average of 75°F (24°C) in January. With nightly lows dropping to around 68°F (20°C), Red Sea dive holidays are enjoyable even in the middle of winter. The Mediterranean Sea region air temperatures have more of range, falling between 49° and 65°F (9° and 18°C) in January. Throughout the winter, Mediterranean Sea diving accommodations will see rain and hail with occasional bursts of snow during cold snaps. The Sahara Desert has huge fluctuations in temperature – from 126°F (52°C) during the day in the summer to 32°F (0°C) at night in the winter.
Egypt climate at a glance:
- Hot and dry desert climate
- Little to no humidity
- Little to no rain
- Average summer high temperatures at 95°F (35°C)
- Average winter high temperatures at f 75°F (24°C)
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Looking for a diving holiday in Egypt?An Egyptian dive holiday is one of the best trips a diver can make in Northern Africa. From the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to the coast of the Red Sea on both the mainland and the Sinai Peninsula, diving opportunities are everywhere in Egypt. Egyptian dive holidays include featured dive cities like Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. Other cities, such as Dahab, Soma Bay and El Gouna on the Red Sea and Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea, base a lot of their economy off the well-being of divers who travel to Egypt for a perfect diving getaway. The resort towns on the Sinai Peninsula offer divers many opportunities to not only enjoy pristine dive spots but also a chance to observe the Egyptian culture. Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab are considered some of the best diving cities in the world. Flipping over to the mainland, Hurghada almost entirely caters to divers wishing to swim through its waters. A dive holiday in Egypt can be done for very cheap. Divers on an extreme budget can spend as little as $20 a day for basic accommodation but more posh conditions can be found for around $200 a day. Alexandria and Sharm el-Shiekh International Airports are the gateways to an Egyptian dive holiday.
Diving in Egypt at a glance:
- Can get incrediably hot- Some areas are very conservative- Some areas can be politcally unstable
What you will see when diving in Egypt:
A dive holiday in Egypt is full of excllent dive sites full of marine life. Divers will fill there cameras with so many photos of awesome wildlife when diving the waters of the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Hurghada is one of the most famous dive cities in Egypt where divers will find loads of marine life including Scorpionfish, Butterfly fish, various rays, sea turtles, reef sharks, various eels and more swimming among colorful corals. In Sharm el-Sheikh, another famous dive city, divers will be able to see plenty of tropical fish, reef sharks, Hammerhead sharks, Barracudas and sea turtles to name but a few.
Accommodation in Egypt:
Divers who travel to some of the famous dive sites of Egypt will find they will not have to look hard for accommodation. Divers will find camps, hostels, hotels, apartments, resorts and so much more when enjoying an Egyptian diving vacation. Some accommodations offer diving packages along with their rooms. Some popular packages include:
Other recreational activities in Egypt:
Divers will find their is plenty of other activities to participate in when not enjoying the beautiful dive sites of Egypt. When not diving, dive travelers can enjoy kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, tours of ancient sites such as the Giza Pyramids and Roman ruins, camel and horseback riding in the desert, tours of the ancient cities, sampling local cuisine and enjoying some thiriving nightlife in some of the more liberal cities. There is so much to do in Egypt.
Traveling to Egypt for a diving holiday is very easy. There are many major international airports which can get divers close to famous dive sites including the airports of Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Marsa Alama.
In egypt you rather rent a car with a driver.
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