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Shaab El Erg is an 18-meter-deep dive site which can cater to all levels of divers, as the current here is of medium intensity.

The dive spot is accessed only by boat.

The horseshoe shape adds an extra layer of interesting things which can be explored here in an excellent visibility which can reach 30 meters, also helped by the sandy bottom of the dive spot. There are also ergs in the middle of the dive site.

This means that Shaab El Erg is an incredible dive site for underwater photographers, which can never get bored here.

Divers exploring Shaab El Erg can enjoy here a coral garden with hard corals, table corals, brain corals as well as majestic pinnacles.

The fish inhabiting the reef here include pufferfish, butterflyfish, Napoleon wrasse, triggerfish and bannerfish.

Moray eels, blue spotted stingrays and occasionally dolphins, reef sharks and turtles make Shaab El Erg a truly exciting dive for anyone.

Dive site info provided by Ben Jakobsen on Feb 25, 2019

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Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Red Sea Quality

Email: info@redseaquality.net Telephone: +20 109 379 4484

          Our diving center offers you a range of diving activities, starting wish shore diving at our house reef located a few meters off our beach. Our house reef boasts great corals and a diverse variety of beautiful and unique species that you can see and interact with. If that isn’t enough for you we also have two boats, designed to accommodate all your needs during the daily diving trip. The boats travel to more than 30 dive sites in the Hurghada area, so you will never repeat the same dive site twice! Our daily diving boat trips begin at 9 am and return between 3-4 pm. During the trip we will take you to two dive sites and we prepare lunch for you fresh on the boat between the dives as well as all day soft and hot drinks on the boat. We also have a zodiac and a speed boat at your disposal for divers that don’t want to spend their day on a boat or would like to execute drift dives. The zodiac and speed boat are a great option to explore the dive sites that are too far to swim to but not far enough to require a boat to get there. The zodiac is great for quick trips to closer dive sites to the beach, the speed boat has the capacity to carry 6 divers in addition to your guide and is great for longer distances. Both trips last around 20 mins from the beach the dive sites, and depending on the distance, you can swim back to the shore or the boat will wait for you to pick you up and bring you back. For our more adventurous divers, you can enjoy great night dives at our house reef and surrounding dive sites; witness the nocturnal underwater world as different marine species come out after the sun sets!

Funnydivers Diving Center

Email: info@funnydivers.com Telephone: (+2) 0122 419 3164

          Our Dive Center offers snorkeling, diving activities including night diving,wreck diving, intro diving for beginners, etc. We also provide diving courses PADI and CMAS on every level. Funnydivers is one of the diving centers in hurghada that provides its own boat and professional crew. Our boat is fully equipped, with kitchen, restroom, shower etc. If you want to make your dive a pleasant experience and don’t want to get lost in the crowd, Funnydivers Dive Center is your answer.

Cinderella Diving Center El Gouna

Email: sheraton@cinderellaelgouna.com Telephone: +2 010 25 73 6383

          They organize daily diving trips and diving courses for beginners and experienced divers. Their enthusiastic, polyglot team is able to communicate in different languages (English, French, German and Russian).

Tauchen Hurghada - Deutsche Tauchschule In Hurghada, Tauchkurs

Email: info@tauchenhurghada.com Telephone: (+20) 101-179-8827

          Wer Unsere Deutsche Tauchschule Hurghada kennt, weiß, dass wir seit Jahren großen Wert legen auf : persönliche und familiäre Atmosphäre. qualifiziertes Personal. Tauchen in kleinen Gruppen. Die Tauchschule hat ca.. 30 komplette Leihausrüstungen für Groß und Klein Das Equipment befindet sich auf dem neuesten Stand der Technik. Unsere Priorität ist Eure Sicherheit, dazu gehört auch die einwandfreie Funktion der Ausrüstung. Die Tauchschule befindet sich im Herzen der Stadt Hurghada, gegenüber dem Hotel Beirut. Wir bieten Tauchaktivitäten wie Tagesausflüge, spezielle Kurse (Nitrox, Tieftauchen, Wracktauchen, Nachttauchen) und Schnuppertauchen für Anfänger etc. an. Wirr bieten auch Tauchkurse von PADI, SSI und CMAS jeder Brevertierung.

Sadko Diving Centre

Email: diving-sadko@mtu-net.ru Telephone: +2 0122 138 46 32

          Sadko diving center has been working for 16 years and is certified according to ISO standards, RSDC 0112. All staff is European. They own two speed diveboats and both boats have teakwood cover, equipped generators and air conditioners. They have 160 tanks, two large compressor Bauer, new equipment Scubapro. They offer daily diving on the reefs of Hurghada, night dives with a boat, all-day trips to the Thistlegorm, Salem Express, Abu Nuhas, Rosalie Muller, a trip to the sea cow and turtles in the bay of Abu Dabab, the canyon of Sharm El Naga, etc. They also do courses from OW level to instructor.

Divers World Hurghada

Email: com6275@gmail.com Telephone: +20 101 891 6214

          They are providing diving trips for licensed divers and also for unexperienced divers. All their dives are the boat dives. Transfers from other hotels are included. Their staff are experienced diving guides. They offer all PADI courses as well as specialty courses.

M/y Heaven Saphir

Email: info@divesaphir.com Telephone: + 1 201 724 0531

          Heaven Saphir is a 36m boat with 9 roomy cabins for up to 19 divers. Two cabins are honeymoon suites, one is an executive suite that can host 3 guests. Each cabin is equipped with toilet, shower, air conditioning. All meals are European cuisine with a slight touch of Middle East. MV Heaven Saphir is equipped with 2 high pressure compressors and a membrane Nitrox compressor. All their equipment is safe, is kept in good order and ready for scuba dives. Their professional mechanic is capable of solving most of the problems that can happen with scuba gear at sea. Their trips are mostly done in the southern part of the Egyptian Red Sea, where the water is the utmost pristine, corals are alive and colorful, fish is plenty and sharks are the regular visitors.


Email: tstas@tlen.pl Telephone: +201142220857

          Rafakoralowa it is diving center operate in Hurghada from 2005. Our diving center in Hurghada offer full range of PADI diving courses from PADI Open Water Diver course for beginners till professional PADI Divemaster level. In offer our diving center in Hurghada You can also find wide range of PADI speciality diving courses as PADI Deep Diver course, PADI Wreck Diver course, PADI Nitrox Diver course, PADI Drift Diver course and many more. Our PADI scuba diving courses in Hurghada are profesinal, easy, fun, safe and conducted by experienced PADI Instructor. If you never dive before you can start scuba diving program "Introductory dive" or try snorkeling. Our diving center in Hurghada organize also daily boat diving trips for certified divers. Discover the undless blue waters of Red Sea and dive in Hurghada with us.

Divers Hurghada

Email: divershurghada@gmail.com

Dive Hurghada

Email: info@dive-hurghada.com Telephone: +201 06 53 32 846

          Established in 2010, Dive Hurghada is a local company with international standards, specialized in recreational scuba diving. Their experienced dive masters and instructors are certified PADI International. Their team and crew were trained and mentored by PADI certified coaches, which gives them an exceptional edge in understanding different foreign cultures and developing customer service culture that focuses on creating a pleasant experience for our guests. Their main focus is to help their guests spend a good time, enjoy their stress-free vacations, and return back to their countries with happy memories, by offering daily diving, diving courses, liveaboards and snorkeling in the entire area of south red sea, starting from Sharm El Sheikh (wrecks only), to Hurghada, Suma Bay, Sahl Hashish, Quseir, Safaga, Marsa Alam and Hamata.
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