Nuweiba's Scuba Diving

Nuweiba is a well-known resort located in Egypt, on the east coast of the Sinai Peninsula. It is situated along the Gulf of Aqaba which runs into the Red Sea. There are a lot of sand beaches in the city which stretch out to a distance of 30 km. The Ras Mohammed National Park is very popular among divers owing to its numerous and beautiful coral reefs along with the rich life under water. In addition to that, divers from all over the world are drawn to the park by the crystal-clear warm water, complex labyrinths, diverse stony and soft corals, moderate currents, underwater caves and thousands of various fish species. It is possible to dive from the shore, but in the deep, you can come across guitar sharks, stingrays and sea turtles.

Getting There

In order to get to Nuweiba, you need to fly to the city of Sharm El Sheikh. You can then buy a bus ticket to the resort from there or rent a car.

Forecast

The climatic condition in Nuweiba is tropical and desert. It features warm winters and very hot summers. In summer, the temperature goes up to 32°C to 36°C above zero. The air cools in winter to about 24°C to 27°C above the zero level. Between the months of June and August, the temperature of the water warms up to +30°C, and goes down to +22°C in February. The highest amount of precipitation is in the months of October and November. The season between May and September is the best time for diving in Nuweiba.

Dive Spots near Nuweiba

Outside Hilton is an excellent diving site that is located not very far from the shore. It is an amazingly beautiful coral reef that begins at a depth of 4 m and runs to a depth of 27 m. Big-eyed tunas, marine angelfish, and caranxes swim amidst the gorgeous coral.
Ras El Shetan is another interesting place for diving. This is a coral garden that serves as a home to numerous fish species as well as vibrant lemon gobies and Blue-green chromis.

Iconic Sea Life in Egypt

The warm waters of the Red Sea attract a variety of underwater creatures, including unique inhabitants — dugongs which are on the IUCN Red List. It harbors more than 1,200 species of marine inhabitants, old picturesque corals, which are about 2 billion years old. The Red Sea is a home for bright tropical fish, marine turtles, dolphins, octopuses, giant oceanic manta rays, gray reef sharks and whale sharks. Among natural and artificial reefs, coral gardens and sunken ships you can see shoals of tuna fish, barracudas, butterflyfish, humphead wrasses and moray eels. Some of them are dangerous: moon jellyfish, reef stonefish, whiptail stingray and pterois.