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Dive area / region : Nuweiba - See the map Scuba Diving in Nuweiba

Best diving season : April  •  May  •  June  •  July  •  August  •  September  •  October
Recommended number of days to stay : More than 1 week...
Number of dive sites : More than 20 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 26C-… : Shorty or Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 16 - 20 meters
Average dives depth : 15 Meters
Type of currents : Medium level currents
Months when these currents are present : All year long.
General surface conditions : Very variable conditions
Wreck types : Old wooden ship  •  Recent world ships  •  Artificial wrecks  •  Airplane  •  War ships
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Barracuda  •  Corals  •  Cuttlefish  •  Grouper  •  Jacks  •  Lobster  •  Moray Eels  •  Nudibranch  •  Octopus  •  Plants  •  Rays  •  Seahorses  •  Shark - Leopard shark  •  Softcoral  •  Sponge  •  Squid  •  Star fish  •  Tuna  •  Turtles
Presence of caves / caverns : Yes - Open


Nuweiba is about 185 km north of Sharm El Sheikh between the Gulf of Aqaba and the high desert mountains of the Sinai. Nuweiba is a quiet getaway famous for its magnificent beaches and offers easy access to the cultural sites of St Catherine's Monastery and Petra in Jordan, also just 80 km away to the north is the busy seaside resort of Eilat, Israel.

The diving area runs from Devils Head and in the north to Abu Gallum in the south and is mainly accessed from the shore by jeep or even camel due to the lack of jetty facilities or safe anchorages for boats.

From North to South you have over 20 dive sites to visit which will take you over a week if you want to visit them all. You will admire coralised plateau at 50 meters and more for the famous Tech Diving. But if you are less keen to depth at El Mazeriq beautiful hard corals form the hills, which you will swim over and around exploring the valleys at between 20 - 25 metres. At the end of the dive is a spectacular five meter high brain coral, affectionately named Brian's Brain.

And at Bawaki you will be able to see in addition to the usual school of reef fishes, the engine of an old fishing boat. Then if you like wreck the S.S. Thistlegorm Wreck is one of the most popular dive wrecks in the Red Sea, as well as one of the most popular diving excursions for those diving from Nuweiba.



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