Marsa Alam is situated near the Tropic of Cancer where the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea, and it has the appearance of a tropical paradise with its palm trees, mangroves and sea coasts fringed with barrier coral reefs. It has already gained a strong reputation amongst scuba divers due to its numerous and unspoilt diving sites both along the coast and offshore. Sightings of spinner dolphins, dugongs and hammerhead sharks are a frequent occurrence for those who venture into its waters.
Marsa Alam is a port and resort located on the Red Sea in the southeast of Egypt. It is 700 kilometers away from Cairo and 280 kilometers away from Hurghada
This popular resort is located 135 km south of Al-Qusseir and 270 km south of Hurghada and is connected to Edfu by a 289 Km long desert road. Due to the proximity of Luxor and the shrine of Abu AI-Hassan AI-Shazli and its wonderful beaches, it has become a big tourist center.
The “Shaab Samadai” or Dolphin House is the most interesting diving spot in Marsa Alam.
Places to visit
Special Trips from Marsa Alam for diving :
Marsa Abu Dabab , Elphinstone
A world famous offshore reef, Elphinstone is the jewel in our crown.
Our furthest north site and one for good weather only, Torombi always gives a wilderness feel. Immaculate corals underwater, an undeveloped coastline view – and often you’ll be the only boat there! Sites include:
Torombi Pinnacles , Marsa Torombi , Torombi Garden
Only 10 minutes north of Port Ghalib, the 5 sites of Torfet Ali all have deep, blue water and sections of steep drop-offs. While advanced divers will enjoy drifting along at depth, those who want to stay shallow will find sand shelves and reef tongues to explore. Whatever depth you are, keep an eye out in the blue. Sites include:
Torfet Abu Shash – Pipeline – Villa (Kharafi) – Halg Nigma – Shaab Ghalib .
Our nearest and largest bay which provides a huge range of dive sites suitable for all levels of diver and snorkeller. Sites include:
Panorama -.Shaab Abu Ziyad – Madrassah –
El Aruk Goa – Seagrass Farsha Sahab – Habili Gudda – Shaab Abu Mahmoud .
Salmaan’s throat – a cut in the reef that doesn’t reach the shore – is a site that is relatively undived. 2 very different dive sites are available here, between them a lagoon that often welcomes pods of Spinner Dolphins. Sites include:
Maksour , Hadana .
Marsa Shouna (Shouni Kebir)
A favourite spot of liveaboards and daily boats alike, Shouna is one of those areas where you can have magic encounters. Sites include:
Ras Shouna , Aquarium , Shouna Seagrass , Sha’ab Sireer , Sha’ab Abu Khaled , Ras El Torfa , Etnin Galawa , Abu Siyal , Kora Kebir .