We have just got back from an excellent trip to Sharm el Sheikh that had us diving some of the most well known and beautiful reefs in the world, and we were amazed to find that we rarely saw other divers underwater. We shore dived the house reef in front of the Hyatt Regency (also know as Middle Reef), boat dived the incredible sites of Ras Mohammed and the Strait of Tiran, took in some of the more local dive sites and also went on a day trip to Dahab, which for us was a real trip down memory lane!
It is a great time to book a trip to Sharm. New direct flights from the UK are being announced all the time with TUI, Egypt Air and Easyjet all offering well priced flights that will get you there in around 5 hours from a variety of airports. Whilst many of our readers have never stopped going to Sharm – because the superb diving and friendly faces make it worth going to however hard the journey – the routes have meant some long stopovers and tiring journeys. Happily these are now a thing of the past.
The reefs, even in the winter, are full of life and vibrant in colour. The sea was calm and clear on our trip, although at this time of year the water temperature is a cool 21 degrees and you need a 5mm wetsuit.
For the first time ever we experienced rain in Sharm, but it was a quick storm that blew over in an hour or so and it soon returned to business as usual with bright sunshine warming us after the dives. On our final day, we were thrilled to get the chance to see four Risso’s Dolphins, relaxing on the surface on our boat ride back to the jetty.
We met old friends and made plenty of new ones too. We cannot wait to return in the summer! Our flight times allowed us six days of diving in a single week trip, with a fantastic bonus day of diving due to an evening flight with TUI back to Manchester. You can read more about this soon in the next – Spring 2020 – issue of Dive Travel Adventures and in upcoming blogs here on Scubaverse.com.