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Diving in Sharm El Sheikh is a guaranteed good time for anyone who loves to dive. With dives to suit people of all different skill levels and specialist interests, you can find amazing night dives, exciting cave dives, unique wrecks and incredible reefs, and all in crystal clear, calm waters.

Here we take a look at five sites you definitely won't want to miss when you go diving in Sharm El Sheikh:

Wreck Diving in Sharm El Sheik

The Giannis D

If you like modern wrecks, the Giannis D will be one of the big highlights on your dive calendar when diving in Sharm El Sheikh. She was a Greek freighter, which went down in the early eighties, having hit a reef.

The sinking of the Giannis D was somewhat unusual, as the vessel broke into two large sections and gradually sank over the course of a couple of weeks. This means that the freighter is in two largely intact segments which are great to explore, and have become home to all kinds of sea life over the past thirty years.

Explore the Giannis D
Photo Credit: asbjorn.hansen

The Yolanda

The wreck of the Yolanda is a quirky and interesting site, and hugely popular with visitors diving in Sharm El Sheikh. What makes it so special isn't just that it is a good quality wreck with lots of interesting vantage points, but also its unusual cargo.

The Yolanda was carrying toilets and other bathroom parts when she sank, and the majority of her cargo is spread around the area of the wreck. These mundane items have been absorbed into the natural environment in the period since the wreck and have now become beautiful structures that give the whole area a strange, otherworldly feel, well worth checking out!

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Abu Nuhas

Known to many as a ship's graveyard because of the number of wrecks spread around the region, Abu Nuhas is a good place to explore if wreck diving is your passion. This is also a good place to check out if you are a more experienced diver, as accessing some of the many interesting wreckage can be a lot more challenging here than in other Sharm El Sheikh famous wreck sites.

Night Diving in Sharm El Sheikh: The Gardens

Night diving can be a thrilling experience, and anyone who has tried it will tell you that everything feels different underwater at night. Whether you want to try it for the first time or are a seasoned night diver, one of the best places to go diving in Sharm El Sheikh after dark is The Gardens.

This area, which you will find north of Naama Bay, is home to flashlight fish which look beautiful in the dark waters, as well as spotted rays and octopi

Octopi come out at night
Photo Credit: prilfish

Reef Diving in Sharm El Sheikh: Temple

The dive site known as Temple is an absolutely incredible example of a reef in the extending pillar form, and this makes for a stunning and colourful dive where you'll see an abundance of vibrant fish, and even stand a good chance of seeing rarer creatures, including the odd octopus. For nature lovers, this is one dive that should not be missed when diving in Sharm El Sheikh, and if you like underwater photography Temple offers some fantastic chances to take some genuinely unique pictures.

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Rutger Thole is an avid scuba diver and loves to travel, dive and write about scuba diving. Based in Amsterdam he runs and at least twice a year he plans a dive trip of the beaten track.

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