Dive Sites In Hurghada : Island Hideaways

Dive Sites In Hurghada : Island Hideaways

The islands and reefs around Hurghada provide an opportunity to enjoy brisk drifts and easy bimbles in close proximity. Here’s two Red Sea classic dive sites in Hurghada…

Small Giftun Drift

Looking across the sea from Hurghada, the view is dominated by the Giftun Islands. Small Giftun Island is, naturally, the smaller of the two and is host to this wonderful drift along the southeastern wall. It is usually called Small Giftun Drift, but is sometimes referred to as Police Station due to the small police outpost set in this corner of the island which conveniently marks the entry point for the drift – not that there are a lot of criminals to chase on this otherwise uninhabited island!

Ben El Gebel

For an afternoon dive in this area, I favour Ben El Gebel with the best full face snorkeling mask. It’s Arabic for ‘between the mountains’, which is an apt name, for its location is in a channel between the two islands. This is a gentle dive in a beautiful coral garden, yet it has the potential to surprise even the most experienced Red Sea diver.

Read more about both of these amazing Dive Sites in Hurghada on the Dive Magazine website


About the author: Thomas Yates

After finishing his Business Management degree Tom was looking to join a progressive company where he had the opportunity to have his own ideas listened to and implemented. It was a case of being in the right place at the right time as Rivermead Global were looking at taking somebody on and in 2009 Tom joined the company. If you are looking at buying a property in Egypt or Turkey you have come to the right people. Read our Ultimate Guide To Buying Property In Hurghada