Explore Marsa Alam like never before
Marsa Alam, a town located on the western shore of the Red Sea is known as a world-class scuba diving and kitesurfing destination. Marsa Alam transformed from being a small fishing village to a famous sea resort. Unlike more commercial cities like Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, the beauty of Marsa Alam is still untouched by the harmful effects of modernization.
Diving is one of the best activities to explore underwater life in the most magical way possible and the Red Sea is the best place for it. Combining the best of the north and south, Marsa Alam offers a diving experience that suits every kind of diver.
The world's finest all-around dive destinations include the famous Brothers Islands, Elphinstone and Daedulus, to the unique wreck of the Salem Express and seagrass beds of Egypt's central Red Sea. All of these you can see from the adventurous liveaboard voyage.
Shore diving in Marsa Alam is worth exploring, as it provides a great option for beginner divers with several large coral reefs located a little further. These include the Brothers Island, Elphinstone, and Daedalus. Brother Islands are only accessible by the liveaboard and are known as the most renowned sites for experienced divers featuring sharks, rays, and wrecks. Situated offshore, Daedalus is a truly astonishing marine park densely covered in soft corals and sea fans.
The weather and season
The central Red Sea climate offers mild winter from November to April and summer from May to October. Marsa Alam tends to experience wind that is weakest during the full moon. The water temperatures sit at around 28°C in the summer but fall as low as 22°C in winter. The best highly recommended months are April, May, June & September, and October, as the weather is warm feeling like a European summer, but just dry.
Things to do in Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam features other interesting activities to do besides excellent scuba diving:
- Visit the Port of El Quseir and an ancient Gold Mine
- Enjoy a day trip excursion to the Emeral mines
- Visit the Magnificent Karnak Temple
- Enjoy a day tour in the Desert and visit the Wadi Gimal National Park
Where to stay
Marsa Alam is the greatest to be discovered by the liveaboard when it comes to diving. The city provides an ideal base for divers keen to explore some of the most magical coral reefs and local sites.