The dive sites in Nuweiba and the Gulf of Aqaba are different to those of Sharm el Sheikh and South Sinai. While in the South, walls and currents animate the divers to drift dive from boats, in the Nuweiba area, we tend to dive from the shore.
As Nuweiba is still a relaxed and small town, we often find ourselves the only divers at a dive site, making for a truly peaceful and undisturbed dive over pristine corals.
Nuweiba is home to a huge variety of fish together with both soft and hard corals. You may not find pelagic fish such as Sharks or Manta Rays here very often, however it is quite usual to see large Barracuda, Jackfish and Snappers hunting, Turtles grazing and Moray Eels swimming between the pinnacles.
Nuweiba is especially popular with macro photographers, who choose Nuweiba as the best area to get exciting and varied pictures.
The reefs here in Nuweiba, have a large variety of soft and hard corals, offering a home to a number of different shrimps, crabs, nudibranches and in particular acts as a nursery for young fish. The sandy plateaus and areas of Sea Grass are home to both Sea Horses and Sea Moths.
Our dive sites usually begin from the beach on a sandy slope and progress onto coral gardens, reef walls or barrier reefs.
Many dives feature stunning drop-offs, ravines, chimneys and canyons.
In addition, you might also find the Black Spotted Stingray, usually not found in the southern Red Sea.
Twenty five years ago, Egypt’s diving industry wasn’t yet developed and divers had a long journey via Israel to finally get to Ras Mumlah.
However, over the years it became an insider tip amongst divers worldwide and a couple of hundred came to dive in this untouched and beautiful underwater paradise.
Today, Ras Mumlah is part of the Ras Abu Galum National Protectorate, and when it became part of the National Park, camping was restricted. African Divers Nuweiba is proud to now be able to offer this stunning excursion again – exclusively for our customers.
According to Wikipedia,
Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater. Scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas, usually compressed air, allowing them greater independence and freedom of movement than surface-supplied divers, and longer underwater endurance than breath-hold divers.
Open circuit scuba systems discharge the breathing gas into the environment as it is exhaled, and consist of one or more diving cylinders containing breathing gas at high pressure which is supplied to the diver through a regulator. They may include additional cylinders for range extension, decompression gas or emergency breathing gas.
If you need equipment, African Divers Nuweiba can help you select quality equipment that fits properly and works within your budget. Most scuba equipment is very durable, so you won’t have to replace it often.
We offer internship programs to allow divers of all levels to work towards undertaking our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). These internship programs give you the opportunity to work alongside our international and highly experienced IDC Team while you undertake the course.
During all training dives, each student diver, certified assistant and instructor must have:
Most aquatic animals are passive or timid. A few do bite or sting, but you can avoid these by not touching them. Divers aren’t natural prey for sharks and therefore shark attacks are rare. Many scuba divers actually seek out shark encounters.
No, but there are potential hazards, which is why you need proper training and certification.
Any medical condition which affects your respiratory or cardiovascular systems, or which may render you suddenly and unexpectedly unable to respond quickly or at all, might mean you cannot dive. Common contraindications are asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and heart disease. If you have any of these or other illnesses, which might cause similar problems, consult a doctor before diving.It is not recommended for people with the following conditions to scuba dive:
Other reasons a diving student may be asked to see a doctor include (but are not limited to):
Your ears hurt because of the water pressure on your eardrum. In your scuba course, you’ll learn simple techniques to equalise your ears to the surrounding pressure, much like you do when you land in an airplane.
No. Wearing soft contact lenses shouldn’t be a problem while you dive. However, if you wear hard contacts, you’ll want to dive with gas permeable lenses. See your eye doctor for more information. Another option is to have prescription lenses put into your mask.