צלילה בים האדום


Dahab & Central Sinai
The Bedouin village Dahab and the hotel resorts that surround it are located 160km
south of the Taba Border Crossing. Dahab's wadi is where the powerful wadis of Za'ara,
Netzev and Hashiv meet. The flood waters that rush from the wadis created a stunning
lagoon that serves as a safe mooring point and a superb place to swim and surf.

North of this point, 10 km along the Red Sea coastline, there are many amazing diving
sites surrounded by magnificent cliffs. Massive walls of coral reefs characterize these
beautiful dive sites.

Travelling further south towards the Bedouin village 'Asala' the lagoon is characterized
by rich reefs, sandy slopes abundant with corals, niches and caves that create perfect
hiding places for the marine creatures living there. The location's diversity allows prime
conditions for deep morning dives and long, pleasant reef dives during the afternoon.

The tourist facilities and services here are excellent. The hotels are located in close
proximity to the seashore alongside restaurants, camel rides and picturesque bazaars
that together combine in completing the perfect scenery needed to ensure a great
diving holiday. 


The tourist city of Sharm El Sheikh and Naama Bay boasting one of the world's most
beautiful and famous diving locations. The diving sites here are extensive, spreading
from Tiran Island in the east to Ras Muhammad and westward to the Gulf of Suez,
otherwise known as the shipwreck kingdom.

The diving excursions that set sail from Sharm El Sheikh sail to the most colorful,
beautiful and amazing sites in the world with crystal clear waters, rich reefs, walls
and currents. As you sail westwards, the sea becomes shallower and rich in coral
reefs located at the entrance of the Suez Gulf, which are hazardous for many ships
that sail through this channel in order to reach the Mediterranean. The western region
has many fascinating shipwrecks, some were trading ships and some were war ships,
remnants of the Second World War. This is classed as one of the world's most diverse
diving locations, promising you an unforgettable holiday.

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The Red Sea and its northern extensions are relatively far from the equator,
therefore, temperatures differ immensely between summer and winter.

Whilst during July and August, temperatures are high, you must drink lots of
water, cover your head and try to avoid the direct sun. During January through
to March it is cold, and coming out of the water after diving can be chilly.

The water temperature does not change dramatically and is around 25 C degrees
all year round. The most recommended time to travel is between April and December.



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There are two ways to enjoy a diving holiday in Sinai. The first is to take daily
dives and stay in accommodation in Dahab and Sharm El Sheikh, the second is
a diving cruise that offers on board sleeping accommodation.

If you choose the first option, you will enjoy exciting daily dives and beach
accommodation that is great value for money, allowing you to enjoy other
activities in the area. This trip is perfect if you plan to stay in Dahab, where the
diving sites are not far from the shore. Accommodation is in a diver's resort.

Dahab's best fish restaurants and famous bazaars are all within short walking
distance from the shore. Trips to the diving sites are frequent during the day
and also can be done at night.

Sharm El Sheikh offers daily dive boats trips and accommodation at Sharks
Bay resort, an amazing village built on the side of a mountain and overlooking
breathtaking views of the Tiran strait. The rooms are comfortable, air-conditioned
and all meals can be included.

The liveaboard diving trips are all-inclusive and the best way to experience all the
best destinations. The dive boat sails from one location to another, and you can dive
at the best times in the day which are early morning or late afternoon. Divers who
choose liveaboard trips usually enjoy uncrowded dive sites, clean and air conditioned
rooms, tasty food, great sunsets and an amazing holiday experience.

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כללי על היעד

דירוג היעד
מתי בשנה
March to December
אופי הטיול
liveaboard \ Resort
ממוצע מספר צלילות בטיול
טמפרטורת מים
25-28 C
מזג אויר ממוצע
Hot and pleasant
מתאים למשנרקלים
משך נסיעה מומלץ
4-7 days
סיורים יבשתיים במהלך הטיול

אופי הצלילות

צלילות זרם
צלילות קיר
ראות ממוצעת
30 m
דרגת צלילה מינימלית
Open Water
ניסיון צלילה מומלץ
Minimum of 20 dives

מה רואים

שוניות טרופיות
אניות טרופות
מערות וקניונים
להקות דגי ים פתוח
כרישי שונית / חול
כרישי ים פתוח
כרישי לוויתן

Sinai diving sites are famous worldwide for the variety of marine animals and
optimal water conditions. Sites here offer clear water and comfortable diving
conditions at most sites, alongside steep slopes. These conditions contribute to
massive coral development and a rich and healthy ecosystem that is almost unique.
Due to its diverse landscapes it important to divide Sinai into areas and if you are
lucky enough you might even see marine creatures that live here in all the dive sites.
It can be said that Sinai rules determines that the more southern the site, the richer in
life it will be.


East Sinai Sites:
East Sinai and the Gulf of Eilat to the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula are part of
the Great Rift Valley and are characterized by deep slopes and coral walls that fall
vertically to immense great depths (apart from the delta zones of the large wadis).
This area is considered the deepest sea in the world, relative to its width.
Along these coral walls, you can meet almost all the small and large marine animals
that live in the Red Sea.

Dahab is the home to smaller fish and turtles, offering interesting diving topography
with caves and canyons.

Moving further south towards Sharm El Sheikh you will come across schools of
pelagic fish such as Jacks, barracuda, reef sharks etc.
The healthiest reefs are the ones that feed on strong, constant currents that nourish the
coral reefs making them particularly healthy and rich and a real food chain celebration!
Ras Umm Sid, the Straits of Tiran and Ras Muhammad are the top dive sites, and
according to the season and your familiarity with the sites, you can spot hammerhead
sharks and more. Exceptionally rich walls full of soft colorful corals of many colors
and giant fan corals also characterize these sites, which are nourished by a range of
different currents.


Southwest Sinai and Jubal Straits:
Southwest Sinai, the Jubal Straits and the Gulf of Suez are not part of the Great Rift
Valley as like the eastern side.
This area is considered relatively shallow and therefore coral reefs called "Shaab"
develop here at mid sea. The most popular are known as Shaab Mahmoud, Shaab
Ali and Sha'ab Abu Nuhas. These reefs are relatively shallow and therefore show
a marine landscape that differs slightly from that on the eastern side. These reefs
constituted a natural obstacle to for merchant trading ships that sailed in the area
with the opening of the Suez Canal, causing many of them to sail aground and sink
to the bottom of the sea. Every ship has fascinating story. These shipwrecks, that
have lain on the seabed for so many years in such a rich tropical sea, have become
amazing habitats for marine creatures and are an extremely attractive attraction for
any diver. These are dives where you can explore shipwrecks, alongside huge
schools of assorted species of fish including Groupers, Hatchet fish and Glass Catfish.

Here the huge British Navy ships Theistelgorm and Rosalie Muller were sunk by the
Germans during the Second World War. Theistelgorm is more accessible and classed
as one of the most sought-after dive sites in the Red Sea and one of the world's most
attractive shipwrecks.

Coral reefs in these areas are abundant in fish and hard and soft corals, as well as many
turtles, napoleon fish and even reef sharks, and the beautiful spotted Zebra shark.


אתרים הצלילה בסיני מפורסמים בכל העולם בשל הגיוון העצום של בעלי החיים והתנאים המשובחים במים.
אתרי סיני נהנים ממים צלולים מאד ותנאי צלילה נוחים במרבית האתרים לצד מדרונות תלולים מאד.
תנאים שאיפשרו התפתחות מאסיבית של אלמוגים ומערכת אקולוגית עשירה ובריאה כפי שלא ניתן
למצוא כמעט בשום מקום אחר בעולם. חשוב לחלק את סיני לאזורים מאחר וכל אזור מאופיין בנופים
מעט שונים, אם כי בעלי המזל עשויים לפגוש בכל אתר כל בעל חיים מאלו החיים באזור סיני בכללותו.
ניתן לומר כי החוקיות בסיני קובעת כי ככל שהאתר דרומי יותר, סביר שיהיה עשיר יותר.

אתרי מזרח סיני:
מזרח סיני ומפרץ אילת עד קצהו הדרומי של חצי האי סיני הינם חלק מהשבר הסורי האפריקאי ועל כן
נהנים ממדרונות עמוקים וקירות אלמוגים הנופלים אנכית לעומקים גדולים (מלבד אזורי הדלתאות של
הואדיות הגדולים). אזור זה נחשב לים העמוק בעולם יחסית לרוחבו.

לאורך קירות אלמוגים אלו ניתן לפגוש כמעט את כל בעלי החיים הקטנים והגדולים החיים בים האדום.
אזור דהב מגיע יותר דגה קטנה וצבים לצד צלילות בעלות טופוגפיה מעניין הכוללת מערות וקניונים. דרומה
יותר באתרי שארם ניתן לפגוש יותר ויותר להקות דגי הים הפתוח כגון ג'קים, ברקודות, כרישי שונית ועוד.
אזורי הריפים הבריאים ביותר הם אלו הניזונים מזרמים קבועים חזקים המזינים את שוניות האלמוגים בצורה
מהותית וכששוניות האלמוגים בריאות ועשירות במיוחד, כל שרשרת המזון חוגגת. בראשם של אזורים אלו
ניתן למצוא את ראס אום סיד, אתרי מיצרי טיראן וראס מוחמד שם בהתאם לעונה ולהיכרות עם האתר ניתן
לפגוש גם כרישי פטיש ועוד. אתרים אלו הניזונים מזרמים רבים, מאופיינים גם בקירות עשירים במיוחד
באלמוגים רכים בשלל צבעים ואלמוגי מניפה ענקיים ומרשימים במיוחד.

אתרי דרום מערב סיני ומיצרי ג'ובל:
דרום מערב סיני , מיצרי ג'ובל ומפרץ סואץ אינם חלק מהשבר הסורי האפריקאי כפי שמאופיין הצד המזרחי.
זהו אזור הנחשב יחסית רדוד ולכן התפתחו בו שוניות אלמוגים בלב ים הנקראות "שאאב" כגון שאב מחמוד,
שאב עלי ושאב אבו נוחאס. שוניות אלו הן רדודות באופן יחסי ולכן מאופייניות בנוף ימי השונה מעט מהנוף
בצידו המזרחי. שוניות אלו היוו מכשול טבעי לאוניות הסוחר, שהפליגו באזור עם פתיחתה של תעלת סואץ,
וגבו מחיר בצורת אניות שעלו על שרטון ושקעו לקרקעית הים לאורכן. כל אניה וסיפורה המרתקת. אוניות
טרופות אלו, השוכבות על קרקעית הים במשך שנים כה רבות באזור ים טרופי כל כך עשיר, הפכו לבתי
גידול מדהימים ליצורי הים והן מוקד משיכה מרשים ביותר לכל צולל. אלו צלילות בהן ניתן לחוות צלילות
באתרי אניות טרופות לצד להקות דגים גדולות, דקרים רבים ולהקות עצומות של גרזינונים ודגי זכוכית.

באזור זה ניתן גם למצוא את האניות האדירות הטיסטלגורם והרוזלי מולר- אוניות של הצי הבריטי
שהוטבעו על ידי הגרמנים במלחמת העולם השניה. הטיסטלגורם הנגישה יותר היא אחד מאתרי
הצלילה המבוקשים ביותר בים האדום ואחת מאתרי האניות הטרופות האטרקיביות ביותר בעולם.
שוניות האלמוגים באזורים אלו הם עשירים בדגה ואלומים קשים ורכים כמו גם צבים רבים, דגי
נפוליאון ולעיתים כרישי ריף ובראשם הזנבתן המנומר היפה.


Meeting Point- for those who crossing from the Israeli border
On independent trips, if you are crossing the border from Israel, you have to cross at
the appointed time and call our contact person on the Egyptian side of the border at
the entrance hall. Our representative will assist in crossing the border and showing
you to the transport vehicle waiting for you.
On group tours, the meeting point with the rest of the group and with the tour guide is
right before entering the border crossing area.
If you arrive before the group, please do not enter the border crossing area, wait patiently
for the rest of the group.
During the meeting, the tour guide will introduce group members and brief the group
regarding the border crossing and the trip. In order to shorten the time and to cross as
quickly as possible, this briefing will be basic.A comprehensive brief will be given on
the ship in the morning.
Arrive at the scheduled time to meet at the border in order to save delays and reach the
ship at a reasonable hour enough time to sleep.


Border Crossing from Israel
The Taba border crossing is carried out in an orderly manner in order to pass the border
efficiently and quickly and without any issues that can cause problems during the trip
(such as an Egyptian visa that has not been signed).
The dive bags do not need to be carried, there are free trolleys available. The dive bags
will be x-rayed on entering Egypt (and on your return to Israel), so be sure thoroughly
check your bags and ensure:
That you are not carrying weapons or ammunition of any kind.
Do not bring diving knives! Recently knives have been confiscated.
Drugs of any kind.
Alcohol - one bottle per person is allowed.
It is forbidden to bring pornographic magazines into Egypt.
It is absolutely forbidden to transfer natural resources such as oysters, corals, fish, etc.
Fishing equipment may be a problem at the border crossing since most Sinai reefs are
nature reserves.
Please read carefully under the heading "Photographers".
X-raying the bags on both sides may take time and patience is needed, impatience creates
additional delays.


Personal Documents and entry visa
Make sure your passport is valid for at least an additional six months.
Make sure there are no torn pages and that your passport photo is clear and affixed
properly. Trips to Suez and farther south must be accompanied by a valid Egyptian
visa. The most convenient, insured and cheap way is to issue the visa in advance
online. click here for more info. This is also possible at the airport or land border. 
Without a visa, you cannot join the trip. make sure you stamp your visa on arrival
to the country. Please check according to your nationality if you need a visa for north
Sinai as well. for this information please contact the nearest embassy in your country.
Additionally, please check for updates prior to your departure, as this information, as
in the past, may be modified by the Egypitian government without prior notice.
You must bring a diving certificate, valid diving insurance and a diving logbook.


WildDive is insured with all necessary insurances needed for the professional
responsibilities required of a tourism company. We recommend that you purchase
personal travel insurance when traveling abroad. Diving insurance valid for all
days of diving is mandatory. Travel insurance and diving insurance - can be
purchased on this site.


The ship requires signatures on various documents according to Egyptian regulations:
Ship entry form: Personal information only. Release of liability form for cases in which
the diver does not observe required safety rules.
Health declaration form - If there is a problem please inform us in advance. Failure to
dive due to a medical problem that has not been reported is entirely your own responsibility.


Sharem El Shekh can be reached by international flight, or by a domestic flight from another
main international airport in Egypt. When you receive your flight ticket, please ensure that
your name is spelled exactly as in your passport! Whilst checking in, make sure that the label
on your suitcase shows SSH as the final destination of your trip.You must arrive at the airport
at least 3 hours before departure. The number of bags and their weight should comply with
airline restrictions to avoid overweight charges. Weight regulations are strict on domestic
flights and entail a nominal fee for every extra kilo.


Transportation and Arrival to the Ship
coming from Israel- Dive safari tours in Sinai depart from the port located at Shark Bay
in Sharm El Sheikh, located approximately a three-hour drive from the Taba border
crossing. On the way, there is a stop where you can buy coffee and use the toilet. The
journey is in a comfortable and modern, air-conditioned tourist vehicle.
If you arrive by flight to Sharem El Shiek, transfer can be easily arranged.
On arrival you will board the ship, have a short briefing and quick organization before
being allocated rooms, after which you can catch several hours of sleep until morning.
In the morning you will receive a full briefing on conduct and safety rules, the route of
the trip, the diving sites, how to embark and disembark the dive boat, etc. The ship will
set sail in the morning after receiving permission from the port authorities.


Breakfast consists of salads, eggs, cheeses, and pitta bread. Ful, A traditional Egyptian
dish from broad beans, will be also served. Lunch and dinner are hot and varied and
include salads and side servings. Main dishes include chicken, meat, fish and calamari,
and many kinds of legume.
Drinking water, hot drinks and soft drinks are included and accessible throughout the cruise.


Diving and Diving equipment
It is recommended to bring your own equipment with which you are accustomed to using.
Do not forget to bring your snorkel. It is highly recommended to bring your own personal
dive computer and inflatable buoy for easy identification in the water. The first dive is a
check dive. This dive is performed on a nearby site and its objectives are to revise basic
diving exercises, make sure the equipment is in proper working condition under water at
shallow depth, allow the instructors to get acquainted with the divers in the group before
diving in complex sites. Here the group is also divided according to their level of diving.
Most dives are carried out to depths of 20 meters. The maximum depth is 30 meters.
Some dive sites may have significant currents. We use these currents to our advantage
and dive in the direction of them. However, diving in Sinai may surprise even the most
experienced guides and there may be situations in which it is necessary to dive against
the current for a short section. The instructors will do their best to plan the dives optimally
to ensure easy diving and increase the likelihood of seeing marine creatures and fish typical
for each site.


The route advertised on this site is just an example. The great advantage of safari tours is
their flexibility and ability to change route according to weather conditions, group safety,
the attempt to maximize chances of viewing certain fish and marine creatures, decisions
made by the team leaders, etc. Each day we will perform three daily dives. Night dive can
be done almost on any night during the trip except in cases where safety reasons restrict.


There is no need to bring a lot of clothes. You should bring something long to wear in the
evening, if necessary. Towels and bedding are provided by the boats and hotels. We also
recommended to bring a robe to wear after diving. Do not forget a swimsuit!
Egypt is a Muslim country and it is advisable to consider the sensitivities in terms of
clothing, especially in public places, markets and restaurants.


First Aid
All trips are equipped with first aid equipment.
It is advisable to bring a high factor sunscreen.
In extreme cases, evacuations are possible to the hospital in Sharm El Sheikh.
Despite the reputation of medical services in Sinai, the hospital in Sharm, it is
equippedwith a state-of-the-art decompression cabinet and experienced diving
There is no need for special vaccines before traveling to Egypt.
We recommended to keep updated with your Ministry of Health website.


For safety reasons, drinking alcohol between dives is prohibited. However, at the end
of the day you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer. Other alcoholic beverages (whiskey,
liqueurs etc.) are prohibited according to Sharm El Sheikh safety regulations and also
due to the fact that there are early and relatively deep morning dives. It is recommended
to purchase one bottle of alcohol per person at the duty-free shop at the border crossing.


Sinai has limited cellular reception. If you need to stay connected, we recommend
that you purchase a communication package from your home country prior to departure.
Local SIM cards may be purchased at an additional cost. SIM cards with internet access
costs about 20$.


Underwater Photography
Crossing the border with large cameras (DSLR) is not an easy task. We
recommend you use Point and Shot or Go Pro cameras. The boat provides
buckets with fresh water for washing the equipment after dives.You can
bring a laptop to download pictures.


Electrical Supply
The ship has 220V electricity. Devices may be connected to 2 hole sockets,
2 holes (without earth wiring)


Safari tours include almost everything so there is no need to bring large amounts of cash.
The price does not include tips for ship crews.Sometimes the group decides to give tip to
tour guides. We recommend you bring $100- $200. If you are crossing from Israel, it is
recommended to exchange money on the Egyptian side of the border.


Are Sinai dive tours suitable for non-divers?
Most of the reefs in the Red Sea reach sea level, and sometimes the sights seen
whilst snorkeling are as just as beautiful and impressive as those seen whilst diving.
The pleasant weather conditions are perfect for spending long and pleasurable hours
in the water. However, if you are not a diver, you should make sure that this type of
trip suits. Activities and the nature of the trip are suited for divers and it is important
that you feel comfortable with the set itinerary. The trip is suitable for anyone who
loves nature, spectacular views, tasty food and total relaxation.


Should you be an experienced diver to participate in such a trip?
These tours are suitable for divers at all levels of experience. The dives in Sinai are
mostly along the reef and the main skill required is buoyancy control. Since the reefs
rise up to the surface, you can choose the desired depth according to your level of
certification and do not need to perform deep dives in order to enjoy the views here.
If you are a diver with little experience, we recommend that you inform the group
leader and to dive in close proximity to the boat for your first few dives.


Should I dive with Nitrox?
You don't have to use Nitrox. Most modern ships provide air enriched with 32% oxygen.
On an intensive dive tour Nitrox can be used to increase the safety ranges by using your
dive computer on normal air condition mode. Beyond that, there is no dramatic effect on
the total amount of time spent in water that is derived from the amount of air in the tank.
Using Nitrox is your choice. On some of the boats, you can get certifies for using Nitrox.


Do we Disembark the Boat?
Regarding liveaboards, in principle we do not leave the boat. However, sometimes there
is an opportunity to visit a small island or isolated beach on the way.


Do I Need Medical Approval to Dive?
In principle, the requirement for medical approval is international with a medical
statement Accepted by diving organizations. If the answers to all the questions in
your health declaration are negative, then there is no problem. If there are positive
answers, consult your doctor and get approval.
If you are over 45, a medical certificate is required.


Should I Purchase My Own Diving Equipment?
The answer to this question is according to the amount of dives. Naturally, when
planning a scuba diving trip you can decide to purchase full or partial scuba
equipment. We recommend to purchase your own mask and personal dive computer.
We would be happy to be at your service and offer advice on purchasing equipment.


Do I need Booties?
As a rule, you should dive as usual. If you have diving boots with matching fins, then
the answer is yes. It is worth remembering that the sites on these trips are accessed from
the boat, there are no shore access dives and no reefs to cross full of sea urchins, so you
can use fins that does not require diving boots.

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