Hurghada’s Destination

Hurghada is divided into three parts - Downtown (El Dahar) is the old part; Sekalla is the city center, and El Memsha (Village road) is the modern part. Sakkala is the relatively modest hotel quarter. Dahar is where the town’s largest bazaar, the post office and the long-distance bus station are situated.

Hurghada was founded in the early 20th century, and since the 1980s has been continuously developed becoming the largest and leading seaside resort on the Red Sea. Holiday sport facilities range from sail boarding, yachting, snorkelling and above all scuba diving.

Hurghada stretches for about 22 miles (36 km) along the seashore. This vast holiday resort is a destination for Egyptian tourists from Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe, particularly Serbians, Italians, Russians, Poles, Czechs and Germans.

Initially a small fishing village, today Hurghada counts 248,000 inhabitants and is divided into three parts: Downtown (El Dahar) the old town; Sekalla the city centre, and El Memsha (Village road) the new town. Sakkala is the relatively modest hotel quarter. Dahar houses the town’s largest bazaar. Furthermore, the recent renovation of the Hurghada’s new marina has launched this town into the 21st century and has given it a real cosmopolitan feel.

With arguably some of the best diving and tourist sites in the World and a rich cultural history (Egyptian Pyramids in Cairo for example), Egypt is the perfect holiday destination for both divers and non-divers alike.

Beneath the crystal blue waters of the Red Sea lies a rich and diverse ecosystem, just waiting to be discovered. Located between the continents of Africa and Asia, these warm tropical waters are home to more than 200 species of corals and 1000 species of fish. This rich diversity is mainly due to the large expansion of coral reef that extends along Egypt’s coastline.

Famous for its superb diving opportunities, Hurghada is a unique marine paradise and is the perfect location from which to visit the most popular dive sites in the Red Sea. Hosting some of the most spectacular diving in the world, Hurghada is well positioned to facilitate all divers to experience an array of marine life.

With miles of beautiful coral reef, numerous wrecks and a vast array of aquatic life from brightly coloured starfish and minuscule Nudibranchs (sea slugs) to tropical fish, varying from graceful butterfly and angel fish, to large predators like Oceanic white tips and hammerheads (approximately 44 species of shark);

Exploring this fantastic marine paradise is a must for all oceanic lovers. Being home for a multitude of marine life, the Red Sea offers additional treasures like playing home to turtles and dolphins, mantas and moray eels, napoleons, tuna and even giant whale sharks.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced scuba diver your Oceans Divers Red Sea experience will be one that you will never forget!



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