Christmas Diving in Sharm el Sheikh: A Festive Underwater Wonderland

Christmas Diving in Sharm el Sheikh: A Festive Underwater Wonderland

Christmas Diving in Sharm el Sheikh: A Festive Underwater Wonderland

While many dream of a white Christmas, others seek a different kind of holiday magic beneath the warm, azure waters of the Red Sea. Sharm el Sheikh, with its world-class dive sites, vibrant marine life, and inviting climate, transforms into a unique underwater wonderland during the holiday season. 

Circle Divers is open for diving every day over the Christmas holidays except for New Year’s Day at both our locations Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab. Dive sites are normally less crowded over the festive period and it makes for some excellent diving.

The Gift of Warm Waters and Clear Skies

As December unfolds, Sharm el Sheikh experiences mild temperatures and calm seas, making it an ideal destination for those who prefer a sun-kissed Christmas. The average water temperature hovers around 22 to 24 degrees Celsius (72 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit), providing comfortable conditions for divers to explore the underwater treasures.

The clear skies and gentle breezes enhance the holiday atmosphere, creating a picturesque backdrop for both underwater adventures and festive celebrations on land. Whether you're an experienced diver or a novice seeking a unique holiday experience, Sharm el Sheikh welcomes you with open arms.

Diving Amidst Festive Coral Gardens

The coral reefs around Sharm el Sheikh come alive during the Christmas season with vibrant colors and a festive atmosphere of their own. The reefs, adorned with reds, greens, and blues, mimic the traditional holiday palette. Diving into this underwater Christmas wonderland allows you to witness the mesmerizing dance of reef fish and the graceful movements of sea turtles against the backdrop of thriving coral formations.

Popular dive sites like Ras Mohammed and Tiran Islands take on a magical quality during the holiday season. Schools of colorful fish, including angelfish and butterflyfish, seem to join in the festive spirit, creating a spectacle that rivals any holiday light display. The nutrient-rich waters of the Red Sea ensure that the coral gardens are flourishing, providing a stunning setting for your Christmas dives.

Encounters with Underwater Santa

In Sharm el Sheikh, Christmas surprises extend beneath the surface. Many dive centers including Circle Divers get into the holiday spirit by organizing special dives featuring underwater Santas. Divers, donning Santa Claus costumes and equipped with dive gear, delight in spreading Christmas cheer to their fellow underwater enthusiasts.

Imagine encountering Santa Claus surrounded by a backdrop of coral and curious marine life. These festive dives add a touch of whimsy to your underwater explorations, creating lasting memories and a unique twist to the traditional Christmas celebration.

Dive and Dine: Christmas Feasts with a View

After a day of exploring the underwater wonders, Sharm el Sheikh offers a culinary experience that complements the holiday spirit. The resorts and restaurants in the area organize special Christmas feasts with a view and of course we have the Circle Divers festive BBQs to look forward to every week. Picture yourself enjoying a sumptuous holiday meal under the stars, with the sound of the Red Sea gently lapping at the shore.

The local cuisine, infused with Middle Eastern flavors, adds an exotic touch to your Christmas dining experience. Freshly caught seafood, grilled meats, and a variety of mezze dishes provide a feast for the senses. The combination of delectable food, warm hospitality, and the backdrop of the Red Sea creates a memorable Christmas celebration that seamlessly blends tradition with the unique charm of Sharm el Sheikh.

Diving Excursions to Iconic Sites

Christmas is an excellent time to explore some of Sharm el Sheikh's most iconic dive sites. The SS Thistlegorm, with its historical artifacts frozen in time, takes on a special significance during the holiday season. Diving this World War II wreck feels like unwrapping a gift from the past, as you navigate through the remnants of a bygone era beneath the sea.

Ras Mohammed National Park, with its diverse marine life and stunning coral formations, beckons divers seeking a more immersive experience. The underwater landscapes, teeming with life, serve as a reminder of the beauty and abundance that the Red Sea has to offer.

Tips for a Memorable Christmas Diving Experience

  • Book Early: Christmas is a popular time for travel, so it's advisable to book your diving excursions and accommodations well in advance to secure your spot.

  • Pack Festive Gear: Consider bringing some festive flair to your diving attire. Santa hats, holiday-themed rash guards, or even a Christmas-themed dive log can add a touch of whimsy to your underwater adventures.

  • Embrace the Local Culture: Take the opportunity to explore the local culture and traditions. Engage with the friendly locals, sample traditional dishes, and perhaps even learn a few holiday greetings in Arabic.

Capture the Moments: Don't forget to bring an underwater camera to capture the magic of your Christmas dives. The vibrant marine life, colorful coral, and festive underwater Santa encounters are moments you'll want to cherish and share.

Christmas diving in Sharm el Sheikh offers a one-of-a-kind celebration that combines the joy of the holiday season with the thrill of underwater exploration.
Whether you're reveling in the beauty of coral gardens, encountering underwater Santas, or savoring a Christmas feast with a view, the Red Sea provides a magical backdrop for your holiday.

      y festivities. So, trade snowflakes for coral formations and join us at Circle Divers for a Red Sea Christmas that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.