Hurghada Giftun Island: This marine reserve with a modest entry fee has a host of dive sites characterized by steep drop offs, fabulous coral reefs and the possibility of encounters with barracuda, tuna and even bigger pelagic species. That's if you can tear your eyes away from the Oregonians and marine life that populate the caverns and ledges.
The frequently strong currents often dictate drift dives. The protection coming with marine reserve status really pays off here with abundant marine life and great diving.
Snorkel the coral reefs surrounding the Giftun Islands on a full-day boat tour from Hurghada, and enjoy a day of sun and swimming in a protected marine reserve. Watch for fish and dolphins as you make the crossing from Hurghada to Giftun, then slip into the water, or just relax on deck with a fishing rod. This 7-hour Giftun Islands tour includes round-trip boat transport, a buffet lunch, bottled water, and snorkeling equipment, for a worry-free day of exploring the Red Sea's marine life.