Avoid Rogue Operators - Dive only with legal diving operators on your next trip to Egypt’s Red Sea. All CDWS member dive operators have met ISO standards EN 14467 / ISO 24803 for diving to ensure your diving safety. Look out for the CDWS logo for the symbol of quality and safety.
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Previously part of Israel, Taba is located at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.
One of Taba's main attractions, Pharaoh’s Island, is simply amazing. A small island, surrounded by the clear, blue and turquoise waters of the Red Sea, it was once a Phoenician port, later occupied by Crusaders and then taken under control by Sultan Salah El Din. The castle remains intact. The reef around the island is popular with both snorkellers and divers.
Although the diving isn't as dramatic as Sharm el Sheikh’s walls or Marsa Alam’s offshore reefs, the coast here offer some very rare marine life and its still relatively uncrowded. Typical to the area, for example, is a rare species of frogfish, and many species of seahorses, hardly found anywhere else in the Red Sea, making a diving holiday in Taba a unique one.