Tourism in Egypt has been in rapid decline since and this hit the diving industry both there and in the U.K. quite hard which is a great shame. The Red Sea is a fantastic diving holiday option, particularly during the winter months: short haul flights, cheap fares, and diving gear goes free and great diving on the other side – luxury yacht accommodation and fabulous marine life, 3 dives a day for a week. We can’t wait to go again!
We landed in Sharm el Sheikh on the day that the Russian plane tragically went down on Halloween 2015. Our trip was not really affected other than having an additional couple of days in 5-star accommodation at the end, waiting our turn to fly home. This was paid for by the insurance and organized by http://www.scubatravel.co.uk/ who we traveled with so we ended up enjoying unexpected holiday extension on shore after a week of living on board and diving in the beautiful Red Sea.
Famous Wreck https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Thistlegorm
In the meantime here are a few photos from November 2015: