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Egyptian Visa Requirements to Scuba Dive the Red Sea

by Visa Editorial | September 14th, 2010

When you think of Egypt, you probably think of the pyramids, but did you know that Egypt is also home to one of the top 10 best scuba diving sites in the world? The Red Sea is famous for its crystal-clear visibility and gorgeous coral formations. It also features a wonderfully diverse ecosystem, with over 12,000 species of fish, dolphins, the endangered dugong (think a super-sized manatee) and more. If you’ve always wanted to swim with the dolphins and/or sharks, the Red Sea is a great place to do both!

In addition to natural coral reefs, there are also a number of ship wrecks in the Red Sea that make interesting dive sites. According to one of the local dive shops, the best times to dive are the spring and the fall.

MatadorTV has a gorgeous video up of a Red Sea dive. See why it’s one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world?

To visit Egypt, you’ll need your passport, of course. You also need an Egyptian visa, but you may not have to apply in advance if you’re flying in. Egyptian tourist visas are available upon arrival at the airport for American citizens. However, if you’re entering Egypt by land, you will need to apply before you leave the States. Honestly, even travelers entering by air will appreciate the convenience of having applied for a visa in advance-the last thing you want to do after a long flight is more paperwork!

Here’s what you’ll need to apply for an Egyptian visa:

  • A valid US passport.
  • A passport photo.
  • Plane tickets or a copy of your itinerary
  • A completed Egyptian visa application.

If you’re applying in advance, RushMyTravelVisa can help. We’ll walk you through the visa process, step-by-step, and expedite your paperwork with the appropriate embassy for the fastest possible processing.

Apply for your Egyptian visa today!

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