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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sharm el-Sheikh...

Sharm el-Sheikh is a coastal city in Egypt. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 12000 people. The water temperature around Sharm el-Sheikh varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 22°C (71.6°F) in February up to 29.8°C (85.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Sharm el-Sheikh is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Sharm el-Sheikh?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Sharm el-Sheikh is ca:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are close to Sharm el-Sheikh. The closest decent spot is Ziqim Beach, which is almost 255.7km (158.8miles) away from Sharm el-Sheikh. Click here for directions and for more information on Ziqim Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out DromiAshdod, which is ca 268.4km (166.7miles) away from Sharm el-Sheikh. Another good surfspot is DromiAshdod, located roughly 268.4km (166.7miles) from Sharm el-Sheikh.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Sharm el-Sheikh?

There are not many beaches near to Sharm el-Sheikh. The closest decent beach is Sharm el-Sheikh, which is only 0km (0miles) away from Sharm el-Sheikh. Another good beach near Sharm el-Sheikh is Dahab, 42.5km (26.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Sharm el-Sheikh?

The sea temperature around Sharm el-Sheikh is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Sharm el-Sheikh. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 22°C (72°F). During this time, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Sharm el-Sheikh?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (72-81°F) during winter. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Sharm el-Sheikh: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sharm el-Sheikh...

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