We are glad to confirm that if divers are flying directly to Sharm El Sheikh or Taba (= no stopover on other Egyptian airports) they will not need to buy a VISA for stays up to 15 days. Citizens of most nationalities can now enter and move within the Gulf of Aqaba area without Visa, for a maximum time of 15 days.
The area includes the resorts of Taba, Dahab and Sharm El Sheikh.
Please note: If the stay is longer than 15 days and/or divers wish to visit other areas of Egypt they must hold a full Egyptian visa.
Please also note that is you are diving the Gulf of Suez where popular wrecks of Dunraven and Thistlegorm lie you will STILL need to get a visa.
For more and up to date information visit the Egyptian Consulate in London HERE