Powerful gusts make Hurghada a great place for windsurfing and kiteboarding. Several resorts have lagoons and rent out boards (around €55/day) and kites (around €85/day), and some places offer instruction: Happy Surf (t 0122 240 9888, w happy-surf.de) at the Hilton Hurghada Plaza organizes windsurfing classes; Pro Center at Jasmine Village (t 0100 667 2811, w tommy-friedl.de) and Colona Watersports at Magawish Village (t 0100 344 1810, w colonawatersports.com) offer kiteboarding lessons.

With a couple of days’ notice, Prince Safaris (t 012 248 4015, w prince-diving.com), on Dr Sayed Koryem Street, can arrange deep-sea fishing day-trips for around €100 per boat including equipment. An international fishing competition is held off Hurghada’s shores every February.

Most of the hotels and travel agencies can get you tickets for glass-bottomed boat trips (around £E50/hr). Submarine trips are also advertised but are not recommended as there were a couple of serious accidents in early 2012 in which several tourists died.

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