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Diving in the Red Sea, Egypt

Red Sea diving Anemone Fish

The Red Sea is one of the top diving destinations in the world, where the desert meets the ocean, its truly one of the planet’s most exotic and fascinating natural seascape environments.

The underwater scenery is rich with colourful, coral-covered reefs, famous dive sites such as Ras Mohammed, Elphinstone and the Brothers, as well as historic wrecks, including the Thistlegorm. Here, you’ll have the very real opportunity to see exotic marine life in their own environment including turtles, dolphins and sharks, soft and hard corals and reef fish of every size, shape and colour. Not to mention it’s year round sunshine!

Diving in the Red Sea is really an unforgettable experience.

 

Red Sea Diving Holidays

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned dive traveller, the Red Sea has something to offer everyone.

Check out Red Sea Liveaboard options here, or look below at specific locations.

Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh

learn to dive

Learn to Dive: Red Sea

marsa alam

Marsa Alam

dahab

Dahab

nuweiba

Nuweiba

learn to dive

Hurghada

Safaga & Soma Bay

Safaga & Soma Bay

Roots-Beach

Roots Dive Camp

el quesir, egypt

El Quseir

TRAVEL ADVICE FOR DIVERS IN EGYPT

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Please note if you are travelling to the Sinai Peninsula and obtain a Sinai Pass visa, this will not cover you for any diving to Ras Mohammed, The National Parks, the Thistlegorm Wreck or if you are joining a liveaboard from Sharm. If you want to visit these sites you should obtain a full Egyptian visa on arrival for $25 or £20 payable only in hard currency.

MARINE PARK FEES

There are local fees, some of which are included and some of which are not included in the livaboards total costs, we will inform you of those which are payable locally.

MEDICAL STATEMENTS

All divers will have to fill out a medical statement, which is a questionnaire about your medical history, if you have any queries seek medical advice from your GP before participating in recreational diving

WHAT TO BRING

Equipment. If you are taking a diving course, prices will include full equipment hire ( from Divemaster upwards this is not included). For all other diving packages, prices include tanks and weights only. Equipment can be hired at an extra cost.

Choose your suit according to our temperature guide above. In the summer months just a shorty or 3-5 mm suit is necessary, but in the winter a 5mm or better still a 7mm suit is required.

If you have a surface marker buoy, please take it diving with you, especially if you are boat diving. This is a requirement for all Liveaboard safaris. You will need to take a torch on all dives including daylight dives when diving on a Liveaboard.If you have your own, bring it, or you will have to pay for rental. There are charging facilities on board (220/240 volts, 2 pin continental sockets). You will need to take your own adaptors. On your flight – it is recommended that regulators and computers be kept in hand baggage. Make sure diving knives go in the hold. Pony cylinders can be transported in the hold, but they must be shown to be open and empty.

Certification. Bring your diving certification and up-to-date logbook. If you haven’t dived within the last 6 months you will be required to do a check-dive or refresher course.

Insurance Bring with you proof of insurance that covers diving accidents, as law now requires this. Please call us on 020 8744 0474 for a competitive quote.

Money Please note you will need to take cash in US dollars, Sterling pounds, Euros, or local currency for any purchases on board your Liveaboard (such as crew tips, beer, wine, gifts or Nitrox) all paid for at the end of your safari.

Useful Items A first aid kit is useful, although not essential, as all boats will carry this. But please remember to take any prescriptive medicines with you. There will be a selection of CDs/DVDs on board for your entertainment, but you are welcome to take your own. Towels are provided on board but it is recommended to take you own as well. Sun protection- sunglasses/hat and sunscreen are essential. Take any camera film or batteries you may need.

NEW RED SEA REGULATIONS

There are new diving regulations brought in by the Red Sea Association in 2005. These stricter requirements are to ensure safer diving in the Red Sea for both Liveaboard and daily boat diving.

Prerequisites for diving guests for Marine Park safaris (Brothers, Zabargad, Daedalus, Rocky)

  • Minimum of 30 logged dives
  • Self declaration medical form signed by the diving guest
  • Valid insurance against diving accidents by a reputable company.

Prerequisites for diving guests for NON Marine Park safaris

  • No minimum number of logged dives are mandatory, however, PADI Advance (or equivalent) is preferred plus 20 dives
  • Self declaration medical form signed by the diving guest
  • Valid insurance against diving accidents by a reputable company.

Safety equipment for the safari guest (marine park and NON marine park)

  • Surface marker buoy
  • One torch for each buddy pair (daytime dives)

Other new regulations include guest to guide ratios, safety equipment for guides and boats. For more information please contact us.

 

 

YOUR CRUSADER TRAVEL EXPERT

Bruce has been arranging diving holidays for happy customers since 1968, so if you have any questions or want to have a chat about your ideal getaway, give him a call!

 
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