We recommend that you book a dive day trip package, and then, if required, to match your budget from our listed recommendations.
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**Special group offer:
Pay for 9 divers, 10th person goes free of charge.
How your day out unfolds:
From Hurghada you can go diving at the local Red Sea sites, as well as Giftun Island, the Thistlegorm, Salem Express and Abu Nuhas wrecks. The dive site schedule is arranged locally on a day to day basis, depending on where the guests wish to dive, availability, weather conditions and guests' experience.
A standard dive day begins at between 7-8:00 am (depending on the location of your hotel) and ends around 3:30-4:30 pm. Courtesy return transfers are provided for all hotels in the El Gouna area which are beyond walking distance to the dive centre. You are advised to wait outside your hotel for pick-up and driven to the relevant jetty. Boat journey times range from 45 minutes to 1½ hours. Special trips can have longer journey times. Please bring your C card, medical form and logbook (proof of 1 logged dive within the last 6 months).
The daytrip dive boats available in Hurghada vary in size, generally ranging between 17-28 metres. These are all hard boats and typically they are staffed by 4 boat crew and 2 divemasters, cruise at 10 knots, and have a saloon, toilets, kitchen, sunbathing area, shaded area, dive deck, ladders, rinse tanks and shower. The capacity varies between 18-30 divers, taking into consideration comfort levels and license numbers. All the boats carry a 40l emergency oxygen tank, MFA kit, evacuation procedures, life jackets, ship-to-shore radio and mobile phone contact.
Our Hurghada scuba diving trips run throughout the whole year and depart daily to Abu Nuhas, Sha'ab El Erg, Umm Gamar, Carless Reef, Sha'ab Iris, Fanadir, Sha'ab Pinkie, Sexy Reef, Hamada, Banana Reef, Small Giftun, Abu Ramada, Gota Abu Ramada, El Aruk Gigi, Abu Hashish, Ras Disha, Halg Disha and many more (approx 40 sites). Wreck dives to Thistlegorm and Salem Express may be arranged on arrival for an additional supplemental charge. For more information on all these, visit: Hurghada dive sites.
Daytrip prices normally include:
El Gouna hotel to dive boat return transfers, dives, weights and weight-belts, tanks, professionally qualified divemaster, and taxes.
Prices exclude (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Full set of rental scuba equipment US$ 28 (plus 10% sales tax), environmental fees US$ 1 - all per person per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Surcharge for transfers from Hurghada hotels (US$ 6) to be paid in advance, dive computer US$ 11 (plus 10% sales tax), dive insurance, national park fees (Giftun Island) of US$ 6, lunch and soft drinks US$ 5 (payable in local currency) - all per person per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
3rd dives each day, nitrox, extra large tanks, night dives and private guides can all be arranged on arrival at extra charge. Prices available on request.
Non-divers and snorkellers from US$ 28 per day.
Day trip safety:
The re-compression chamber in Hurghada is adjacent to the dive centre. We recommend scuba divers have their own dive insurance policy - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation. For non-diving accidents, there is a hospital in Hurghada 5 km from the scuba centre.
If you have time, we strongly recommend that you consider some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt which can add a whole new dimension to your holiday. Cairo museums' royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the Nile staying in a luxury cabin, The Valley of the Kings. All of these can be seen in standard or custome-made packages starting at 6 nights duration. Other activities include 4x4 safaris and camel tours.