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:
Our Sharm El Sheikh scuba diving options run throughout the whole year and you can go diving at the local Sinai Peninsula dive sites, as well as Ras Mohammed, the Straits of Tiran, Thistlegorm and Dunraven wrecks, and Dahab. The 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 trip day begins at approximately 8:00 am and ends around 4:30-5:00 pm. Courtesy return transfers are provided for all hotels in the Sharm area which are beyond walking distance to the dive centre. You are advised to wait outside your hotel for pick-up at around 7:30-7:45 am and driven to the relevant jetty (5-20 minutes). Boat journey times range from 20 minutes to 1½ hours. Please bring your C card, passport (for boat permissions in Sharm El Sheikh) and logbook (proof of 1 logged dive within the last 6 months).
The daytrip boats that we offer in Sharm El Sheikh vary in size, generally ranging between 17-28 metres. Typically these are all hard hull boats that cruise at 10 knots and carry between 18-30 scuba divers, taking into consideration comfort levels and license numbers. They have a saloon, toilets and shower, sunbathing area, shaded area, dive deck with ladders and rinse tanks, and kitchen. There are normally 4 boat crew and 2 divemasters per boat. All the boats carry a 40 litre emergency oxygen tank, MFA kit, evacuation procedures, ship-to-shore radio and mobile phone contact, and life jackets.
Dive trips depart daily to - Local sites: Ras Ghamila, Ras Nasrani, Ras Bob, White Knight, Sharks Bay, Far Garden, Middle Garden, Near Garden, Sodfa, Tower, Pinky Wall, Amphoras, Turtle Bay, Paradise, Ras Umm Sid, Temple, Ras Katy; Straits of Tiran: Jackson Reef, Kormoran, Laguna Reef, Woodhouse Reef, Thomas Reef, Gordon Reef; Ras Mohammed: Ras Ghazlani, Anemone City, Ras Za'atar, Jackfish Alley, Eel Garden, Shark Observatory, Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef. More distant sites such as Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Dahab and Nuweiba, plus overnight trips to the Straits of Tiran, Thistlegorm and Ras Mohammed, may be arranged on arrival for an additional supplemental charge. For more information, visit: Sinai Peninsula dive sites
Daytrip prices normally include:
Sharm El Sheikh hotel to dive boat return transfers, dives, weights and weight-belts, tanks, professionally qualified divemaster, unlimited unguided shore diving, and taxes.
Prices exclude (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Full set of rental scuba equipment US$ 28 (plus 10% sales tax), national park fees of US$ 6 and recompression chamber fees US$ 1 - both per person per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Dive computer US$ 11 (plus 10% sales tax), scuba insurance, lunch and soft drinks US$ 6 (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 Sharm El Sheikh is only 6 km from the scuba centre. We recommend divers have their own dive insurance policy - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation. For non-diving accidents, there is a hospital in in Sharm El Sheikh, 3 km from the dive centre.
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