Daytrips are available from Port Ghalib all year around as follows:
Two days: 4 dives EUR 120 per diver
Three days: 6 dives EUR 180 per diver
Five days: 10 dives EUR 250 per diver
Shore dives EUR 22 each
Snorkellers EUR 30 per day
Dive sites include Torombi, Torfet Ali, Marsa Mubarak, Marsa Shouna, Marsa Morena and many more. More distant sites such as Elphinstone, Dolphin House, Abu Dahab and the Hamada Wreck may be arranged on arrival for an additional supplemental charge.
Daytrip prices normally include: Port Ghalib hotel to dive boat return transfers, port fees, dives, weights and weight-belts, tanks, professionally qualified divemaster, and taxes.
Prices exclude (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Full set of rental scuba equipment (including the use of a dive computer) EUR 25 per day, environmental tax EUR 3 per person per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Lunch and soft drinks EUR 7.50, nitrox, dive insurance EUR 5 - all per person per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
3rd dives each day, extra large tanks, night dives and private guides can all be arranged on arrival at extra charge. Prices available on request.
The day starts with an arranged pick up from your hotel between 7:00 and 7:50 am (depending on the location of your hotel) and transfer to the jetty. The boat departs around 8:30 am and hot drinks and fresh fruit are served while cruising to the first dive site of the day. After the dive equipment has been set up, it is time for the dive (around 10 am) which usually lasts 45 minutes to one hour.
Lunch and drinks are served during the surface interval. At around noon the divers gear up again as it’s time for the second dive of the day. A third dive can be purchased once on board as well. Afterwards the boat starts to cruise back and arrives at the marina at around 4-5 pm, depending on the dive sites visited.
It is a combination of factors: the boats carry a maximum of 24 divers (based on comfort and license numbers), with 4 experienced boat crew and 2 divemasters/instructors on board each boat. The crew and captain has been professionally trained and worked on the boats for several years now. Emperor Divers' friendly and efficient service ensures that the trips run smoothly. They are a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. The boats also feature a toilet and a shower, saloon, shaded area and sunbathing area. Emergency oxygen, first aid kit, life jackets, GPS and radio are also part of the on board equipment. Rental equipment is in great condition and serviced annually, as are the tanks.
The Red Sea is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the underwater world. There are more than 1,000 species of fish here and 20% are only found in the Red Sea. Deep drop-offs and steep banks, coral ridges and bommies, one of the most famous wrecks in the world, drift dives, manta ray and sunfish encounters are all part of the diving tapestry. With its colourful and diverse marine life, there is enough here to keep you coming back for more.
The Marsa Alam region is famous for its shark encounters, especially silky and oceanic whitetip sharks. Green turtles and dugongs graze in the seagrass meadows. Also very commonly spotted are guitar sharks and large whiptail rays. Macro lovers will delight in hairy pygmy pipehorses, robust ghost pipefish and even thorny seahorses.
You might enjoy viewing our video library which shows some of the marine life you might encounter when diving in the Red Sea.
If you have a non-diving partner who would like to get a taste of the Red Sea and its underwater world than we can also organise introductory dives at EUR 75 per person.
A perfect add-on to your Red Sea diving trip is to visit some of the sites of historical significance to one of the oldest and most fascinating civilizations of the world. In a week you can see the best of Cairo, including the national museum, pyramids and sphinx followed by a Nile cruise involving many locations including the Valley of the Kings. Add a week of Egyptian culture to your diving holiday for the trip of a lifetime.