Red Sea – Egypt
For the Southern African diver, there is no doubt that the Red Sea offers the best value for money for a world class diving destination. Flights are really easy, direct to Cairo, and then numerous daily connections to Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh and Marsa Alam where all the action takes place. A “liveaboard” safari boat is the preferred way to dive the Red Sea – you stay for up to a week on a large and comfortable “ship”, in an en-suite air-conditioned cabin, eat mounds of delicious food throughout each day, quench your thirst with complimentary tea/coffee, mineral water and soft drinks, and dive, dive & dive into the blue in the easiest manner possible. Click hereto sail across to our liveaboard boats and details.
If living on a boat is not for you, then enjoy a land based resort holiday, staying in a top quality hotel or resort with all the bells and whistles. Go out diving every morning, and afternoon if you please on large day boats, and return to shore to explore and experience the local restaurants, pubs and shops late into the evening. If you have a non-diver that is travelling with you, they can relax at vast swimming pools or go snorkelling on beautiful and shallow reefs that teem with colourful fish, and then join up with you in the afternoons and evenings – even kids can enjoy the fun and sun of the Red Sea.
Shore based Hotels & Resorts & Dive Centres
The coastal towns/cities that offer fantastic beach holidays are Sharm el Sheikh/Naama Bay on the Sinai Peninsula, El Gouna, Hurghada and Marsa Alam on the east coast of the mainland. The beaches are great, the swimming pools often enormous, plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs, and to top it all, offer night life to suit the quiet explorer all the way to the late night dancer.
You can lie next to the pool or on the beach and relax, or go snorkelling, quad bike and camel riding in the desert, or go out for some “day boat diving” to dive on some amazing sites in the Red Sea – go out early and then return to land after a morning or full day out at sea. We have “stay & dive” packages in all the main diving centres of Sharm el Sheikh, El Gouna, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Hamata in the very south. Our partners at all of these resorts – Emperor Divers – offer day diving, discover scuba and try dives, courses, snorkelling trips and superb accommodation options, with all transfers and comforts required for an enjoyable family and diving holiday.
Tours & Excursions
Egypt is of course famous for its history, and we arrange tours and excursion “add-on packages” to explore and experience all of these wonders. In Cairo, you can explore the main museum, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the Khan el Khalili Bazaar and others. We can also sign you up for a 5 Star cruise on the River Nile where you will explore the true history of Egypt, cruising on the river between Luxor and Aswan, exploring the Valleys of the Kings & Queens and the many fascinating temples, all professionally guided. We can arrange your visit into the desert to have fun riding camels and quad-bikes and even an evening dinner under the bright stars.