Dive in Marsa Alam

Diving packages in Marsa Alam

5 Days Unlimited House Reef Diving (Standard Package)

5 Days Unlimited House Reef Diving at Marsa Nakari House Reef, including 2 guided orientation dives on the first day. House reef diving available from 6.30am until 8.30pm daily. Zodiac use on the house reef is included during daylight hours.

5 Days Unlimited House Reef Diving (Standard Package)

5 Days Unlimited House Reef Diving at Marsa Shagra House Reef, including 2 guided orientation dives on the first day. House reef diving available from 6.30am until 8.30pm daily. Zodiac use on the house reef is included during daylight hours.

3 Days Diving Package

3 Days Off Shore Diving, with up to 4 dives per day. 2 morning dives in the Fury Shoals area, plus 1 unguided in-shore afternoon dive, and 1 unguided in-shore night dive. All dives by RIB. Dive sites are selected according to weather conditions, diving abilities and preferences of the divers on site.

5 Days Unlimited House Reef Diving (Guided Package)

5 Days Unlimited House Reef Diving at Marsa Nakari House Reef, including 2 guided orientation dives on the first day and 8 guided dives on the house reef or in 'Zone A'. House reef diving available from 6.30am until 8.30pm daily. Zodiac use on the house reef is included during daylight hours.Zone A includes dive sites accessed from the shore along the Marsa Alam coastline.Recommended package for…

5 Days Unlimited House Reef Diving (Guided Package)

5 Days Unlimited House Reef Diving at Marsa Shagra House Reef, including 2 guided orientation dives on the first day and 8 guided dives on the house reef or in 'Zone A'. House reef diving available from 6.30am until 8.30pm daily. Zodiac use on the house reef is included during daylight hours. Zone A includes dive sites accessed from the shore along the Marsa Alam coastline. Recommended package for…

Diving in Marsa Alam

 

On the western shore of the Red Sea in southeast Egypt, Marsa Alam has grown into a popular tourist destination since the opening of the international airport in 2001.  People come here to enjoy the untouched dive sites off the coast but there isn’t much more to do other than water activities so if you’re after sightseeing then best to head to a different city.  If you want to see a coral reef like none other then this place is for you.

The city is in the middle of nowhere but getting there has become easier over the years.  Egypt Air flights from Cairo are available five days in the week or fly from a few European countries such as Austria, Germany, Italy, Netherlands or the UK but usually only once a week.  Be sure to organise transport to your hotel before you get to the airport because taxi drivers may take advantage of you if they know you’re stuck.  Getting a bus here is possible from the major cities but it’s easier to fly.

Accommodation is mostly big 4 or 5 star resorts.  It’s best to look for an all inclusive deal as you’ll be eating and drinking in your hotel anyway.  You can find one in a 4 star resort for about $50 a night for 2 people or a 5 star from $90 a night, less if you book a package deal including flights.  All of the resorts front the Red Sea and the views are fabulous.

Other than the most popular activities of diving and snorkelling, there are a few other things to do in the area such as fishing or kite surfing, desert safaris, or visit the historical city of El Quseir and the Ottoman Fort.  You can also chill out on the beach or get a relaxing massage.

The reefs here are alive and in pristine condition due to the fact that most people head to Sharm el Sheikh or Dahab to dive, so this is still almost a secret in the diving world.  It’s possible to dive in the wild with spinner and bottlenose dolphins, several species of sharks, turtles and for an amazing opportunity get up close to the endangered Dugong.  The water is also rich with every kind of coral and reef fish imaginable in the Red Sea so you’re in for some great dives!

There are about 25 dive sites in the area, enough to keep you busy for a good week or two.  All divers and snorkelers will enjoy the site of Marsa Abu Dabab and although it has no coral, it’s the best place to see Denis the resident Dugong, turtles, guitarfish and sometimes eagle and manta rays.  Photographers will love the macro opportunities here as it’s common to find a sea horse, ghost pipe fish or red sea walkman in the sea grass here.

Elphinstone Reef is a superb wall dive for advanced divers and encounters with dolphins and sharks are common here.  Big barracudas, jacks, tuna and snappers hang out along the wall.  Samadai Reef is also a good spot to see spinner dolphins and a seahorse or two.  

You’ll love the amazing diving opportunities available here in Marsa Alam, so jump in the water and off you go and say hi to Denis the Dugong for us!

(By Kelly Luckman)

 

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Travel to Marsa Alam

  • Divers at Marsa Nakari House Reef

    Divers at Marsa Nakari House Reef
  • Happy Life Resort Marsa Alam

    Happy Life Resort Marsa Alam
  • 19873

    19873
  • Marsa Nakari Village

    Marsa Nakari Village
  • 19891

    19891
  • PADI Open Water Course

    PADI Open Water Course
  • Eagle ray in the blue ( Thomas reef Sharm el sheikh )

    Eagle ray in the blue ( Thomas reef Sharm el sheikh )
  • 19881

    19881
  • Marsa Nakari from the Air

    Marsa Nakari from the Air
  • 19862

    19862
  • Shagra Diving Centre

    Shagra Diving Centre
  • Lagona Divers - Marsa Alam jetty to housereef

    Lagona Divers - Marsa Alam jetty to housereef
  • Shark

    Shark
  • Lagona Divers - Marsa Alam Nitrox

    Lagona Divers - Marsa Alam Nitrox
  • Tents and Restaurant at Marsa Nakari Village

    Tents and Restaurant at Marsa Nakari Village
  • Lagona Divers - Marsa Alam

    Lagona Divers - Marsa Alam
  • Lion fish in Jackson reef Sharm el sheikh

    Lion fish in Jackson reef Sharm el sheikh
  • Elphin Stone

    Elphin Stone
  • Lagona Divers - Marsa Alam jetty

    Lagona Divers - Marsa Alam jetty
  • 19879

    19879
  • Marsa Nakari House Reef from the Air

    Marsa Nakari House Reef from the Air