Dive into the Red Sea
The Red Sea is a constant in the top spot on the list of most diver’s favourite destinations. Consistent warm, clear waters year-round, a fantastic range of dive sites, and superb corals and marine life make Egypt one of the most popular dive destinations worldwide… But the Red Sea also offers plenty of other tempting dive spots: Jordan, Sudan, Djibouti and Saudi Arabia to name a few, just waiting to be discovered by you.
Read on for some of our highly recommended dive destinations and enjoy your next dive travel adventure taking in the underwater magic of the Red Sea…
Aqaba Adventure Divers – Aqaba, Jordan
Tel: +962 7 9907 8450
Web: www. aqaba-diving.com
Our Resort has something for everyone! Whether you’re an experienced diver, a beginner looking for adventure or just in need of some relaxation, bring the whole family and enjoy the fun and friendly atmosphere.
Aqaba Adventure Divers rests on a quiet hillside and provides a magnificent view over Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia surrounding the Red Sea, Spend the morning exploring one of the many beautiful sites of the Aqaba marine park guided by a member of our experienced dive team.
In the afternoon, after enjoying some lunch, take some time out and relax around the pool, or challenge our team to a game of pool. Then as the evening draws in, order a coffee or Hubble bubble (water pipe) while watching the breathtaking views of the Red Sea sunset. Don’t want to go home? No problem, stay the night in one of our 15 poolside rooms where you can get a good night’s sleep before starting it all again tomorrow!
There are many things that make Aqaba the best place to go diving in the Red Sea. The diving along the shores of Aqaba, South Beach, is as good as you can find it anywhere in the Red Sea; there are extensive efforts into coral preservation and restriction on fishing which helps to assure that divers will meet lots of fish, crustaceans, octopus, turtles and everything you wish to see. The local dive centers are very active in clean up dives and often the guests participate, this shows the involvement of both the local dive industry and the guests.
Facebook: @aqabaadventuredivers | Instagram: @aqaba_adventure_divers
Saeed Rashid: Wrecks of Aqaba at the NUPG meeting (Watch Video)
This Northern Underwater Photography Group (NUPG) meeting saw another top-notch guest speaker take to the virtual stage. Saeed Rashid joined the group to talk about diving in Aqaba and in particular the wreck photography opportunities this unique destination offers…
Roots Red Sea – El Quseir, Red Sea, Egypt
Tel: +20 106 554 0900
Roots Red Sea is a small friendly resort aimed at scuba divers, snorkelers and those who want a quiet, peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. Roots Red Sea is managed by British owned and run Pharaoh Dive Club who have an unsurpassed reputation for friendly helpful staff delivering great personal service.
Owners Steve and Clare have vast experience of the Red Sea having been working in the region for over 30 years. Their simple mantra is to deliver the holiday the guest wants and treat everyone the way they would like to be treated themselves; it is certainly a winning formula. There is a distinct no problem attitude and nothing is too much trouble for the team.
El Quseir has the reputation of providing the very best shore based diving in the Egyptian Red Sea. Diving all around El Quseir is extremely varied with a myriad of pristine coral gardens, challenging wall dives, offshore ergs, sea grass meadows and extensive cavern systems.
Whether its Learn to Dive in the Red Sea, shore diving, boat diving, camel safari diving, cavern diving, technical diving, rebreather diving, wreck diving safaris, unlimited house reef diving, or any other diving activity in the Red Sea, look no further. Pharaoh Dive Club at Roots Red Sea is the ideal location
There is something for every diver with options for shore diving, zodiac diving or hard boat diving. Further afield there are even opportunities to take excursions to visit world renowned sites such as Elphinstone and the Salem Express.
Roots Red Sea is offering Scubaverse readers a special bonus when they book a package for travel any time in 2022. Simply quote ref ‘DAVE SAID’ to receive a 50% discount on any course taken during your stay at Roots.
The Scuba Place (and MV Big Blue) – Hurghada, Egypt
Tel: +44 (0)20 3515 9955
Big Blue is the brand new, standard-setting Red Sea Safari vessel sailing in and out of Hurghada and Port Ghalib on Southern itineraries. Huge cabins, huge dive decks, huge dive platform and of course, a real focus on delivering the very best diving. British owned and operated means excellent standards, particularly when it comes to safety, food and service.
Nitrox is included for all charters, and Big Blue can cater for recreational, technical and rebreather divers.
A maximum of 24 passengers means there is space in abundance – even for sidemount, twin-set and CCR divers.
Itineraries include the favorites such as Northern Wrecks and Reefs, Brothers and the North, Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone and the Deep South, and then there is the exclusive 3 Wars Wreck Safari, diving 17 wrecks in one week, and venturing up into the Northern Suez. Bolt on Ras Mohammed and Tiran too on our Northern Safaris – they really pack a punch! Custom built itineraries are standard for full charters too – you tell us where you want to go, and we deliver!
FREE NITROX on all full charters comes as standard!
Facebook: @thescubaplace | Instagram: @the.scuba.place
Scuba Diving & Marine Life: Hawksbill Turtle, Red Sea (Watch Video)
Scubaverse Underwater Videographer and Editor-at-Large Jeff Goodman takes us on a tour of some of his favourite marine life in this video series…
Watch more Red Sea marine life videos HERE
Emperor Divers – Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Tel: +20 (0) 122 737 2126
Emperor Divers offers the best and most convenient location for diving in Marsa Alam.
Located directly on the Port Ghalib marina jetty, we provide the finest service in the Marsa Alam area with a range of trips from shallow wrecks and bays to world-class Elphinstone.
Our fleet of day boats are moored right on the marina and we provide complimentary transfers from a number of hotels in the area. So, because of our perfect location, you can enjoy easy diving from your first day in a venue which is great for both learners and experienced divers.
Emperor’s standard boat diving includes two dives per day with guide, tanks and weights, and the sites we will take you to offer excellent corals, great visibility and a chance to see sharks, dugong, turtles and dolphins.
Marsa Alam is one of three Red Sea destinations we offer, with dive sites and a fleet of boats also based in Sharm el Sheikh.
We regularly update our website with special offers so visit www.emperordivers.com to see what is available or sign up for our newsletter to get exclusive deals. You can also call us on +44 (0) 161 504 2822 where you will be given the personal touch to help you plan and book your perfect Emperor Divers holiday.
Facebook: @emperordiversofficial | Instagram: @emperordivers_
Camel Dive Club & Hotel – Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Tel: +20 69 3600700
The One Stop base for your perfect diving holiday in the Red Sea.
Camel Dive Club & Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh is a PADI five-star Instructor Development Dive Resort located in the heart of Na’ama Bay, just five minutes’ walk from the jetty from where dive trips depart.
Spend your days diving, snorkeling with our team of PADI professionals, and relaxing on our custom-built dive boats. Return to dine in our Italian inspired restaurant, enjoy our evening divers’ gatherings, and watch the stars from our rooftop bar. Retire in the comfort of our boutique hotel, wake refreshed and ready to do it all again.
We run daily boat trips to Tiran, Ras Mohammed, wreck excursions like Thistlegorm, Dunraven and Million Hope, as well as night dives and shore dives from the house reef. We offer a complete range of PADI diving lessons.
Here we have everything under one roof for your perfect Red Sea diving holiday.
Dive & Stay Special Offer
Dive back into the holiday scene!
- 7 nights at Camel Hotel, including breakfasts
- 5 days guided diving (two boat dives a day, tanks and weights)
- Free nitrox (two 12lt tanks per day, 32%)
- Airport transfers
556 Euro per person sharing a double room.
764 Euro in a single room.
Valid for bookings until 30 June 2022. Limited availability. Contact us at email@example.com mentioning the promo code ‘SCUBAV22’ to get a special price.
Facebook: @cameldive.sharm | Instagram: @camel_dive_club
Top Five Snorkeling Sites in Sharm El Sheikh
One of the best things about Sharm el Sheikh is that not only is it a short flight from Europe and the UK, it also boasts some of the best marine life in the world combined with 30 metre plus visibility. Sharm is already well known for top-class diving and year-round sunshine but there is also a plethora of sites that are ideal for snorkeling…
Al-Haddad Scuba – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 56 020 7606
Al-Haddad Scuba is the leading scuba diving company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and offers the ultimate experience for all levels of diver. We are an SSI Instructor training center and offer a wide range of courses from Open Water to Instructor level, including specialties such as Deep, Wreck, Boat, Shark, Night, and many more.
We offer a professional and safe experience for all our divers. Our facility and its staff have trained and guided more than 5,000 divers in the past 11 years and your enjoyment and safety while you are with us are our top priority.
We are the only boat trip provider offering daily trips in Jeddah, where you can discover amazing dive sites such as Coral Garden, Sea Pools (AKA Jeddah Maldives), Nemo Garden, Giant Garden, and multiple wrecks. We also offer shore diving day or night, and dive trips to Rabigh, a small town nearby with beautiful untouched reefs and amazing corals that are teeming with marine life. And with other activities such as snorkeling, water skiing and sightseeing, you will always get the best experience with Al-Haddad Scuba.
Scubaverse exclusive boat trip is 370 SAR (99 USD) instead of 440 SAR (117 USD).
Facebook: @haddadscuba | Instagram: @haddad_scuba
Emperor Divers to work in cooperation with Seven7Seas
Emperor Divers is delighted to have established a new working relationship with Seven7Seas.
The cooperation will see Emperor help to promote the Seven7Seas brand and assist in the running of this hugely-popular, Egypt-based boat.
A five-time winner of the ‘Best Liveaboard in the Red Sea’, Seven7Seas is 41 metres long and has 12 spacious cabins each with en-suite and separate shower room.
The boat’s 5-star service brings great food and facilities and is perfect for exploring the waters with its large dive deck which has individual storage space and dedicated rinse tanks.
One of the most popular aspects of Seven7Seas is the view from the barbecue lounge – where freshly-grilled food is produced – but it also has a large dining room, welcoming bar and beautiful sundeck.
Emperor Divers CEO Alex Bryant said: “We are so happy to have been able to create this cooperation with Seven7Seas.
“She is a beautiful boat and a real favourite with divers in the Red Sea.
“With the reputation and quality Seven7Seas has, coupled with the knowledge and experience possessed by Emperor Divers, we believe by working together we can continue to create special trips for the many divers who already love visiting her and, also, for those yet to find out what a superb liveaboard she is.
“We are really looking forward to developing this relationship and seeing Seven7Seas go from strength to strength.”
Anyone wanting more information on Seven7Seas can visit https://www.emperordivers.com/seven-seas-cooperation/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ross Kemp on… Blue O Two’s Blue Melody
Blue O Two were recently delighted to welcome Ross Kemp on board their award-winning Red Sea liveaboard, Blue Melody. He was filming for his latest documentary series, Ross Kemp: Deep Sea Treasure Hunter, which is now on Sky History on Mondays at 9pm (UK).
The series follows Ross as he explores remnants of some of the most significant moments in British history. During his stay on Blue Melody, he uncovered some of Britain’s Imperial past in the Red Sea.
Other episodes include a visit to the site of one of the most famous shipwrecks ever discovered, the Mary Rose, to mark the 40th anniversary of the ship being raised. Ross and his team also dived abandoned D-Day and Cornish wrecks. Among others in his team, Ross was joined in the Red Sea by marine archaeologist, Mallory Hass, legendary Dive Master, Neil Brock, as well as safety diver, Mark Culwick.
Aside from his many other exploits, Ross is a recognised figure in the UK diving industry. He delighted audiences at Go Diving Show 2023, as one of the speakers.
Mel Hicks, Blue O Two’s customer representative in the Red Sea resort, gave the low down of her experience with Ross.
“I spent the day with him and the crew on Saturday as we had a bus to go around Hurghada and do some filming on land. He got recognized by some Brits on holiday while we were out and was very down to earth and chilled out about it – not like his Eastenders character at all!
I asked him if he gets recognized a lot still and does he mind it. He said not at all. When he’s out drinking, people often like to buy him drinks and have a good knees up, like Grant would do in the Old Vic pub, and only the occasional drunk ones want to try and fight with him.
The crew were constantly joking with him while we were driving around and he took it really well. News got around Hurghada that he was here and he said he would be happy to sign autographs/photos to send to people as he couldn’t make a night out due to prepping for filming.
For his departure transfer me and Teresa did sing the theme tune to Eastenders for him, which if you have ever heard me singing karaoke, it’s not a pleasant experience!”
Poor Ross! And what a lovely chap he is.
Visit www.blueotwo.com to find out more about Blue Melody and the wonders of diving in the Red Sea.