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NAMIBIA SPECIAL

13 nights guided safari $1830 here

 

ZANZIBAR SPECIALS 

ZANZIBAR LOW SEASON SPECIALS

$ 1000 for 7 nights' half board in an en-suite room with 12 dives click here

$ 1505 for 7 nights luxury accommodation half board and 12 dives, a saving of $370 click here

Pay for 4 nights and stay for 7 at Fundu Lagoon one of Africa's top beach lodges - click here

See the Tanzania page to find out why you should go there

 

The Red Sea - north and south

For information on the northern Red Sea highlights of Ras Mohammed, the Tiran Srait reefs, Abu Nuhas and its wonderful wreck, and peaceful Dahab, stay on this page. For information about a unique liveaboard to the Brothers, Daedelus, and Elphinstone reefs, click here

Ras Mohamed Marine Park, Tiran Strait Reefs, the Dunraven, and the Thistlegorm

Shark ObservatoryEgypt's Sinai Peninsula Red Sea resort is the most popular dive destination amongst European divers for good reason. With good weather and viz all year round, protected reefs, good fishlife, and healthy corals there is plenty to see underwater. Coupled with it's proximity to Europe, cheap flights and an abundance of hotels at reasonable rates, it is the place to go for a quick dive fix. 

Yet amongst the hundreds of hotels and dive centres, chooisng the right one is not always easy. Indigo Safaris has chosen to work with the Red Sea Dviving College for a number of reasons. One of the first diver training centres in the north, the Red Sea Diving College was purpose-built from scratch in 1991 and benefits from a prime location a couple of minutes walk from the jetty. The College staff are friendly but professional and very well organised. There are free storage lockers for personal items, and your dive kit is takne to and fromt he secure storage at the centre every day. All you have to do is mount your BCD and regs on your cylinder on the boat each morning. Groups are small, with generally no more than six divers per guide (who are all instructors), and most languages are catered for. On top of all that, the rates are great, and nitrox is free. Oh, and it won Diver Magazine's Dive Centre of the Year award five years in a row.

Rates:

DAILY BOAT DIVING

incl. transportation, tank & refill, weights, guiding

Euros

1/2 day diving ("local" reefs)

2 dives in the morning (back at noon)

€ 60.00

1 day (Ras Mohamed or Tiran)

2 dives per day

€ 60.00

2 days (Ras Mohamed or Tiran)

2 dives per day

€ 120.00

3 days (Ras Mohamed or Tiran)

2 dives per day

€ 171.00

4 days (Ras Mohamed or Tiran)

2 dives per day

€ 228.00

5 days (Ras Mohamed or Tiran)

2 dives per day

€ 260.00

For each subsequent day

2 dives per day

€ 50.00

Third Dive                 

1 dive                         

€ 22.00

1 day Thistlegorm

Additional supplement on daily diving rates

€ 79.00

1 day Dunraven (incl. 3rd Dive)

Additional supplement on daily diving rate

€ 57.00

Passenger onboard

(snorkelling equipment not included)

€ 35.00

Passenger (6-12 years)

(snorkelling equipment not included)

€ 17.50

Full hit hire is €30 per day, and we can send you a detailed list of individual items upon request. 

From time to time the College runs special offers on dive packages, and these are available through Inidigo Safaris at the same rate. Current special include 25% off dive packages and an Olympics special offer. 

You also accrue RSDC Platinum card loyalty points towards future diving at the RSDC and on the liveaboard VIP One. Contact us for more details. 

There is also a full range of Tec and Rebreather courses and divign available, please contact us for the full rates list. 

Where to stay

5* accommodation - Moevenpick, Naama Bay

Located on the eastern end of the bay, the Moevenpick is far enough away from the bustle of the centre, but only a 10-minute stroll  through private and well-lit gardens to Naama's seafront promenade lined with restaurants and bars. The Moevenpick has five private beaches, four restaurants, a kids' club, and baby-sitting services. The combination of the location, the rooms, and the service make this our favourite destination in Sharm.

Movenpick Naama Bay, Sharm

Rates:

Double rooms from €48 per person per night  (regular rate online €67.50)

Single rooms from €85 

Rates include breakfast (the biggest buffet selection we have ever seen)

 

 

 3* accommodation - Eden Rock Hotel

Set on the cliff top just a couple of minutes walk from the College and the beach, Eden Rock Hotel is a unique boutique-style hotel located on the with great views of the Sinai-mountains on one side and the Gulf of Aqaba on the other.Double rooms have king-size beds, and the pool overlooks the bay. 

Eden Rock King size bed

Rates (including breakfast):

Double or twin: €40 pppn

Single:              €65 pppn

Half-board available for an additional €10 pppn

 

 

 

We sort out your trip from Sharm airport for you - all transfers, hotels and diving. 

VIP One Liveaboard

For information on our favourite northern Red Sea liveaboard, click here

For a full screen gallery of northern Red Sea images, click here

 

Dahab

DahabLocated an hour north of Sharm-el_sheihk airport, Dahab is quite different to Naama Bay and modern Sharm. Firstly, diving is mainly shore-diving; pick-up trucks take you to the entry points where you sling on your BCD and walk into the water. Most of the sites require minimal walking with kit.

Thre is good soft and hard coral life onthe reefs here, that can be sheer walls, sloping reefs, or shallow aquariums. Two of the best-known sites here are the Blue Hole and The Canyon. There are plenty of reef fish around, as well as larger creatures like turtles and octopus, but bigger fish and large schools more commonly seen down in Ras Mohamed and Tiran are rareties up at Dahab. 

In terms of the town, you won't find the psuedo-palaces of Sharm, nor the bright neon of downtown Naama Bay. There is a nice seafront promenade with a good range of restaurants and bars, but it is a lot more peaceful and low cost. 7 nights B&B with 12 dives comes to just €347 per person (around £275).

Coastline and mountains south of DahabThere are also plenty of non-diving activities to endulge in with trips to St Catherine's Monastery or Mount Sinai to watch the sunrise over the desert and the mountains, yoga classes, kite-surfing, and camel safaris. Or combine the two and go on a dive trip by camel to the beautiful Ras Abum Gallum to the north (the camel stays on the beach). It is also possible to go a boat-based dive trip to Gabr-el-Bint to dive the Gorgonian-covered reefs to the south.

 

 

Accommodation:

Great sea views in one direction, mountain views in the other, excellent value for money, and just five minutes from the centre of Dahab in a two euro taxi ride. There is a decent restaurant and an excellent dive centre on the premises.

 

Double/Twin

Single

Mountain View

42

32

Sea View

49

39

Superior Mountain View

56

46

Superior Sea View

€63

53

** 3rd bed in Mountain view room    €12 extra **

All prices include Bed and Breakfast

All rooms with shower, toilet, air-conditioning, fridge, terrace or balcony **

 

Diving

The dive centre is a PADI 5* Gold Palm Resort & IANTD Technical Diving Facility with 13 years' experience in Dahab.

Please find the main dive rates below, to download the full rate sheet with equipment hire, PADI courses, and IANTD technical courses, please click here.

Specials often available May to August, contact us for details.

Dahab reefs

 

Guided Dives

EUROS

 

Half day package

1 shore dive              

30

1 day package                    

2 shore dives                                       

50

3 day package                    

6 shore dives                                       

135

5 day package                    

10 shore dives                                     

200

10 day package     

20 shore dives                                     

370

Night Dive

1 shore dive - 3 Pax min  + 5 for torch rental (if needed)

35

Fluorescent Night Dive (non discountable!)

1 shore dive – incl special torch & colour filter for the mask

60

Early Morning Dive          

1 shore dive - 3 Pax min                                               

35

Check Dive             

1 shore dive incl. skills                                                 

35

Refresher Dive      

2 shore dives incl skills & theory                       

75

Introductory Dive

1 shore dive incl. equipment                

45

shore dives incl. transportation, tanks, weights & max. 6 divers per guide

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Upcoming Shows

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Madrid, 4&5 March

Beneath The Sea, NY/NJ, USA 24 - 26 March


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