The Oasis Diving Center, Marsa Alam Marsa Alam, Egypt
The "THE OASIS DIVING CENTER" is as well as the hotel "The Oasis" a joint project of Werner Lau and Sinai Divers. Due to this cooperation a maximum amount of service, professionalism and joy of diving can be offered.
The diving centre, professionally run by Ilona Tischer and Roland Lewin is situated directly in the hotel of "The Oasis", 20km / 12 miles north of Marsa Alam.
Ilona and Roland looking forward to diving with you.
With their team of multilingual diving instructors and dive masters they offer all levels of instruction according to SSI, Barakuda (CMAS) and PADI guidelines.
(C) Ulrich Wozniak
The new diving centre is equipped especially to cover the requirements and wishes of the divers. Even in times of high demand it is guarantee enough hire equipment for everyone.
The centre is equipped with at least the following equipment:
30 Jackets (Scubapro)
30 Regulators with octopus, pressure gauge and inflator
30 Sets of mask, snorkel and fins
50 wetsuits (all 5mm thick)
10 diving computers (compressed air/nitrox)
10 underwater torches
For the efficient organisation of the diving there are 100 12l / 100 cu ft aluminium tanks (DIN + INT) filled from two compressors available. For guests with equipment problems, the well stocked workshop is available if needed, supported by the advice from the staff.
It goes without saying, that nitrox is also available here without charge!
Your own Equipment
All private equipment is stored in boxes at the Dive Centre and will be transported to the dive boats each day by the staff.
The area around Marsa Alam is rated as one of the best diving area in the world and as one of the few diving areas in the Red Sea that's not overrun.
There is something here for everyone, gently sloping dives from the beach, trips by car to more remote bays or trips by boat to legendary reefs such as Elphinstone, Abu Dabbab and Samadai Reef (Dolphin House).
The house reef which drops down fast and steeply, has everything experienced divers could wish for.
The hotel also offer further trips by car to more remote bays or by boat to the top spots on the infinite reefs.
The walls of the famous Elphinstone reefs (deep sea white tipped sharks), the lush soft corals that grow down into the blue, decorated with sponges, gorgonian fans and farns, cast their spell over everyone. Abu Dabbab (Swim through's and caves) and Samadai Reef (large schools of dolphins) are further highlights.
Dives are made from the jetty which is built out over the edge of the reef. The sea is about 12 m deep here. The reef slopes slowly down before dropping off sharply into the blue! The reef can be dived to the north or to the south.
Along with some very pretty hard and soft corals there are also large numbers of typical Red Sea fish. A real highlight are the large pelagic fish travelling along the "aquatic road" in north/south direction. Along with manta rays, turtles and dolphins, more and more dugongs have been sighted.
One dive at the house reef per day is included in the diving box "The Oasis". This also includes early-morning dives and night dives.
On few days in the year with strong wind the rough swell can make the access to the reef more difficult or even occasionally impossible.
In all, there are a selection from about 30 different diving spots which guarantees a diversity of dives.
The course is planned so that the theory and practical instruction (6 dives) alternate to make the course more interesting. After passing the exam, the diving students receive an internationally recognised certificate (SSI/PADI Open Water Diver / CMAS*).
For those who only wish to try out diving in the wonderful under water world of the Red Sea, the dive center also offer this opportunity with introductory dives of 15-20 minutes. In a depth of only 4-5 meters it is like being in an aquarium and you can enjoy the beautiful world of the coral reefs. This service is offered on a one-to-one basis of one guest and one diving instructor.
Even advanced courses up to SSI Divecon, CMAS Gold and PADI Divemaster as well as different special courses and nitrox diving will be available.
The new DIVING CENTER is situated on the slopes of the wonderful comfortable hotel "The Oasis" and is ideal for the instruction of beginners and for house reef dives.
Since the opening of its international airport in 2001, Marsa Alam has become a great Red Sea destination for diving enthusiasts. Nestled between sea and desert, the town offers all kinds of accommodations, ranging from upscale comfort establishments with complete Western amenities to Bedouin-inspired eco-lodges. Dive sites accessible from Marsa Alam number among the most attractive in the Red Sea for experienced divers. Healthy coral reefs and the wide range of underwater wildlife such as dugongs and dolphins are the principal draw factors of Marsa Alam. For less experienced divers, in-shore coral reefs are the ideal location for hours of marine wildlife watching.
The new Port Ghalib Marina at Marsa Alam added to the location a very exclusive standing, with its luxurious hotels, resorts and berthing space for about 1000 yachts. The newly built marina offers some of the best relaxation and entertainment options on the Red Sea coast, including gourmet restaurants and tantalizing Spas.
Additionally the resort houses the International Convention Center, the only multipurpose state-of-the-art centre of its size on the Red Sea. The centre offers a meeting space of 1,950 sq. m. that is capable of hosting all events from full scale conventions of 2,000 delegates to informal small size meetings.
Marsa Alam is also a world-renowned kite surfing destination, and an ideal starting point for safaris and wilderness exploration. In ancient times, the surrounding mountains were mined for gold and emeralds - today you can visit some of these ancient mines. It is located 274 km south of Hurghada city. The pleasant climate makes it a great vacation spot, winter temperatures have been known to reach 88°F / 31°C and in summer they lie between 20 and 35°C / 68 an 95°F.
The nearby National Parks of Gebel Elba and Wadi al Gimal are home to a stunning variety of birds and desert animals. Marsal Alam is also known as a therapeutic destination. So whether it is the beach, the desert, the reefs or a combination of sightseeing and activities you’re interested in, you’ll love Marsa Alam.
Picture (C) by Luc Hommens
Diving in the Red Sea, Egypt, at one of our diving centres in Marsa Alam or in Sharm el Sheikh, Sinai.
The Red Sea is only a four hour flight away from Europe. World-class diving awaits you in Marsa Alam or in Sharm el Sheikh. Swimming and snorkelling are a must as well while you are in Egypt. The Sinai Reefs like the Straits of Tiran, Ras Mohamed, Ras Umm Sid or the reefs of Marsa Alam like Abu Dabbab, Elphinstone and Dolphin House are amongst the world's best dive sites. Everything is available here – sightings of big fish (all kinds of sharks, mantas, dolphins and many more), great reef formations and an enormous diversity of corals.
Enjoy the best time of the year at one of our diving centres. Diving courses, sport diving, technical diving (Tec Diving), rebreather, TDI, Nitrox (for free)… everything is possible here while shore diving on the house reef or while boat diving.
Sinai: Our diving centre is located at the Helnan Marina Hotel (Naama Bay) in the heart of Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt.
Marsa Alam: Our divers' hotel The Oasis which is located at the spacious beach North of Marsa Alam is small, comfortable and charming and perfect for divers and guests looking for peace and quiet. The resort captivates by its unique architectural style, its informal atmosphere and absolute peace.
Experience the splendour of the Red Sea! Let one of our diving centres introduce you to the diversity of the underwater world. The magnificent marine life of the Red Sea provides unforgettable diving experiences.
Sport activities in the city of Sharm el Sheikh in Sinai or in Marsa Alam on the East coast are extensive: a water sports paradise perfect for jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, surfing or diving.
Pictures: (C) by Irena Tyfova