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Emperor Divers, Marsa Alam   Marsa Alam, Egypt

Emperor Marsa Alam

The diving center is conveniently located on the jetty of the Marina Lodge Hotel in Port Ghalib. This means no transfers and just a short walk from breakfast to boat! As a PADI Dive Resort and BSAC Travel Partner, our centre has a training school with fabulous purpose-built pool complete with a glass observation window (great for friends and family to watch the action!) and a shop.



Marine life is abundant here with endangered green turtles being a regular sighting on most dive trips. Our beautiful, uncrowded dive sites are the main reason divers choose us...a reminder of what Red Sea diving is all about. Think hard coral gardens, steep drop offs and sandy bays all in coastal sites with minimum current. This is a great location for both learners and experienced divers with half or full day diving, full day excursions or even overnight trips to Elphinstone. Learn to dive or take your diving further with our friendly, experienced team of guides and instructors who do their best to allow you to do the dives you want to do.


 


Marsa Alam Day Trips

Marsa Alam Day TripsStandard diving in Marsa Alam includes 2 boat dives per day with guide, tanks and weights.
Approximate duration is 0800 to 1530-1630 depending on the sites visited.
If you haven't dived for a while, then we recommend you take a scuba review as required by your training organisation.

  • Torfet Ali: Only 10 minutes north of Port Ghalib, the 5 sites of Torfet Ali all have deep, blue water and sections of steep drop-offs.
  • Marsa Mubarak: Our nearest and largest bay which provides a huge range of dive sites suitable for all levels of divers and snorkelers.
  • Ras el Torfa: Good visibility and excellent corals are a safe bet in R.E.T. and there is always the chance to see turtles, rays and even sharks.
  • Halg Salmaan: 2 very different dive sites are available here, between them a lagoon that often welcomes pods of Spinner Dolphins.
  • Marsa Shouna: A favourite spot of liveaboards and daily boats alike, Shouna is one of those areas where you can have magic encounters.

 




What you could see beneath the sea:


Turtles, dugong, dolphins, parrotfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, clownfish, barracuda, tuna, Napoleon wrasse, moray eels, stingrays, reef sharks, guitar rays, seahorses, ghost pipefish, frogfish and occasionally, whale sharks and manta rays.

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As a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre/BSAC Travel Partner, we teach a full range of courses from Learn to Dive to Open Water to Advanced and Technical.

Marsa Alam has some stunning dive sites and our guides know them inside out and delight in sharing their experience with you. Our instructors are friendly, professional, experienced and patient. Dive courses progress at your speed, and safety will be our priority, just ahead of fun!

We have a 'resident' dugong, Dyson, in our local bays and even offer a PADI Dugong Appreciation Specialty to give you the best chance of finding and diving with this gentle and protected creature.

  

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Shark Diving

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Marsa Alam

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

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