Marsa Alam Egypt
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