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The dive potential of the Straits of Tiran, the narrow sea passages between the Sinai and the Arabian peninsula, is enorm. With four great offshore reefs, excellent scuba diving conditions and plenty of dive schools, diving the Straits of Tiran is without doubt a must on each diver's list.
The Straits of Tiran is separating the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aqaba and named after barren Tiran Island in the middle. Here we can find four reefs next to each other, visible from the surface, which are called Gordon, Woodhouse, Thomas and Jackson Reef, named after the person that mapped it. This opening to the Red Sea is the reason that currents around the reefs and steep drop offs are strong and require good diving skills. It is also the reason for their world famous diversity of coral and abundant fish life and for its drift diving potential.
The water temperature is nice at 20 degrees in winter (February) to 27 degrees in summer (early October). The Egyptian Climate is hot and dry, ranging from 40 degrees in summer to 20 in winter. Diving can be done year around, with visibilities between 20 and 60 meters.
Big fish such as sharks, turtles, barracuda's, manta rays and eagle rays are frequent visitors. But you will also see huge schools of fish such as jacks, snappers and bat fish. The real reason to go though are the high numbers of ship wrecks that sank in this area. If you are a ship wreck fanatic, diving Tiran is a must.
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Diveshop- Sharks Bay, P.O Box 275, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt
- Diving Ocean, Sharm el Sheikh and Marsa Alam, Marsa Alam
Unique in the area, Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a friendly, relaxing place that still maintains the feel of how Sharm used to be before the arrival of large scale tourism.The Diving Village has a well-equipped dive centre, its own private jetty and a fleet of five boats. There is also a seafood restaurant, beach bar and a full range of water sports. The accommodation ranges from budget View Huts and Beach Cabins to the individually styled Bedouin Village. These rooms are built into the cliffside – all have sea views and most have balconies. Our private “walk-in” beach and beautiful house-reef is excellent for divers, snorkellers and swimmers alike.
|Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village|
+20 69 3600942
+20 69 3600944
| ||P.O Box 275|
Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai, ...
- Hotels & Diving Centers Werner Lau, c/o Hotel Helnan Marina, Naama B...
Dive centre in the Red Sea Egypt Marsa Alam and Sharm el Sheikh.Diving Ocean is located in Sharm el Sheikh at Sea Life and Sea Club resort and offers daily trips to Ras Mohammed and Tiran, snorkeling trips to Tiran, Special trips to Dahab or Thistlegorm wreck.In Marsa Alam, we are inside Tulip Resort (near Marsa Alam airport) and we have 3 boats leaving from different harbours allowing to cover 75 km of coast and the best dive sites, such as Elphinsonte and Samadai National Park.Both diving center offer diving course with PADI and ESA.
|Diving Ocean dive centre in Ma...|
+20 10 1451122
+20 65 3443365
| ||Sharm el Sheikh and Marsa Alam|
- Oonas Dive Club, Na'ama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh
Hotels & Diving Centers Werner Lau
Diving Centers Werner Lau Diving at the Maldives: Filitheyo, Medhufushi, Kuda-Funafaru, SheenaDiving 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
|Diving Centers Werner Lau|
+20 69 360 04 56
+20 69 360 04 57
| ||c/o Hotel Helnan Marina, Naama...|
Sharm el Sheikh
- Red Sea Diving College, Sultana Building, Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh
Oonas Dive Club
Oonas Dive Club & Hotel is one of the longest established dive centres in the Red Sea with a superb beach location situated at the northern end of Na'ama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh. Our centre is very popular with groups, individuals & families who seek a friendly, informal yet professional environment. Our facilities combine hotel, dive centre, restaurant & bars and our smaller size groups & courses create an intimate and sociable atmosphere between guides, guests and crews. Our multi-national staff speak a range of languages and guests from many different countries will find all their needs catered for, both above and below the water. Our unique atmosphere is why so many divers return to Oonas year after year!Superbly situated on the beach in Na'ama Bay, Oonas Dive Club's spacious, air conditioned and comfortably furnished accommodation offers a choice of suites, single and double rooms, with some of the most spectacular panoramic views of Na'ama Bay set amongst the back drop of the Sinai Mountains. Join us on one of our spacious day cruisers for our Red Sea daily diving itinerary. All our boats have large sundecks, saloon, galley, toilets and purpose designed dive decks. A day of diving usually comprises two dives with lunch in between. Optional third dives are also available. Oonas Dive Club offers a wide range of PADI recreational diving courses starting from Discover Scuba Diving and Bubblemakers (introductory/try dives) up to the PADI Master Scuba Diver qualification, the highest level recreational diving qualification. We also offer the PADI DiveMaster Course which is the first Professional PADI rating. All our staff are PADI qualified instructors who can teach courses in a wide range of languages. Also, most PADI materials are available in a variety of languages - all you need to do is to let us know the language in which you would like to do your course.
|Oonas Dive Club|
| ||Na'ama Bay|
Sharm El Sheikh
Red Sea Diving College
The multi-award winning Red Sea Diving College can be found at the heart of the diving community of Sharm el Sheikh right on the seafront of Naama Bay on Egypt
|Red Sea Diving College|
+20 69 3600 145
+20 69 3600 144
| ||Sultana Building, Naama Bay|
Sharm el Sheikh
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Select Africa Safari are Tour Operators based in Johannesburg, South Africa, specialising in tours in and around Africa, packages range from Scuba Diving to Wildlife Safaris to Bird Watching Safaris.
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