*Based on standard room 7 nights, half board basis, 3 day diving package
- 5* hotel
- Family friendly
- PADI, SSI & BSAC courses at Emperor El Gouna
- Technical Dive Courses
If you are looking for a shorebased diving holiday in Hurghada that has it all, then look no further. The Hilton Plaza in Hurghada is one of the city's few 5 star hotels and lives up to all of the expectations you may have of this world famous hotel chain. This is a truly family friendly option and there is plenty on site for non divers too including a private beach!
The Hilton Plaza has 224 rooms over 3 rooms grades. The guest rooms have sea views and balcony. The deluxe rooms are just that bit larger with a big bath for relaxing in at the end of the day. The suites boast a separate living room and rooms as well as a dining area. Adjoining rooms are available on request. Wifi is available (paid locally). Dine in the a la carte or main restaurant in the evenings. During the day grab a tasty bite at the pool or beach bars. Everything you could need is close to hand! If you want to head out into Hurghada town of the evening, you are only a 2 minute drive from the best bars and restaurants.
This really is a family friendly hotel with bags of activities on offer for all ages. There is a baby sitting service for the smallest guests as well as kids club. There is also a dedicated children's play area. The pool is huge and heated so you can while away the hours poolside. Or grab a massage at the health centre. Tennis, squash, mini golf, sailing and other water sports are all on site as well as the dive centre - ideal for anyone who get bored by the pool!
Please note Emperor Divers are now based at the Abu Tig marina in El Gouna. The transfer is approx 45mins to the dive centre.
- Rooms: 224
- Fridge: Yes
- Room safe: Yes
- A/C: Yes
- Pools: 1
- Restaurants: 3
Dive Centre Facts
- Dive Centre: on site
- Dive Courses: PADI & BSAC
- House Reef: No
- Boat Diving: Yes
- Shore Diving: No
- Nitrox: Yes
- Tech Friendly: Yes
- Season: All year
- Air Temp: 19 - 35 C
- Water Temp: 19 - 28 C
- Visibility: 15 - 25m
- Airport: 7km
Hurghada is one of the original Red Sea resorts with a mighty reputation for it's varied diving. El Gouna builds on this tradition, making even more dive sites accessible by day boat. Giftun Island, Abu Nuhas, Um Gamar, Shaab El Erg... these are just some of the dive sites that made the region famous. The majority of dive sites are all under an hour from shore - pick from wreck dives, shallow reefs or plunging drop offs (no wonder Hurghada is also fast becoming a tek diving hot spot). Novice divers and certified divers will all find the ideal dive site to jump in on. Just grab your kit and away you go!
Emperor have a purpose built dive centre rin the Abu Tig marina -The classrooms are comfortable for those all important theory sessions. A vast range of courses are taught from intro dives to instructor level so there is always someone to hand to help you through the next bit of training. Few centres have operated in this region as long as the Emperor team so not only can you expect a professional team, they have the local knowledge that makes all the difference. Need to rent some kit or a camera? Pop along to the kit room who have all the goodies.
- PADI 5* IDC centre
- PADI, SSI and BSAC courses
- Technical training & dives available
- Onsite camera rental
Certified divers are just as well looked after as those learning to dive in Hurghada. Most dive sites are an hour or less from the jetty and the fleet of boats departs daily for two or three tank dives. These are large, comfortable boats with plenty of space to kit up or relax in the sun between dives. Special trips and night dives are all arranged locally if you want to squeeze in yet more excitement or bottom time. Nitrox and technical gases are also available on request. And at the end of the day, grab a drink and join the team to watch the sun set to celebrate another awesome day.
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Hilton Plaza & Emperor Hurghada.
- 1 days diving from: £35 (2 boat dives, 12ltr tanks and weights)
- 3 days diving from: £97(2 boat dives per day, 12ltr tanks and weights)
- 5 days diving from: £147 (2 boat dives per day, 12ltr tanks and weights)
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: £123 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card paid locally)
- PADI open water course from: £233 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card paid locally)
- PADI advanced course from: £190 (inc. full equipment hire and 1 days diving, excl. manual and cert card and equipment hire for 1 days diving)
- Nitrox Specialty from: £40 (excl manual and cert card)
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £29 (per day paid locally)
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.
I was looked after extremely well by the team at the dive centre and I must say they made me feel comfortable and really welcomed. I completed 2 wreck dives, 1 reef dive and my deep diver course which all went well. John Romo
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From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.
These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.
Make your next dive holiday that bit different!
We are also able to offer some discounts on specific dates if available - Those will show in red
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