*includes 7 nights on an Half Board basis and 3 days shore diving
- Remote location with diving on your doorstep!
- Family friendly with kids club
- Excellent Emperor dive centre on site
- Fly direct to Marsa Alam
Hamata really is the final frontier for divers in Egypt and you can now explore this rugged and remote part of Egypt from the comfort of a resort based break. Make the Zabargad Berenice Resort (formerly Zabargad Dive Resort) your home and dive with the excellent team at Emperor Divers and discover the sublime reefs that are only a stone's throw away. Wake up to Fury Shoal's coral gardens or a leisurely dive along the house reef. The choice is yours! If you long to escape the hustle and bustle, or simply want to find somewhere off the beaten track in Egypt, then make a beeline for the Zabargad Berenice Resort with Emperor divers.
The Zabargard Berenice hotel is a tranquil oasis in an otherwise dusty landscape. There are 112 rooms, built mostly in a Moorish bungalow style and surrounded by lush gardens. There are large single, double or triple rooms to suit all travellers. All room have en suite, digital safe and satellite TV. Most boast glorious sea views and rooms with mini bar can be requested.
The Zabargad Berenice resort has a peaceful atmosphere and the pace of life revolves around the diving. It even has its own timezone, 3 hours ahead of GMT. The main dining room has lovely views over the large pool, beach and gardens and hosts themed evenings for special events. The Divers' Bar offers drinks, snacks and a stunning sea view. And of course, with Emperor Divers right on site, your next dive is never far away!
- Rooms: 115
- Fridge: Yes
- Room safe: Yes
- A/C: Yes
- Pools: Yes
- Restaurants: 2
Dive Centre Facts
- Dive Centre: On site
- Dive Courses: PADI & SSI
- House Reef: Yes
- Boat Diving: Yes
- Shore Diving: Yes
- Nitrox: Yes
- Tech Friendly: No
- Season: All year
- Air Temp: 19-35 C
- Water Temp: 22-30 C
- Visability: 15-30m
- Airport: 180km
Zabargad is your gateway to the gorgeous coral gardens of Fury Shoal. But there is so much more to discover in the Southern Red Sea! Here you can find sites that are ideal for new divers right through to experienced tekkies. With house reef and boat diving on offer, experience for yourself what all the hype is about!
Emperor Divers have a long standing reputation in Egypt for the quality of their dive centres. Their Hamata centre carries on this tradition of excellence with a full range of PADI and SSI diving courses. Not only are their multi-lingual instructors some of the most experienced, they also pay close attention to the small details. The heated pool, air conditioned class room and extensive equipment store are just some of the facilities that make this dive centre stand out.
- PADI and SSI Dive Centre
- House Reef
- Fleet of day boats
- Heated training pool
House reef and day boat are all on offer here! The house reef is open from 8am 5.45pm (or sunset) and all you have to is walk to the jetty and jump in! A reef wall runs along the shoreline with coral blocks to investigate in either a north or south direction with depths of approximately 8-10 metres and a sandy plateau gradually slopping off at 20 metres and dropping off to deeper depths.
The day boats depart each day from the nearby Hamata jetty (less than 5 mins away). From here most divers head to the sublime hard corals and caves of Fury Shoal. Abu Galawa Sorya, Shaab Claude, Malahi.... these are just some of the highlights. Special trips are also routinely arranged to Dolphin House and the Hamada Wreck (supplement paid locally).
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 Zabargad Berenice Resort.
- 1 days diving from: Price on request
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- 5 days diving from: Price on request
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: Price on request
- PADI open water course from: Price on request
- PADI advanced course from: Price on request
- Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.
Reception staff on arrival at Zabargad Resort efficient, friendly and English good, better than our Arabic! Room, which was adjacent to Dive Centre, bungalow style, very clean, nicely furnished, fridge, air con and en suite all worked. Bedding changed every other day, towels as required, daily if you wished. Clothes storage, more than adequate, plenty of clothes hangers as well, what a bonus. We have never had such a quiet room, despite people in rooms either side we heard nothing, slept well, awesome As this was a late arrival we did not expect food, however, fresh rolls, cold meats and cheese, fruit and water were in the room fridge Restaurant, clean, staff very attentive and friendly, seating very good Choice of food at breakfast and dinner was excellent, very well presented, fresh, hot and plenty available, whatever time you arrived to dine. I even heard one person specifically ask for something not on display, this was cooked from scratch! Welcome letter handed to us on arrival from Emperor Divers so we knew exactly when and where to meet and what to bring. Dive centre clean, Karim and Karina both lovely people, nothing too much trouble. Lynda & Richard
The Emperor diving operation was excellent, largely down to the highly competent but laid-back Karim. I would advise travellers to make as many boat trips to the Fury shoals dive sites as possible as these are excellent. I would recommend this trip. James
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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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