Egypt Resort Suggestions
You are spoilt for choice in the Red Sea for resort holidays. There's a huge range of hotel options for all budgets, including small diver resorts to luxury hotels with all manner of on site facilities. Go for B&B to all inclusive - this is your holiday! Many boast house reefs and are ideal for a spot of snorkelling or diving. Take time out to relax in the year round sunshine.
Egypt Liveaboard Suggestions
Scuba Travel have hand picked our modern Red Sea liveaboards. We believe you deserve outstanding diving as well as on board creature comforts. Find your perfect weekly departure at an affordable price. Scuba Travel's Red Sea liveaboards are run to the highest safety standards by friendly, experienced crews. Discover our award winning liveaboards for an Egyptian diving holiday that will exceed expectations.
Egypt diving itineraries
The Red Sea is home to some of the most famous dive sites in the world. Regardless of whether you're looking for world famous wrecks or pristine coral reefs, the Red Sea is a perfect destination. All experience levels are welcome - novices through to experienced or technical divers. Our itineraries mix up the classic, must see sites with exciting new routes, experienced guides and professional crews.
Wrecks and Reefs
Simply The Best
Daedalus Rocky St Johns
Red Sea Relaxed Freediving
Escorted Get Wrecked
Corals, caves & critters
Red Sea Photography Workshop
Fury and St Johns
Red Sea Relaxed Photo FINish
Red Sea Photography
Brothers Wreck Special
Daedalus and Rocky
South and St Johns
Whitetips and Wonders with Mustard
Fury and Friends
The Red Sea is between 4-5 hours flying time direct from the UK. Scuba Travel have over 20 year's experience in the Red Sea and have carefully selected a fleet of luxury liveaboards and superb hotels that meet our exacting standards. Explore the sheer beauty of the Red Sea on a Red Sea liveaboard from North to South. Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and El Gouna are popular resort locations, whilst Marsa Alam, El Quesir and Hamata are perfect for those looking for quiet escapism.
Fine weather is the order of the day pretty much throughout the year, with rainfall quite rare and short lived. The hottest time of the year is July to August with air temperatures over 30°C. Even in Egypt's so called 'winter' the average rarely falls below 20°C. Water temperature varies from 20°C in February to 29°C in September. Please choose your exposure suit accordingly, depending on your personal preferences.
As standard our holiday packages are based on flights from London Gatwick, direct to your Red Sea hub - Sharm el Shekh, Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Where possible, we are happy to offer regional departures, in particular Manchester. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. Unfortunately, not all regional flight routings are compatible with liveaboard schedules. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.
If you would like to add a second week hotel or liveaboard, simply talk to your travel consultant. Flight are several times a week (but not daily).
Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights out of Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.
Most flights to Egypt are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here
All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30 days). This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Or you can npw apply online by clicking here Save time and prebook your visa with Scuba Travel's prepaid visa service. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
On arrival in Egypt, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Our representative will be waiting either airside around the baggage carousel or in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. If you have prepaid for our visa service, you will be given your visa on arrival. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard or resort holiday package when using our flights. Our representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat/hotel. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Egypt, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost
At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.