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.
Three Corners Ocean ViewHurghada
Three Corners Ocean View El Gouna is a 4 star adults only hotel in the tranquil setting of the marina. Superb access to the Northern Red Sea dive sites with Emperor Divers on site
Marina Lodge & Emperor MarsaMarsa Alam
The Marina Lodge in Port Ghalib is home Emperor Divers Marsa Alam marina. This a diver's hotel in the Southern Red Sea with day boat and house reef diving.
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.
HurricaneHurghada or Marsa Alam
Hurricane is a powerhouse in the Southern Red Sea. With weekly departures, ATOL packages including flights from Gatwick, this stable steel hull has the know how to get you closer to the action
Exclusive to Scuba Travel, Ghazala Explorer is a fabulous new addition our Red Sea Liveaboards, Northern and Southern Red Sea itineraries from Hurghada, including ATOL bonded holidays with regional UK departures.
Yes Scuba Travel have chartered Blue Horizon for a week in September 2023! We have added our flights and fully ATOL bonded your holiday. Other dates available on request
Emperor EliteHurghada or Marsa Alam
Dive the southern Red Sea on board the spacious Emperor Elite, with free nitrox and regular departures from Hurghada and Marsa Alam
Emperor AsmaaMarsa Alam or Hurghada
Asmaa was fully refitted in January 2015, and an affordable Red Sea liveaboard, delivering high standard liveaboard holidays from Hurghada and Marsa Alam
Emperor Superior is a popular Red Sea liveaboard, operating a range of a itineraries departing from Hurghada, with perks such as free red wine with dinner and nitrox
Emperor EchoHurghada or Marsa Alam
Completely refurbished in 2018 with a spacious and contemporary saloon and restaurant, Emperor Echo accommodates 25 guests with free NITROX and at least 2 professional guides
WhirlwindSharm el Sheikh
Whirlwind is one of the most popular liveaboards in the Red Sea. Weekly northern Red Sea departures at affordable prices, all experience levels are welcomed on board. Packages include Gatwick flights as standard
CycloneSharm or Hurghada
Cyclone has long been a favourite with UK divers and this classic Red Sea liveaboard is still going strong. A great liveaboard for groups and club divers
Grand Sea SerpentHurghada or Marsa Alam
Grand Sea Serpent is the culmination of years' experience building and operating high quality Red Sea liveaboards making light work of travelling getting you to the best dive spots
Sea Serpent operates at the same high luxury standards that divers have come to associate with Scuba Travel diving holidays and delivers world class diving and superior service every time in the Red Sea.
MistralSharm or Hurghada
Mistral combines stability and speed to make her a great choice for your Red Sea liveaboard. Departing from Sharm in the sinai peninsula, visiting all the iconic dive sites of the Red Sea in style.
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
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
Egypt - the location
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.
Egypt - weather and climate
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.
How do I get there?
Our holiday packages with Tornado Marine Fleet are inclusive of flights from London Gatwick for a fully ATOL bonded holiday. A supplement may apply for regional departures if possible. 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. Our advertised liveaboard packages with Emperor and Aggressor fleets exclude flights. Please ask for a quote to add these to your booking. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can arrange transfers as required. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your boat space is confirmed by us.
As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.
Are there any extension options?
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).
Preparing to fly
Egypt does not permit digital boarding passes. You must print your boarding passes/flight coupons for both flights. TUI do not enable online check EasyJet allow online check in via their website
Flights to Egypt are charter flights with TUI or EasyJet. TUI seating is allocated at check in and you cannot check in online. For EasyJet flights you will be able to manage your booking online with the airline directly and select any payable seating/baggage extras.
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
What do I need to arrange before I go?
All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30 days.Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Or you can now 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
Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here
What happens when I arrive?
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
What happens on departure day?
At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.