Sinai Divers and The Oasis resort Marsa Alam | Scuba Travel

Sinai Divers and The Oasis resort Marsa Alam - Red Sea

  • 49 standard or deluxe chalets
  • All chalets feature a spacious bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, air can and mini bar
  • Restaurant, sundowner bar and beach BBQ
  • Yoga studio, large pool, spa, bazar plus local land tours
  • Unlimited housereef and boat diving packages
  • Free nitrox for certified divers
  • Try your hand at blue light night diving!
  • Free internet

Sinai Divers and The Oasis resort Marsa Alam

The Oasis resort is a 4 star hotel, sitting on its very own private beach on the Marsa Alam coastline, This charming hotel has been laid out like a Bedouin village, with cool stone walls and sea views from every room. We love the house reef and with Sinai Divers on site. It's time to relax as you while away the hours great diving on your doorstep and the relaxed vibe of the hotel.

Stay cool in the summer and lap up the winter sun from the comfort of your stone built chalet. The resort village is made up of 49 chalets, all with double or twin beds, a ceiling fan, AC, en suite bathroom and mini bar. The deluxe rooms have tea and coffee making facilities in your room. All of the room have glorious sea views and you are never far from the beach. Please note: the hotel is not suited to children under 8

Half board meal plans are standard, with breakfast and diner served in the restaurant, where you can dine inside or on the terrace. Wake up to freshly baked bread, and enjoy a wide range of cuisine's in the evening. Lunch is either arranged by the dive centre or can be taken in the restaurant. There is a weekly beach BBQ, with local tastes served up on the grill al fresco. Enjoy a freshly prepared original Bedouin coffee in our Bedouin tent together with a shisha (water pipe) or grab your favourite tipple in the sundowner bar.

Whilst we love the convenience of the house reef and boat diving, Oasis resort has plenty of activities to keep land lovers entertained. Simply chill out by the large pool, or why not try your hand at yoga in the stunning studio. A free class is offered every morning. Stretch away your stresses as you gaze out on the Red Sea. There is a massage centre that focuses on relaxation and spa treatments. If you want to explore the local area, why not join one of the excursions. Sunset or astro desert tours can be arranged or visit the sites of Shelatin, the Emerald towns of Edfu.

Standard chalet

chalet with double or twin beds, ceiling fan, a/c, shower/toilet, minibar

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Deluxe chalet

spacious chalet with double or twin beds, ceiling fan, a/c, shower/toilet, minibar, tea & coffee maker

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Yoga studio

A 130 mē, sun-drenched room for yoga classes, with views of the pool and sea

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The sundowner bar

Enjoy unforgettable sunsets over the desert as you end a beautiful day with a relaxing drink.

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Each of the 49 chalets is unique with an individual floor plan and varying stylish elements and colours influence the very tastefully decorated rooms, with an unrestricted and breathtaking view of the sea from the terrace of every chalet! All chalets consist of a main room, a spacious bathroom with shower.

Covid Information for Sinai Divers & The Oasis resort Marsa Alam

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OASIS RESORT

Last Updated: 6thSEP 2021

All staff are vaccinated
All staff are wearing masks
Temperature is taken at arrival
The guests can find disinfection dispensers throughout the property
The buffet has removed self service
The towels are packed in plastic for individual use
The cutlery is packed in plastic for individual use


Country Covid Travel Information

Travel to Egypt resumes from the UK from the 22nd Sept 2021
View the up to date list here

View entry requirements here

From 1 September, all persons (including those who hold Egyptian nationality) arriving from overseas, to any part of Egypt, will be required to present a negative PCR test certificate on arrival. The Egyptian authorities have advised that PCR tests must be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Egypt.

Passengers from all countries will have temperatures observed, will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities.

Not fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take a PCR/antigen test up to 3 days before their return locally

Until the end of October, fully vaccinated travellers will need to take a day 2 PCR test on your return in the UK. From the end of October this will be replaced with a lateral flow.

Not fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take a day 2 & day 8 covid test plus 10 days quarantine at home or test to release on day 5

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Updated 18th Sept 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Covid Travel Information

Travel to Egypt resumes from the UK from the 22nd Sept 2021
View the up to date list here

View entry requirements here

From 1 September, all persons (including those who hold Egyptian nationality) arriving from overseas, to any part of Egypt, will be required to present a negative PCR test certificate on arrival. The Egyptian authorities have advised that PCR tests must be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Egypt.

Passengers from all countries will have temperatures observed, will be required to complete a monitoring card with personal details, and will need to provide confirmation of valid health insurance policy to airport authorities.

Not fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take a PCR/antigen test up to 3 days before their return locally

Until the end of October, fully vaccinated travellers will need to take a day 2 PCR test on your return in the UK. From the end of October this will be replaced with a lateral flow.

Not fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take a day 2 & day 8 covid test plus 10 days quarantine at home or test to release on day 5

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Updated 18th Sept 2021

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.

Travel

Flight options

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.

Stopovers

As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

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

Insurance

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

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

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.

Check in

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.

Lounge

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

Parking

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 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.

Transfers

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

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.

Info

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

Euro, USD and sterling cash (notes) are all widely accepted. It can be handy to have small denominations of Egyptian pounds for use outside of the hotel/tipping. Credit and debit cards are accepted in most hotels and larger restaurants, but will be processed in Egyptian pounds and subject to a transactions surcharge,

Phone coverage

Mobile phone coverage will depend on your carrier - please confirm any overseas charges before travel.

Plugs and electricity

European 2 pin plugs

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally

Extras

Special trips, night dives, 3rd dives and any extras are arranged and paid for locally

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is free of charge for certified divers

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for this holiday is around £250 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option - larger deposits may be required for some flight options/dates

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
10% off for repeat customers travelling within 12 months

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

Included

Enjoy 7 nights accommodation in a standard chalet room (2 people sharing) on a half board basis
5 days house reef diving - one guided check dive at the house reef and 14 further unguided dives on the house reef including night dives and early morning dives (from 5:00 am until 8:00 pm)
Return airport transfers are included
You will need an Egyptian visa for entry - please speak to your travel consultant to see if you are able to use our Egyptian visa service or if this needs to be arranged in advance/on arrival.

Excluded

Excluded from your package are any meals or drinks outside of your above package

Special trips/excursions, night dives, nitrox, kit hire and courses are all paid for locally.
There is a 5euro compulsory reef tax. For some dive sites an admission fee between 5 and 10 Euro is charged locally

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Talk to your consultant about adding international flights from the UK for a competitive price


Both Sinai Divers and Werner Lau are well known names in Egypt. And the dive centre at Oasis Resort is a joint venture between these 2 long stand dive operators. The experienced team prides itself on a high standard of service, professionalism and great diving is guaranteed.

The house reef is one of the major attractions here. Enjoy a relaxing and easy dive on this vibrant reef. Well-known dive spots such as Elphinstone, Dolphin House and Abbu Dabbab, as all the local reefs and bays, are all accessible by boat or by land transfer. Fancy a night dive with a difference? Blue light dives are available in resort.

PADI, SSI and CMAS courses are all taught. The first open water dives will take place in the 2m deep training pool. The open water dives will take place on the house reef or in one of the protected bays nearby. Air and nitrox fills are included as standard in your package. The dive centre has full kit hire to rent on site. The diving boats and land vehicles are all equipped with oxygen and a first-aid-kit, as well as radio and telephone.

The Oasis

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 12 | Max Depth: 12

Directly in front of the diving centre there is a wonderful house reef (border reef). Here a super conditions for beach dives, night dives and open water dives during courses. Dives are made from the jetty which is built out over the edge of the reef. The sea is about 12 m deep here. The reef slopes slowly down before dropping off sharply into the blue! The reef can be dived to the north or to the south. Along with some very pretty hard and soft corals there are also large numbers of typical Red Sea fish. A real highlight are the large pelagic fish travelling along the aquatic road in north/south direction. Along with manta rays, turtles and dolphins, more and more dugongs have been sighted.

Marsa Shagra

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 20 | Max Depth: 30

The bay of Marsa Shagra, located to the south, is reached within only 5 minutes with the minibus. This is the ideal site to dive especially when surface conditions are too rough elsewhere. Marsa Shagra is a simple bay consisting of a sandy bottom which slopes between the north and south parts of the reef to a depth of 30m. Numerous Puffer fish and Crocodile fish can be seen in certain areas, while occasionally baby Black tip reef sharks are sighted over the northern reef plate. The possibility also exits for guests to do drift diving at Marsa Shagra. Divers are taken by zodiac to the outer reef, and drift back into the bay in a one way direction. Before ascending, it is worthwhile spending a short time scanning over the sandy bottom, where various types of flounders and other bottom dwellers can be seen. This site is also suitable for snorkelling.

Nemo City (Marsa Egla)

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 15 | Max Depth: 30

also known as Nemo City After a 20 minute journey by minibus in a southerly direction, we arrive at Marsa Egla. This dive site is suitable for drift diving. The point of entry is behind a small hill, with a connecting short cut over the reef plate. This one way dive takes one in a southerly direction into the bay, past wonderful coral and a large number of Anenome fish. This site is also known as Nemo City.

Dolphinhouse (Shaab Samadai)

Skill level: Guided | Ave Depth: 15 | Max Depth: 30

Large horseshoe-shaped reef surrounded by an exceptionally well-preserved hard and soft coral garden. Shaab Samadai is the mating and breeding site for spinner dolphins and one of the most protected national parks of the Red Sea. To protect the animals, the interior of the reef has been divided into 3 zones. Zone A is only for the dolphins, Zone B is the snorkeling zone, Zone C is for divers. On the south-west side of the reef there is a chain of numerous outlying reefs that extend to below the surface and are therefore the starting point for a dive in the beautiful hard and soft coral garden. One of these reef blocks is streaked by a cave system which is reserved for experienced divers. Spinner dolphins, turtles, anemone fish, moray eels, seaweed ghost tatterfish and much more can be seen. Travel time: 80mins by boat

Elphinstone

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 15 | Max Depth: 30+

Elphinstone is a world famous offshore reef. Sheer walls and sometimes fast currents make this one for advanced divers only but it will be one you remember. Dive the east wall in the morning and the west in the afternoon to make the most of the sun, and light up the abundant soft corals. Anthias smother the walls and large gorgonian fans and black corals hide critters such as longnose hawkfish. Keep an eye out in the blue for schools of snapper, large barracuda and enormous Napoleon wrasse. The north and south plateaus can be a place for very special encounters - manta rays, grey reef and hammerhead sharks have all been seen here and cruising the shallows at the right time of year can be curious silky and oceanic whitetip sharks. This a special trip at an extra cost that can be arranged locally

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Main restaurant

Breakfast and evening meal are served as elaborate buffets, plus a large variety of a-la-Carte meals are always available. Whether you prefer vegetarian, fish or meat dishes, in The Oasis there are great meals for all tastes! Eat indoors on on the terrace with sea views

The sundowner bar

Enjoy unforgettable sunsets over the dessert or you can end a beautiful day with a drink.

Bedouin beach bar and BBQ

Enjoy a fresh prepared original Bedouin coffee intheour Bedouin tent together with a shisha (water pipe). In this beautiful setting by the sea, the BBQ is fired up once a week (if the conditions allow).