About Falcon Blue Hotel and Emperor Divers
Want to explore Sharm's world class dive sites with one of the best dive teams? Then chose the Falcon Blue hotel with Emperor divers for your next shorebased Sharm diving holiday. The Falcon Blue hotel is in an excellent location, just a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of Naama Bay with Emperor Divers right on site. Whether you just want to relax at the hotel in between dive days or want to experience Sharm's vibrant nightlife first hand, you won't be disappointed with the Falcon Blue and Emperor Divers! The hotel has 114 rooms, which can be single, double/twin or triple. All are comfortably finished, with en suite, air con, hairdryer and safety deposit. The rooms are laid out around a central courtyard with snack bar. Breakfast is served buffet style at the hotel restaurant and the live music in the bar is always popular with divers at the end of the day. The Falcon Blue is in a prime location. Just moments from the hotel and you are in the heart of Namma. Head to town to experience the town's many shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel itself however is set to one side, so it feels quiet and calm. The pool is largest than most, and perfect for sun seekers or trainee divers alike. There is also a kiddy pool. With Emperor Divers on site, everything you need is right to hand and at a price you won't believe!
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
Arrange before you go
All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30 days). This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. 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
Preparing to fly
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.
Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights to Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.
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 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
At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.
Included in your holiday
Your holiday includes flights from Gatwick, airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation in a standard room (B&B, 2 people sharing) and 5 days diving (2 dives/day). Local marine park fees may apply for divers.
Excluded from your package are any meals or drinks outside of your above package, additional diving or local excursions. 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.
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.
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,
Mobile phone coverage will depend on your carrier - please confirm any overseas charges before travel.
Plugs and electricity
European 2 pin plugs
Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally
Special trips, night dives, 3rd dives and any extras are arranged and paid for locally
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Nitrox is available for a local surcharge
Deposits and Balances
A typical deposit for a holiday to Falcon Blue is around £250 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option
Ways to pay
We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
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
Sharm's dive sites are legendary! Few locations across the world can boast the same diversity. The mighty Thistlegorm wreck, plunging walls at Ras Mohammed, opulent coral gardens at Trian plus a wide range of outstanding local sites, perfect for divers and snorkelers alike. What's not to love!
Each day starts with meeting your guides then onto the boat you go! The dive boat is a leisurely stroll from the dive centre. Most local sites are within 5-20 minutes from Sharm, and ideal for new divers, check dives or snorkelling. At the likes of Ras Katy, the Gardens or Temple, you will get your first taster of the amazing marine life. Tiran Straits are famous for the plunging walls, drenched in soft corals. Here turtles, dolphins and sharks are commonly seen. Or more advanced divers can head to Ras Mohammed, for adrenalin filled drift dives. Add to this the historic Thistlegorm and Dunraven wrecks or the night dive and you have diving perfection!
- Dive centre & on site
- PADI & SSI courses
- on site training pool
- Large purpose built day boats
- Technical training & dives available
As Emperor Divers dive centre are on site at the Falcon Blue, you can just wonder down to the dive centre each day. No messing about! The onsite pool is heated and perfect for practising those all important skills. The classrooms are also on site so you can really maximise your time. PADI and SSI courses can be taught in a number of languages - few teams are as experienced as Emperor's dive team!
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 Falcon Blue Hotel and Emperor Divers.
- 1 days diving from: Price on request
- 3 days diving from: Price on request
- 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.