About Four Seasons & Sinai Blues
The Four Seasons resort in Sharm lives up to the same phenomenal standards that we have come to know and love from the Four Seasons chain. From start to finish this is a luxury resort with serious style, nestled on the beach front overlooking Tiran Island. Ideal for everyone - diver, non diver, family or solo traveller - and experience super dining, facilities from your hillside home, overlooking the alluring Red Sea.
Choice is the key word at the Four Seasons resort in Sharm. No where is this more apparent than with the extensive selection of rooms grades. The rooms are perfect for single occupancy or a couple. If you need more space why not splash out on the sumptuous suites. Or travelling with the family? Opt for one of the larger suites, with garden and sea views an multiple rooms. The Royal Suite quite genuinely is fit for a king!
The facilities on site are no less comprehensive. Dine on Italian regional specialities at elegant Il Frantoio. Meet for breakfast, Middle Eastern mezzeh or themed buffets at Arabesque. Dine by the beach at Reef Grill. Enjoy light meals with an Indian or Mexican twist poolside at Waha or Gezira Pool Bar & Restaurant. During the day lounge on the beach, there is tennis, a gym and the dive centre offer just about every water sport possible. The Spa is elegant, with a full range of relaxation massages, treatments, yoga and meditation classes. For younger guests there is a kids club and babysitting can be arranged locally. No matter what you demand of your holiday, the Four Seasons resort in Sharm will ensure that your every whim is met effortlessly.
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 – 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 superior room (B&B, 2 people sharing)
We are not able to prepay for any diving services at the Four Seasons, although these can be prebooked on your behalf. 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 Four Seasons is around £400 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
If you are staying in Sharm's most exclusive hotel, you can expect the diving and your on site dive centre to match the same exceptional standards. Sinai Blues are just moments away from Tiran Island. Tiran is famed for the lush coral gardens, plunging drop offs, turtles, hammerheads and massive grouper. The rare red anemone is worth hunting out and gorgonians grow in the swift currents. Ras Mohammed is no less impressive, with steep walls and purple coloured soft corals in abundance. Snapper, batfish, barracuda and napoleons are all common. Even the local dive sites will hit the mark. From shallow gentle dives to easy drifts, there are blue spotted sting rays, lion fish and great clouds of anthias adorning the reef plate. Wreck divers too are not forgotten and the Thistlegorm is a World War 2 relic quite unlike any other. Sharm has long been a stalwart for UK divers and with diving this good, there is no chance of this changing soon.
The day diving offered by Sinai Blues is impressive. Not only can you dive the gorgeous house reef but you can also jump into one of the super fast RIBS for quick access to Tiran. There are 2 day boats, Virginia and Sanafir, which are fully kitted out for divers of all levels right up to tek. Pick from single or double dive trips for total flexibility.
- House reef for diving and snorkeling
- Fast RIB dives out to Tiran
- 2 boats for day diving Ras Mohammed
- tek friendly
- Extensive on site water sports
The team at Sinai Blues aim to provide a the highest quality of service. Combining their passion with safety and service. All PADI courses from intro dives to dive master can be taught on site, with the open water dives completed off the house reef.
We are not able to take prepayment for diving package at the Four Seasons Sharm. We can reserve your dive package, which will be added to your bill 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 Four Seasons & Sinai Blues.
- 1 days diving from: £Book locally
- 3 days diving from: £Accom & diving package on request
- 5 days diving from: £Accom & diving package on request
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: ££395
- PADI open water course from: ££670
- PADI advanced course from: ££345
- Nitrox Specialty from: ££325
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £$30/day paid locally
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.