Oonas Dive Club and Resort | Dive Red Sea - Red Sea

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About Oonas Dive Club & Resort

Oonas Dive Club and Hotel have been sharing the delights of diving in Sharm for two decades so it is safe to say, they know their stuff! Not only is there year round sunshine and the astonishing desert landscape, Sharm itself is a vibrant town with diving that will suit everyone. Not only do Oonas have a tremendous reputation for the quality of their diver training and guiding, the atmosphere remains welcoming and relaxed. These are just some of the qualities that brings divers back year after year to this award winning hotel and dive club combo.

The Oonas Hotel is not more than a stone's throw away from the water front. Stroll along the promenade and you will find the hotel complex in pride of place by the beach. The hotel is an intimate 20 rooms but each is spacious with air con and comfortably finished. Suites, singles or doubles rooms make Oonas an ideal choice for families, groups, single travellers or buddy pairs.

The roof top bar is well known in all of Sharm for its tasty drinks and breath taking panoramic views of the bay with fun apres dive atmosphere. The Oonas Hotel is only moments from Sharm's many cafes and eateries where you can find worldwide cuisine. Or stay on site and tuck into a tasty meal from the on site restaurant. With the dive club too on site, everything you need is always close to hand. And if you need some help, the staff are famed for their helpful and friendly approach. Sit back and enjoy a world class Red Sea dive holiday that won't break the bank!

Oonas are pleased to offer free nitrox for all nitrox divers but this must be requested prior to travel so please do remember to advise your travel consultant if you would like to take advantage of this great offer!

Terry

2011-10-06 10:56:20

This was, I think, my fifth Scuba Travel trip during the past twelve months. I am one of your firm fans and have recommended you to many others. I have stayed at Oonas Dive club from time to time during the last twenty years, and have always found it to be a friendly and efficient place. The dives at Shark Reef and Yolanda are still excellent, notwithstanding the large number of divers who visit these sites each day. The Tiran reefs - in places - also remain a pleasure to visit. This was my 37th. visit to Egypt: my first being in 1965 on my way to Uganda, although I was not a diver at that time. It is such a splendid country with wonderfully courteous and welcoming people. One wishes them well, following this year\'s significant developments. With renewed thanks and all good wishes, Yours sincerely, Terry.

Barry Worley

2011-09-08 14:06:37

I did think that all at Oonas Dive Club were very good and would recommend that others use them. Rooms were a bit basic but clean and people were nice. Breakfast was quite tasty and the bar was a good place to relax. The crew of their dive boat (Obi Wan) were also very pleasant and helpful. They could not have done more for me. Basically all a fun crowd.

Terence

2011-01-19 11:13:36

The booking procedures for my 05 to 12 December 2010 trip to Sharm el Sheikh were excellent, as always. A thousand thanks! Excellent also were the responses from Scuba Travel when the authorities prohibited all diving following the fatal shark attack on 05 December and it was unclear how long such a prohibition would continue. In the event, the prohibition was lifted swiftly and I had 10 very pleasant boat dives. I am greatly looking forward to my trip on MISTRAL from 06 to 13 February 2011.

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.

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

Visa requirements

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

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 to 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.

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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

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

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 available for a local surcharge

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Oonas Dive Club 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.

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

Only 4 hours from the UK and you could be diving in Sharm. Why settle for anything less than this world class diving destination? See for yourself the thrilling combination of gorgeous reef diving, high impact walls, drift dives and of course, the world famous wrecks. Sharm is a veritable haven for divers with Ras Mohammed and Tiran on your doorstep and a whole host of local dive sites to boot. No matter what experience level, there truly is something here for everyone.


The well appointed day boats depart twice a day for Ras Mohammed, Tiran and the local dive sites - over 30 in total so each day is a new adventure. Groups are kept intentionally small and the team of experienced dive professionals will lead you through the sites that have made Sharm world famous. Non divers and snorkelers are welcome to join divers on board (local charges apply). Or why not take one of the special trips and head out to Thistlegorm for an astonishing wreck dive or hop in the jeep up to Dahab. A normal day offers two or three tank dives, departing around 8am and returning around 4pm... just in time to grab a drink and watch the sun sink at the end of another perfect day.


  • House reef for shore dives
  • Dive centre on site with daily boat diving
  • Free nitrox
  • 5* PADI Centre - intro to Divemaster courses

Oonas are pleased to offer free nitrox for all nitrox divers but this must be requested prior to travel so please do remember to advise your travel consultant if you would like to take advantage of this great offer!


Oonas Dive Club might be a big name in Sharm but the dive centre have retained all the magic and charm of a smaller club. Always popular with groups but also individuals travelling alone, it is this special atmosphere that keeps winning Oonas awards (Sport Diver & Trip Advisor). Both certified dives and anyone new to diving will quickly feel at home here. There are a wide range of PADI courses starting regularly, including Open Water. If you want to get into the water quicker, why not take a referral or e-learning course to speed you along.

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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 atOonas Dive Club & Resort.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from:£43 (2 boat dives, 12ltr tanks and weights)
  • 3 days diving from:£129 (2 boat dives per day, 12ltr tanks and weights)
  • 5 days diving from:£193 (2 boat dives per day)

Scuba Diving Courses

  • PADI open water referral from:£201 (2 boat dives per day, 12ltr tanks and weights)
  • PADI open water course from:£274 (inc. equipment hire)
  • PADI advanced course from:£201 ( excl. equipment, manual and cert card paid locally)
  • Nitrox Specialty from:£152 (excl manual and cert card)
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit):£22 (per day paid locally)

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.

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