Gulen Dive Resort | Scuba Travel

Gulen Dive Resort - Atlantic

  • Guests Cozy and inviting dive lodge
  • Rooms 8 twin or bunk rooms
  • Restaurants Self catering or meal plan options - lodge kitchen
  • Food and Drinks Spacious lounge and deck areas for relaxing
  • FacilitiesDive centre and lodge on shorefront site
  • Diving Boat and housereef diving
  • Diving Extras Learn to dive to rebreather courses availlable
  • Internet Access Wifi, washer and dryer, sauna and hot tub

Gulen Dive Resort

Gulen Dive resort has been diving the best of Norway fjords and wrecks for over 20 years from their dedicated shorefront dive lodge. It is a breath taking and dramatic locations. Porpoises are seen at the surface. Sea eagles, otter and even harbour seals show up from time to time. All of this is only 20m from the dive boat. Jump in to discover some incredible cold water wreck diving and beautiful reef wall. Gulen is especially well known for the wide range of nudibanchs on the house reef - the reason it is the chosen home for the famous Wetpixel Photo Shootout with Lembeh resort!

The dedicated dive lodge is your home from home in Gulen. There are 8 twin rooms, with either bunk or twin beds. There are two bathrooms in the lodge for all to use. Relax in the spacious living room and dining area. Or cook up a storm in the well stocked kitchen or on the deck BBQ. There are kayaks for exploring the strait. Get a beer in the 200 bar and enjoy it in the hot tub after some great dives, what better way to end the day?

Accommodation is based upon self-catering, but the resort is able to offer meal plans on request. Please ask your travel consultant at the time of booking if you would like to include this as part of your holiday. For those self catering, there is a supermarket just 5 minutes away. The lodge has parking for anyone choosing to rent a car during their stay.

The dive shop is right next door. This is a haven for divers of all persuasions. Photographers - grab your tanks and head onto the house reef for the ultimate in convenience and charge your gear in the camera room. Tekkies - you are fully supported with air, nitrox and any kind of trimix gas, 300 bar air and 32% nitrox. Gulen is rebreather friendly and has an area for emergency repairs. MS Vikingfjord is the largest and arguably most comfortable dive boat in Norway for 12 divers. Between dives tuck into coffee and waffles after your morning dive. Welcome aboard!

Twin or bunk rooms

The lodge has eight cozy twin rooms with different bed arrangements, either twin beds or bunk beds. There are two bathrooms/showers at the end of the hall

Large communal lounge and kitchen

BBQ some scallops at the end of the day!

On site dive centre with range of kit, tank and gasses

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

Covid Information for Gulen Dive Resort

Covid-19 update coming soon: once this destination reopens, we will update you with the in resort requirements

Country Covid Travel Information

Approved travel has resumed to Norway

View the up to date list here

View entry requirements here Those with an English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish NHS COVID Pass with a verifiable QR code will be allowed to travel to Norway.
This applies only to those fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency or those who can prove they have recovered from COVID-19 during the past six months. Travellers with a valid QR coded NHS COVID Pass will not be required to provide evidence of a negative test on arrival, complete an entry registration form, be tested at the border or quarantine after arrival. Norway also accepts Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or EU digital COVID certificate as proof of vaccination or previous illness.
A printed paper version of your English, Welsh, Northern Irish or Scottish NHS COVID Pass is acceptable as long as it has the QR code. Paper versions of the pass without a QR code will not be accepted.

For those without a QR coded English, Welsh, Northern Irish or Scottish NHS COVID Pass entry restrictions continue to apply. You will not be allowed to enter Norway



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

Norway is around 4-5 hours flying time from the UK.

Covid Travel Information

Approved travel has resumed to Norway

View the up to date list here

View entry requirements here Those with an English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish NHS COVID Pass with a verifiable QR code will be allowed to travel to Norway.
This applies only to those fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency or those who can prove they have recovered from COVID-19 during the past six months. Travellers with a valid QR coded NHS COVID Pass will not be required to provide evidence of a negative test on arrival, complete an entry registration form, be tested at the border or quarantine after arrival. Norway also accepts Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or EU digital COVID certificate as proof of vaccination or previous illness.
A printed paper version of your English, Welsh, Northern Irish or Scottish NHS COVID Pass is acceptable as long as it has the QR code. Paper versions of the pass without a QR code will not be accepted.

For those without a QR coded English, Welsh, Northern Irish or Scottish NHS COVID Pass entry restrictions continue to apply. You will not be allowed to enter Norway



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

Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Norway has a gentler climate than some other countries on a similar latitude. Generally, the coastal areas are considered to hacve a mild winter, and summers can be beautifully warm.

Travel

Flight options

Flights are either direct to Bergen or Tromso, or will stop over in Oslo.

Stopovers

You can fly between several Norwegian cities easily. If you would like to add a stop over, please talk to us about the options

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

If you are a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. You can stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. If you visit more than one of these countries within a 180-day period, check that you do not spend more than 90 days in total across all the countries you visit. That is because most of these countries apply the 90-day limit as a group. There are different rules for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania.. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. 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

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

Depending on your airline, you may be able to complete check in online to print your boarding pass. If not, we will email your flight tickets to you in advance. You must print your ticket coupon.

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 please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you or you will have full details of your where to meet your transfer (with a confirmation voucher) in your travel documentation. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Transfers are included in your holiday. You will be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally

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

Euros are the preferred currency. Credit & debit cards accepted although a surcharge may apply.

Phone coverage

Norway generally has good mobile phone and data coverage

Plugs and electricity

European round 2 pin plugs

Extras

Hire equipment

Please let us know in advance if you need any dive kit hire

Extras

Regulator servicing, dry suit repairs and kit hire are all available on site

Souvenirs

The local supermarket is around 5mins from the lodge

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox and trimix are available for a local charge

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Gulen Norway is around £600 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options

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
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling with 12 months

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

Included

International flights and resort airport transfers

Accommodation on a self catering basis, with waffles, water, tea and coffee after your first dive. Meal plan upgrades are available at the time of booking - please speak to your travel consultant.

Your individual diving package will include tank and weight hire. Ensure you have finalised your tank requirements prior to travel.

There is complimentary wifi.

Excluded

Meals or diving outside of your prebooked package.

Gas fills except air and additional kit hire (camera rental, UW scooters, dive kit) is paid for 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.



Gulen Dive Resort

Many divers head to Gulen to discover the twin delights of the wreck and reef diving. Gulen Dive Resort offer 20+ spectacular wrecks and several of them are truly world class. Their pride and joy is Frankenwald, voted Norway's Best Wreck in 2009 by the Norwegian dive magazine. Kelp forest, soft coral reefs, wrecks or excellent macro diving, it's all close by. Minimal tidal ranges and limited currents make for enjoyable dive sites. And then there is the "magic" house reef. With critters and nudis aplenty, this is a photography paradise.


Gulen Dive Resort have been diving Norway for over 20 years. The MS Vikingsford is a speedy and stable dive boat. There's even a lift for easy entry adn exits, ideal for divers with camera kit or multiple tanks. Most sites are within an hour from the centre.The boat departs for two trips daily, and you can conduct afternoon dives or night dives from the pier directly on the house reef


  • Fully equipped dive center with personal storage
  • Drying room for equipment
  • Camera room and charging station for batteries
  • Workshop table for self-service
  • Recreational and technical gas blends
  • Tanks available: 8L 300bar, 10L 300bar, 15L 232bar, 2x 7L 300bar, 2x 8.5L 232bar, 2x 10L 232bar, 2x 12L 232bar; the center also have 40cuf and 80cuf stages


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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 at Gulen Dive Resort

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