Red Sea diving vacations

“This Red Sea diving vacation is all about you – with intimate groups led by top class PADI professionals who will tailor each dive according to your needs. ”


Tailored dives | Max 4 divers to one PADI instructor | 5* gold palm, family-owned resort | Daily beach breakfasts | Bars & restaurants of Dahab within easy reach | Options for boat safari, Ras Abu Glaum national park visit, candle-lit Bedouin dinners and help with celebrating special occasions

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Operates all year. Courses can be tailor made to suit your budget and requirements as necessary
Single use plastic-free:
We feel in many ways that scuba divers and even snorkellers are most aware of the impact of plastics on our oceans as they see the effects for themselves first-hand. We have been aware of the issue for quite some time and as such have put a number of plastic reduction and eradication schemes into place at our resort.
preserving food:
We use re-useable tubs for our food and try to use paper for preserving food stuffs. Glass pots are used for our jams and butter at breakfast and ceramic dishes for our ketchup.
We provide cotton bags in guests’ rooms for local shopping, so they can say ‘no’ to plastic shopping bags. We also use these and cardboard boxes to transport the shopping we do for the club.
Tea & coffee:
Our rooms also feature a coffee and tea making tray without any plastic in sight. We offer coffee in a jar and a carton of milk, rather than the single use plastic pots.
We have been plastic straw-free for more than 3 years now. We have also persuaded many cafés and restaurants in Dahab to follow suit and go ‘straw free’ too….and our 3 kids 11,14,19 are all committed to this and regularly make sure the cafes are on track.
Water bottles:
We write to our guests before their vacation and ask them to bring their own re-fillable water bottles with them which they can fill up from our main water station in the club. For now this reduces the usage of plastic bottles greatly, but it is not perfect. We are looking at investing in a water filter system which will provide drinking water on tap and we are also looking to find a supplier of re-useable water bottles here in Egypt too.
We make sure to always pick up any rubbish we see on the shores or in the water, not only does every little help, but guests see and follow our example.
We continue to look for ways to reduce our impact on the environment, both with reduced plastic use as well as energy saving techniques. Our biggest goal alongside these is to raise awareness, not only amongst guests, but also our team who are both Egyptian and Bedouins….and the effect of this growing awareness is starting to show.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Red Sea diving vacations


We employ Egyptian, Bedouin and Nubian workers here, they are our chefs, team members, dive instructors, safari guides meaning that a wider range of people benefit from our guests. We feel a massive responsibility to the environment we work in, as it is so precious.

We are not flighty dive club owners just looking to make a fast buck and move on. Our home is here in Dahab and we are raising our family here too (now two girls & a boy) since 1997.

All our children are very aware of how precious this environment is and as they are bi-lingual, they are able to chat away to the locals about why it is wrong to fish, why not to throw rubbish in the sea etc which, when coming from a kid, is most effective.

We pick up any rubbish we see both underwater and above water too...on every dive.

The very fact that we dive with small numbers (4-1 ratios) also means we can instruct more effectively about environmental impact issues like, good buoyancy, tidy equipment (not dangling and hitting reefs) no sand kicking (stopping the reef feeding). We also are passionate about our fish and pass on lots of aquatic information to each customer. We believe you will leave us a better, more responsible, non coral bashing, informed, and environmentally aware diver and person.

We recycle all our waste; food items go to our goats, bottles, cans and plastic are collected here in our recycle bins and taken to re-cycle units in Dahab. Environment notices are posted in rooms and welcome folder to be more aware of the local best practices.
Cotton shopping bags are provided in each room to remove the need for plastic.
We encourage our guests to bring their own bottle and re-fill it at one of our water points, saving a massive amount of one time plastic use.
We are asking our guests to not use standard sunscreen which is causing harm to the reefs and advise the best types to not cause damage.


By employing local staff we help a much wider number of in Egypt most families still rely on the main breadwinner, so by making sure this person is employed and well paid, we ensure that whole families, which rely on this income are supported too. By paying them a fair wage and passing any tips on to them, we are not taking advantage...our staff are like our family to us.
We recommend the local restaurants, because as well as having our own, we want our guests to go and enjoy meals at one of the may locally owned places.
Our diving groups often go out for the day, which means utilizing a beach cafe, so we encourage our guests to eat and drink there too as they are using the facilities.
Our overnight safaris use local boats and boat operators and once at our destination we use local transport, shelter and food preparation.
We support local environmental causes such as the famous 'Don't mess with Dahab' campaign aimed at reducing plastic use.
We encourage guests to buy locally made items rather than imported items and there are so much talented crafts in Egypt, sold in the local gift shops. We offer a small discount upon showing they are from our club, via their key fob or business card.

20 Reviews of Red Sea diving vacations

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2015 by

Everything the club provided was of the first order, be it the fantastic dive instructors, who never failed to make my vacation fun and engaging; the well-thought out and delightful accommodation; safe and well-maintained equipment; and the friendly, caring and enthusiastic staff. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the place to anyone thinking about a scuba diving vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jan 2012 by

The diving was fantastic. This is definitely the place to go if you want to dive and snorkle. It’s a great location too, near the main stretch but far enough away to allow you to enjoy your peace and quiet. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2011 by

The most memorable parts were my first dive as a qualified open water diver & being able to enjoy watching all the colourful fish and corals. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2011 by

Excellent... Diving in the blue hole was the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2010 by

The diving was spectacular but the most memorable part of the vacation would be the staff at the dive centre. I can't recommend the place too highly. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2010 by

The dive centre we stayed in was a family run business owned by a local man. The majority of staff employed were locals, including the dive instructors. The hotel was keen on recycling plastic bottles, and encouraged guests not to get plastic bags in local shops. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Sep 2010 by

Fantastic and am already looking at dates to go back...The diving was fantastic - couldn't do enough!!!!! The operator looked after me really well and made the vacation so much fun. I went for 8/9 days and wished I'd had more time there! Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2010 by

Just generally having a warm peaceful vacation in a small well-run diving complex. All the staff were very good and professional... Just the ticket! Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2009 by

There couldn't have been a better choice for a diving centre. I spent a week with the team and the whole week was memorable and exciting. The place is run by a very effective team of professionals, who go every day over the top to make their guests feel special and very well looked after. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Mar 2009 by

It was ALL good - the wonderful hospitality, the beautiful diving, the excellent instruction, the interesting company and the lovely setting... Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Feb 2009 by

Diving and camel safari to Ras Abu Ghalum National Park was the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Aug 2008 by

The excellent diving and the one-to-one guiding. The people were fantastic - knowledgeable, professional and really hospitable. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2008 by

Really friendly people, really nice place. Relaxed and chilled. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2008 by

The most memorable was the high quality of the dive guiding - ensuring that someone like me who was a bit rusty could build confidence and really enjoy it, as well as making sure that we dived responsibly to avoid damaging the reef or disturbing the life there. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2007 by

The hightlights were seeing the beauty of the coral reef and fish accompanied by a really professional and encouraging instructor. And a Bedouin style meal under the full moon up in the mountains above the Red Sea. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2007 by

The diving was very slickly organised. Staff were very friendly and professional. The accommodation had the air of being family run and it was a very pleasant environment. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 May 2007 by

The most memorable part was the diving. We were expecting it to be good, but it was spectacular. Our instructors Sam and Birgit were wonderful and the small groups made us feel safe and special. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2006 by

I'd say that the staff, service, food, and facilities were very good. We had a smooth transfer and a warm welcome, with staff on hand to make sure we had everything we needed; the location is right on the beach. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Apr 2006 by

Very laid back, Bedouin cushions on the beach, and not nearly so much hassle from traders or restaurants. I felt very safe wandering around on my own. Good to relax after a busy 14 days sightseeing. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2005 by

The most memorable part was the Red Sea scuba diving - simply extraordinary! Read full review

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