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Sinai Divers - Dive the Red Sea

Sinai Divers – Over 40 years of excellence

Diving the most beautiful sites in the Red Sea

Our dive centres are led by Rolf Schmidt and Petra Röglin, who started diving here over 40 years ago. They are counted amongst the most experienced diving pioneers of the Sinai and the Red Sea. All Sinai Divers’ guests stand to benefit from their extensive knowledge and experience.

Sinai Divers operates 4 diving centres in various regions of the Red Sea. Our main dive centre is in Sharm el Sheikh, near Ras Mohammed National Park on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, which is classed as one of the best dive sites in the world.

Another one of our centres is located in the Bedouin village of Dahab, 100 km north of Sharm el Sheikh. In the Egyptian deep south, near Marsa Alam, we operate our own dive resort, “The Oasis”, in cooperation with Werner Lau Diving Centers. In 2009 we opened our first Sinai Divers location in Aqaba, Jordan.

Our Dive Centers

Sharm el Sheikh

Here you will find the best diving the Red Sea has to offer, combined with the best service and a friendly atmosphere, for which Sinai Divers has become famous over the years. Sharm el Sheikh offers plenty of 4 and 5 star hotels, restaurants, a vibrant nightlife, as well as some of the most exciting dive sites you can imagine.

Dahab

Dahab is a relaxed Bedouin village with an easy-going vibe, beautiful beaches and incredible views of the Sinai Mountains. It offers some of the best wall dives the Red Sea has to offer, along with interesting caverns and canyons.

Marsa Alam

The region around Marsa Alam is a diving paradise. It is much quieter than other parts of the Red Sea. Here there is something for everyone, including diving on the house reef, going to isolated bays by car or taking the boat to legendary reefs like Elphinstone, Abu Dabab and Samadai Reef.

Aqaba

Aqaba is an ideal destination for divers and snorkelers, as well as serving as a hub for trips to the famous desert city of Petra and desert adventures in Wadi Rum. Time moves slower here and it is the ideal location to experience the Arabian atmosphere without the crowds. Diving in Aqaba is about quality over quantity.

Dive Sites

The Red Sea offers some of the best dive sites worldwide. The dive sites from our northernmost centre in Aqaba down to the deep south offer an incredible variety of flora and fauna. There are dives sites of many depths and profiles; from shallow reefs with colourful coral gardens and small creatures such as ghost pipefish, seahorses, Spanish dancers and nudibranchs, all the way down to incredible drop-offs, caves and deep canyons. Ras Mohammed is considered one of the top 5 dive sites in the world. Schools of barracuda and snappers, as well as groupers, napoleon wrasse and sharks are all regularly sighted there. The magnificent Straight of Tiran offers incredible reefs with the chance of big encounters. The Canyon and the Blue Hole in Dahab are must-dive locations for every technical diver. The Thistlegorm, the Dunraven and the wrecks of Abu Nuhas are absolute highlights for every wreck diver.

News & Specials

What is new at the next Boot Show in Düsseldorf?  

Numerous interesting and exciting new features and changes are being introduced at the next boot Düsseldorf from 18 to 26 January 2020. The biggest water sports trade fair in the world will be taking place with a new layout, providing visitors with an attractive routing system and direct access to the topics that appeal to them and everything that is associated with these topics.

Diving and trend sports are the most popular activities at boot Düsseldorf. This concept will be extended by new attractions in 2020. In the diving halls 11 and 12 the “Dive Center”, the “love your ocean” activities stand with the well-known marine activist and boot Düsseldorf ambassador Emily Penn as well as the popular “Water Pixel World” will form an exciting world of experience and information about seas and waters.

Moreover, the “ocean tribute” award will be presented by Prince Albert II Foundation, the German Marine Foundation and boot Düsseldorf for the third time in 2020. The application phase for the international marine conservation prize runs until 31 July.
With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world’s largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place” for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will present their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, diving, surfing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

New National Park daily fees  

Dear clients, colleagues and friends

As divers and underwater ambassadors, any change towards a positive impact on the environment is one we can all agree on supporting.

Therefore kindly be informed that as of 27th November 2019, as per a recent decree issued by the Ministry of Environment, new National Park daily fees will be applicable to diving operations and divers performing scuba diving and snorkeling activities in dive/snorkeling sites located in the following areas:

  • Ras Mohammed National Park – Euro 7.00 per person
  • Straits of Tiran – Euro 7.00 per person
  • Blue Hole & Canyon in Dahab – Euro 13.00 per person

Applicable fees will be payable upon check out.

The new fees will be nurturing the funding of the National Park Authority and support its recently enhanced efforts aimed at protecting, maintaining, and monitoring the health of our beloved Red Sea, both on land and underwater.

The Ministry of Environment currently has the intention to charge the 7.00 Euro per person fee also for activities in diving/snorkeling areas located in proximity of Sharm El Sheikh coastline (i.e. “local dive/snorkeling sites”).

For the time being, the new fees will only be applicable to the above mentioned areas of Ras Mohammed N.P., the Straits of Tiran and Dahab.

Please note that CDWS is lobbying the relevant governmental bodies in order to prevent the payment of any fee for activities performed in “local” sites. Further updates in these regards will follow as soon as they will be available.

As responsible divers we greatly welcome this move and strongly believe in the implementation of environmental based restrictions, aimed at reducing the diving/snorkeling tourism impact on our lucky area of the world.

 

Buddyweeks in Sharm el Sheikh  

…already planing a scuba diving vacation this winter?

If you are you a certified diver or whether you want to improve your diving skills, or you want to learn how to scuba dive while on holiday, we have a great offer for everyone!

If you pre-book a diving package or a diving course, the first diver pays the regular price and his/her buddy will only pay 50% for the same package or course.

The Buddyweeks are available in Sharm el Sheikh for the following travel periods:

17.11.2019 – 15.12.2019 (latest starting date) and
06.01.2020 – 15.03.2020 (latest starting date)