Port Ghalib 7-14 March 2019 : £1065
Flying from Gatwick direct to Marsa Alam Airport on Thurssday 7th March (8:00am departure), with a short transfer from airport to the Marina Lodge Hotel of only 10mins – dive travel at it’s most convenient !!!! Quality accommodation in the Marina Lodge Hotel Resort where most rooms have a terrace with a pool or sea view. All rooms have ensuite shower / wc, air-conditioning, fridge & satellite TV. There are two restaurants to choose from with Half Board and varied menus changing daily, and several pools with garden areas, a health club and with both air-con & roof-top bars to make it a great place to stay.
Guided by our Master Instructor RAFF to conduct any training you would like & ensure that you get the best from your Southern Red Sea dives, we have a great chance to see large Turtles with Remoras, Eagle Rays, Sharks & Dolphins…. – and possibly the resident Dugong (Egyptian Manatee)
The diving here is beautiful, with most reefs being untouched massive coral fields, with excellent snorkelling for those that aren’t bubble-blowers !!! The schedule is flexible, allowing for 6 full days diving with up to 3 dives each dayand a relaxing last day to dry kit and off-gas by the pools.
Diving is with Emperor Divers on modern well equipped dive hard-boats with options for RiBs on certain trips. The logistics at Port Ghalib are very slick – with the Dive Boats being moored next to the hotel pool – which means that the air-con hotel bar is less than a minute away from the boat at the end of a great day diving !!!!!
We have an upgraded Dive Pack form the standard 2 dives : we get up to 3 dives/day – [depending on dive sites and weather conditions] : many divers will do extra dives to make the most of the trip, probably getting 16 or 18 dives in during the week
Six days diving start with local reefs to complete Open Water & Advanced Courses and refresh experienced divers with easy conditions. Specialty training is available throughout the week with various deals on offer for those of you looking for a bargain – of particular note is that photography here is awesome : learn how to take better shots of the stunning wildlife !!!
The second half of the week moves on to more challenging dive sites, and the world famous reefs at such as Elphinstone and Dolphin House can be arranged for a small surcharge (well worth it !).
Please note that as with all Blue Ocean Diving trips, you need to be qualified as at least PADI Advanced Diver (or equivalent) to enrol on the trip
[ or you can book to complete this training during the first few days of the trip ]
The PADI Nitrox Specialty is also strongly recommended.
Evenings are casual, usually involving a chill-out with dinner in the unlimited all-you-can-eat Buffet, or the smaller fast food style eatery, and obviously there is liquid refreshment around the pool, on the roof top sunset bar or in the air-con hotel bar.… Across the harbour is the recently completed new Marina at Port Ghalib with many bars & restaurants to add a little spice to night life if you want to go out for it ?
PORT GHALIB ~ Marina Lodge Coral Beach Hotel : Half Board
~ 6 days x 3 Dives with Emperor Divers from £1065
Dep Gatwick 8:00am Thurs 7th March 2019
Arr Gatwick 9:00pm Thurs 14th March 2019
Deposit £350 on booking to secure space
Mid term payment £350 by 7th Sept ( 6 months pre-trip )
Balance due by 7th Dec 2018 ( 3 months pre-trip )
Extras : Egyptian visa on arrival, Drinks at hotel, Lunch/Drinks on Dive Boats
Dive Upgrades available for Nitrox / 15L / Sidemount / Twinset
Hotel upgrade to All Inclusive = extra £100/week
Single Room Supplement = £150/week
Please refer to TERMS & CONDITIONS for Dive Club Holidays (click link)