With 7 and 10 night options available, this trip has been deliberately planned to fit the Summer School Holidays in order to cater for families and groups of (big)kids [*] of who have already completed the Open Water Diver course training in Class & Pool, and are wanting to qualify in the clear warm waters of the Red Sea.
7 Nights: 18th – 25th August 2021 : £1350
10 Nights: 18th – 28th August 2021 : £1650
This is a particularly special trip!
Guided by our PADI Course Director Ryby and his daughter Madeleine, the trip is being geared specifically towards parents with children wanting to dive together.
Madeleine will be 15years old and having qualified as a Master Scuba Diva, she has been waiting to go DEEPER since she first tried on a SCUBA unit aged 5yrs!
The team are there to conduct any training you would like & ensure that you get the very best from your Red Sea dives.
This trip has been deliberately planned to fit the summer school holidays to cater for families and groups of (big) kids [*] of who have already completed the Open Water Diver course training in class & pool, and are now wanting to qualify in the clear warm waters of the Red Sea.
This trip is also ideal for Scubaholics Club divers that have families wanting to come on holiday either to dive or bubble watch. The diving here is beautiful, with most reefs being untouched massive coral fields, with excellent snorkelling for those that aren’t bubble-blowers!
Everyone is welcome if you want to do your Open Water Qualifying dives… and the PADI Advanced Diver Course is running too, with an option to complete the Ocean Pack of Specialties.
The schedule is flexible, allowing for 5 full days diving and a fun day at the AquaPark on the last day whilst dive kit is drying off.
A favourite for divers, Sharm el-Sheikh is located on the southern tip of the sparsely populated desert of the Sinai Peninsula.
Sharm is well known for its beautiful sandy beaches, clear waters and spectacular coral reefs which has seen it become a hot spot for scuba diving.
Ras Muhammad National Park is a major diving destination, with an abudance of marine life to be discovered.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Shark and Yolanda reefs and the Thistlegorm wreck!
Photo Credit: https://ilmercatohotelspa.com-sharmelsheikh.com
Staying in the Il Mercato 5* Hotel and Spa is an experience not to be missed!
This accommodation is guaranteed to provide a better standard of facilities than cheaper Red Sea “Dive Hostels” – as has been experienced by several of the Blue Ocean trips previously. We’ve always had a great time there!
Photo Credit: https://ilmercatohotelspa.com-sharmelsheikh.com
This is an all-inclusive package so it’s great value for money.
Gatwick departures are early Wednesday morning August 18th 9.15am – getting into resort in time for a good first night on holiday.
Return flights to Gatwick arrive late the following Wednesday night at 23.45pm (Aug 25th 7 nights – or Aug 28th 10 nights), so you get the bank holiday weekend off to recover and come the the BlueOcean club BBQ on the Sunday night !
Staying in the Il Mercato 4* Resort will guarantee a better standard of facilities than cheaper Red Sea “Dive Hostels” – as has been experienced by several of the Blue Ocean trips previously. We’ve always had a great time there!
This is an All-Inclusive package when staying here so it’s great value for money!
The Il Mercato is a quiet, safe hotel situated out of Sharm town centre, ideal for family groups as it is isolated from any temptation of bars & clubs – but close enough for those who want to venture out!
We will be diving with old friends at Elite Divers on modern well equipped dive hard-boats, with all appropriate safety equipment and large dive decks for kitting up. The local Instructors & Divemaster Dive-Guides are on board to ensure that all experienced divers have stress free tours and to help identify key points of interest.
Five days diving start with the Garden Reefs, Ras Kati & White Knight dive sites to complete Open Water & Advanced Courses and refresh experienced divers.
The second half of the week moves on to the Big Walls and Drift dives on the Straights of Tiran and even more beautiful reefs further away from Sharm Bay.
The Stunning Ras Mohammed National Park reefs and the Wrecks of the Dun Raven and Yolande can be arranged for small surcharge – well worth it and wholly recommended!
For those qualified as Advanced Divers by the end of the week there may even be an opportunity to dive the world famous Thistlegorm wreck!
Standard dive packs include 2 dives a day. Many divers opt for extra dives to make the most of the trips, often getting as many as 15 or 16 dives in during the week!
Evenings are casual, usually involving a chill-out around the pool and dinner in the buffet restaurant (all you can eat), or maybe dinner out at one of the many excellent restaurants in town for a change of scenery.
Price and Booking Information:
£250 due on booking by 1st April
Final balance due 3 months pre-trip by 18th May 2021
- Egyptian Visa on arrival
- Extra (3rd) Dives
- Special Excursions
- Daily lunch & drinks on dive boats (10euro/day)
There is a surcharge for unaccompanied Juniors (U18) of £350
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[ * ] Big Kids: Unaccompanied School Students [min.15yrs] may attend this trip with parental permission, booking direct with Blue Ocean Diving (not via school), and will be under the supervision of Blue Ocean Staff at a ratio of 1:8 throughout the trip
All Blue Ocean Staff hold current Enhanced DBS checks.
Standard parental permissions and guarantees will be requested.