Red Sea diving holidays

“This Red Sea diving holiday 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

Description of Red Sea diving holidays

Join us for the ultimate, individually tailored Red Sea diving holiday where dives are scheduled to fit in with what you want to learn. Our PADI instructors are all top-class professionals and will make sure you get the best out of your experience, spending time working on the areas that you wish to improve - from buoyancy and air consumption to building your confidence at depth.

As well as first class guided diving, we also offer several PADI course options, including the PADI Advance course, PADI specialities (including photography, night, and deep dives), PADI Rescue course and PADI EFR course which will teach you all the most important aspects of first aid. For our individually tailored dive holidays, you can let our instructors know which elements you are most interested in and they will focus on those.

Your base throughout throughout your holiday will be in our beautiful boutique family-run 5* Gold Palm resort, set on the beaches of the famous Eel Garden area in Dahab, Red Sea. Just 10 minutes’ walk from the restaurants and bars of the main bay of Dahab, we are close enough to enjoy the vibrant bustle but far enough away to enjoy the stars.

While staying with us, there are several accommodation options available within our grounds including sea-view rooms, garden chalets and two family and friends’ suites. All rooms are fitted with air con, wet room style showers and include breakfast which can be enjoyed on the beach (we recommend trying the lemon sugar pancakes)! Our restaurant is open all day, serving freshly cooked local delicacies to satiate post-dive hunger.

All dive holidays can be supplemented with additional activities which we are more than happy to arrange. From boat safaris to explore un-spoilt reefs and expeditions to the remote national park of Ras Abu Glaum to unforgettable candlelit Bedouin Dinners at the top of the Wadi where you’ll get the chance to make fresh Bedouin bread and enjoy post dinner fireside games.

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Departure information

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 use glass bottles with purified, filtered water throughout our club. Glass re-fillable water bottles are provided in the guests rooms and we have water stations available 24 hours a day for re-filling. We do ask guests to bring their own re-fillable water bottles for their own personal use but do also sell vacuum cooler bottles 500 ml if they forget or don’t have any. Even our restaurant will only sell water from glass bottles and we also provide a fill up service for a small fee, for guests not staying with us.
As well as picking up rubbish whenever we see it, in or out of the water, we also are heavily involved in many local schemes to improve Dahab. One of these, ‘Plastic Free Planet’, is run by a Sea Shepherd member and involves the local kids being paid to pick up rubbish. This scheme means that the kids who would have been fishing for money are now employed to pick up rubbish. This raises awareness of the problem with the next generation as well as keeping the beaches super clean.
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.
Change Making:
In response to Responsible Travel's  call to  reduce no single use plastics, we conducted some research and are pleased to say that we have managed to eradicate plastic drinking bottles at our resort. We now provide glass water bottles both in the guest rooms and our restaurant, have re-fillable steel bottles for sale and offer refill stations throughout our club.  
Accessible overview:
We designed our boutique hotel for folk with limited mobility in mind. We want our guests to feel comfortable staying and diving with us, no matter their physical limitations. My father-in-law walks on one leg as a result of childhood polio so I guess he’s partly responsible for the inspiration.
Please note that where one to one instruction is required, the price of the holiday will be a little higher - please talk to us for more information.
Limited mobility:
Our team, who have been with us for many years, have a wonderful ‘can do’ attitude to helping folk and not making a big thing of it. We have several guests in wheelchairs who come to us every year for this reason. Our infrastructure makes it much easier too; the whole hotel is one level and a slight ramp to the equipment cleaning area. All our doors are extra wide 1 meter +. Our Garden Rooms have one level and an open wet room style bathroom, with grab rails and low basins. Most transport here is done in a pick-up which means it is super easy to pop the wheelchair in the back. The diving here is shore based, which again makes it easier to get in and out of the water and there are always helping hands available.

We built our property with wheelchair users in mind and as well as the facilities detailed above, we do also cater for wheelchair users who wish to dive. Despite trying hard to keep the prices the same, there has to be a slight increase in dive prices as most wheelchair users need 1-1 help form their we can adapt the trips we already have, but might need to add a slight uplift to the dive prices. Please talk to us for more information.
Blind/ limited vision:
We have had guests with limited vision before and we managed to adapt their depth gauge for diving so they could feel the bumps on it and know what air they had etc. The hotel itself is small and easy to find your way around, testament to that is our blind cat, Lady, who knows every cranny and finds her way around easily ;)
Deaf/limited hearing:
At least half of our staff have written English skills and this will help deaf guests to communicate. Also, scuba divers are all well versed in basic sign language for communicating underwater.
Our local community is made up of a mix of many nationalities from all over the world... so we all have lots of experience crossing language/communication barriers. There are also many deaf folk in our local Bedouin community and so it is very natural to communicate in sign language.
Cognitive conditions:
We encourage our prospective guests to let us know if they have any cognitive conditions or special requirements so we can cater to their needs as best as possible. We try to cultivate a relaxed atmosphere and allow our guests to guide how much or little interaction they want.
Our place has a maximum capacity of 22 guests so even during a peak season, it’s not overwhelming with regards to the number of people around the resort. We have many quiet areas around our resort – At the rear of our Garden Rooms, there is a small, private space to just sit and be away from everyone.
Our main outdoor communal area has a grassy lawn fitted with hammocks – perfect for an afternoon siesta. We also have two cushioned Bedouin-style seating areas – one on the beach and one in the garden area (which also has a fireplace for winter). We provide curved partitions (windbreakers) for privacy while sunbathing on our beach area.
'Free from' food:
All our food is locally sourced and we endeavour to cater to specialty diets upon request. We do encourage our guests to bring any hard to find ingredients with them if they are a necessary part of their diet, and our chefs will include it in their meals.
All our food is freshly prepared by our chefs to order, which means they can adapt to most dietary requirements. We have already catered for gluten free, lactose intolerant, nut and other allergies or specific dietary requirements. We do not serve seafood or shellfish at our restaurant, as part of our environmental awareness and local reef conservation efforts.
We do not discriminate against anyone and provide an inclusive atmosphere without judgement.

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Red Sea diving holidays

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


We have managed to STOP using plastic water bottles..we provide glass bottles with purified, filtered water throughout our club. Glass re-filable water bottles are provided in the guests rooms and we have water stations available 24 hours a day for re-filling. We do ask guests to bring their own re-filable water bottles for their own personal use but do also sell vacuum cooler bottles 500 ml if they forget or don’t have any. Even our restaurant will only sell water from glass bottles to outside guests and we also provide a fill up service for a small fee, for guests not staying with us.
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.

21 Reviews of Red Sea diving holidays

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019 by

I travelled alone as a woman and I’ve rarely felt more comfortable or relaxed. One of the best holidays I’ve ever had. And my dive instructor Ahmed was brilliant. As was the diving. Highly recommended. Read full review

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 holiday 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 holiday. 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 holiday 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 holiday 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 holiday 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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