Family scuba diving holidays for certified divers, Red Sea

This family diving trip is a really fun and safe way to learn to dive in the safest of hands as well as giving your children the gift of diving which will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Enjoy the luxury of unrushed personalised guided diving to suit you. Tailored dives Max 4 divers to one PADI instructor PADI 5* gold palm, family-friendly resort Daily beach breakfasts Bars & restaurants of Dahab within easy reach Options for boat safari, Ras Abu Galum national park visit, safaris organised upon request.
Price
£630To£770 excluding flights
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Duration
7 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price is per person, based on a family of 4 sharing a Family Suite for 7 nights, B&B & airport transfers from and to Sharm el Sheikh.
Includes 10 Guided Dives Full dive equipment hire is available. Must already be certified divers.
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Description of Family scuba diving holidays for certified divers, Red Sea

So you are all divers already and would like to just dive together, as a family. For this we offer you your own PADI Instructor, as long as you are a family of 4+.
Join us for the ultimate, individually tailored Red Sea diving holiday where dives are scheduled to fit in with what you and your family want to do/experience. Our PADI instructors are selected based on the length of experience they have as well as their eco outlook; they 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.
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 your holiday will be a home from home, in our beautiful boutique family-run resort. We are on the beach of the famous Eel Garden site 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 highly 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 Galum 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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Price information

£630To£770 excluding flights
Convert currency:
Price is per person, based on a family of 4 sharing a Family Suite for 7 nights, B&B & airport transfers from and to Sharm el Sheikh.
Includes 10 Guided Dives Full dive equipment hire is available. Must already be certified divers.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This is a year round destination and we tailor courses to suit your arrival times

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Holiday information

Our top tip:
Don't worry about high temps in August - the wind and water will cool you down!
Trip type:
Family activity.
Activity level:
Moderate.
Accomm:
6 nights 5-star Gold Palm Resort.
Solos:
This is a family trip - rooms are based on two sharing.
Meals:
All breakfasts.
Included:
Accommodation, transfers, PADI Open Water Course, bottled water.
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.
Bags:
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.
Straws:
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.
Rubbish:
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.
Education:
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.  

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7 Reviews of Family scuba diving holidays for certified divers, Red Sea

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Reviewed on 04 Nov 2019 by

We saw all types of fish from stingrays, eels, clownfish and lionfish along with larger shouls of silver and glass fish, which swarm around you in large numbers. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2018 by

The most memorable was diving over the reef from Lighthouse bay with my teenage children. Feeling that we have only just touched the surface of a beautiful and fragile environment. Enjoying the gentle, humorous hospitality of the local Egyptians... Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2017 by

Its hard to pick one thing. The diving was spectacular but also the hospitality, food, rooms, people! Loved everything. Everything was perfect for us, we were taken care of so well, the kids had a lot of fun (no electronic devices either). Happy kids & happy mum and dad! Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2015 by

Absolutely brilliant. Excellent service, accommodation fine, food good, beach close, great picnic in the mountains. So good we are going back in a few months. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2014 by

10/10 - you must GO!! The best parts was becoming a scuba diver and my son becoming Open Water PADI certified Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2013 by

Most memorable was getting the children snorkelling and seeing their excitement at seeing all the pretty fish! Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2012 by

Completely relaxing. Met some lovely people. My sons completed their open water and advanced diving courses, and enjoyed themselves without the aid of modern technology. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We have implemented many ideas to avoid plastics...especially the dreaded single use plastics and look for every opportunity to reduce or even eradicate our footprint and also from our guests too.
We have managed to STOP using plastic water bottles! This is huge as the impact of literally millions of single use water bottles is a worldwide problem. We now provide both glass bottles in the guests rooms as well as only providing water in glass bottles for our outside guests. We offer a free re-fill for any guests and a small cost for outside guests...any profit goes back into supplying more water stations.
All our left over vegetables and trimmings are fed to our own goats and rabbits. We encourage environmental behavior via some recommendations posted in the rooms e.g. reduced use of Air Con systems and ask customers to limit the temperature and to switch them off when not using the room; otherwise we will turn them off when the guests are out. We provide cotton shopping bags to all our guests to reduce plastic bag use. These bags are also used by our team when shopping for groceries.

All watering of our garden is done with recycled water from the dive rinse pool. We use fish, line caught, in deep sustainable waters only. We post environment advice in all our rooms of how to reduce your impact on the environment whilst you are here in Dahab. For example shorter showers, re-chargers not plugged in.

We strive to ‘make a difference’ to the environment with our diving. With a MAX ratio of 4-1 divers to guide, this is possible as it means that we can control our guest divers and improve on buoyancy techniques to help them make sure they do no damage to the precious reefs, thus dramatically reducing the impact our guest divers have on the reef.

All our instructors are aware of the importance of protecting the reef and they habitually remove rubbish from underwater during every dive, if they see any. This doubles the effect as customers see us taking care of the environment and follow suit.

We believe you will come as a guest and leave as a much more relaxed, confident diver, better informed, more responsible, and more environmentally aware diver.

People

How do you see responsible tourism in action on this trip?
Everywhere from the rooms encouraging less waste of water, less electricity on air con, to cotton bags provided for shopping locally.
Does this trip visit or show support for one of our projects or any local projects?
We support local initiatives such as beach and sea clean ups, providing help and biodegradable bags for clean ups.
We have encouraged many cafes etc to stop using single use plastic esp. the dreaded straw which we have not used ourselves for years.
Does the trip visit anywhere where the fees paid will help with restoration/conservation/
Fees are paid locally to everyone we use, all our drivers are Bedouin for example, we pay for use of tents and shelters and tea making by our Bedouin friends on every safari.
local economic development? Do you use local leaders on this trip? Have they had training?
We use local Bedouin guides and drivers for all our safari and dive work. We have Egyptian instructors too.
Do the leaders give a Responsible Travel briefing?
All our guides are eco friendly and all encourage rubbish pick ups on the shore and in the sea, leading by example.
Do travellers receive a Responsible Travel Code of Conduct?
We suggest ways that guests can follows our eco guidelines via a ‘How to be a responsible tourist’ leaflet in their room.
Is the accommodation locally owned? Do you use local restaurants/shops/markets/transport etc.?
We encourage our guests to use the local facilities; when they are diving we take them to local cafes to rest and have shade between dives and we also recommend other places than our own for eating out in the evening.
What does the accommodation do to minimise its impact? Has it got good environmental/social practices? (eg. with regard to conserving water & energy, recycling, composting, organic gardening, purchasing of food locally, local employment etc.)
We conserve water by using well water to water our plants. We ask guest to have their air con set higher so it does not use as much energy. We recycle all our food scraps to our ducks and goats. All our food is purchased locally. Every item in the club is sourced locally if possible too, allowing small local businesses to flourish i.e. bedding, towels, food, supplies etc.,
What is the group size and how does this impact on the community and environment?
We are the only dive club in the Red Sea which stipulates a maximum number of divers to Instructor of just 4-1…this minimizes any potential for damage to the precious reef as well as enhancing the divers experience and making them better divers, for everywhere they might go afterwards.
As a company, what is your environmental policy in your office?
Refuse, Reuse, Recycle
As a company, do you support any charities or projects?
We support Responsible Travel as a company. We offer help to any local groups needing it for clean ups etc., we are always on the lookout for projects which need our help…for example we are currently looking at the St Catherine’s area and how we can support one of the may garden/Bedouin projects running there.

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