Family scuba diving holidays in the Red Sea

“This family diving trip is a really fun way to relish a new experience and a new culture through the eyes of your children - your eyes will be reopened and you'll all leave divers!”


Dahab | Full PADI Open Water Diver course | 5* Gold Palm Resort | Camel and horse riding | Quad Biking | Sea Kayaking

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700


Departure information

This is a year round destination and we tailor courses to suit your arrival times
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:
6 nights 5-star Gold Palm Resort.
This is a family trip - rooms are based on two sharing.
All breakfasts.
Accommodation, transfers, PADI Open Water Course, bottled water.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Family scuba diving holidays in the Red Sea


We re-use and then re-cycle all our plastic bottles. 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.


We are proud to be member of Responsible Travel and take our role as vacation providers in this precious area very seriously.

We employ Egyptian, Bedouin and Nubian workers as our full time team here. Local Bedouins run our dive cars, Camel Safaris and all the trips we do. We consider our Bedouin friends to be an extension of our family.

All 3 of our children, born here in Dahab, appreciate how precious this environment is and as they are bi-lingual, are able to chat to the locals about why it is wrong to fish, why not to throw rubbish in the sea etc and is very effective coming from a kid.

Dahab is an amzming preciuos place which has increased in size over the years. We have been here for 17 years and work hard to help retain it's beauty.

21 Reviews of Family scuba diving holidays in the Red Sea

4.5 out of 5 stars

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

Reviewed on 05 Jan 2011 by

Us adults as well as our late teenage kids thoroughly enjoyed the holidays...There was a large team of local staff present who created a lovely atmosphere and a warm hospitality, they were clearly happy in their employment. The Egyptian dive instructor was careful at the coral reefs and made people aware of how to prevent damage. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Nov 2010 by

Diving through a coral maze, just me, my husband, daughters and the wonderful Kayla from the dive centre was the most exciting part. The coral corridors were truly stunning...We all said it was the best holiday we have ever had. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Nov 2010 by

The most memorable part was my son being happy to be left on the beach with the lady that provided the childcare - allowing us to focus on our diving...10/10. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2010 by

Very good- an excellent place to learn to dive- very unhurried, very relaxing-plenty of time to unwind. Although, saying that the week still flew past! Yvonne our guide was just SUPERB. I felt so very safe in her hands & the boys warmed to the ever smiling Ahmed, their guide. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2009 by

The whole trip was very enjoyable. The most memorable part was learning to SCUBA dive and seeing all the life on and around the reef. It was amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2009 by

The diving is world class and I would recommend this holiday to all. Looking forward to going back. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Nov 2009 by

The diving was better than we could have hoped for...An enjoyable holiday, would do it again tomorrow. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Nov 2009 by

The most memorable was diving in Ras Abu galum... Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2009 by

Diving the Canyon, and coming across a turtle swimming through our own dispersed bubble field (your own exhaled air filters through the rock from when below in the Canyon) was truly memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2009 by

Wanted to learn to dive and understood Red Sea is spectacular, looked on line, found the dive centre on-line, liked their web-site, resort matched up to expectations. Happy Days! Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Nov 2009 by

First snorkelling trip along the edge of the reef and seeing an eagle ray was the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Nov 2008 by

A large number of the staff used are locals including the Bedouin Nannies who took amazing care of our children (in the process turning them into highly proficient bracelet manufacturers!!) Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2008 by

The site is beautiful, and has a very chilled, friendly atmosphere. We had some lovely shore dives from some great locations and lots of laughs with the dive team. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2008 by

Most memorale was achieving Open water Diving qualification!! Fabulous weather - fabulous people!! Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2007 by

11/10 - Best holiday in years - incredibly relaxing, but as a dive holiday physically hard work. Fantastic place, fantastic people. Read full review

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