Scuba diving in the Red Sea

Red Sea Diving Packages

Over five hundred year-round warm water diving sites; crystal clear waters offering outstanding underwater visibility; 1000s of species of fish and coral on reefs that are close to shore; the opportunity to explore your very own ship wreck or swim with the many different species of sharks that patrol these waters. Egypt is without doubt one of the world's greatest diving locations, with opportunities for every age and ability. The Red Sea resorts of Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Makadi Bay and El Gouna each offer a range of diving opportunities for beginners and experienced divers alike, and each with their own distinctive character.

Dive with confidence

At Red Sea Holidays, your safety and satisfaction is our priority and we only work with experienced local dive companies staffed by fully qualified guides and instructors, and with safe, modern equipment.

Pre book your dive to save money

We've negotiated special rates with our dive partners, so by pre-booking you can usually save money and, as places are limited especially during peak periods, guarantee your place on the date of your choice.

Family Dive packages

Our Family Dive package is a great way for the whole family to experience the thrill of Red Sea diving, in a safe structured environment. Kids will love getting up close and personal with the thousands of species of fish, while adults who always wanted to dive and never got round to it finally have the chance! The courses include theory and pool time – where you learn to adjust to the equipment and breathing – before progressing to open water dives. Diving students receive five sessions over a week, culminating in a final dive which, upon completion, means the internationally recognised PADI Open Water certificate can be awarded, allowing you to dive anywhere in the world!

Courses can be held privately for families, or in groups with several families able to learn together, subject to a minimum age of 12 years. We can also tailor make packages for single parent families or those with children aged 10 or 11.

Prices start from just £295 per person, which includes all dive classes with a certified instructor and equipment hire. To find out more, call 0845 026 5980.

Our Dive Partners

We work with a number of highly experienced Dive partners in resort to ensure you have an exciting and safe underwater experience.

Hurghada, Makadi Bay, Sahl Hasheesh, El Gouna & Soma Bay

Sharm el Sheikh and Dahab

Aquarius Diving Club Sinai Divers

A PADI 5* Gold Palm Instructor Development Centre that offers tuition for beginners to advanced level plus recreational diving and snorkelling. Their dive centres are in the Marriott Beach Resort and Palm Beach Resort in Hurghada, and the Royal Azur Hotel, Makadi Bay.

Sinai Divers is a PADI certified diving school that offers tuition for beginners to advanced levelplus recreational diving and snorkelling. It is based at the Ghazala Beach Hotel in the heart of Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

Dive Packages

For those new to diving

Introductory dive - from £46

This is designed to give you a taste of what diving in the Red Sea is all about and includes all necessary equipment. You'll learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it; find out what it's like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there; learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step.

Discover Scuba Diving - from £67

This day trip is designed to give you a taste of what diving in the Red Sea is all about and includes all necessary equipment. Your instructor will go through basic skills and theory then you'll dive to a maximum depth of 5m. Equipment is included. Please note that while not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

Certified Diving Courses

Scuba Diver Course - from £200

During this 2-3 day beginners' course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such a buoyancy skills, staying warm under water, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques, diving environments and aquatic life you're likely to encounter, preventing common problems underwater and an introduction to boat diving. This is similar to the Open Water Course, but fewer modules are taken. You can upgrade to Open Water later.

Open Water Diver Course - from £295

This 4-5 day beginner's course includes equipment and a logbook and is the world's most popular scuba course. It includes knowledge development to understand basic principles of scuba diving, Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills and Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore! During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

Advanced Open Water - from £246

This 2 day advanced course includes practical aspects of deep diving and the physiological effects of deeper scuba diving, more ways to use your underwater compass, how to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time, how to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM). Please note: This course does not include equipment.

For those already certified to dive

1 day dive from £35

Includes 1 day on the diving boat, 2 dives, 2 tanks and weights. Excludes equipment.

3 day dive from £93

Includes 3 days on the diving boat, 6 dives, 6 tanks and weights. Excludes equipment.

5 day dive from £148

Includes 5 days on the diving boat, 10 dives, 2 tanks and weights. Excludes equipment.

Important Information

All diving packages include pick up from your hotel, tanks, weights and weight belts.

There may be additional costs which vary by diving package and resort. These can include:

  • Certification fees and manuals (ca. £50-£70)
  • Environmental taxes and national park fees (ca. £5 per day)
  • Lunch (ca. £5)

The prices shown are based on those offered by our dive centre partners. They vary by resort, by your specific requirements, and with currency fluctuations. We recommend that you contact us to confirm an actual cost for the package you are interested in.

Before you dive

To be eligible to dive, you must be at least 10 years old*, a good swimmer, and in good health. Subject to the diving course you choose, no previous diving experience is required, however, for all divers there are a number of criteria you must satisfy.

You must have a valid medical certificate. This must be presented to the diving school certifying that you are fit to dive. It must be no more than 1 year old, and can be obtained from your doctor before you leave.

You must fill in a PADI Medical Statement form. If you are in any doubt about your medical status in respect of diving, or your physical condition, please review this form before you leave the UK, and consult your doctor. The form can be found online at

Advanced divers are recommended to take their diving card, logbook and certification.

*There are minimum age limits on some courses; please ask for details prior to booking.

After you dive (Important Note)

For health reasons, you must not fly within 24 hours of your last dive. Please remember this when planning your diving activities.

Book your diving package

To find out more or book your diving package, call one of our Egypt Experts on 0845 026 5980.

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