Marsa Alam - Boat Diving from Port Ghalib
Our Dive Centre is back in Marina Lodge, so you can check in and out, have a beer with the team, store, rinse and dry equipment and enjoy easy diving from your first day!
- Standard boat diving includes 2 boat dives per day with guide, tanks and weights.
- Approximate duration is 0800 to 1600-1730 depending on the sites visited.
- Click here for more information on a typical day's boat diving.
- If you haven't dived for a while, then we recommend you take a scuba review as required by your training organisation.
A typical day's diving on our boats
...moored at Marina Lodge jetty, Port Ghalib
- 7:30 (onwards) - Complimentary transfer picks up from various hotels. (Click here for details of hotel transfer times). Marina Lodge guests walk directly to the boats (100m).
- 8:00 - Check in/set up your equipment before leaving the harbour to ensure everything is working. Check in procedures take longer on the first day, often up to an hour.
- 8:30 - Boat leaves for daily diving.
- 8:45 - Boat and safety briefing if it's your first day, or boat briefing if not dived from this boat before.
- 9:00-16:00 - Full day diving, two dives, including dive briefings, and the services of the dive guide.
Lunch is served between dives and costs 6 Euro, payable to the dive guide. Cost includes unlimited hot and cold drinks.
A third dive is often available upon request.
- 16:00-17:30 - Return to harbour. Most equipment like BCD's, regulators, wetsuits and weight belts can be stored on the boat for the following day's diving. Torches, cameras and computers should be taken back to your hotel room for recharging and downloading.
- 17:30 - Relax and enjoy a drink with your fellow divers to compare photos and stories. The complimentary bus transfer back to your hotel leaves around 17.30 or earlier if everyone wants to go.
Day Trips (some of the dives included in dive package price, visited on a rotational basis)
- Torfet Ali: Only 10 minutes north of Port Ghalib, the 5 sites of Torfet Ali all have deep, blue water and sections of steep drop-offs.
- Marsa Mubarak: Our nearest and largest bay which provides a huge range of dive sites suitable for all levels of divers and snorkellers.
- Ras el Torfa: Good visibility and excellent corals are a safe bet here with a good chance of seeing turtles, rays and even sharks.
- Halg Salmaan: Two very different dive sites available here and between them a lagoon often visited by Spinner Dolphins.
- Marsa Shouna: A favourite spot for liveaboards and daily boats; one of those areas where you can have 'magical' encounters.
Special Dive Trips (at an additional cost paid locally; extra to daily boat diving rates)
All trips are weather dependent. Minimum numbers apply. Lunch and drinks are only included on the Hamada Wreck trip and Abu Dabab trip.
Wreck of the Hamada (Shore Diving)
Dolphin House Reef
Abu Dabab (Shore Diving, half day)
Click here for your full price list on day diving, additional dives and equipment.
What you could see beneath the sea:
Turtles, dugong, dolphins, parrotfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, clownfish, barracuda, tuna, Napoleon wrasse, moray eels, stingrays, reef sharks, guitar rays, seahorses, ghost pipefish, frogfish and occasionally, whale sharks and manta rays.