Makadi Bay, Red Sea Diving Holiday
6-13th November 2018
Makadi Bay is located 1/2 an hour South of Hurghada on the Red Sea’s crytal clear blue waters. Makadi Bay is home to large golden sand beaches lieing at the foothills of the desert mountains, this large secluded bay is home to a stunning house reef as well as some other fantastic dive sites reachable by daily dive boat. The trip will be based at the 4* Fort Aberesque Hotel which is situated on the beach with it’s choice of beach bars, huge rooms, restaurants and swimming pools.
The dive centre is based at the hotel next door and has all the facilities you’d expect from a PADI 5* IDC Centre. We are privaledged to have Carlo Cogliati a famous marine biologist as well as professional photographer working at the dive centre. Carlo currently has one of his photos displayed at the Saatchi Gallery in London. As well as guiding us around some of the best dive sites in the Northern Red Sea he will offer FREE workshops on photography so you can learn how to take underwater photos like a pro. He will also give daily talks so you can learn about the many varierties of sea life species that you’ll see that called the Red Sea ‘home’.
Carlo has worked and travelled around the world including the Galapagos, Philippines and Zanzibar. His Italian flare makes his talks really interesting, amusing and as a professional diver he is keen to pass on his enthusiasm and love of the underwater marine life.
This diving holiday is suitable for all levels of divers and snorkellers are welcome to join us.
5 days of diving of two dives per day will be pre-booked in advance. The plan is to do 2 days on the house reef where you can do unlimited diving, a day at the National Marine Park for a good chance of seeing Dolphins and other fantastic marine life and a day exploring the Northern Ship Wrecks including the Giannis D.
|Outbound Flight||Depart London Gatwick 10.00||Arrive Hurghada 17.20|
|Return Flight||Depart Hurghada 18.20||Arrive London Gatwick 22.20|
Accommodation – 5* The Grand Makadi Hotel
The Grand Makadi offers the perfect space in which to relax, unwind and enjoy time with a great bunch of people. A fantastic pool area with loungers, extensive gardens, an abundance of other sporting activities and a diverse range of restaurants make it an ideal base from which to enjoy everything the Red Sea has to offer.
Part of a holiday village created by a number of hotels, the Grand Makadi sits on the northern side of Makadi Bay in a beautiful beachfront location just 25 km from the airport and 35 km from the town of Hurghada.
Features and facilities
International buffet restaurant • 3 à la carte restaurants: Italian, Caribbean and Lebanese • 2 snack bars • 2 bars with table service • Additional à la carte dining at the Makadi Mall (drinks at extra charge) • 24 hour lobby bar*
Large freeform swimming pool (heated in winter) with sun loungers, towels, parasols and garden area.
A gently sloping private beach runs the length of the hotel. There are some coral areas – beach shoes are recommended. There is jetty access to the house reef for snorkelling. Sun loungers, parasols and beach towels provided.
Sports and leisure
Snorkelling • Beach volleyball • Table Tennis • Aerobics • Aqua aerobics • Water polo • Arabic language courses • Daily entertainment programme including sporting activities, games and competitions • Live music in the evenings. • Beach massage* • Billiards* • Makadi Sports Centre* with fitness club, tennis courts, football pitch & sports bar
Free WiFi in lobby area • Internet café* • 24 hour limousine service • Laundry service • Free shuttle bus to the Grand Mall in Hurghada (5 days per week)
All rooms have king size or twin beds, bath or shower, WC, air conditioning (seasonal), hairdryer, safe and satellite TV. There is a telephone and minibar, both at extra charge. Standard Rooms sleep 2 adults and have a balcony or terrace. Junior Suites are larger than a standard room, have a lounge area, balcony or terrace with garden view, and sleep 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults. Pool View and Sea View suites are also available on request.
What’s included in the price
Flights, transfers to/from the airport, 5 days diving and 7 nights all-inclusive accommodation.
The all Inclusive package includes: • Buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner • Choice of à la carte restaurants as shown (some items at extra cost) • À la carte dining at the Makadi Mall • Afternoon tea and coffee with cake • Unlimited soft drinks by the glass – 24 hrs • Unlimited local alcoholic beverages by the glass – 10:00-midnight – some bars, drinks and menu items may incur extra charges.
The price inclusive of return flights from London Gatwick with 20kg luggage allowance, transfers, 7 nights all-inclusive accommodation is £795pp based on 2 people sharing. A visa is required on landing which is currently £30 and is payable at Hurghada airport.
Diving: 5 day 10 dive package including weights and tanks, a day to the national marine park and a day diving the northern wrecks £275
Extras: DAN Insurance if not insured £14, early morning start if required £15, wreck supplement £50 including government taxes lunch & drinks on board and transfers. National Park fee £30.
Equipment hire: We are offering 1 weeks full kit hire including shortie wetsuit, BCD, regulators, boots, fins and mask £95.
All diving can be paid for on departure in Euros or by card.
Please note that the above prices are subject to change and availability.
Book Your Space
To book your space to Makadi Bay please call 0800 699 0243. A 25% deposit is required to secure your place and guarantee the price.