4-11th APRIL 2021
Sharm el Sheikh has been regarded as one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world. Even Jacques Cousteau had the nearby Ras Mohamed in his top 10 dive sites!
With recent political events and threats now cleared divers can once again enjoy these pristine reefs and clear blue waters.
DIVING IN SHARM EL SHEIKH
At the point where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aqaba, these nutrient rich waters attract an abundance of marine life such as turtles, clown fish, crocodile fish, jacks, snapper and at this time of year there is a small chance of seeing whale sharks, manta rays and dolphins. Sharm el sheikh has a thriving centre in Naama Bay where we can enjoy lots of restaurants, bars and cafes.
World Class Diving
We have tied up with our friends at Red Sea College who have a dive centre based a short walk from our hotel. They have all the facilities you’d expect from a PADI 5* Centre, including several dive boats a short walk from the hotel.
Sharm el Sheikh is famed for having some of the best coral reefs and wrecks in the Red Sea and is also one of the few places you can reach the world famous World War II wreck of the SS. Thistlegorm by day boat.
The SS Thistlegorm. Lying in 30m in the Straights of Gubal in the Northern Red Sea, she was sunk by a Heinkel He-111. One of a pair that were actually looking for the Queen Mary, a converted ocean liner, now a troopship carrying 1500 Aussie troops, a lucky escape!
She was bombed in the early morning on the 6th of October 1941 whilst lying at anchor. Full of supplies destined for the RAF in Egypt. A dive on the Thistlegorm is like a visit to an underwater museum. Still full of riffles, ordinance, trucks, Norton and BSA motorcycles and locomotives too. With the bow at only 15m she is easily accessible although the current can be strong.
This diving holiday is suitable for all levels of divers and snorkellers are welcome to join us.
There is no formal diving itinerary as we can choose the diving that suits the group including completing dive courses, enjoying the pretty house reef, doing a night dive or venture further afield by dive boat. Most people will opt for a 5-day dive package which gives you 10 dives in these clear blue waters, enough to explore the many different dive sites.
ACCOMMODATION – 4.5* GHAZALA GARDENS HOTEL
“An oasis of calm just minutes from the centre of Naama Bay”
A tranquil oasis of calm in the very heart of Naama Bay, the Ghazala Gardens Hotel offers the very best of everything, from service and facilities to location and an impressive choice of restaurants. Relax in the contemporary landscaped gardens and large lagoon pool with an artificial beach complete with cabanas, and access to a real beach just across the road.
In a fantastic location in the central Naama Bay, just 12 km from the airport. It’s 5 minutes’ walking distance to the centre of Naama Bay with its shops, bars and restaurants, and 10 minutes by taxi to Sharm el Sheikh old town. Transfer time: 20 minutes.
GHAZALA GARDENS – FOOD AND DRINK
2 buffet restaurants serving international menus
3 à la carte restaurants: Brazilian, Mexican and Italian
3 bars with waiter service
Plus, at extra charge:
24 hour Lobby Bar
Ice cream corner & cafe
Beach Bar at the Ghazala Beach Hotel
Enjoy shared access to the private beach at the Ghazala Beach Hotel, just across the road. It is 300m to the beach, which is sandy and has sun loungers, parasols and beach towels, plus a beach bar with waiter service.
Large lagoon pool (heated in winter) with artificial beach, sun loungers, parasols and beach towels.
Sports and leisure
Live evening entertainment
At the Ghazala Beach Hotel, at extra charge: Health club with gym, sauna, jacuzzi and massage
Free WiFi in Reception/Lobby area
24 hour limousine service
All rooms have a balcony or terrace with pool or garden view, king size or twin double beds, bath or shower, WC, air conditioning (seasonal), hairdryer, safe and satellite TV. There is a telephone and mini-bar, both at extra charge.
Standard Rooms sleep 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.
Junior Suites are larger and have an open plan seating area and sleep 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.
Junior Suites with direct Pool Access and interconnecting rooms are available at a small supplement.
|Outbound Flight||Depart London Gatwick 09:10||Arrive Sharm el Sheikh 15:25|
|Return Flight||Depart Sharm el Sheikh 16:25||Arrive London Gatwick 21:10|
The price inclusive of return flights from London Gatwick with 20kg luggage allowance, transfers, 7 nights all-inclusive accommodation in a standard room is £915pp based on 2 people sharing. A visa is required on landing which is currently £30 and is payable at Sharm el Sheikh airport. Single room supplement and rooms upgrades also available.
Your All Inclusive° package includes: • Buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner • Choice of à la carte restaurants as shown (some items at extra cost) • Afternoon tea and coffee and 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. *Extra charge payable locally.
Diving: 5 day 10 dive package including weights and tanks from £260 and is payable in advance before the trip. This price includes tank + weight. There is a Marine Park fee, which is 7 Euro per person per day, which is payable locally.
A 3rd dive and/or a night dive is offered at an extra cost, to be discussed with the dive centre upon arrive.
Equipment hire: We are offering 1 weeks full kit hire including shortie wetsuit, BCD, regulators, boots, fins and mask £95.
Please note that the above prices are subject to change and availability.