The area around Marsa Alam is rated as one of the best diving destinations in the world and as one of the few diving areas in the Red Sea that's not overcrowded and still totally unspoiled.
There is something here for everyone, gently sloping dives from the beach, trips by jeep to more remote bays or trips by boat to legendary reefs such as Elphinstone, Abu Dabbab and Samadai Reef (Dolphin House).
The house reef which drops down fast and steeply, has everything experienced divers could wish for.
We also offer further trips by car to more remote bays or by boat to the top spots at the countless reefs. The walls of the famous
Elphinstone reefs (Oceanic white-tip sharks), the lush soft corals, colorful sponges, huge gorgonian fans, cast their spell over everyone. Abu Dabbab (Swim through's and caves) and Samadai Reef (large schools of dolphins) are further highlights.
Our big advantage is the stunning reef just in front of the Diving Center. Our house reef offers optimal conditions for shore diving, night dives and the first open water dives during courses. Dives are made from the jetty which is built out over the edge of the reef. The sea is about 12 m deep here. The reef slopes gently down before dropping off sharply into the blue! The reef can be dived to the north or to the south. The reef is covered with hard and soft corals and is populated with large numbers of typical Red Sea fish.
A real highlight are the large pelagic fish travelling along the "aquatic road” in north/south direction. Along with manta rays, turtles and even dolphins and sharks have been sighted. One dive at the house reef per day is included in the Standard dive box. This also includes early-morning dives and night dives. Bad weather conditions on few days in the year with strong wind and rough swell, can make the access to the reef more difficult or even occasionally impossible. Free: Nitrox 32 for all divers with a valid Nitrox license
Assalah Lodge Holiday apartments offer all you need for a comfortable self-catering holiday in Dahab. With 15 years’ experience in the area we're sure you'll enjoy the best the Sinai Peninsula has to offer. Mention Dive Sharm for further discounts.
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