Red sea dive resort, Marsa ALAM

Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is a great location for both novice and experienced divers.

Marsa Alam Dive Resort on the Red Sea offers a wide range of dive experiences, from classic dive holidays to snorkelling on a wreck near to shore, enjoying underwater photography on a house reef, snorkelling with dolphins, diving with turtles or even an occasional dugong. There are also incredible offshore hard-coral gardens and dramatic walls.

Dive Centre

We work with a number of reputable dive operators in Marsa Alam. In particular, our partnership with Emperor Divers is long established and they have a reputation for combining a highly professional, safe and organised service with a warm welcome, friendliness and a sense of fun.

Different dive package options are available and you can mix and match diving depending on where you stay:

Hard boat – full day trips on large, comfortable boats, with lunch served on board. This trip is the one to choose if you want to access a wide diving area and enjoy a relaxing cruise and sunbathing.

RIB diving – get to the dive and back, fast. A good option if you want to mix diving with family time.

Unlimited house reef diving – like taking your time rather than be guided? Taking underwater photos? Take this option! But remember to take your buddy too. PADI and SSI Dive courses are available, with the added comfort of being able to do training dives directly off the resort’s beach or jetty.

Après Dive

Unlike the larger resorts of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, Marsa Alam is tiny so the town’s après dive is almost non-existent, but most resorts have their own dining, shopping and entertainment options. If you fancy a night outside your resort, you’ll find some decent bars and restaurants on the waterfront in a pleasant setting at Port Ghalib, which is the departure and return point for the dive boats.

Flights & Transfers

A weekly direct flight leaves from Gatwick. Flight time from the UK is approximately 5 hours. Transfer from airport to hotel is between 10 minutes to 1 hour (or possibly more) depending on your choice of hotel and its proximity to the airport, but many popular hotels are within 15 minutes.

Alternatively Hurghada Airport offers more UK flight options and can be better value. Flight time from the UK is approximately 5 hours. Transfer time is approximately 3 hours.

Emperor Divers, our main dive centre, is located on the waterfront in the Port Ghalib Marina City complex. A second Emperor dive centre is located at Wadi Sabarah Lodge. Day boats are moored right on the jetty with access to house reefs from the hotels. Emperor Divers offers free transfers from other hotels in Port Ghalib.

Where to stay in Marsa Alam

Hand Picked Resorts

        Oasis Dive Resort Marsa Alam              

The Oasis is a lovely, small hotel for divers and those seeking peace and quiet. The resort is characterised by its friendly atmosphere and absolute peace and tranquillity.

Star Rating: 3*
Number of Rooms: 50 chalets
Distance to Dive Centre: on site
Distance to Airport: 40km

Wadi Sabarah Lodge

A beautiful boutique resort, Wadi Sabarah Lodge and Botanical Gardens is stylishly designed to be in harmony with its stunning surroundings overlooking 700m of pristine fringing reef.

Star Rating: 4*
Number of Rooms: 49
Distance to Dive Centre: on site
Distance to Airport: 40km

Radisson Individuals Marina Resort Port Ghalib

Set in an attractive location in the heart of the marina, Radisson Individuals Marina Resort offers a wide variety of facilities in a modern yet relaxing atmosphere.

Star Rating: 5*
Number of Rooms: 285
Distance to Dive Centre: 5 mins
Distance to Airport: 5km

Pickalbatros Oasis at Port Ghalib Resort

With an enviable waterfront location, the Pickalbatros Oasis at Port Ghalib resort caters to all tastes with a range of restaurants, private beaches and vibrant décor.

Star Rating: 5*
Number of Rooms: 346
Distance to Dive Centre: 3 mins
Distance to Airport: 5km

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