El GounaEgypt / Red Sea
El Gouna is a resort that has a lot to offer the diver and non-diver alike. Now well established the resorts has a wide variety of hotels, a golf course, hospital, shops, in fact what one might expect to find in any small resort twin. Nicknamed Little Venice due to the elaborate water ways El Gouna has a marina to stroll around in the evening with many good restaurants and bars.
The diving in El Gouna offers a good mix of reef and wreck. Most of the Northern Hurghada dive sites like Sha’ab El Erg, Uum Gamar and Careless can be reached also the four wrecks of Abu Nuhas and on a special trip the famous Thistlegorm wreck and its sister-ship, the Rosalie Moller.
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. For technical divers, Tekstreme@Emperor offers tekkie courses and trips.
Emperor Divers, a PADI/SSI Centre and BSAC Travel Partner, is a reputable dive operator established in 1992 and with a reputation for combining a highly professional, safe and organised service with a warm welcome, friendliness and a sense of fun.
One of our main attractions is the different types of diving on offer nearby; from deep walls to shallow reefs and a choice of wrecks at Abu Nuhas. Special trips can be booked in resort to the Rosalie Moller and the Thistlegorm. This is also a great location for both learners and experienced divers with day diving, day trips, learning to dive or taking your diving further with our welcoming and highly knowledgeable team of dive instructors and guides.
Emperor Divers also offer a range of options for non-divers, including children. Choose from sun-bathing on a dive boat, a free Try Dive, or the ever popular Oceans Day Trip with instructed snorkelling. (All trips can be booked and paid for locally. Trips on dive boats are space dependent.)
Boat trips with Oceans Red Sea
Oceans Red Sea offers all-inclusive boat excursions. Choose from full or part day trips with family and friends. Snorkel, swim or simply relax on a comfortable boat with a welcoming, professional crew. Trips depart at reasonable times so there’s no rush in the morning! The guides are amongst the best in the Red Sea, taking you to amazing sites and sharing useful tips on snorkelling and marine life facts.
The main marina, Abu Tig in downtown El Gouna has restaurants, bars and shops. There are tour desks in most hotels’ lobbies where one can book many activities, including kite surfing lessons, desert safaris and day-trips to the temples and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
Flights & Transfers
Hurghada has several weekly UK flights on three airlines: Thomas Cook (East Midlands, Gatwick, Manchester), Thomson (Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester) and easyJet (Gatwick).
Flight time from the UK is approximately 5 hours. Transfer time from Hurghada Airport to your hotel is about 30 minutes.
Emperor Divers, our chosen dive centre, is located at the Three Corner Ocean View at Abu Tig Marina and shares the facility with Blue Brothers Dive Centre. Should you choose another hotel in El Gouna Emperor Divers offers free transfers.
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