Red Sea Daily Diving

   

Daily Diving Frequently Asked Questions?

This page provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about daily diving diving in the Red Sea. We hope you find it useful.

 

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  1. I'm not sure diving is for me - can I try it before I decide?

  2. Can my non-diving travel companion join me on your diving boat?

  3. Can I bring my children on the boat when I go diving?

  4. What is included in the price of daily diving from your boat?

  5. What type of lunches are typically prepared?

  6. I have special meal requirements, can you accommodate me?

  7. How many dives can I make each day on your daily diving boat?

  8. If I want a package do I have to dive every day consecutively?

  9. What can I expect to see on daily dives?

  10. Do you go to different dive sites each day?

  11. How many divers are on your boat each day?

  12. What kind of diving is suitable for me?

  13. What if I can not complete my diving package, do I get a refund?

  14. Do I need to pay a deposit in advance to dive with you?

  15. Where can I find more information about liveaboards safari diving?

  16. What is the water temperature in the Red Sea?

  17. Are there strong currents in the Red Sea?

  18. What areas of the Red Sea do you offer daily diving?

  19. What type of wetsuit should I use?


I'm not sure diving is for me - can I try it before I decide?

If you're not sure diving is right for you we strongly suggest you experience first before committing to a certifying course. One of the best way to do this is through our PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) program. With less than an hour of training you'll be ready to experience breathing underwater using scuba gear. For complete details on our PADI Discover Scuba Diving program click here.

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Can my non-diving travel companion join me on your diving boat?

Our daily diving boat is designed to accommodate divers and non-divers. Many reefs are very near the surface and offer excellent diving and snorkeling conditions. Any time our boat is moored and the engines are turned off snorkelers can enter the water and start snorkeling. Some divers even snorkel between dives.

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Can I bring my children on the boat when I go diving?

Children are also welcome on our daily diving boat however, it is the parents responsibility to supervise and control their children at all times. We don't recommend taking infant children because of their special needs and the comfort of the other guests. If in doubt contact us for advice or suggestions.

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What is included in the price of daily diving from your boat?

The following is included in the price of our daily diving packages:

  • Freshly prepared hot lunch
  • Soft drinks, tea, coffee & bottled mineral water
  • PADI certified & English speaking dive guides
  • Weights & 12-liter tanks
  • Round trip transfers from your hotel (within 10 kilometers of Hurghada)
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What type of lunches are typically prepared?

Typically our cook prepares a 3 - 4 course hot meal which consists of a meat, chicken or fish, a salad, hot vegetable and pasta, rice or potatoes.

 

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I have special meal requirements, can you accommodate me?

We're happy to accommodate special meal requirements - vegetarian, low salt or non-dairy meals. We ask that you tell us at least one day in advance about your special meal requirements so we can prepare accordingly to meet your special needs.

 

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How many dives can I make each day on your daily diving boat?

Our standard daily diving packages include 2 dives each day; 1 morning dive and 1 afternoon dive following lunch and a short surface interval. It's possible to make 3 dives for an additional cost.

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If I want a package do I have to dive every day consecutively?

It doesn't matter what daily diving package you choose, you can decide what days you want to dive so you can set your own diving schedule that best suits you. We only need one day advance notice to make the necessary arrangements.

 

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What can I expect to see on daily dives?

On nearly every dive, expect to see a large variety of colorful hard and soft corals, schools of colorful tropical fish, clown fish, lion fish, tuna, groupers, jacks, and many other reef fish. It isn't unusual to encounter dolphins, turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, stingrays, and moray eels.

 

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Do you go to different dive sites each day?

Weather pending, we visit two different dive sites each day and only on special requests re-visit the same site more than twice in the same week. If you dive with us for 5 days you're most likely not going to visit a the same dive site.

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How many divers are on your boat each day?

Our boat is certified to carry more than 15 persons maximum however, seldom do we have this many persons onboard on any given day. The average is between 6 to 10 persons which may be all divers or a combination of divers and snorkelers.

 

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What kind of diving is suitable for me?

This depends mainly on your level of training, experience and of course what type of dive you want to make. You may also have the required training and experience for a dive but it has been a long time since your last dive. In this case we require you to make a shallow dive and check your buoyancy and tune your scuba skills before making any advanced dives .

 

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What if I can not complete my diving package, do I get a refund?

Occasionally divers are not able to complete all the dives they planned to make during their holiday due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances. we're sensitive to these situations and take this into account to determine if a refund is fair and our decision is based on each case individually.
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Do I need to pay a deposit in advance to dive with you?

We don't require advance payment to make daily dives with us however, we do offer a 10% discount for all advanced online bookings and guarantee your space on our boat when you arrive. Otherwise, if you contact us after you arrive our daily diving services are offered on a first come, first serve basis and we can't guarantee your space.

 

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Where can I find more information about liveaboards safari diving?

We have several pages on our website specifically for liveaboard safari diving that should answer most of your questions regarding our liveaboard safari diving services. The best place to start is our Red Sea Liveaboards page.

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What is the water temperature in the Red Sea?

During winter months (December - March) water temperatures average 18 - 22 degrees Celsius, whereas  in the summer months temperatures average 24 - 30 degrees Celsius. To see our chart for yearly average air and water temperatures click here.

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Are there strong currents in the Red Sea?

Yes, in some places and sometimes there are strong currents however, these places are rare and often predictable. In some places such as the Thistlegorm wreck, you count on currents be present but depending on the time of day you dive this area will depend on the current strength, any where from mild up to moderately strong. Our dive guides are very experience and will escort you on dives with currents.

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What areas of the Red Sea do you offer daily diving?

We offer daily diving in Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh. Both locations are well known for excellent diving and snorkeling.

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What type of wetsuit should I use?

We highly recommend you wear a 3mm - 5mm suit during the warmer months (May through October) and 7mm - dry suit during the cooler months (November through April). Two piece suits (farmer john style) are most suitable.

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