A Sharm El Sheikh diving holiday offers you a spectacular and diverse range of dive sites that are amongst the best in the world. From the famous Ras Mohammed Marine Park, to some of the most renowned wrecks in the Red Sea, the sheer number of sites means that there is something for all divers. Boat diving is the norm in Sharm and there are also some superb house reefs for diving and snorkelling.
Learning to Dive
Sharm is a good destination for novice and learner divers, with many easily accessible coral gardens that offer safe, shallow water and excellent visibility. This area benefits from the shelter of the land, which means conditions are usually calm to moderate and ideal for those new to diving. A full range of courses is offered at the centrally-located dive centre and there is a heated pool on site. Qualifying dives are often undertaken from the shore.
The exciting dive sites of Ras Mohammed Marine Park are what attract the legions of experienced divers to Sharm each year. Situated at the tip of Sinai, where the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba meet, Ras Mohammed’s strong currents and nutrient waters are packed with schools of snappers, barracuda and jacks, coupled with the sharks that come to stalk them. Steep coastal cliffs are mirrored underwater with impressive vertical walls, which drop off 70m or more.
The Strait of Tiran separates Tiran Island from the east coast of Sinai and is famous for four large reefs that rise from the depths like vast underwater mountains. Here, the strong currents and dense plankton attract an impressive range of reef and deep sea species providing some exceptional drift dives.
Further west, round the southern tip of Sinai, lie some of the best wreck dives in the Red Sea. The legendary Thistlegorm is the most famous - a 415 foot World War II British supply ship which lies in 30m with an amazing cargo of motorbikes, trucks, guns and shells.
Twin Centre Diving
Diving in Sharm can also be combined with the spectacular diving available in Dahab, including the legendary Blue Hole. For more information please contact a member the Regaldive team.
Regaldive work with two well established dive centres in Sharm:
Emperor Divers are a British-managed dive company who have been operating in the Red Sea since 1992. They are based at the Falcon Naama Blue Hotel in the heart of Sharm.
Camel Dive Club, founded in 1986, is the longest-established diving brand in Sharm el Sheikh and has won many awards. The main Camel Dive Club is located in Naama Bay.
Emperor Divers are a British-managed dive company who have been operating in the Red Sea since 1992.
Emperor Divers is a PADI 5* Career Development Centre and Instructor Development Centre located at the Falcon Naama Blue Hotel in Naama Bay, just a two minute transfer to the Naama Bay jetty. There are over 15 local dive sites and many more in Ras Mohamed and Tiran. Special trips are available to Ras Mohamed, Thistlegorm and Tiran.
Emperor offers a full range of PADI diver training courses from PADI Open Water to Instructor level, as well as snorkelling and introductory dives. The heated training pool and classrooms are also on site. Equipment is available for hire. Emperor Divers are also able to offer BSAC training courses.
Tekstreme, the technical arm of Emperor Divers, is proud to offer a full range of technical courses through three of the largest training agencies, PADI Tec Rec, BSAC and TDI.
Book your dive pack or course with Regaldive prior to departure. Our prices are lower than those in resort. You can also take advantage of our great value dive pack offers.
Any dive pack offers listed below are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice. For diving only bookings, there is an additional admin fee of £15 per person.
HALF PRICE Diving Offer
Book a 4, 5 or 6 day dive pack and your buddy gets the same HALF PRICE (boat diving).
See table for special offer prices in red. Valid for departure dates:
4 January - 26 March 2016
Book 10 dive packs and get one FREE.
Offer does not apply if concessionary rate dive packs taken.
Emperor Divers Sharm Diving Prices – Bookings made from 1 Aug 2015 for departures from 1 Aug 2015 to 31 Mar 2016
Camel Dive Club
Camel Dive Club, founded in 1986, is the longest-established diving brand in Sharm el Sheikh and has won many accolades over the years. The main Camel Dive Club is located in Naama Bay at the Camel Dive Hotel.
As a PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort, Camel offer PADI training from beginner up to PADI instructor level and beyond. All courses are taught in small groups with the use of specially-designed training rooms and diver training pool where appropriate. Camel Dive Club in Naama Bay has full facilities for disabled divers. Guided daily boat diving is available from a fleet of dive boats including their own boat, Camel Tribe, which leave from the main jetty in Naama Bay.
Camel boats visit sheltered local sites, the Straits of Tiran and Ras Mohammed National Park. Regular trips are scheduled to famous wrecks SS Thistlegorm, SS Dunraven, Million Hope, Kormoran, and to Dahab.
Camel Dive Club offers 250 full sets of Mares diving equipment to hire plus plenty of accessories. There is also an on-site dive shop selling clothing and extras. FREE Nitrox is offered for Nitrox qualified divers. Camel Dive Club can also cater to Technical Divers – please let Regaldive know your requirements in advance.
Complimentary transfers are offered for all Camel Dive Club guests staying at any hotel in Sharm el Sheikh, between the hotel, jetty, and nearest Camel branch.
Book your dive pack or course with Regaldive prior to departure. Our prices are lower than those in resort.
Any dive pack offers listed below are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice. For diving only bookings, there is an additional admin fee of £15 per person.
Book 11 dive packs and get the 12th FREE.
Camel Dive Club Sharm Prices – Bookings made from 1 Aug 2015 for departures from 1 Aug 2015 to 31 Mar 2016
Sharm El Sheikh is situated on the most southern tip of the Sinai peninsular. It is a lively resort with a vast choice of bars, discos, restaurants and shops. In addition to a range of watersports, you can explore the surrounding mountains and desert, visiting historical sites.
- Ras Mohammed National Park
- Mount Sinai walks
- St Catherine's Monastery
- Camel and Horse rides
- Water sports
Find out more about Regaldive's Top Three Sharm Excursions
The resort is centred on Naama Bay where the hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and beach are all within walking distance. The jetty is the busy centre of activity for dive boats. The dive centres provide transport between hotel, dive centre and jetty for dive trips.
The hottest time of the year is July and August with air temperature of over 30 ºC. The coolest time is January with the temperature at around 20 ºC. Rainfall is negligable and it is invariably sunny but breezes can be cool.
Egypt is 1 or 2 hours ahead of GMT depending on the season as Egypt does not operate Daylight Saving Time.
Egyptian pounds or LE. Approximately £1 = 11LE
We recommend that you take some money in Cash to Egypt. There is a currency exchange desk available at the hotel. Please note that Scottish notes and Australian Travellers Cheques are not accepted in Egypt.
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognised part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to travellers for personal recognition of the services offered. We would advise that you allow approx. £10 for gratuities for local staff for the duration of your stay.
Rough Price Guide
- Local beer: 25-35LE
- Snack meal (pizza / sandwich): 20LE
- Bottle of mineral water: 5LE
- Soft drink: 8LE
There are flights from London Gatwick and Manchester airports as well as many other regional airports direct to Sharm El Sheikh. As there are many flight options, holiday durations are possible from 5 nights to 21 nights. Regional departure airports include
|November - April
||May - October
Flight duration: Approx 5 - 5½ hours
Transfer: Varies according to hotel. Minimum transfer time approx. 10 minutes, maximum transfer time approximately 30 minutes.
Departure tax: N/A
Passengers travelling to Egypt must have six months valid on their passport from the date of departure from Egypt.
A single entry tourist visa for Egypt is required for all nationalities. For British passport holders with British citizenship, Egyptian visas can be obtained conveniently and inexpensively on arrival at Sharm El Sheikh airport.
Other nationalities should check with consular office.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Egypt, but we recommend protection against typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and polio. Although malaria does exist in Egypt, it is generally not present in the Sinai.
Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure. For the most up to date advice please consult your travel clinic.
Further information regarding vaccinations for travel to this country can be found at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and from your local healthcare provider.
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Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Resort
Fantastic Holiday at Hilton Fayrouz!
"I had a fantastic holiday, I couldn’t fault anything. I was very pleased with the Rep, very attentive. In fact we’ve never received this kind of service from a resort Rep - I can’t speak highly enough of Amr. No complaints with the hotel, I was very happy. I was also happy with Regaldive's service and the arrangements, everything went very smoothly."
| 29 July 2015
Two Seriously Satisfied Divers!
"Everything was BEAUTIFUL!!! I wanna go back ASAP! I have to make a special mention to the crew on the Emperor Elite. The boat was clean, comfortable, and spacious. The crews are true professionals. They are on call 24/7 for eight weeks straight. They sleep where they can and are watching our every move to make sure we have whatever we want or need at ANY time. The dive guides have to be able to cope with any style of divers that come on board. It's such an organised routine from start to finish. Ahmed Ibrahim is exceptional at his job as a dive guide. I am very grateful for their compassion and attention to detail. "
Lisa and Andrew Rolfe
- Hants | 22 May 2015
Six go South
"Just back from our weeks diving in the Red Sea so thought I'd drop you line and let you know how we got on!
We are a group of six divers with a variety of experience and all have visited Egypt on a number of occasions and been on other liveaboards.
We were met at Hurghada and our transfer albeit late at night was carried out in a smart vehicle very efficiently
We were on the St Johns and Deep South trip out of Port Ghalib. This time we were on MY Elite with it's Egyptian crew and guides Amr and Ahmed.
The boat was spacious and very well equipped, the rooms were of a standard size and were clean and tidy. The diving was good with concise and accurate briefings beforehand. The guides treated us very well allowing us the freedom (within limits) to dive without constraints - which we found very refreshing.
The refreshments on the boat were plentiful and well prepared with the crew making extra efforts on a couple of evenings for us all to eat on the upper deck - a lot more work for them!At the end of the week we were transferred to a hotel in Ghalib where we were allocated three twin rooms which were very smart. A very late flight out of Hurghada was the only really downside of the trip and more user-friendly flight times would have been preferred.
On behalf of our group I'd like to thank you and your colleagues for arranging and providing us with a great week's holiday."
- UK | 11 May 2015
Emporer Asmaa trip 12 to 19 November 2014
"Good Crew, Good guides, Good diving and wonderful camaraderie between all guests.
Food was fine, but I would prefer more Egyptian style food.
Very enjoyable trip."
- From Hamata, Fury Shoals and St Johns trip | 28 November 2014
"Just returned from a week aboard this liveaboard and what a fantastic time was had. All the staff work incredibly hard and the two dive guides (Julian & Khalil) are fantastic at their jobs. The food on board was of a very good standard with plenty of choice to suit most people.
My only niggle would be the sun deck on top, jacuzzi never worked whilst on board and the sun loungers are torn / faded and could do with a good clean. Apart from this, I wouldn't hesitate to return for another trip with them and the tour operator Regaldive . "
- Gtr Manchester | 06 October 2014
South and St. John's tour
"Wow just been to Egypt aboard the M/Y Emperor Elite! Had a fantastic week aboard this liveaboard, the crew couldn't do enough for you. The guides were excellent, the food was brill, and the diving was absolutely amazing. I went to the South and St. John's and met some wonderful people as well.
Ahmed, Lara, and Khalil were excellent at guiding us around and sorting problems out when they occurred. My hose blew when I was down 26m and Ahmed quickly turned my tank off and give me his spare reg. When back on the boat, he quickly changed my hose to a spare one so I could carry on diving for the rest of the week. There are no complaints apart from me having to return home haha - I wish I could have stayed.
Also booking through Regaldive was brill as they were excellent and give you all the information before hand. The whole booking process to the end of holiday was smooth and excellent. I will defiantly be booking again for another liveaboard, hopefully sooner rather than later, I will have to start saving up! "
- Greater Manchester | 09 September 2014
Emperor Elite - Fantastic Holiday
"It is a short while since our holiday now, but we want you to know that we had a fantastic diving holiday on Emperor Elite. A friendly, hard working crew, excellent dive guides, and a great bunch of other guests to share the experience with. Really nice people of different nationalities, who were all fun to be with.
We are especially pleased that we booked through Regaldive, and we would be pleased if you wish to pass that on to Emperor. Emperor have given us a great time on all our 5 trips with them, and we will go with them again in the future, but Regaldive gave that extra to the holiday. When the authorities changed the clocks by an hour at short notice, we noticed that others were not so well organised, while Regaldive kept us informed, adjusted our schedule and made sure of our comfort with a quality hotel day room. (I am sorry, but I do wish I could remember the name of your representative in Hurghada to thank her personally).
The one detriment was that the Thomson Airways flights were late to schedule in both directions. A poor show Thomson.
Our very best thanks to Regaldive."
- UK | 03 June 2014
Sharm diving and the Mexicana Hotel - Fantastic Trip!
"This was originally meant to be a shore-based diving holiday in Dahab, Egypt but was re-sited to Sharm El Sheikh when the Foreign Office advised that certain parts of Sinai were too dangerous to visit due to recent unrest in such areas. Any disappointments that might have been initially felt by the rescheduling of this trip were quickly dispelled as soon as we set off. We were only a small party but this encouraged a very rapid camaraderie that was sustained throughout the entirety of our adventure.
The hotel - the Mexicana Sharm Resort - was really very nice and proved that Trip Advisor commentators cannot necessarily be relied upon for objective summaries of facilities. The rooms were spacious with private patios overlooking one of two pools and the staff were friendly and helpful. Decent shops and restaurants were within walking distance and the bright lights and night life of Namma Bay itself was a ten minute taxi ride away.
We were diving with Emperor Divers and their staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. Our kit was loaded into the boat for us and we felt reassured that our safety, comfort and enjoyment was their highest priority. They collected and returned us every day. The boat - The Emperor Markus - was crewed by the most amenable staff. They couldn't do enough to help us (with kit and entering/exiting the water in particular) but the chief highlight had to be the daily cake, home-made, on board, daily, baked by the lovely chef. The lunch was always tasty, varied and plentiful and drinks were unlimited.
We were a mixed group of divers - in terms of experience and motive for coming on the trip - but this, yet again, had no impact on the extent to which we all enjoyed it and fulfilled our personal goals. Emperor Divers planned sites and dives for us that enabled everyone to dive to their level of experience and achieve their certifications. We spent two days diving locally in Namma Bay, one day at Tiran Island and two days at Ras Mohammed National Park. The conditions were spectacular. The temperature peaked to the low thirties on most days and the sea temperature averaged 23 Degrees.
The variety of dive sites meant that we were able to see and photograph a diverse variety of fish and plant life as well as experience a range of sea conditions - from tranquil drifts to quite brisk swells on one morning only. On the final day we were privileged to see a school of dolphins swim past the boat. No-one made it to their cameras fast enough to capture them in anything other than our memories because we were momentarily struck by the profundity of the moment. They weren't hanging around either. We blinked and they were gone. However we did manage between us over the course of the week to take hundreds of still and moving images of Napoleon Fish, Moray Eels, Barracudas, Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Puffer Fish, Turtles, Lion Fish and that amazing Spanish Dancer spotted on the final dive - a night dive at Shark Bay - of the week. There were so many more than just these however. There isn't enough space here to list them all!
This was a fantastic trip!"
- UK | 06 May 2014
Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Resort
Nice Time in Sharm!
"We had a nice time at the Fayrouz. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was nice, and the hotel has an absolutely perfect location - close enough to Naama Bay to allow easy access, but not so close as to be loud or obnoxious or unpleasant. There are tonnes of restaurants within walking distance, too. Our room had a huge, very comfy bed.
We thought to mention just a few downsides. We had a great time, but these things kept it from being a 10/10:
-We travelled in March, and it seemed that most of the restaurants at the hotel were closed. This isn't a big deal, because of the proximity of other places to go.
-What food we did have at the hotel was only so-so. 'international' night was okay, but overpriced relative to going off-site. The burgers and mezze selection at the Pirate Bar were forgettable.
-It rained heavily one day. This obviously isn't the hotel's fault. But what is the hotel's responsibility is the fact that it is so poorly equipped to deal with rain. Our ceiling gushed water into the room - luckily only in the bathroom, but still enough to soak our toiletries. We had to change room to a less nice room, and they tried to make this seem like it was A Big Favour, rather than something they obviously needed to do for us. In addition, all of the footpaths flooded, making it hard and potentially dangerous to walk around. It seemed to play havoc with the electricity, too. There was no wet-weather entertainment on offer.
-Some stuff is broken - half of the cardio equipment in the gym didn't work right, and a few of the sun loungers. Not a big deal, given how empty it was but it's a minor annoyance."
Marty and Natasha
- London | 18 March 2014
Falcon Naama Star
Naama Star - Great Divers' Hotel
"Good hotel for the weary diver. Comfortable, clean, close to Emperor Divers (5mins walk) and centre of Naama Bay (10mins max) and staff very friendly. Only stayed B&B but breakfast provided a good choice to start the day. Second time I have stayed and would happily go back when next in Sharm diving."
- Scotland | 04 April 2013
Deep South Itinerary - Fantastic!
"A huge thank you to the wonderful staff and crew of the Elite for making our weeks' diving down to St. Johns such a fantastic and brilliant week. The crew from the Captain down work so hard to ensure that you get the most out of the week and nothing is too much trouble."
- UK | 15 January 2013
"I'd just like to thank the team at Emperor for the week we've just spent aboard MY Elite. A fantastic weeks diving again and a wonderful team on board. A big thank you to Daniella, Csaba and the team for making our stay comfortable and homely. You just feel like part of the family on board. A great team who all work very hard to make your stay as easy and as simple as possible. "
- UK | 27 November 2012
M/Y King Snefro 5
Feedback - Snefro 5 Mini Safari
"Good morning Clare / Simon,
Just a quick note to say “thank you” for all your assistance in organising the liveaboard.
The boat “King Snefro 5” was great. The crew were fantastic and treated us like royalty, nothing was too much with help and assistance offered at every turn with a smile. The food was amazing and compliments to the chef on the variety and quality.
One point only, you were advised that Charles doesn’t eat meat and although there was fish at lunch time no meat alternative was available for the evening meal. However, this is the only issue we experienced on what was overall a gold star experience.
It was our first liveaboard and we will definitely go again. Please pass on our comments to Emperor and the crew.
- UK | 20 November 2012