The wonderful house reef is directly in front of the hotel and can be easily reached via a jetty just a few metres from the centre. Due to the location of the entry and exit points, diving on the house reef is possible in (almost) all kinds of weather. The Red Sea’s entire range of colours can be seen. The intact coral reef drops down in stages. This is where divers meet the various inhabitants of the sea, including octopuses, moray eels and rays. Barracudas and turtles are frequently seen, and from time to time manta rays and whitetip reef sharks pass by.
The Port Ghalib Marina is a mere five-minute drive north of the centre. Boat trips set out from Port Ghalib, Equinox and Marsa Alam. Minibus trips (half-day and full-day tours) leave directly from the dive centre. Additional day boat trips and Zodiac trips are offered in conjunction with our Equinox centre. The diving locations can be reached in 15 to 90 minutes, and the range of dive sites stretches from El Quseir to Marsa Alam. Marsa Abu Dabab, Marsa Murain and Abu Dabbour, for example, can be reached by minibus. Diving on the Abu Dabab reefs, Elphinstone Reef, Abu Sail and Shaab Samadai (Dolphin House) is from the boat. After the dive you can sit down in comfort back at the centre and have a friendly chat with other divers.
Team & Education
The spaciously designed Extra Divers dive centre is under professional management of Mirjam Bouwmeester. The well-trained and experienced team provides multilingual small-group training in compliance with SSI, PADI, CMAS and PRO-NRC standards, from Open Water Diver to Divemaster, as well as all popular specialities. Trial dives and diving courses for children aged 8 and over are also offered regularly in the natural lagoon in front of the centre. Nitrox is free for certified nitrox divers.
• 1 dive boat
• additional day trips and speedboat trips in conjunction with Extra Divers Equinox
• Nitrox for free (for all nitrox-certified divers)
• 10, 12 and 15-litre aluminium tanks (DIN & INT)
• UW digital camera hire
• boutique and on-site workshop
• oxygen & first aid kits
• equipment from Aqua Lung
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On location: daily permission fee of 4,-€ per Person.