3 Stars

All year round

4.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £795

Abu Dabbab Diving Lodge

Abu Dabbab Diving Lodge is located on a nature reserve beach north of Marsa Alam with its appealing blue waters, white sandy shore and house reef just a stone’s throw away from the resort. The resort has become the perfect place for those who are looking to spend the perfect holiday time with their beloved ones, while taking part in a wide range of fun-filled activities.

On the sandy beach, you will find a nice selection of food and beverage outlets and a range of oriental tents and bazaars most of them open between 08:00am and midnight. The beach is decked out with cabanas, deck chairs and bean bags for shelter, privacy and comfort as well as providing ample space for different kinds of ball games, entertainment, and group sessions.

This oasis-like resort has 62 wooden bungalows, each featuring large or twin beds, air conditioning, a mini-fridge, and a private bathroom.

The coral restaurant serves international buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner while the beach restaurants and bars serve a la carte food and drinks while chilling out after a hard day’s diving.

The Blue Ocean Dive Center is an authorized PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center located on Abu Dabbab Beach offering a spacious area for gearing up, equipment rinse, lockers, classrooms and a dive shop. Nitrox is available and the diving on offer include house reef diving, speedboat trips, free diving, daily boat trips and mini safaris.

At Abu Dabbab Bay, you will find two stunning house reefs. The south and the northern reefs separated by grassy meadows, a paradise for snorkelers and divers. Elphinstone Reef is only 30 minutes sailing by a modern speedboat from Abu Dabbab Beach. Blue Ocean speedboats are lined up to cruise to other fine offshore dive sites of Marsa Alam such as Um Halhala , the Garden Reef, Shaab Abu Dabbab I, Shaab Abu Dabbab II, Shaab Abu Dabbab III.

Board Basis

All inclusive Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and selection of drinks
Package Price From £795 for 7 nights on all inclusive board basis, flights and airport transfers
Diving £230 for 5 days diving with 2 dives a day
Twin Room

Guest Room

The guest rooms are chalet-style rooms at the Lodge, each consist of a double bed, an en-suite shower and a private terrace.

  • Shower & W.C
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • T.V.
  • Telephone



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Blue Ocean Dive Centre

Marsa Alam

The Blue Ocean Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort providing a full range of PADI dive education programs, a good equipment selection and a range of daily diving experiences while actively promoting aquatic environmental awareness.

This dive centre core ambition and mission is securing flawless service, constant quality and assuring excellent customer care. The multilingual team of guides and instructors dive the local and surrounding reefs with passion and will do everything they can to ensure you have a great diving adventure.

Blue Ocean Dive Center was established in 2005 at Abu Dabbab Beach, where you can wade straight into the ocean from the white sandy beach.

Diving Courses:

All courses include equipment and instructor services. Manuals and certification fees are not included and will be charged at the dive centre.

Please note that certificate and manual are excluded, EUR 70 extra charge.

Equipment Rental Payable Locally

The equipment rental prices listed above are per person per day and will be paid directly by you at the dive counter.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Dive Course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, The PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Adventure Diver

After your Open Water course, why not start a PADI Adventure Diver course and complete some 'Adventure Dives'? You can also take part in just 1 or 2 Adventure Dives if you prefer and these will also count towards the Advanced certification.

To become a certified PADI Adventure Diver you will need to have achieved 3 Adventure Dives with a PADI certified Instructor. These can be completed in as little as 1 day.

A choice of 3 dives of your choice out of a long list of possibilities with an Instructor

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Immediately recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions. This course is open to everyone.

You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice:

PADI Bubblemaker

Experience scuba diving under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6ft. For children who are at least 8 years old.

Bubble makers get a chance to:

PADI Seal Team

The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting Aqua Missions. Do cool stuff in the pool, and meet friends.

PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

PADI Deep Diver

Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

PADI Drift Diver

Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along.

Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:

PADI Night Diver

The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enrol in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

The most popular diving specialties course. It’s easy and fun to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:

Wreck dive

A trip to the local wreck dives is a must for the experienced diver. It is an amazing experience!

Generally 3 dives (weather dependant)

Medic First Aid (EFR)

First Aid course - To be completed with Rescue Diver Course unless you already hold a first certificate (please bring this to the dive centre if you wish to complete the course).

This course is to teach you how to administer First Aid to a person. Various skills will be learnt such as CPR, types of injury and bandaging.

PADI Sidemount Diver

A sidemount configuration (scuba tanks alongside of the diver) offers more flexibility and better streamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of diving with a side mount configuration.

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:

PADI Divemaster

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

The PADI Dive master course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

The ultimate recreational diver rating. All PADI Instructors with at least 25 PADI Divers and have earned five or more PADI Specialty Instructor certifications can be a Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

You will;