Marsa Alam

Get away from the crowds of the busier Red Sea resorts.

Marsa Alam offers a different experience to other Red Sea resorts as it is more remote. If you are looking for something different to Sharm then check this out.

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Marsa Alam is renowned for its impressive reefs home to hard and soft corals in pristine condition. Elphinstone, Sha’ab Samadai and Abu Dabab are just some of the famous reefs you can immerse yourself in..

Elphinstone is one of the greatest dive sites in the Red Sea, teeming with sea life including sea turtles, anthias and an impressive variety of sharks including hammerheads, grey reef sharks and from October to January, white-tip sharks. Sha’ab Samadai is one of the many inshore sites in Marsa Alam. The horseshoe shaped reef creates a shallow turquoise water lagoon where large schools of spinner dolphins are often seen. The western tip of this site provides large groups of pinnacles rising to the surface from a carpet of sea grass, populated by schools of reef fish.

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Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 5 Star

M/Y Emperor Elite

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Join the Emperor Elite for a week’s adventure. Throughout the year the boat sails on different routes around the southern Red Sea taking in St Johns and the Brother Islands to name a few.

  • Max 20 guests / 3 dives per day
  • Premium class Emperor boat
  • Choice of southern routes
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Full board inc soft drinks
  • Rebreather friendly

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Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 5 Star

MY Blue Seas

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Blue Seas operates in the southern Red Sea and offers trips departing Hurghada and Marsa Alam. The cabin choices provide a nice option for couples with double beds onboard.

  • Max 20 guests
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Dive South & St Johns
  • Choice of cabin types
  • Nitrox available (charge)
  • Discounts for single occupancy
  • Min 3 dives per day

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Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

Red Sea Aggressor

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Red Sea Aggressor is a 36 metre boat built and powered for comfort, safety and stability around the Red Sea offering 7 and 10 night itineraries with a choice of 3 routes to choose from.

  • Maximum 20 guests
  • 4 to 5 dives per day
  • 7 and 10 night itineraries
  • 3 route options
  • Dive wrecks and reefs
  • Departs Port Ghalib

4 Stars

All year round

4.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1295

Marina Lodge At Port Ghalib

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib hotel is a beautifully decorated new resort offering comfort and a first class service to all guests.

  • Divers resort by the Marina
  • 203 rooms and suites
  • Half board basis
  • A favourite with our customers
  • Suitable for all types of divers
  • Emperor Divers next door

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Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

M/Y Emperor Asmaa

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Join the Emperor Asmaa for a week of thrills. A choice of diving around Sharm or the southern locations like St Johns. Do a Nitrox course for only £99 whilst on your trip including books and cert.

  • Max 16 guests / 3 dives per day
  • Southern & Northern routes
  • Full board inc soft drink
  • Courses available on-board
  • Nitrox available on-board
  • Air-con cabins

Beginner

Year round

7 nights

Pelagic & reefs

£1095

Learn To Dive In the Red Sea

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Red Sea is the ideal place to learn to dive. Here you will start your diving itinerary in beautiful warm and colourful waters rich with marine life.

  • 20 minutes from Elphinstone
  • Dive centre: 25 years of experience
  • House reef diving
  • Beach resort

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Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

MY Blue

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

MY Blue, a luxury wooden newly refurbished member of Blue Planet Liveaboards taking divers around the Red Sea on famous routes including the Brothers and North and Wreck Routes.

  • FREE Nitrox
  • Full Board
  • Choice of routes
  • Newly Refurbished
  • Up to 24 guests
  • State-of-the-art technology

Advanced

Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

Longimanus

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Observe and dive the enchanting underwater world of the house reef offering immense coral and fish diversity.

  • Dive with Sharks & Dolphins
  • Nitrox available
  • Full Charter Options
  • Suites upgrades
  • 4 Routes options
  • From Safaga & Marsa Alam

3 Stars

All year round

4.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1095

Marsa Shagra

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The ultimate diving adventure! Enjoy the relaxed, laid back atmosphere of Marsa Shagra, a unique location the likes of which you will not find anywhere else in the world.

  • Close to Elphinstone Reef
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Full board basis
  • Ideal for photographers
  • Natural location
  • Ideal for diving families

3 Stars

All year round

4.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1035

Marsa Nakari

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Marsa Nakari is a charming village featuring a sheltered bay just 40 km south of Marsa Alam city. A smaller, quieter and more remote alternative to Marsa Shagra but with all the benefits.

  • Close to Dolphin House Reef
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Small & intimate atmosphere
  • Access to reefs by speedboat
  • Ssingles, couples & families
  • Individual and groups welcome

Advanced

Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

Red Sea Blue Force 3

Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh

Diving around the Red Sea. Red Sea Blue Force 3 accommodates 26 passengers in a variety of room types and offers luxurious facilities such as a Jacuzzi on the sun deck.

  • Courses Available
  • Various Routes
  • Up to 26 Passengers
  • Junior Suite Cabins Available
  • Jacuzzi
  • Nitrox Available (Additional)

4 Stars

All year round

4.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1195

Brayka Bay Resort

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Brayka Bay Resort is a romantic holiday and perfect a couples break or individuals looking for a peaceful diving experience.

  • All inclusive resort
  • 2 stunning house reefs
  • Coraya Divers on-site
  • Spa & body treatments
  • Dive Elphinstone Reef
  • Ideal for couples

Camel Safari


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

Available at Al Nahda Resort & Spa

Sea Scope Submarine


Tour Type: Boat Trip

Go on a fantastic excursion under water . You can clearly observe and take pictures of the Red Sea's most famous corals, fish and amazing marine life.

Horseback Riding


Tour Type: Horse Riding

Ride a Camel or Donkey on a Amore Safari at Port Ghalib!

Destination Fact File

Get away from the crowds of the busier Red Sea resorts.

Located on Egypt’s Red Sea coast 132Km from Qusier, Marsa Alam was mainly a fishing village. It is well known and famous among divers. With its own international airport, it is becoming popular and has great potential to become one of the most popular and important diving sites at the Red Sea. Liveaboard trips are the one of the main reasons to visit this part of Egypt. They depart from Port Ghalib at regular intervals with a range of trips to suit all levels of divers. Some of the more difficult trips ask for divers to be Advanced Open Water divers with at least 20-30 logged dives as it can be tiring and some sites can have more current than sheltered reef diving. However, the main reason for choosing a liveaboard is to have a pure unadulterated dive holiday away from the day diving boats. A liveaboard can be at the site before day boats arrive allowing you the pleasure of a uninterrupted dive in fresh morning waters!

Situated near the tropic of Cancer, it has a truly tropical feeling, with palm trees and long beaches and barrier coral reefs. The awesome Wadi el Gemal National Park is in its outskirts, with 100km of pure Red Sea beach bliss and desert landscapes.

Destination Details

Flights Direct flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham to Marsa Alam TUI and Thomas Cook. hese journeys are limited to the international airline standard luggage allowance of 20kg check in plus 7kg hand luggage.
Transfer 30 minutes from Marsa Alam airport.
Passport & Visas British citizens do not require a visa for a stay of up 21 days. A 6 month valid passport and returned ticket is required.
Dive Season Marsa Alam is a year round diving destination, although best conditions are during the summer months. There is a plankton bloom for a few weeks a year around April and May and whale sharks visit the area during late spring and early summer. The average water temperature ranges from 20 Degrees in January to 32 Degrees Celsius in July and August.

Save 25% Dive The World Club Weeks.

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

For over 30 years, each Aggressor yacht has offered 25% off. Dive the World weeks to reward guests. These weeks are announced once a year and get booked up early. Give us a call today and book your space.

Save 25% on the selected dates (listed below) aboard the Red Sea Aggressor II 18/08/2019 to 25/08/2019 or 22/12/2019 to 29/12/2019

Offer for groups!

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

We are delighted to offer you dive packs to groups based on 8 pay for the same dive pack and we’ll offer that dive pack FREE for 2 persons! Or if you have a smaller groups 4 divers pay and 1 get the same dive pack for free.

What a great opportunity. Start saving on your group booking!