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.

Insider's View

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 with hammerheads and grey reef sharks making the occasional appearance. From October to January, white-tip sharks are also a pleasant sight. Sha’ab Samadai is one of the many inshore sites in Marsa Alam. This 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.

Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam is a popular place for liveaboards visiting southern sites. Daedalus, St Johns, Brother Islands, Fury Shoals and Elphinstone are just some of the top sites you will visit on some of the liveaboards departing Port Ghalib. Most of these sites are suitable for advanced divers with a minimum of 30 dives as they tend to be deep and often experience strong currents.

Insider's View

OUR HOLIDAY PRODUCTS

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

Begginer, All

Year round

14 Nights

Pelagic & reefs

From £1999

Deluxe Red Sea

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Head to the Red Sea for a holiday of a lifetime fitting in Luxor delights after two amazing weeks of underwater exploration around some of the best reef systems in the world.

  • Dive South & St Johns
  • Dive Elphinstone Reef
  • Free NITROX on-board Emperor Asmaa
  • Explore Luxor, the pearl of antiquity
  • Enjoy spa & body treatments at Brayka
  • Best of the Red Sea in one trip

4 Stars

All year round

4.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1195

Brayka Bay Resort

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Brayka Bay is a dazzling all-inclusive resort with lush green gardens, a private sandy beach and a stunning house reef. A match made in heaven for divers, or couples looking for a romantic getaway.

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

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
  • Singles, couples & families
  • Individual and groups welcome

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

3 Stars

All year round

4.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £795

Abu Dabbab Diving Lodge

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

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.

  • Natural location
  • Individual and groups welcome
  • Small & intimate
  • Half board basis
  • 30 minutes from Elphinstone Reef
  • Blue Ocean Dive Center on-site

5 Stars

All year around

4.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £875

Sunrise Marina Resort Port Ghalib

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Sunrise Marina Resort is situated in the paradise Red Sea Riviera of Port Ghalib offering a unique chance to escape from the ordinary within the vicinity of Marsa Shuna & Blue Lagoon Beach.

  • All inclusive resorts
  • Private sandy beach
  • Emperor Divers close by
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Great for families & couples
  • Spa & wellness centre

5 Stars

All year round

4.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £890

The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort is a new exclusive resort in Marsa Alam featuring sweeping beach views and a fantastic marina promenade.

  • All inclusive resort
  • Sandy beach
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Extra Divers on-site
  • Singles, couples & families

3 Stars

All year round

4.5 Hours

Begginer, All

From £850

Oasis Dive Resort

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

As the name suggest this hotel is an Oasis of tranquillity! This small yet spacious resort with its fringing reef is very intimate and located 20 km north of the town of Marsa Alam on a coastal road i

  • Divers resort
  • Calm relaxed atmosphere
  • Half Board basis only
  • Suitable for a quiet holiday
  • Highly recommended resort
  • 49 Chalets built in traditional style

5 Stars

All year around

4.5 Hours

Begginers, All

From £915

Concorde Moreen Beach Resort

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Concorde Moreen Beach Resort & Spa is an upscale 5-star resort offering relaxing accommodation in a fresh modern contemporary furnished style.

  • All inclusive resort
  • Served by Orca Divers
  • Ideal for couples
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Private sandy beach

5 Stars

Jan - Dec

4.5 Hours

All Diver Levels

From £995

Jaz Grand Marsa

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Jaz Grand Marsa is located right on the beach along with a peaceful and picturesque location surrounded by landscaped grounds, a variety of water features and a wealth of recreational facilities.

  • Full Board Basis
  • Three swimming pools
  • Private sandy beach
  • Ideal for couples & families
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Gym & wellness centre

Advanced

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 southern locations like St Johns and Daedalus. Do a Nitrox course for only £99 whilst on your trip including books and cert.

  • Max 20 guests / 3 dives a day
  • Free Nitrox for qualified divers
  • Southern routes
  • Free WiFi when available
  • Departs from Port Ghalib
  • Full board inc soft drink

Advanced

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

Advanced

Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

MY Blue

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

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

  • Max 24 guests / 3-4 dives a day
  • Nitrox Available (Additional)
  • Choice of routes
  • Newly Refurbished
  • Full board
  • State-of-the-art technology

Advanced

Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

Longimanus

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

Far beyond the mainland, diving down into the depths of the Red Sea, this liveaboard offers not only unforgettable dive adventures, but also a first class service on the beautiful dive cruise ship M/Y Longimanus.

  • Max 20 guest/3 dives a day
  • Nitrox Available (Additional)
  • Full Charter Options
  • Dive with Sharks & Dolphins
  • Southern routes
  • From Safaga & Marsa Alam

Red Sea Aggressor II

Red Sea, Hurghada

The Red Sea Aggressor II, a member of the world-famous Aggressor Fleet offers 7-night itineraries to 22 divers around the Red Sea. This boat boasts deluxe, master and suite cabins offering luxury to all guests along with exceptional customer service.

  • Max 22 Guests/ 4-5 dives a day
  • Suite Cabins
  • Deluxe/ Master Staterooms
  • Wreck & Reef Diving
  • Free beer and wine
  • 5 Star Yacht

Advanced

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 a selection of trips departing from Hurghada and Marsa Alam. The cabin choices provide a nice option for couples with double beds onboard.

  • Max 20 guests/3-4 dives a day
  • Full board basis inc soft drinks
  • Dive South & St Johns
  • Choice of cabin types
  • Nitrox Available (Additional)
  • Discounts for single occupancy

Advanced

Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

Red Sea Aggressor I

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

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

  • Max 20 guests/4-5 dives a day
  • Luxurious boat & service
  • 7 and 10 night itineraries
  • 3 route options
  • Wreck & Reef Diving
  • Departs Port Ghalib

Advanced

Reefs & Wrecks

Year round

Red Sea

UD Rating – 4 Star

Red Sea Blue Force 3

Red Sea, Hurghada

Diving around the Red Sea the 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.

  • Max 26 guests/ 3-4 dives a day
  • Various Routes
  • Courses available
  • Junior Suite Cabins Available
  • Jacuzzi
  • Nitrox Available (Additional)

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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.

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Destination Details

Flights Direct flights from UK airports including regional airports. Please see below our weekly scheduled. These journeys are limited to the international airline standard luggage allowance of 20kg check in plus 7kg hand luggage.
  • Gatwick to Marsa Alam: Thu
  • Manchester to Marsa Alam: Wed
  • Birmingham to Marsa Alam: Mon
Transfers 30 minutes from Marsa Alam airport.
Passport & Visas British citizens require a tourist visa on arrival in Hurghada and Marsa Alam and a 6-month valid passport with the returned ticket. Ask a member of our team for more details.
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!