DAILY DIVING EN

DAILY DIVING

Every day of the year, from February to December, it is always possible to dive in the Red Sea – of course with the appropriate gear! We organise day trips from Safaga and Marsa Alam, where you will be able to perform 2 dives (or 3 with a night dive), while enjoying life on board of one of our boats.

Typical day

DEPART
Around 7.45 – 8.00 our minibus comes to meet you directly at the door of your hotel. We will take you either to the Dive Center or to the marina. Your dive gear and tanks will be waiting already on the boat, our dive-guide welcomes you on board and you are ready to go!
According to weather conditions, the coast-guard permissions, and the level of training of the divers on board, the destination and dive sites are planned for the day, and the boat leaves the marina… You have time to get familiar with your gear before the dive, have a cup of tea or coffee, meet with the rest of the divers, or just enjoy the sun, lulled by the waves.

DIVING
Right before you arrive on the dive site, it’s time for the briefing. In a friendly atmosphere, your dive-guide will explain to you how the first dive is scheduled, with indications on depths, currents, the underwater life, the best itinerary to follow, as well as safety rules, how you will get in and out of the water…
There is normally no time-limit for a dive, but you have to follow the safety rules: do not do any deco dive, do not go deeper than 40 meters (or less, according to your certification) and always have a minimum of 50 bars in your tank when you are back on the boat!

Once you’re out of the water, the boat staff is here to help you getting on the ladder, and getting off your dive gear right on the dive platform. Our chief on board will ask you your dive parameters and you can get your gear ready for the 2nd dive, getting yourself dry under the warm sun, or share your experiences with the other divers.

LUNCH
Everybody are on board? Lunch is waiting for you!!! Come inside and help yourself with the buffet that our own chef has prepared, always in a friendly atmosphere… “bon appétit”!

AFTERNOON
Take advantage of your dive interval to rest, meet the other guests, read, work on your tan, take a nap, either in the shades of the boat or under the warm Egyptian sun.
Usually the boat will move and you will change the dive site, it is the time for your second dive… Your dive-guide will do another briefing coustomized for this new dive site, with a quick checkup on safety guidelines – and off you go, you’re back underwater!
You are back on board and same as in the morning, the staff is ready to help and store your gear. If you’re diving again the next day, you can leave all your gear in a box, and it will be waiting for you in the morning.
It is the time for a quick snack, and depending on the day and the mood of our chef, he will prepare some pancackes, a cake, a fruit-cocktail…

When you are back in the marina, around 16:30 – 17:00, the minibus is waiting for you to drive you back to the dive center or directly to your hotel.

NIGHT DIVE
Depending on the day and the requests, a night-dive can be planned… You will stay on the boat, and you will dive under the Egyptian stars. After a night dive, you are back to your hotel around 19:30 – 20:00.
OUR BOATS
The Calypso



The Lion Safaga

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Refurbished and back to the sea
in April 2009

REMEMBER!
Diving Regulations

1. The depth of the dive is limited to 40 meters or less according to the certification of the diver.
2. Don’t dive alone, dive with your buddy.
3. Use complete equipment and checked it before every dive.
4. Don’t drink alcohol, don’t consume drugs.
5. End your dive with a safety stop (3 minutes made between 3 and 6 meters).
6. Every diver has to be in possession of a medical certificate of not contraindication of practice of scuba diving (dated less than one year), or to sign himself a medical statement.
7. Drink enough water, avoid dehydration.
8. Don’t dive within 24 hours before your flight.
9. If you separate with your dive buddy, look for him no more than one minute before surfacing and join him in the point of exit initially planned.

Red Sea Diving