Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea

“Gain confidence in open water and learn to dive safely in the beautiful Red Sea under the expert supervision of our PADI instructors, staying in comfortable, family-owned accommodation. ”


PADI certified Open Water Courses | Max 4 students to one PADI instructor | E-learning theory course available prior to arrival with discount if purchased direct from us | PADI 5* Gold Palm, family-owned resort | Daily beach breakfasts | Bars & restaurants of Dahab within easy reach | Options for boat safari, Ras Abu Galum visit, candlelit Bedouin dinners and help with celebrating special occasions

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Departure information

Courses are run throughout the year, courses start day after arrival.
Single use plastic-free:
We feel in many ways that scuba divers and even snorkellers are most aware of the impact of plastics on our oceans as they see the effects for themselves first-hand. We have been aware of the issue for quite some time and as such have put a number of plastic reduction and eradication schemes into place at our resort.
preserving food:
We use re-useable tubs for our food and try to use paper for preserving food stuffs. Glass pots are used for our jams and butter at breakfast and ceramic dishes for our ketchup.
We provide cotton bags in guests’ rooms for local shopping, so they can say ‘no’ to plastic shopping bags. We also use these and cardboard boxes to transport the shopping we do for the club.
Tea & coffee:
Our rooms also feature a coffee and tea making tray without any plastic in sight. We offer coffee in a jar and a carton of milk, rather than the single use plastic pots.
We have been plastic straw-free for more than 3 years now. We have also persuaded many cafés and restaurants in Dahab to follow suit and go ‘straw free’ too….and our 3 kids 11,14,19 are all committed to this and regularly make sure the cafes are on track.
Water bottles:
We write to our guests before their vacation and ask them to bring their own re-fillable water bottles with them which they can fill up from our main water station in the club. For now this reduces the usage of plastic bottles greatly, but it is not perfect. We are looking at investing in a water filter system which will provide drinking water on tap and we are also looking to find a supplier of re-useable water bottles here in Egypt too.
We make sure to always pick up any rubbish we see on the shores or in the water, not only does every little help, but guests see and follow our example.
We continue to look for ways to reduce our impact on the environment, both with reduced plastic use as well as energy saving techniques. Our biggest goal alongside these is to raise awareness, not only amongst guests, but also our team who are both Egyptian and Bedouins….and the effect of this growing awareness is starting to show.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea


We re-use and then re-cycle all our plastic bottles and all left over food is fed to the local goats. We encourage reduced use of Air Con systems and ask you to switch them off when not there. We provide a cotton shopping bag to all our guests to reduce plastic bag use. These bags are also used by our team when shopping for groceries. We only clean rooms on request, no unnecessary washing. All watering of our garden is done with recycled water from the dive rinse pool. We use fish caught in deep sustainable waters only. We post environment advise in all our rooms of how to reduce your impact on the environment whilst you are here in Dahab.

We strive to ‘make a difference’ to the environment with our diving. With a MAX ratio of 4-1 divers to guide, means that we can control our divers and make sure they do no damage, dramatically reducing the impact of our divers on the reef.

All our instructors are aware of the importance of protecting the reef and they remove rubbish from underwater, if they see any. This doubles the effect as customers see us taking care of the environment and follow suit and show a good example by removing anything underwater that should not be there.

We believe you will come as a guest and leave as a better informed, more responsible, non coral bashing, and more environmentally aware diver.


We are proud to be member of Uneasy no settle and take our role as vacation providers in this precious area very seriously, and are committed to finding new ways to reduce impact from tourism.

We employ Egyptian, Bedouin and Nubian workers as our full time team here. Local Bedouins run our dive cars, Camel Safaris and all the trips we do. We consider our Bedouin friends to be an extension of our family.

All of our kids are very aware of how precious this environment is and as they are bi-lingual are also able to chat away to the local kids about why it is wrong to fish, why not to throw rubbish in the sea etc and is very effective. This is the only way, via the kids, as the adults are too stuck in their ways to want to change. We pick rubbish from the beach at every site we go to both above and below water.

35 Reviews of Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 05 Jun 2018 by

One of the best vacations I've had. Went for a week for our youngest son to learn to dive and we're now planning to go back next year with the whole family. Can't wait! Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by

Excellent - if you want a friendly open hearted place to stay and learn to dive then I couldn't recommend it more highly. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2015 by

Do not hesitate to book this vacation! The people are fantastic, the place is beautiful and the more relaxed nature of the area due to its more remote location made for a far more relaxing vacation than you would have at other resorts in the region The whole operation was centred around local people and the local economy. We were actively encouraged to reduce our environmental impact and respect the environment which we were lucky enough to see Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jan 2014 by

Everything was fantastic but the most memorable part was the diving. We went diving every day and saw lots of coral and fish. Staying with this operator was also very relaxing. They looked after us wonderfully, everything we wanted was provided and nothing was too much trouble. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 May 2012 by

I hope to remain fit enough to explore yet more -different/ active vacation experiences from the Uneasy no settle /Eco sites area and to widen my knowledge of the World . other peoples and their culture . Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jan 2012 by

Scuba diving was awesome. Wonderfully friendly and helpful team. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Ahmed was a great instructor and we all loved the diving. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jan 2012 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was getting my dive certificate and riding a camel into the mountains for New Year's Eve...The team is very relaxed and welcoming, but still efficient. They are fun to be around and care about the guests. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2011 by

I LOVED learning to dive in the Red Sea and the staff at the dive centre couldn't have been better. I also went on a Bedouin Mountain dinner which was amazing... lying under the stars was unforgettable! Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2010 by

A really excellent week. Good diving, good food, and good weather... Being amongst the fish and the coral every day - unbelievable colour and variety. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2010 by

Highlights were the spectacular location and amazing waters for diving, friendly and knowledgable staff. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 May 2010 by

My diving instructor was excellent and managed to get me to advance open water level within a week. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2010 by

The reef and fish were amazing and the dive instruction was perfectly tailored for our needs Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Feb 2010 by

Some of the best scuba diving in the region but what really made it for us was the people. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Aug 2009 by

This is the best vacation I've been on for a while... I will definitely be returning very soon, thanks to all at the dive centre for a wonderful vacation, especially Lionel for putting up with me & teaching me to dive. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2009 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was either doing my first night dive which was amazing and I would definitely do one again. Or it would be going on a camel ride into the mountains... Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2009 by

Most memorable was learning how to dive! Enjoying the blue hole dive site in Dahab. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2009 by

Most memorable was the amazing world opened up by learning this new skill - a staggering underwater world... and some inspiring people to introduce you to it!! Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2009 by

Very enjoyable and stress-free... Learning to dive, in a well-organised and friendly environment, and being taught well was the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2009 by

For sure learning to dive was what the vacation was all about and this was a fantastic experience. The instructors gave me so much confidence that I completed both the PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water during my trip which was way beyond my expectations. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2009 by

Snorkeling over the reef and finally seeing those fish! The Bedouin mountain dinner was fun, and the people at the dive centre were unfailingly friendly and helpful. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Nov 2008 by

Most memorable were learning to dive and being made welcome and looked after so well. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2008 by

Most memorable? All of it! The people are some of the friendliest we have ever met. Nothing is too much trouble. Staying here is more like staying with friends. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2008 by

Fantastic, just what we wanted - relaxing, laid-back, good food, sunshine and sea. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2008 by

Diving on coral for the first time was the highlight. Moving from Attenborough on the TV to being there was a great thrill. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jan 2008 by

I went there to learn to dive and enjoyed every minute of it, which no doubt is largely due to the very friendly, encouraging and professional instructors/guides and the efficient way the diving was organised. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jan 2008 by

Superb - I had great accommodation and facilities and as much or as little as I needed on a day to day basis. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2007 by

Fantastic! Great diving, friendly people, nice weather, excellent food. Too much to list! Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2007 by

The diving was excellent and we loved the corals and the fish - as well as the turtles. The accommodation was great and the restaurant is wonderful - everything is freshly cooked, reasonably priced and delicious and they are so flexible about wants and needs - great team. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2007 by

I had a great time. I went on my own to learn to dive. It was an ideal place to go on your own - small, friendly and safe - and to learn to dive - small groups. I was very lucky to have one-to-one sessions with my instructor, who was lovely, very friendly and I had complete trust in her. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2007 by

A fantastic week - fabuous staff, superb instruction, excellent safety & equipment - I'm looking for my next diving break! Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jan 2007 by

The highlights were the diving (it was my first time and it was memorable); "the islands" dive site (majestic!); the breakfast; spending the night on the mountains with the full moon Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2006 by

The most memorable part was the amazing colour of the sea & barren spiky mountains. Superb weather. Wild jeep rides across the desert scrub to the dive sites. Really pleasant, friendly and professional dive organisers & instructors. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2006 by

Parachuting down the Canyon dive site to a depth of 30m was the most exciting and thrilling part of the vacation. The most memorable part was the individual care and attention given to us by both the hotel staff and the dive instructors. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Oct 2005 by

Each dive was a new experience with memories that I will treasure for a long time. The camel safari was quite special, as were the night dives. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2005 by

The most memorable part of my vacation was some of the fish I saw when underwater... I would certainly recommend this operator to anyone wanting this sort of vacation. Read full review

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