the information you want to know about live-aboard diving
expeditions to Sinai were the highlight dives for certified
earlier times minimum facilities and conditions were satisfactory,
those days are long gone and been replaced by leisure trips with all
the accessories included.
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are performed at:
visa – SHARM, RAS NATZRANI, UM SID AND THE STRAITS
visa – RAS MUHAMAD, SHAD MAHAMUD, SHAB ALI - THISTLEGORM,
JUBAL AND ABU NUHAS.
many dives per day?
days are planned so one is able to do three dives during
the day and one night dive.
cave and wreck dives will have to include a torch for
whoever owns one or has rented one.
first dive will be a check dive that will be performed
in a shallow, easy dive site next to SHARM – this
is a compulsory dive.
I haven’t dived for a while - more than 6 months?
will need to do a refresh dive before starting the safari
(in advance). A refresh dive can be arranged in one of our diving facilities
or in your neighborhood prior to arriving. For those who need some getting
used to the dives and equipment, starting with simple dives is a
I haven’t used my equipment for a long time?
is recommended to service your equipment at an authorized
technician’s lab (especially regulator and B.C once a year) contact us
for use of our facilities.
I rent equipment? How much does it cost?
can be rented from one of our diving centers for
25$ a day (torch not included). Members of the REEF
DIVING GROUP will have
a members discount.
you decide to purchase equipment, each of our diving shops
will be more than happy to fulfill all of your needs.
diver must have a valid diving insurance (one can be
arranged in any of the diving centers). Traveling insurance is also recommended
for health, equipment, and safari cancellation coverage!
I am not a diver, what can I do?
divers can easily join these safaris since the diving locations
are also good for snorkeling! The boats allow achieving tranquility and
serenity in a relaxed and unique atmosphere. Introductory dives can
in advance (for additional charge).
in diving plans?
diving locations may vary depending on the weather, safety
and the divers skills. The reef diving group is not responsible for changes
due to weather conditions, equipment failure, strikes and other
due to any local events.
information on boats
are the conditions on-board?
boats have excellent diving facilities. The major differences
are in comfort, luxuries, accommodation (cabin comfort, toilets and showers),
air-conditioning and the services provided.
many passengers share a cabin?
most cases a cabin will be occupied by 2 passengers but
in some others three or four.
many cases people like to sleep on the upper deck under
the open sky!
is the electricity power on the boat?
boat has a power source of 220V that can be used to charge
electronic equipment as long as the generators are on.
kind of food is served on the boat?
the boat 3 meals are served everyday. They include chicken\fish\beef
pasta, rice, and salads. A meal that even vegetarians will not forget.
water, soft and hot drinks are served all day long.
can be done in-between dives?
boats are equipped with VCR, DVD, T.V, CD player and a
sound system. Bringing cassettes and CD’s are recommended though only in
cases…! Board games, a deck of cards and books are highly recommended.
boats are steady but often there are some light swells
(it is open sea after all). At night the boat will port in quiet lagoons
a feeling of nausea does exist, some motion-sickness-tablets, which
to be used while diving can be kept handy.
equipment to bring to the safari!
sun glasses, UV protector, swim suit, minimum supply of
clothes, warm clothes for evening time, a towel, simple first aid
kit for - headache,
diarrhea, nausea and personal hygiene.
underwater view you are about to see is not something you
would want to forget. An underwater camera becomes essential equipment,
who do not own a camera – a digital camera can be rented in our
and where do we meet?
night before the first day of diving day we meet in MARINA
DIVERS for registration and renting equipment (18:00) crossing
the border to Sinai (Taba) will start at about 21:00. Once
arriving to Sharm we will board and overnight on the boat in order to
early morning and gain a full diving day…!
do we return?
last cruise day is a full diving day, we return to the
marina at about 16:00 and
the border at about 20:00. Crossing
both sides (Egyptian/Israeli) may take a while - half an hour
this time schedule is realistic some delays may occur.
which case is visa a needed?
are necessary for all safaris that go further south of
a visa to Egypt
Important – for an
Israeli, a visa might take 20 days to issue!
tourist visa takes 1 day.
passport should be valid for at least 6 months and contain
at least 2 pages clear of stamps. Visa application requires 4
cost of a diving safari
prices of safaris vary between 100$ to 139$ per day depending
on the standard of the boat, the size of the group and the number of days.
boats offer cheaper prices for snorkelers and kids.
does the price include?
price includes: border fees, transportation
three meals a day, mineral water,
soft drinks, coffee and tea with cookies, diving leader, air tanks, weights
and tips for the boat crew.
is not included?
visa to Egypt, diving
equipment (anything more than tanks and weights)
and tips for the diving leaders.
we as a group schedule specific dates that will fit our
– we can be flexible when dealing with a group and
even plan special dates, time and prices that will fit the groups needs.
will be charged 25% of the cost at registration in
order to insure a place, the rest of the 75% can be paid in cash or
Booking a place will not be insured until registration forms with
card details are sent to the reef diving group. Payment will be at
rate of the dollar at the day of payment.
registration 100 NIS will
be charged and not refundable incase of cancellation.
3 weeks in advance, 25% of the safari’s cost will
2 weeks in advance, 50% of the safari’s cost will
1 week in advance, 100% of the safari’s cost will
recommend purchasing insurance that covers cancellation
How do I register?
In order to
schedule a date and register, please mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org