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Shams Alam Dive Centre - Marsa Alam, Red Sea and Middle East

The Shams Alam Dive Centre is based at the Hotel Shams Alam and is the only diving resort which has direct access to the Wadi Gimal National Park. It’s a fully equipped and well run dive centre with PADI instructors and quality rental equipment.

Based at the Hotel Shams Alam with direct access to the Wadi Gimal National Park.

Facilities & Services
The centre has a reception, classroom, equipment room, workshop, separate compressor and tank room and a large terrace and bar. There is also a spacious dry-room with 2 freshwater pools available where you can clean and storage your equipment. Each of the dive boats are equipped with VHF radio, oxygen and an MFA-box. 

There is a house reef which is located directly at the hotel’s beach, this is the perfect environment for training or snorkeling. There are a number of different dive sites with boat diving trips available for full days, half days and early morning trips.
Dive Packs Includes 2 boat dives per day tank/weights.

Dive Courses
Experienced and qualifed multi-lingual staff members guide and monitor all diving activities. Open Water courses includes all equipment rental for for the duration of the course. The length of Advance Open Water courses are 2-3 days.

Price from:
  PADI Open Water Dive Course (4 days) £325
  PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course    £239

Other advanced and specialist courses include Rescue diver, Emergency First Response, Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Boat Diver, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photographer, Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist and Search and Recovery, PPB and Nitrox. If you are wishing to take a Go Pro course, you can take a PADI Divemaster course.

Dive Packages

Price from:
  3 Days (6 dives)                               £135
  5 Days (10 dives) £215


Red Sea diving packages - A government tax fee of minimum 3.00 Euro, per diver per diving day and per snorkel per day on board of a boat, is payable locally on arrival before diving/snorkelling can commence. All rental equipment must be booked and confirmed in advanced with additional payment to your diving package. Please bring your passport along with you for Red Sea boat diving to present to the Captain of the dive boat, as per local Government regulations. Lunch on day boat dives is not included and payable locally. The above fees can change without notice and will be confirmed at the dive centre on arrival.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving






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Best Time: All Year

Average Air temps: 18-35°C

Average Water temps: 18-28°C

Visibility: 15-30m

Top Dive Sites: Shore dives plus Elphinstone, Marsa Mubarak & Dolphin House Reef (Shaab Samadai). Abu Ghosan shipwreck. More on Dive Sites>

Dive Centres:
Wadi Gimal Dive Centre > Ideal for learn to dive, shore & daily boat diving close to shore.

Great Reasons to Dive in Marsa Alam

  • Pristine, uncrowded diving.
  • Variety of reef, caves, tunnels & wall diving.
  • Spot dolphin & large turtles.
  • Protected national park.
  • Good for novice divers and snorkellers on day boat. dives with sheltered bays
  • Resident dubong at Abu Dabbab.
  • Exursions to see Hammerheads and White tip shark.
  • Emperor Souther Red Sea Liveaboards >



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.