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Port Ghalib Dive Centre - Marsa Alam, Red Sea and Middle East

The Marsa Alam Dive Centre is a full service PADI 5* IDC centre with their fleet of day boats moored on the jetty at Marina Lodge in Port Ghalib. PADI courses are available for all levels from beginner up to Instructor level. With training pools on site, shore and daily boat diving, you can enjoy the company of other divers and have the convenience of everything onsite.

Dive shop in the Marina Lodge hotel in Marsa Alam with dive boat jetty approximately 100m from the hotel.

Facilities & Services
The centre is professionally run with high quality rental equipment, heated pools for training onsite,  air-conditioned classrooms, photo suites, lounge areas and a large dive shop with range of diving accessories, storage, rinse facilities and underwater platforms, a shallow sandy bar for training dives. Plus a diver's bar, to socialise after your diving.

There are daily boat trips allowing you to dive on famous reefs such as, Elphinstone and Abu Dabab. There are great dive sites around Marsa Alam offering numerous marine life, excellent corals and turtles.There is access to a versatile house reef right on the Marina Lodge Hotel beach. A variety of shore, house reef and boat diving packages make this a great option for flexible diving for all levels. Standard boat diving includes 2 boat dives per day with guide, tanks and weights from approximately, 0800 to 1600-1730 depending on the sites visited. Exact timings will be advised locally at the dive centre.

Dive Courses
PADI dive courses available include Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster. Courses should be requested and booked in advance to ensure availability. For all PADI courses students are required to have their own personal manual, available to buy at the dive shop.

  Open Water Dive Course £325
  Advanced Open Water Dive Course              £269

Dive Packages

Includes 2 boat dives per day with guide and tank/weights and transfers from your hotel. Full day diving packages incude two dives, including dive briefings, and the services of the dive guide. Lunch is served between dives and costs from 6 Euro per person, payable to the dive guide. Cost includes unlimited hot and cold drinks.A third dive is often available upon request, bookable and payable locally at the dive centre.

  1 Day £65
  3 Days         £189


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.

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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.

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