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Cairo & Nile Cruise, Red Sea and Middle East

Extent your Red Sea scuba diving holiday with a Nile Cruise, cultural extentions and visits to the sites of Ancient Egypt. Steeped in 3,000 years of history, Egypt is a country of incredible contrasts. You can explore the colourful bustling city of Cairo, home to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, experience a Nile Cruise in the land of the Pharaohs and visit the famous temples of Karnak and Luxor and ancient tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

Dive the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea and enjoy its spectacular coral reefs from a variety of resorts including Sharm El Sheikh in the north to Marsa Alam in the south. Itineraries from 7, 9, 10, 11 or 14 nights are offered to Dahab, Sharm el Shiek, Hurghada, Safaga, El Qusier or Marsa Alam. Combine with a visit to Cairo or Nile cruise to see the the outstanding sites of Ancient Egypt. You wish to start your holiday with a diving programme why not add on a 3 night trip to Cairo or 4 night Nile Cruise. The transfer from your resort will be by internal flight. Our local agents pick you up from your hotel and will check you in for your flights. On arrival in Cairo or Aswan our local agent will meet you at the airport and to take you by private transfer vehicle directly to your hotel or boat.

The Pyramids and Cairo (3 nights)
Either start or end your holiday with a visit to Cairo to see all the sights. Our 3 night  itinerary includes the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, Cairo Museum, Cairo bazaar and sunset felucca trip or dinner on the Nile. Stay at our recommended hotel the Mena House Oberoi Cairo with spectacular views of the Pyramids and in the perfect location to enjoy the Sound and Light show in the evening. More>

Ancient Egypt Tour: Cairo (3 nights) and Nile Cruise (4 nights)
Either start or end your week's diving by tour the highlights of Ancient Egypt and followed by a relaxing Nile Cruise . Either fly directly to Cairo or transfer from your Red Sea resort. Our itinerary starts with a 3 night stay in Cairo. Then transfer to Aswan to join the luxury Oberoi Philae Nile Cruiser. Famous sites include the Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, Aswan Dam, Unfinished Oblisk and Philae Temple, Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun's tomb,and Temples of Karnak and Luxor. More>

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Fact File

Diving Conditions






Best Time: All Year.

Average Air temps: 20-35°C

Average Water temps: 19-28°C

Visibility: 15-25m 

Top Dive Resorts: Twin centre to El Gouna, Hurghada, Safaga and Marsa Alam.

Dive Centres: Daily boat diving, courses  and liveaboards. More > 

Great Reasons to visit Cairo

  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, Cairo Museum, Solar boat
  • Personal guides and itineraries.
  • Superb value 5* luxury hotels on the spot.
  • Twin centre culture and dive holiday.
  • Direct flights to Cairo.
  • Connecting flights to beach resorts, Luxor, Aswan. 
  • Nile Cruise extensions.


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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