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Marina Lodge

3 stars

Marsa Alam, Red Sea and Middle East

Marina Lodge in Marsa Alam - Red Sea, is situated on the waterfront at the end of Marsa Ghalib port, it is perfect for new and experienced divers wanting exceptional value, year round sunshine and superb, uncrowded diving.

You can explore the protected park and famous reefs at Elphinstone, Marsa Mubarak and Dolphin House (Shaab Samadai) reefs. Marsa Alam has several bays with superb coral, turtles, guitar rays and dolphin regularly sited. There is a choice of diving sites suitable for all levels.

Marina Lodge is located approximately 10 minutes transfer from the airport, at Port Ghalib 5km away, where the hotel is situated just a few meters away from the boats moored on the hotel jetty. It is just a 5 minute drive from the corniche with its shops, restaurants and bars.

Marina Lodge has 201 well furnished and comfortable rooms built in Nubian style, with either a balcony or terrace with views over looking the pool, garden or sea. Rooms feature double or twin beds, air-conditioning, satellite TV, IDD telephone, mini fridge, safe, ensuite shower and WC.

Guests can enjoy a diverse dining experience at Marina Lodge as it offers several dining options including Indigo Restaurant that serves à-la-carte specialties and a breakfast buffet, Viz roof-top terrace that serves refreshments, Shark Bites Pool Bar and 50 Bar. The hotel has a private beach area nearby, 2 swimming pools, garden, 2 swimming pools, large sun terrace, gymnasium, gift shops, on call doctor and 24 hour room service, a shisha corner, gift shops, a fitness centre and, at an additional cost, a sauna and massage treatments bookable locally. Free parking and WiFi are available.

The PADI Dive centre is based at the hotel with daily boats leaving from the jetty in front of the hotel (or nearby jetty depending on boat schedules) with shore diving and house reef diving packages available at nearby hotels. More >

Our Opinion
A very popular divers hotel, with many repeat guests, offering excellent value and convenient access to excellent dive sites with the convenience of the dive boat jetty in front of the hotel.

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Diving Conditions

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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 >



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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.

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