Egypt / Extra Divers Equinox

The Extra Divers Center is situated on the Three Corners Equinox Resorts premises, directly on the beach and the spacious, weather-protected bay. In front of the center, there are two large wash sinks for suits, BCD´s, etc as well as a sink for breathing regulator and cameras, a dry area plus lockable guest lockers.
In our small shop, T-Shirts, jackets, swimwear, reef guides, ABC - equipment and accessories, plus common spare parts, can be purchased.
In the dive center, also snorkelers will find rental equipment and all the information about snorkeling excursions with Extra Divers. Right next to the center, a nice little "all inclusive" bar in the hotel invites you to relax and share your experiences after diving.

Diving/Dive spots

Divers come here to fulfill their desires. They can choose between housereef diving, excursions with the Zodiak, minibus or daily-boat. All boat tours start directly from the hotel's jetty. One of the best diving areas of Egypt are the pristine reefs in the Marsa Alam district. The fringing reefs on the coast and the offshore reef formations with stone and soft coral gardens alternate with current-rich drop offs. One of the most beautiful and extensive housereefs of Egypt is located directly in front of the center: It is nearly nine hundred meters long and offers everything from sea-grass meadows over single blocks up to beautiful coral walls at a depth of 5 m to over 40 m. Entrance is simple, just a few steps over the beach or the jetty and you can dive. The variety of hard and soft corals, as well as fish, is hard to beat. Even the famous manatees of Abu Dabab have discovered this housereef for themselves and stop by often! Otherwise you will see sharks, rays, moray eels, turtles, schools of barracuda, eagle rays, lionfish, pipefishes and much more. The bay is protected almost the whole year against wind and waves and therefore ideally suited for diving and snorkeling. The well-known places of Abu Dabab and Elphinstone reef are within sight and are reached in a few minutes by boat. Many more exciting and thrilling diving sites with coral gardens or stunning drop offs are approached by minibus, Zodiac or dive boat. On every trip is an oxygen system as well as a first aid kit.
Also, an organized wreck tour to Abu Gusum is offered, where the 65 m long cargo ship 'Hamada' was sunk some 15 years ago. The dive site is approx. 100 klicks south of Marsa Alam and is traveled to, in the season, once a week by minibus in a day tour. The surface interval is made in a small cozy restaurant on the bay, where a delicious buffet is served with fish, salads, vegetables, rice and bread. To that, a specialty is served: fresh roasted coffee with spices such as ginger or coriander. The wreck is covered with beautiful coral and is located at 5-18m.

Team & Education

The dive center is headed by the professional German-speaking Mohamed Saleh, who is already known to many of our guests from the Sinai. Training will be according to SSI (to Divecon), PADI (up to Divemaster), CMAS (up to *** and Pro-NRC (up to 40% O2) in German, English, Italian and Arabic. The housereef is perfect for introductory divers and students. Also, training with the Apollo AV2 scooters (ages 12 and up) is offered, as well as child diving (starting at age 8).

Facilities

60 Modern Aqualung Full-Equipment
5 Child Full-Equipment
200 12L Aluminum Tanks (DIN)
15L Aluminum Tanks (DIN)
INT Adapter Available
Housereef
Minibus, Speedboat, Daily-boat
Oxygen & First Aid Kits in the Center and on all trips
Free Nitrox
Underwater Camera Rental
4 Apollo AV2 Scooters
Personal Work Station
100 Lockable Guest Lockers

Payment on-site

Cash in euros, British pounds, US dollars and Egyptian pounds or with credit card in USD (visa/Eurocard) plus 3% credit card surcharge.

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