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Where is Dive In Hurghada?

Dive In Hurghada is on the West Shore of the Egyptian Red Sea. 15 km south of Hurghada Airport. In general when booking a package to Hurghada the destination airport will then be Hurghada International Airport.

What travel documents do I need to go to Hurghada?

For Hurghada you will need your passport and an entry visa. The entry visa is obtained simply by purchasing the applicable stamps at the airport when you arrive.

What kind of currency is used in Hurghada?

The main currency in Hurghada is the Egyptian pound. The Euro and US dollars are well accepted more so than currencies from other countries.

Do I require vaccinations before coming to Hurghada?

It is not a requirement to be vaccinated before coming to El Gouna. The sanitary standard is for sure different from the European standard and the water and food may cause slight stomach upsets.

How do I get from Hurghada Airport to Dive In?

If you don’t have a deal with your Tour Operator just catch a local taxi (around 70 LE) to reach Dive In just 15 Km away from Hurghada Airport.

How do I find the Dive In Center?

Dive In Hurghada is inside the Sonesta Pharaoh Resort. To contact our center manager call: 0020.(0)10..56.28.319

What is the time zone in Hurghada?

The time zone for this locality is GMT+2.

What are the temperatures like in Hurghada?

In winter time the temperatures are around 20 degrees (max) daytime  and 12 degrees at night. In summer time the temperatures range from around 37 degrees (max) during the day and 20 degrees at night.

What kind of clothes should I bring with me for Hurghada?

Hurghada has favorable weather all year round but from November until April at is advisable to bring with you some warmer clothes wind-cheaters and hats are advisable as  in this period it can be quite windy.

What is the water temperature?

The water temperature in the Red Sea is never less than 18 degrees. The average water temperature is 23 to 24 °C

What is the visibility in the Red Sea?

The average visibility is 25 meters.

Can I expect a lot of currents on the dives in Hurghada?

The currents are characteristic of the sites but they are not overly strong. The water currents do not reduce the beauty of the dive sites rather they help to provide a rich undersea landscape.”

Posso portare I guanti per la localita' di Hurghada?

No you cannot. Using gloves to dive in the Red Sea is prohibited by Egyptian Law in order to avoid approaches to the flora and fauna of these wonderful undersea landscapes.

Can I bring a knife with me during the dives?

No you cannot. Knives are prohibited for diving in the Red Sea by Egyptian Law.

What kind of tanks are used by Dive In in Hurghada?

Dive In in Hurghada uses 12 liter aluminum tanks. On Request we also have 15 ltr steel tanks (surcharge applies) all tanks are available as DIN or INT fitting.

Do I need a dive computer to dive with Dive In?

No you don’t but you can rent one in our dive centre. If you don’t have a scuba computer you can use a depth gauge and the dive tables to dive.

How long are the dives with Dive In?

The maximum dive time is 1 hour.

What kind of dives are there in Hurghada?

The planned dives in Hurghada are all inside the no decompression limit and with a maximum depth of 30 meters.

What is included in the Dive In packages?

The dive packages for Hurghada are inclusive of: tanks weights, boat trip, dive guide and transfers to and from your hotel (hurghada area) to the diving centre.

How are the dives arranged by Dive In?

In Hurghada Dive In arranges the dives in full days only. This means that we offer 2 separate dives on the same boat trip with the boat departing in the morning around 8:30am and returning around 4:00pm.

Where do the boats leave from?

Dive In boats depart from our private jetty located in front of the diving center close to the storage room and the rinsing pool.

What kinds of boats are used by Dive In in Hurghada?

We use wooden Egyptian boats that measure 22 to 26 meters in length. The boats are very comfortable and all of them have shaded decks and a fully enclosed lounge area. Enjoying the relaxed atmosphere is easy because the boats are very spacious.

Can I have lunch on the Dive In Boats?

In Hurghada lunch is arranged and served on the boat.

How many seats are available on the Dive In boats?

 At Dive In Hurghada 20 to 30 seats are available on each boat.

Can I rent the Dive In boats privately?

Yes you can. Dive In rents boats to private groups and if requested and subject to availability you can also have a private dive guide.

Are the Dive In boats well equipped for emergencies? Are there oxygen tanks on the boats?

Yes our boats are professionally equipped for every emergency. The presence of oxygen tanks is guaranteed.

In the case of an emergency at sea are there any evacuation services available?

Dive In has a membership with Red Sea Search and Rescue (Medevac) who operate speed boats fully equipped for any diving emergency, they even have AED on board and are capable of performing underwater searches as well as arranging Hospital treatment of the patient once evacuated.

Where is the closest Hyperbaric Chamber?

Hurghada and El Gouna Hospitals have Hyperbaric Chambers.

Is insurance included for Dive In's customers?

All Dive In Centers have third party insurance.

Does Dive In organize groups with different levels of experience for the dives?

No it doesn’t. When possible we divide the divers according to their dive experience. When organizing the diving buddies we check the logbooks and we try to match divers with the same type of license similar experience and numbers of dives.

I am an experienced diver. Can I dive independently with Dive In?

Once we check your competence and your familiarity in the water through a dive with our staff you can dive without our supervision.

What information does Dive In need before I can begin diving?

You will need to fill out the registration forms including medical statement and liability release submit your diving license and log book let us know your equipment needs the number of dives that you wish to do and present a copy of the confirmed booking if you purchased the dives on-line.

Does Dive In require a medical certificate to allow me to dive?

A medical certificate is only required in cases with recent medical conditions. If you are unsure it is wise to bring the certificate with you.

Can I dive with Dive In Hurghada if I don't have a PADI license but I have a license from another diving school?

Yes you can! We accept licenses from most recognized international diving schools like CMAS, BSAC, NAUI, SSI. VTLD…..

I have my license but I haven't been diving for a long time. Can I dive anyway with Dive In?

Yes for sure you can! You just have to take part in a Scuba Review to feel comfortable again in the water. If you haven’t been diving for more than a year and a half you may be required to undergo a Scuba Review which is a theoretical lesson and knowledge reviews which will allow you to return more easily to the open water.

Are there any special dives in Hurghada?

Yes there are. You can dive on the Rosalie Moller wreck the Abu Nuhas  wrecks. We also organize night dives.

Can I dive without a diving license?

No you can’t. For everybody who wants to try the dive experience or start their discovery of the undersea world Dive In offers the Discover Scuba Diving course that will let you make 1 dive after a short theory course and a swimming pool lesson. After your completion of the course we will issue you a Discover Scuba Diving license with a validity of 1 year. Of course you can add as many dives as you wish

What are the Dive In courses on offer?

Dive In Hurghada offers a wide range of PADI Courses from FREE Discover Scuba to Divemaster plus various specialties.

Is the Discover Scuba always free?

Yes it is. The Discover Scuba is always free.

In which languages do Dive In Hurghada hold their courses?

Dive In Hurghada provides courses in 6 different languages: Italian, English, German, French, Russian and Arabic.

What is the minimum age to start the PADI courses?

To start the PADI courses the minimum age is 10 years, for kids from 8 years old there is also the bubblemaker program availailable.

Is the equipment rental included when I book Dive In PADI courses?

Diving equipment is included in the following courses: Discover Scuba, Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water and Advanced Open Water.

Are there established days or dates to make the courses in Dive In Hurghada?

Dive In Hurghada has set start days for courses. The course start date can be arranged on arrival.

Can I make extra dives directly after the PADI license course that I bought has been completed?

Yes for sure you can buy other dives with us! Or book them in advance on-line together with your course

Are there special prices for services if I book on line with Dive In?

“Yes there are. The prices of the packages and courses have a lower price when you book on-line from the web site.

Can I purchase special offers courses and packages with Dive In when I reach Hurghada for the same prices as advertised on-line?

To buy the courses and the dive packages with the special on-line prices you have to reserve and pay for them on-line at least 48 hours before your arrival.

Can I buy on-line Dive In packages for other people?

Yes you can but in this case the total payment is either charged to your credit card or needs to be made by single bank transfer.

How is it possible to pay for Dive In services booked on-line?

You can pay the services booked on-line with credit card or by bank transfer to one of our affiliated banks.

Can I re-arrange the dives with the Dive In staff if I book a dive package online?

Yes you can arrange your dives with our staff according to your preferences.

Can I book the Dive In special dive trips on line?

No because these kind of dives are influenced by weather conditions, visibility and sea conditions. These variables mean that the special trips have to be arranged on location.

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Which kind of wetsuit do I have to bring with me to dive in Hurghada?

We recommend bringing a 5mm suit in the winter time and a 3mm in the summer for this site in the Red Sea.

Does Dive In offer diving safaris in its range of services?

Yes Dive In offers diving safaris.

Is it possible to buy on-line boat trips with snorkeling?

The boat trips are not available on-line only on location.

Are there snorkeling excursions at Dive In Hurghada?

Dive In does offer snorkeling excursions. You will snorkel with one of our guides who will show you the wonders of the underwater world.

What does Dive In offer for someone who is not a diver?

Dive In offers snorkeling trips and boat trips.

When I arrive in Hurghada how can I contact the Dive In Center if I have purchased on-line dive packages or a PADI course?

When you confirm your booking we will provide all the information you need to reach the Diving Center to check-in.