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  • Dive Club Pub Nights

"Beers (and other drinks) in the City" Pub Nights

tattershall castle london dive club nightsWe have regular pub nights in Central London where you can meet our instructors and staff and meet some friendly like-minded divers. You can also ask questions about our trips in the UK and overseas and also ask other customers about courses they have taken that you might be interested in.


Unlike other clubs we are not 'dive nerds', we prefer to have a bit of banter and have a laugh.

Location

We meet at the Tattershall Castle Ship on the Thmaes close to Embankment Station and Waterloo. They offer a fine selection of beers, wine, spirits and sausage rolls.

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Tattershall Castle
Victoria Embankment
London
SW1A 2HR

Dates

These are the dates for 2017, please check our Facebook Page for last minute information and news:

9th June
7th July
16th August
14th September
6th October
17th November

We also meet in the Shaston Arms every Tuesday after the pool in Soho. If you'd rather meet us there then please get in touch or just head down there for about 10pm.

Please let us know you're coming

We like to know roughly how many people we are coming in case we need to reserve a larger area. Please head to our Facebook Page if you are coming and you can find the pub nights under "events" and just add that you are "going".

We hope that you are able to make it down and look forward to seeing you for a drink.

 

 

 
  • Oyster Scuba Diving Club

Welcome to our Diving Club based in London and the South East

ADVENTURE • FUN • ACTION

 

ONLY £75 FOR 12 MONTHS

Renew or purchase your first club membership for only £75, That's the equivalent of just £6.25 per month! Please call 0800 699 0243 / 01273 420790 to join our club and open up a whole new underwater world

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SEA THE WORLD

The Oyster Diving Club is aimed at the more discerning diver who wishes to enjoy the most spectacular dives sites around the UK and overseas, while staying in relative comfort and mixing with fun and lively people.

Through our diving centre we'll provide the training and support you need to expand your diving horizons. Our fully bonded Travel Centre also allows us to provide great value club holidays around the world.

We were recently featured in an International Competition for a Diners Club Advert....

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We aim to attract...

  • All levels of divers who like to explore new places
  • Divers who are enthusiastic about exploring the underwater world
  • Like to mix with fun and adventurous people
  • People of all ages from 18 years+
 Based in South East England, members can improve their abilities and experience through regular diving in safe, controlled environments.
dive-club-chepstow Dive Trips and Skills Improvement

Regular weekend trips uncover some of the most exciting diving in the UK; from swimming with Basking Sharks in Cornwall, through the Scuttled German High Seas Fleet in Orkney, to playing with seals in Lundy. Weekends cater for members of all abilities. Not only that but Oyster Diving can provide high quality training and support to expand your diving horizons.

THE MAIN BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR DIVING CLUB:

  • Monthly pub nights
  • Up to 76% discount off SportDiver magazine
  • One night per month in the Soho pool to try out new gear and practice skills
  • 50% off kit hire
  • Exclusive offers - such as try out the latest dive gear
  • 10% discount on all PADI Speciality Courses – gain 5 specialties and become a ‘Master Scuba Diver’
  • 5% on all other PADI courses
  • Priority booking on holidays and dive weekends
  • 10% discount on dive weekends
  • Social trips and parties

  • UK Dive Trips

2016 DIVING TRIPS AND EXPEDITIONS 

To book your UK diving trip please either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us or call 0800 699 0243.
 
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50m Dry Dive - Dive Chamber

11TH february 2016 @ 6pm

Have you ever wanted to feel what it's like to get the rush of adrenanlin and the buzz of narcosis at 50m? This dry dive allows you to explore beyond the depths of conventional recreational diving in a safe environment.

Only 6 places available.

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DISCOVER TEC DIVING

Date: 26TH MARCH 2016

Come and have a go at technical diving. Find out about the diffenet courses and give it a go.

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PADI Spec Savers

27th February - Dry Suit - Wraysbury
26th & 27th March - Dry Suit, SMB, Wreck, Nitrox and/or Deep - Chepstow
30th April - Drift Diver - Shoreham boat dive
21st & 22nd May - Wreck Diver - Wraysbury (Saturday) and Chepstow (Sunday)
19th June - Deep Diver - Chepstow
30th July - Boat Diver - Shoreham boat dive
20th August - Underwater Photography - 21st August
17th September - Underwater Navigator - Wraysbury
11th October - Equpment Specialty - Soho, London
26th November - Enriched Air / Nitrox - Wraysbury

These days/weekends are designed to provide some really fun diving experiences and the chance to gain useful PADI specialties at discounted prices making you more experienced, safer and get more out of your diving.

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South Coast Dives, Brighton & Worthing

30th April - Plus intro to UK diving
14th May
11th June
30th July
13th August
10th September
1st October
5th November - Bonfire Night Spectacular
31st December - last UK dive of the year

Other dates are available but are not accompanied by one of our guides/Divemasters.

Some of the best UK wrecks are only an hour away from Central London. Sign up for this great day out if you want to be treated to torpedoed warships, cuttlefish, lobster and exciting reef diving.

Courses can also be combined, contact us for details.

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Portland Weekend - Wreck Dives

7-8TH MAY
Some of the UK's best wrecks are located here. We will stay over on the Saturday night in basic accommodation and aim to do four dives over the weekend. Diving takes places on a Catamaran hard boat.
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Dorset Delight - Shore and boat dives on the Jurassic Coast

25-26th June

We will be staying over at The Limes Hotel on the Saturday night and enjoying 2 days diving with our friends at Divers Down for some great diving in the is World Heritage Coastline.

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Lundy

9-10th July

A firm favourite on our annual dive calendar....

Great accommodation, fantastic boat, brilliant sea life: this is a truly magical trip. Lundy is the first marine reserve in the UK and the life around the island is fantastic.

The real highlight of the trip is diving with seals. They are just like friendly dogs, will swim up to you and play. You don't even need to be a diver: snorkelers welcome!

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Jersey Weekend

26-28th August

Details to be confirmed.

 

 

Plymouth Wreck Weekend

3-4th September
Details to be confirmed.
 

Selsey Pier Shore Dive

8th October
Details to be confirmed.

All trips are subject to availability and prices may change.

To book your place please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us or call 0800 699 0243.

TERMS & CONDTIONS

"The Customer" means the person, company or organisation booking a trip.

"Fee" means the cost of the boat trip as published on the Oyster Diving Club's website or otherwise agreed in writing.

1. Booking

1.1 A booking will be provisional until Oyster Diving receives the following:

a. Deposit or Payment as defined in Section 2.

b. Customer name, address, telephone number and (if possible) an email address

1.2 Upon receipt of the above Oyster Diving will confirm the booking in writing or email.

1.3 These Terms and Conditions of Booking apply to all bookings confirmed to a Customer by Oyster Diving and by entering into a confirmed booking the Customer agrees to be bound by them (unless otherwise agreed in writing).

2. Deposits and Payments

2.1 BOOKING THE TRIP - Payment must be made in full prior to the trip commencing.

2.2 INDIVIDUALS Full payment is required in advance.

2.3 Other payment options by prior agreement ONLY.

3. Cancellation by the customer

3.1 More than 4 weeks before the booked date then the Deposit is forfeit.

3.2 Less than 4 weeks before the booked date then 100% of the cost of the weekend is forfeited.

3.4 If the customer requests an early return to harbour then the full Fee is payable.

3.5 If the customer is unable to go on the day because of illness or unforeseen circumstances, at our discretion the deposit may be carried over to another suitable date.

4. Cancellation by Oyster Diving or one of their suppliers

4.1 Due to bad weather either the day before, or on the morning of the trip, the customer has the option to receive a refund for price of the dive boat, or the booking moved to another suitable date. Oyster Diving will endevour to return monies paid out to third parties and other suppliers on behalf of the customer, however this cannot be guaranteed.

4.2 Due to illness, mechanical breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances, the customer has the option of the Deposit or Payment being returned in full or moved to another suitable date. In this case every attempt would be made by Oyster Diving to find another suitable boat so the day would not be ruined. There is no guarantee another boat is available.

4.3 Oyster Diving cannot be held liable for any loss incurred by the customer in arranging the trip if due to cancellation of the trip.

5. Weather

5.1 We will endevour to call or e-mail you 24-48 hours in advance to confirm the weather conditions for the trip and whether there are any changes to the itinerary as a result.

5.2 If you do not hear from us then get in touch with us, if you turn up and the trip has been cancelleddue to the weather conditions then we cannot be held responsible.

5.3 Our decision is final with regard to the weather but we do try to get out run the trip if possible with due regard to safety and common sense.

6. Alcohol, Drugs and Safety

6.1 No alcohol is allowed on any dive boat and no alcohol can be consumed within a reasonable time frame before the dive (according to PADI rules).

6.2 Drug abuse or alcohol consumption will cause an immediate return to port.

6.3 Any injury or loss sustained on board must immediately be reported to the Skipper.

6.4 Children under 14 years old are only taken by prior agreement by Oyster Diving and their suppliers.

6.6 Any medical conditions that might affect a customer during the trip MUST be reported to the Oyster Diving at the time or booking or before departure.

6.7 All divers are responsible for their own insurance policies and ensuring they have the correct qualification and experience to do any dives. If you are not sure then please ask us in advance.

7. Insurance and Legal

7.1 These Terms and Conditions of Booking and all other express and implied terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

7.6 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Booking shall affect the rights of Consumers.

7.7 All clauses and sub-clauses of this Agreement are severable and if any clause or identifiable part thereof is held to be unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction then such enforceability shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions or identifiable parts thereof in these Terms and Conditions of Booking.

 

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Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea Diving Holiday

25th February to 4th March 2015


THIS TRIP HAS NOW FINISHED

Why not come to the Red Sea with us in November instead?


VIEW THE PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP TO MARSA ALAM IN 2014


red sea sharm el sheikh diving holidayThere has never been a better time to visit Sharm el Sheikh. At this time of the year the crowds have disappeared and the diving is probably the best it's been for 20 years.


Sharm has something for every level of diver; shallow sheltered coral reefs, drop offs, walls, night dives, drift dives, wrecks, big fish, little fish but alas no cardboard boxes.


The most famous dive sites in the area are:

Ras Muhammad National Marine Park - This is home to 'Shark Reef', one of the top ten dives in the world. At the tip of the South Sinai Peninsula it is where several currents meet at once bringing in lots of nutrients, which in turn attracts marine life of all shapes and sizes and around 220 species of coral.

SS Thistlegorm - This is probably the most famous diveable wreck in the world and is on nearly ever scuba diver's bucket list. This British supply ship was sank by the Germans during WWII, it still contains it's cargo of motorbikes, bedford trucks, plane wings, steam engines and ammunition. This dive is only suitable for Advanced Open Water divers (which you can complete out there). Watch the video.

The Blue Hole, Dahab - This is another truly famous dive that you will remember for years to come. The light that penetrates through the hole is breathtaking, watch the free divers as they descend down in to the blue.

Aprroximate Flight Times
Outbound Flight 25 Feb 2015 Depart London Gatwick 11:00 Arrive Sharm el Sheikh 18:20
Return Flight 4 March 2015 Depart Sharm el Sheikh 19:05 Arrive London Gatwick 23.00



Accommodation – 5* Maritim Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula

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This luxury resort covers 200,000 sq.m. of private, landscaped grounds situated at a highly desirable location between Naama Bay and the airport. Naama Bay is the centre of the beloved holiday paradise and entertainment hot spot, Sharm El Sheikh.

The resort's swimming pool area alone covers 4,000 sq.m. and affords guests an oasis of refreshing depths and relaxing tranquillity. Those who want to take their relaxation to the next level can visit the resort's exclusive Thai spa, "Sabai Sabai". The stylish, climate-controlled rooms begin at 60 sq.m. in size and ensure guests feel special from the moment they open the door. There is a complementary shuttle service to the resort's sister hotel, the Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort, which has its own section of beach overlooking a reef. The centre of Naama Bay and the town's fine, sandy beach is quickly reached by utilising the frequent bus service. The 18 hole PGA championship course, "Jolie Ville Golf Club" adjoins the hotel. 

Location and travel details

  • 4,000 sq.m. swimming pool area
  • Exclusive 1,200 sqm Thai SPA "Sabai Sabai" with beauty salon, hairdressers, saunas, massage and therapeutic treatments
  • Boutiques and shops
  • Hotel-own 18 hole PGA championship course with driving range, 2 putting greens, clubhouse and 3 hole practice course
  • 2 tennis courts (synthetic grass) with flood lighting
  • Volleyball court and multipurpose court
  • Horse- and camel riding
  • Safaris, jeep-, quad- and boat tours
  • Kids Club (4 to 12 year olds, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m.)
  • 24 hour room service
  • Dry cleaning and laundry
  • Evening turndown service
  • WLAN in the lobby area
  • Baby- and toddler service from pram hire to cots
  • Complementary shuttle service to the centre of Naama Bay and the resort's sister hotel, the Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort, which has its own section of beach

Spacious accommodation

BedroomThe spacious rooms with 60 sq.m. in size are equipped with luxurious marble flooring and terrace, overlooking either the garden or the swimming pool featuring:

  • Bathroom/WC
  • Hairdryer
  • Airconditioning with individual climate control
  • Satellite TV with pay-TV channels and SAT on demand
  • Telephone with voice mail
  • Digital fax and modem connection (ISDN, DSL)
  • Compliementary broadband internet access
  • Kettle with coffee and tea
  • Room safe
  • Minibar

Wide choice of dining and bar options


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"Peninsula" main restaurant with terrace

Daily from 6 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., from 12 midday to 3 p.m. and from 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. daily


"Pool BBQ"

Daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Open-air, colourful grill buffet with lots of delicious things to choose from. At lunchtime, light meals such as sandwiches are available. Those who have booked "all inclusive" can eat their lunches and dinners here if they so choose.
Casual dress code


"Panorama" restaurant

Daily from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight
À-la-carte restaurant and bar with live entertainment.
Casual dress code



"Al Forno" restaurant

Daily from 6.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Enjoy Italian à-la-carte specialties from all regions of Italy or scrumptious stone-oven pizzas.
Casual dress code


"Siam" restaurant

Daily from 6.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The à-la-carte restaurant serves mouthwatering Thai specialties amidst a stylish atmosphere.
Dresscode smart casual


Windsor Lounge

Daily from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight
Sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening in this discerning establishment. In addition to a comprehensive range of drinks, the Windsor Lounge also stocks a fine selection of cigars, brandies and cognacs. It's also popular for its delicious chocolate and cocoa creations.


Pool Bar

Daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Small snacks, exotic cocktails, baked goods and ice cream


Beach Bar

Daily from 10 a.m. till the sun sets
Cool drinks, small snacks and ice cream on the hotel's section of the beach. Those who have booked "all inclusive" are also permitted to eat lunch here.


Lobby Bar

Daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Selected beverages and refreshing cocktails can be enjoyed here either in the lobby with its casual atmosphere or on the terrace with its fabulous views over the hotel grounds.




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Diving & Snorkelling

Any visit to the Red Sea wouldn't be complete without discovering the incredible variety of life and colour beneath the waves. Sharm el Sheikh dive sites cover a vast area from the Straits of Tiran in the north to the famous wreck of the SS. Thistlegorm and the Dunraven in the south in the Gulf of Suez.  With so many dive sites available and all within easy reach of the hotel, we can offer you a huge variety; from pretty shallow coral gardens to dramatic drop-offs.

We will be diving each day, courtesy vehicles will take us between the hotel and the marina/dive centre. The dive centre offer a range of packages and courses for qualified divers as well as absolute beginners.

Diving Highlights

Strait Of TiranStraights of Tiran

This dive location can be found in the middle of the Gulf of Aqaba approximately one and a half hours by boat from Naama Bay.
Only accessible by boat it is still well preserved compared to some of the local dive sites on the coastline. Four coral reefs lined up in a row are visible on the surface, actually the top of a huge coral reef back growing out of the depth.

Ras Mohammed

Ras Mohammed National Park and Marine reserve is an outstanding area of natural beauty on land and underwater.  The area is considered significant for Marine biologists due to the diverse range of marine and coral life sustained by the two bodies of water that merge here; The Gulf of Suez and The Gulf of Aqaba.

The park is protected by marine park laws which all divers must abide by to ensure the survival of such a delicate eco-system.  All of the dives are accessible by boat and a couple can be dived by shore.  A daily boat trip to Ras Mohammed National Park is a must on any SCUBA diving holiday to Sharm el Shiekh.

Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef are rated as one of the top ten dives in the world and is perhaps the most famous dive site of the Ras Mohammed National Park.  The two reefs rise up from untold depths to the surface making a breath-taking, stunning and dramatic topography.

The dive is completed as a drift dive and is normally started in the direction of Shark Reef to Yolanda.  With this dive it is important to be quick on the entry as otherwise it is possible to drift on the surface and miss the most amazing wall. 

It is a sheer drop down to 800 meters plus.  Hanging out on the wall are snappers, bat fish, barracuda and many more especially when they mass together in the July/August peak period.  It’s like diving in fish soup.

The current takes you around to the ‘saddle’ the connecting reef between to two vast pinnacles.  Depending on the currents your dive guide will guide you around the front of Yolanda Reef. Look out into the blue as there are often large pelagic fish passing.  The dive finishes on the remains of the wreck of the ‘Yolanda’.  This dive can be a roller coaster ride of currents, which turn every which way during the dive – but it is an adrenalin pumping awesome experience.

wreck thistlegorm red seaThe Thistlegorm

The Thistlegorm was built in 1940 as a merchant vessel being 126m long and 17.5m wide. It was commandeered by the navy during the World War II.
In October 1941 the vessel had made its way round Africa and into the Red Sea. Loaded down with supplies destined for North Africa. It anchored in the holding area before moving towards the Suez Canal.
The anchorage is 5 miles wide between the Sinai Peninsula and the reef ‘Shaab Ali’ where the sea bottom is flat at around 30m.
In the early hours of the 6th October two German bombers from Crete found her and other vessels anchored there. The bombs landed in number four hold, which contained ammunition, ripping the stern section off and folding some of the deck back on itself. The ship went down and landed upright.
The wreck was first dived by Cousteau in the 50′s. However its position was not rediscovered until the early 90′s. Since then it has become one of the best wrecks to dive. The holds are open and easily accessed showing the full range of cargo carried. Like trucks, motorbikes, plane wings and engines, trains and tenders, Wellington boots and waders!!, ammunition, armoured vehicles.
The wreck is exposed to the tidal currents and the prevailing winds, which can make this dive inaccessible at times. These conditions and the depth of the dive means that this is only open to experienced divers.
This trip is done as a very early start of 04:15 as the journey is about 4 hours. This gives enough time to do 2 dives on the wreck and return by 18:00.

Activities for non-divers

Non-divers are welcome to join us. For the active there is a host of water and land based sporting activities. The adventurous may head to Cairo, home of the Pyramids. Alternatively relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings or even join us on the boat and keep the kettle hot!

Price

The price based on return flights from London Gatwick with 20kg luggage allowance, transfers to/from hotel, 7 nights’ accommodation in a twin/double room on an all-inclusive basis as described above is from £625.00 per person. Single room supplement c.£100. Executive and pool view rooms are available - please ask for a quote.

Please note prices are accurate at the time of publication but can change. We will inform you of any price increase before taking any money.

5-6 days boat diving – 52 Euros/day to be paid at the dive centre in Sharm el Sheikh. Price includes hire of tank and weights.

Tourist visas are payable on arrival at the airport and cost £15. Please ensure you have 6 months on your passport from the point of return and that you are elgible for a tourist visa.

Special Dive Trips (additional costs paid locally)

All trips are weather dependent. Minimum numbers apply. Trips don't include lunch or drinks which can be purchased @ around 6 Euros/day. A discretionary 1 Euro per day Dive Chamber fee will be added to your bill at the end of the week.

Thistlegorm 79 Euros  
Dunraven (wreck)  59 Euros  
Dahab 69 Euros
Night dive (boat) 44 Euros
Nitrox FREE (assuming you are qualified)

Equipment

If you need to hire equipment then it is £75 from us for the week, or 33 Euros per day while you are there which includes BCD, regs, weight belt, mask, fins and boots. Does not include dive computer hire. Diving courses are available but extra charges will apply.

All prices are subject to availability and may change. The earlier you book the less chance there is of any price increases!

To book

Please contact us directly...

0800 699 0243 / 01273 384971 / 07920 516006

Full payment is required at the time of booking. Credit cards incur a 2.5% charge, Amex 4% but there is no charge for Debit Cards or bank transfers.

We hope you are able to join us for this amazing adventure.

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Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea Diving Holiday

26th February to 5th March 2015


VISIT SOME OF THE BEST DIVE SITES IN THE WORLD


VIEW THE PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP TO MARSA ALAM IN 2014


sharm-diving-holidayThere has never been a better time to visit Sharm el Sheikh. Despite what the press will have you believe, Sharm is a relatively safe place (I always say it isafer than the London Underground). The crowds have disappeared and as a result the diving is probably the best it's been for 20 years and it is now even more affordable.


Sharm has something for every level of diver; shallow sheltered coral reefs, drop offs, walls, night dives, drift dives, wrecks (see below), big fish, little fish but alas no cardboard boxes.


The most famous dive sites in the area are:

Ras Muhammad National Marine Park - This is home to 'Shark Reef', one of the top ten dives in the world. At the tip of the South Sinai Peninsula it is where several currents meet at once bringing in lots of nutrients, which in turn attracts marine life of all shapes and sizes and around 220 species of coral.

SS Thistlegorm - This is probably the most famous diveable wreck in the world and is on nearly ever scuba diver's bucket list. This British supply ship was sank by the Germans during WWII, it still contains it's cargo of motorbikes, bedford trucks, plane wings, steam engines and ammunition. This dive is only suitable for Advanced Open Water divers (which you can complete out there). Watch the video.

The Blue Hole, Dahab - This is another truly famous dive that you will remember for years to come. The light that penetrates through the hole is breathtaking, watch the free divers as they descend down in to the blue.

Aprroximate Flight Times
Outbound Flight 26 Feb 2015 Depart London Gatwick 11:00 Arrive Sharm el Sheikh 18:20
Return Flight 5 March 2015 Depart Sharm el Sheikh 19:05 Arrive London Gatwick 23.00



Accommodation – 4* Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino

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Stretching across the sands of Naama Bay, the Sonesta Beach Resort overlooks the Red Sea along a private beach, and South Sinai's desert and mountains. Its traditional Arabic domes and archways form a village-style ambiance, and its unique guest rooms, executive rooms, and suites feature private balconies or patios.

Location and travel details

  • Located on the beach in close proximity to the bars, shops and restaurants of Naama Bay
  • Stunning backdrop of mountains
  • 15 minutes from the Sharm el Sheikh International Airport.

Spacious accommodation

sonesta-roomThere are 505 unique guest rooms, executive rooms and suites featuring:

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Remote-control television with digital satellite programming
  • Mini-bar
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Individual climate control
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Hotel-wide fire alarm system and smoke detector

Wide choice of dining and bar options


sonesta-beach-mealsCitadel

Serving breakfast, lunch and nightly themed dinner buffets, featuring International and Egyptian cuisine with entertainment.
Le Dome

Serving breakfast, lunch and nightly themed dinner buffets, offering International and Egyptian cuisine with entertainment.

Lobby Bar

Open 24 hours, serving an extensive choice of cocktails and beverages.


La Gondola

À la carte restaurant featuring creative Italian cuisine in a romantic indoor or al fresco dining atmosphere.


Tandoori Restaurant

Enjoy the genuine Indian Cuisine, preparing exquisite authentic dishes the traditional way.


Casablanca

Serving light lunch, "Oriental and Lebanese menu" and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating.


Oasis Pool Bar

Overlooking the main swimming pool, offering light fare snacks and "swim-up" bar.


Sea breeze Beach Restaurant and Bar

Casual beach restaurant, overlooking the Red Sea, serving light lunch and refreshing tropical drinks.


Blue Wave Restaurant and Bar

Offering light fare snacks and refreshing cocktails all day until midnight.


Ali Baba Oriental Café

An Oriental-style rooftop café with breathtaking sunset views, serving Shisha (water-pipe) with a
wide selection of flavored tobacco and Oriental teas and coffees.


Resta Beach

Recreational Facilities

Health Club at the Sonesta Beach Resort featuring sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, and at Sonesta Club all the above including fitness room and massage treatments.

A 15 minute walk along the sea-front to the Dive Centre each morning.

6 Swimming Pools integrated into the grounds

Additional On Site Facilities:

  • Tennis courts
  • Soft entertainment program
  • A selection of shops with a beauty salon
  • Wi-Fi available in the lobby

Not all facilities are included in the all inclusive package.

Diving & Snorkelling

Any visit to the Red Sea wouldn't be complete without discovering the incredible variety of life and colour beneath the waves. Sharm el Sheikh dive sites cover a vast area from the Straits of Tiran in the north to the famous SS. Thistlegorm and the Dunraven in the south in the Gulf of Suez.  With so many dive sites available and all within easy reach of the hotel, we can offer you a huge variety; from pretty shallow coral gardens to dramatic drop-offs.

We will be diving each day with Red Sea College, our preferred dive centre partner in Sharm. Courtesy vehicles will take us between the hotel and the marina/dive centre,  for you can make the 15 minute walk to the dive centre. Red Sea College offer a range of packages and courses for qualified divers as well as absolute beginners.

Diving Highlights

Strait-Of-TiranStraights of Tiran

This dive location can be found in the middle of the Gulf of Aqaba approximately one and a half hours by boat from Naama Bay.
Only accessible by boat it is still well preserved compared to some of the local dive sites on the coastline. Four coral reefs lined up in a row are visible on the surface, actually the top of a huge coral reef back growing out of the depth.

Ras Mohammed

Ras Mohammed National Park and Marine reserve is an outstanding area of natural beauty on land and underwater.  The area is considered significant for Marine biologists due to the diverse range of marine and coral life sustained by the two bodies of water that merge here; The Gulf of Suez and The Gulf of Aqaba.

The park is protected by marine park laws which all divers must abide by to ensure the survival of such a delicate eco-system.  All of the dives are accessible by boat and a couple can be dived by shore.  A daily boat trip to Ras Mohammed National Park is a must on any SCUBA diving holiday to Sharm el Shiekh.

Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef are rated as one of the top ten dives in the world and is perhaps the most famous dive site of the Ras Mohammed National Park.  The two reefs rise up from untold depths to the surface making a breath-taking, stunning and dramatic topography.

The dive is completed as a drift dive and is normally started in the direction of Shark Reef to Yolanda.  With this dive it is important to be quick on the entry as otherwise it is possible to drift on the surface and miss the most amazing wall. 

It is a sheer drop down to 800 meters plus.  Hanging out on the wall are snappers, bat fish, barracuda and many more especially when they mass together in the July/August peak period.  It’s like diving in fish soup.

The current takes you around to the ‘saddle’ the connecting reef between to two vast pinnacles.  Depending on the currents your dive guide will guide you around the front of Yolanda Reef. Look out into the blue as there are often large pelagic fish passing.  The dive finishes on the remains of the wreck of the ‘Yolanda’.  This dive can be a roller coaster ride of currents, which turn every which way during the dive – but it is an adrenalin pumping awesome experience.

SS-ThistlegormThe Thistlegorm

The Thistlegorm was built in 1940 as a merchant vessel being 126m long and 17.5m wide. It was commandeered by the navy during the World War II.
In October 1941 the vessel had made its way round Africa and into the Red Sea. Loaded down with supplies destined for North Africa. It anchored in the holding area before moving towards the Suez Canal.
The anchorage is 5 miles wide between the Sinai Peninsula and the reef ‘Shaab Ali’ where the sea bottom is flat at around 30m.
In the early hours of the 6th October two German bombers from Crete found her and other vessels anchored there. The bombs landed in number four hold, which contained ammunition, ripping the stern section off and folding some of the deck back on itself. The ship went down and landed upright.
The wreck was first dived by Cousteau in the 50′s. However its position was not rediscovered until the early 90′s. Since then it has become one of the best wrecks to dive. The holds are open and easily accessed showing the full range of cargo carried. Like trucks, motorbikes, plane wings and engines, trains and tenders, Wellington boots and waders!!, ammunition, armoured vehicles.
The wreck is exposed to the tidal currents and the prevailing winds, which can make this dive inaccessible at times. These conditions and the depth of the dive means that this is only open to experienced divers.
This trip is done as a very early start of 04:15 as the journey is about 4 hours. This gives enough time to do 2 dives on the wreck and return by 18:00.

Activities for non-divers

Non-divers are welcome to join us. For the active there is a host of water and land based sporting activities. The adventurous may head to Cairo, home of the Pyramids. Alternatively relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings or even join us on the boat and keep the kettle hot!

Price

The price based on return flights from London Gatwick, transfers to/from hotel, 7 nights’ accommodation in a twin/double room on an all-inclusive basis as described above is from £622.00 per person. Single room supplement c.£200. Deluxe rooms and rooms with a sea-view are available - please ask for a quote.

Please note prices are accurate at the time of publication but can change. We will inform you of any price increase before taking any money.

5-6 days boat diving – 52 Euros/day to be paid at the dive centre in Sharm el Sheikh. Price includes hire of tank and weights.

Special Dive Trips (additional costs paid locally)

All trips are weather dependent. Minimum numbers apply. Trips don't include lunch or drinks which can be purchased @ around 6 Euros/day. A discretionary 1 Euro per day Dive Chamber fee will be added to your bill at the end of the week.

Thistlegorm 79 Euros  
Dunraven (wreck)  59 Euros  
Dahab 69 Euros
Night dive (boat) 44 Euros
Nitrox FREE (assuming you are qualified)

Equipment

If you need to hire equipment then it is £75 from us for the week, or 33 Euros per day while you are there which includes BCD, regs, weight belt, mask, fins and boots. Does not include dive computer hire. Diving courses are available but extra charges will apply.

All prices are subject to availability and may change. The earlier you book the less chance there is of any price increases!

To book

Please contact us directly...

0800 699 0243 / 07920 516006

Full payment is required at the time of booking. Credit cards incur a 2.5% charge, Amex 4% but there is no charge for Debit Cards or bank transfers.

We hope you are able to join us for this amazing adventure.

PADI SCUBA DIVING AND HOLIDAY CENTRE

0800 699 0243
01273 420790
  07920 516006
info@oysterdiving.com

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