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makadi bay red sea diving holiday

Makadi Bay, Red Sea Diving Holiday
Marine Biology & Photography Special

17th October to 24th October 2017


turtle fort aberseque house reefMakadi Bay is located 1/2 an hour South of Hurghada on the Red Sea's crytal clear blue waters. Makadi Bay is home to large golden sand beaches lieing at the foothills of the desert mountains, this large secluded bay is home to a stunning house reef as well as some other fantastic dive sites reachable by daily dive boat. The trip will be based at the 4* Fort Aberesque Hotel which is situated on the beach with it's choice of beach bars, huge rooms, restaurants and swimming pools.

The dive centre is based at the hotel has all the facilities you'd expect from a PADI 5* IDC Centre. We are privaledged to have Carlo Cogliati a famous marine biologist as well as professional photographer. Carlo currently has one of his photos displayed at the Saatchi Gallery in London. As well as guiding us around some of the best dive sites in the Northern Red Sea he will offer FREE workshops on photography so you can learn how to take underwater photos like a pro. He will also give daily talks so you can learn about the many varierties of sea life species that you'll see that called the Red Sea 'home'.

carloCarlo has worked and travelled around the world including the Galapagos, Philippines and Zanzibar. His Italian flare makes his talks really interesting, amusing and as a professional diver he is keen to pass on his enthusiasm and love of the underwater marine life.

This diving holiday is suitable for all levels of divers and snorkellers are welcome to join us.


Diving Itinerary


 4075 days of diving of two dives per day will be pre-booked in advance. The plan is to do 2 days on the house reef where you can do unlimited diving, a day at the National Marine Park for a good chance of seeing Dolphins and other fantastic marine life and a day exploring the Northern Ship Wrecks including the Giannis D. 

Flight Times

Outbound Flight 17th October
Depart London Gatwick 08.10 Arrive Hurghada 14.30
Return Flight 24th October Depart Hurghada 15.30 Arrive London Gatwick 20.05

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Accommodation – 4* Fort Aberseque Resort & Spa

The Fort Aberseque Resort is a tropical oasis combining peace and vibrance depending on your preference. The medievil castle themed resort offers a wide range of all-inclusive recreational activities and unique dining experiences on the Red Sea’s popular coast. The Fort Abersque is located on the beachfront on Makadi Bay and every roome benefits from a sea view.

Location and travel details

  • fort abersque makadi bay red seaRight on the beach at Makadi Bay, on the doorstep of some of the best diving in Egypt.
  • Stunning backdrop of mountains, where gold and emeralds were once mined.
  • 30 minutes from Hurghada International Airport.

Spacious accommodation

Modern, comfortable guest rooms:

  • All rooms have balcony or terrace with a sea view
  • King size or twin beds
  • En suite bathroom
  • Satellite TV (for Stuart)

1 or 2 bed villas are also available on request for an additional fee.

  • 721391 Fort Arabesque294PhotoGallery PhotoCmsGalleryItem2 international buffet restaurants
  • 2 a la carte restaurants
  • beach bar grill & seafood
  • 5 bars including swim-up pool
  • Live entertainment
  • 5 swimming pools with sun loungers, parasoles and towels
  • 500m long beach


The price inclusive of return flights from London Gatwick (other airports are available) with 20kg luggage allowance, transfers, 7 nights all-inclusive accommodation is £795pp based on 2 people sharing. A visa is required on landing which is currently £25 and is payable at Hurghada airport.

Diving:  5 day 10 dive package including weights tanks, a day to the national marine park and a day diving the northern wrecks £250

Extras: DAN Insurance if not insured £14, early morning start if required £15, wreck supplement £50 including government taxes lunch & drinks on board and transfers. National Park fee £30.

Equipment hire: We are offering 1 weeks full kit hire including shortie wetsuit, BCD, regulators, boots, fins and mask £50.

All diving can be paid for on departure in Euros or by card.

Please note that the above prices are subject to change and availability.

Book Your Space

To book your space to Makadi Bay please call 0800 699 0243. A 25% deposit is required to secure your place and guarantee the price.


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