Traveling

Our customers usually take the tourist-class of scheduled and charter flights to Egypt. The international flight time on average takes 3,5 hours. We can arrange flights for both single customers and groups as well and can help with transfers in Egypt. From Europe direct charter flights are available on a weekly basis to Sharm El Sheikh

 

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Arrival in Sharm El Sheikh:
Your passport must be valid for a period of 6 months from the date of your returning home. To enter Egypt you must hold a valid visa, which is a sticker, supposed to be applied on the proper page of your passport. Tourist visas in Egypt are valid for a limited 1 month period. They can be purchased at the airport upon your arrival and they cost 25 USD a person. You can purchase them at the Bank-window before you reach the customs office. In order to clear the customs office, you will need to fill out a registration form which is a questionnaire for statistical purpose. You can pick up this form at the counters of the customs office or you can ask for them at the Bank-window or directly from the customs officer.

 

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Airport regulations are rather strict for safety reasons. Our driver are not allowed to enter the transit-zone, thus they can pick you up only at the gates outside the airport. They will wait for you holding a “Lighthouse Divecenter” sign board. Our driver will show you which bus to take and you’ll be given all necessary information. In case you need a local telephone card or Internet card, you can purchase them at the Vodafone store at the airport. A 3GB Internet card costs around 100 pounds (depending on the actual company).

 

Distances:
Airport – Dahab: 50 minutes

 

Health issues
It is strongly advised to have passenger insurance as well as scuba diving insurance. We have a first-aid kit on board and also carry the most necessary medicines. By complying with the most basic hygienic regulations, all acute diarrhea cases can be avoided. It is strongly advised not to drink tap water or to eat unpeeled fruits. Excitement, nervousness, sudden changes in weather and eating habits may all cause digestive problems and stomach ache. We are not qualified physicians, but we do not encourage the use of Antinal in most cases. Sometimes a single shot of alcoholic beverage can help an upset stomach irritated by some local spices or food. When it’s scorching hot, it is not advisable to stay in the sun extensively, nor is it a good idea to drink something ice-cold. One basic rule is: “don’t eat what you don’t desire”. In case you need to consult a physician, you have to pay for the expenses on the spot (preserve the voucher and get reimbursement from your insurance company later).
 
Diving insurance
In Egypt according to law only instructors can dive without a guide, therefore we give each group a guide who will help with diving and the procuring of permissions which are needed.
Bring with yourself Present diving logbook and agency certification, Possess medical certification and accident insurance, Maximum depth limit is 30 metres for recreational scuba divers. A check out dive in the bay on the first day is required, if you have not dived for 6 months or more. Trips to Ras Mohammed, Straits of Tiran or the Thistlegorm are not available on first day of diving and require a suitable level of certification and experience.
Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) dive safety organization. DAN’s mission is to help divers in need of medical emergency assistance and to promote dive safety through research, education, products and services.

DAN Europe affiliate organization
Area Director: Prof Alessandro Marroni
Regional Director: Dr. Adel Taher, M.D.
Hyperbaric Medical Center
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Info Line: +20 69 3 660 922 or 23 (from 10:30 till 18:00 – daily)
Fax: +20 69 3 661 011

Dahab Line: 0122187550, 3640571

 

Telephone and internet
The mobile network in Egypt now has good coverage. Mobile phones work in most places. You can also make calls with phone cards from public phones and phone shops for about 1 Euro per minute. If you plan on staying longer in Dahab, it is worth getting an Egyptian call-by-call SIM card (Mobinil or Vodafone), this will save you a lot of money. There are plenty of internet cafes – most are high speed DSL connections and cost 8 LE (approx. 0.80 GBP) per hour. Lighthouse Divecenter offers free WLAN.



Frequently asked questions

  • The staff includes 12 people (1 p. the manager, 1 p. counter, 2 ps. dive guides / instructors, 1 ps. mechanics, 1 p. security, 2 p. cleaning, 2ps. cooks, 2ps. barman's).

  • For information about flight tickets click on the email link sales@dahabdive.com and write to us.

  • During our week-long safaris you can complete as many as 20-22 dives, because you can dive at dawn or at night beside the daily three-schedule

  • You can rent scuba diving equipment, but for the proper size, you need to dispose in advance Please review our price list.

  • Absolutely. There is fresh water which is constantly re-supplied by de-salting water cleaning system.

  • You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will: Take the plunge with PADILearn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it. Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there. Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step.

  • As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

  • To take this course, you must be: A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation) be a minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver) and have successfully completed a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months.

  • Most of our staff are European and can speak English, Hungarian, Slovak, German or French.