As direct flights return to Sharm from the UK, Diverse Travel’s Jim and Cary Yanny have been checking out the diving, hotels, local agents for pick-ups and drop-offs, and what guests can expect now that it’s a ‘go diving’ destination once again.
Diving with Emperor Divers who, “have been their usual stellar selves, Sharm’s diving is every bit as spectacular as when we left it all those years ago,” explains Jim Yanny. “Its coral gardens and walls are stunningly pretty and there is a huge variety of fish species within this expansive habitat. The reefs are generally as pristine as ever. What stands out is the clarity of the water and the explosion of colour. It’s the absolute definition of diving in a huge natural aquarium; masses of soft and hard coral and so many species of striking fishes making the reef their home. It’s incredibly serene and pretty and relaxing.”
Expect to see a huge variety of fish including angelfish, butterflyfish and triggerfish set amongst gardens and walls of purple, yellow and red soft coral. Everywhere are masses of the Red Sea’s signature fish, the beautiful anthias; a living, swaying orange curtain covering the coral walls. Snow-white sandy gardens with coral-encrusted pinnacles, home to groupers, morays and damsel fish.
The Red Sea is perfect all year round with warm waters and not too far to fly. And it isn’t just for the diver; non-divers can also enjoy a wide choice of activities, hotels, shops, bars and restaurants set in a cosmopolitan atmosphere as well as camel rides and quad bike experiences in the desert with dinner with the Bedouins and stargazing.
Turkish Airlines and EgyptAir offer regular indirect flights to Sharm. From December, hotel inclusive holidays will feature direct flights and from February direct flights with TUI Airlines, with departures from various airports around the UK, will be launched.
Diverse Travel has a ‘Sharmtastic’ offer for January 2020:
- Ghazala Beach Resort, Sharm el Sheikh
- 12 – 19 January 2020
Price from just £720* per person based on sharing a twin room including:
- Direct flights from London to Sharm el Sheikh with 20kgs baggage
- 7 nights in standard room
- Bed & Breakfast meal plan
- 5 days’ local reef day boat diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights
*Marine Park fees payable locally
Diverse Travel’s ‘Happy Guarantee’ makes sure the team is offering the best price where they will match the cost of any identical diving holiday offered through another UK diving tour operator.
With over fifty years’ experience of dive travel, dive centre and resort management the team has the experience to deliver memorable holidays that benefit from full financial ATOL cover.
For more information visit www.diversetravel.co.uk/sharm-el-sheikh-diving-offer or call 01473 852002, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.