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One of the only places you can dive the stunning reef system of the Fury Shoals from land. This small and remote village provides the perfect opportunity to escape from life's pressures, and enjoy peace, tranquility, and diving that will take your breath away.
This unique ‘deep south’ village is owned by the most professional and experienced pioneers along this coastline – Red Sea Diving Safari.
The diving at Wadi Lahami is suitable for all levels of experience. With some of the best examples of coral formations in the world, the Fury Shoals really does offer something for everyone.
"We love Wadi Lahami, this was the second time we visited and we very much hope to go back. The location is gorgeous for a really chilled out get away. The staff are friendly and respectful, the food is great and the diving of course is wonderful."
Beach Safari Tents
Next to the waters edge, these spacious twin bedded tents have electricity and share modern toilet and shower facilities. A great choice for those who enjoy an expeditionary feel and briefly wish to leave the western world behind. Inside each tent there are 2 beds a metre apart and you are supplied with 2 sheets, blankets (not necessary in summer) and a pillow per person.This accommodation is included in our published prices. There is no additional charge for a single Tent during the months of January, February, June, July, August & December.
Taking a small torch may prove useful at night should you need to go to the bathroom.
Royal tents are the ideal choice for couples, being almost twice the size of a normal tent and include the choice of either a double bed or twins. They have a floor standing fan, mini-fridge, wardrobe, bean bag seats and table, with a small table and chairs situated outside – perfect for catching the early morning sunrise. They share the same bathroom facilities as the standard tents.You can upgrade to a Royal Tent for £25 per person (based on a 7 night stay). Single supplement applies.
Madyafa Guest Houses
Built in the same attractive Arabic style as the Mandarahs, they are more spacious with en-suite facilities. The term Madyafa comes from the ancient Egyptian era. Facilities include twin or double beds, wardrobe, a side table, dressing table with mirror, shower, toilet and terrace.You can upgrade to a Madyafa Guest House for £75 per person (based on a 7 night stay). Single supplement applies.
The Madyafa is 40 metres square divided into two by 24 metres square rooms inside with domed roofs. In addition there are two terraces, front and rear, each measure 8 metres square, which have bamboo chairs. The terraces have a mountain view and a sea view.
Linen is provided
You will need to bring your own towels for beach and shower use with the exception of guests staying in the Madyafa Guest Houses where a shower towel will be provided.
220v recharging points available
Medical Kit and Emergency Oxygen
Rinse tanks and drying lines
Safety deposit box
- Flights & Transfers
Included in our published prices are direct flights from Gatwick to Marsa Alam each Wednesday.
It is also possible to fly from Gatwick into Hurghada on a Monday and Friday and from Manchester or Birmingham into Hurghada on a Friday.
The flight to Marsa Alam normally takes around 5 hours.
From Marsa Alam Airport the journey to Wadi Lahami takes approximately two and a half hours and from Hurghada airport the journey takes approximately five hours.
The Red Sea Diving Safari representative will meet you outside the terminal building holding a Red Sea Safari notice (see left). You will need to purchase your $25 US Dollar (or cash equivalent) Egypt entrance visa at the counter in the arrival lounge.
- Daily Schedule
From this superb location you are directly opposite the multitude of stunning offshore reefs collectively known as Fury Shoal.
Your diving day typically starts with breakfast being served from 6am for a 7am departure to the off shore reefs of the Fury Shoals for your 2 guided dives. On arrival at the 1st chosen dive site you will receive your briefing on board, after the 1st dive tea, coffee, water and cake are served as you take your surface interval before moving on to your 2nd dive of the morning.
Return to the village is roughly 12pm, after lunch, the obligatory and pleasurable dive dissection and a siesta, a 3rd dive as buddy pairs is available at one of the more local reefs from which you will return around 4.30pm. Should you have any energy left a night dive is available, again as buddy pairs from approximately 7pm.
In some sea conditions the journey to the morning off shore dive sites can be quiet physically demanding and may not be suitable for people with back problems.
- Food & Drink
You will be supplied with three hearty meals a day, breakfast is served buffet style, lunch and dinner is served plated, vegetarians and other special dietary requirements are very well catered for, please let us know in advance any special requirements. Freshly baked cake is available in the late afternoon, tea, coffee, water and bottled soft drinks are served throughout the day (cans, diet & tonic water are at an additional charge).
Egyptian beer is available as well as fresh juices, speciality teas and coffees, ice cream, chocolate and crisps – all of which are allocated to your room by name, signed for and settled at the end of the week during check out.
- Optional Activities
Desert Excursions & Astrology
Red Sea Desert Adventures offer you a unique experience for Eastern Desert excursions with visits to Al Shelatin camel market, or mountain trips to Pharaonic, Ptolemaic and Roman ruins or gold and emerald mines.
- Courses & Equipment
- It is now obligatory that for all PADI courses taken in Egypt, guests must have a manual EACH, no sharing at all, and if purchased before you arrive in Egypt you must provide "proof of purchase" to the dive centre or you will not receive your certification.
Diving Course Supplements (Booked and paid for in advance, in addition to standard diver package):
Scuba Diver (5 dives) £185.00 Open Water Diver (9 dives) £260.00 Scuba Diver upgrade to Open Water £175.00 Open Water Referral (4 dives) £160.00 Advanced Open Water (5 dives) £205.00 Emergency First Response £145.00 Rescue Diver (3 days, excluding equipment) £260.00 Scuba Review Payable Locally € 66 Course Licence Fee Payable Locally € 33
Speciality Course Supplements (Booked and paid for in advance, in addition to standard diver package)
PADI or NRC Nitrox Diver (no dives) £80.00 Nitrox Diver (2 dives) £115.00 Night Diver (3 dives) £130.00 Deep Diver (4 dives) £195.00 Drift Diver (2 dives) £90.00 UW Naturalist £90.00 Multilevel Diver £90.00 Boat Diver £90.00 Peak Performance Buoyancy £90.00 UW Photgrapher £90.00 Certification Fee payable on site € 33
Divemaster & Instructor Courses
EFR (Instructor Course) £200.00 Dive Master (15 days) £515.00 Dive Master Internship (6 days) £165.00 Assistant Instructor £440.00
Diving Courses for Children (Booked and paid for in advance, in addition to standard diver package)
Seal Team (8-10 years, 1 day) £130.00 Junior Open Water Diver (10 - 15 years, 3-5 days) £260.00 Junior Advanced Open Water (12-15 years, 5 dives) £210.00 Junior Rescue Diver (3-5 days, excluding equipment) £260.00 Bubblemaker (8-10 years) payable on site €66 Certification fee payable on site €33
Open Water Course Manual with RDP Metric (Slate) £35 Advanced Open Water Adventure Manual with Data Carrier £35 Rescue Manual with Work Slate £35 Divemaster Manual £25 Divemaster Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving £138
Discover Snorkeling (pay on site) € 22.00 Discover Scuba Diving (1 dive) £60.00 Please note the above prices include equipment.
Equipment Rental Prices (Payable on site):
Full equipment per day € 30 Full equipment for 3 days € 85 Full equipment + computer for 3 days € 100 Full equipment for 5 days €140 Full equipment + computer for 5 days € 165 Full equipment for 6 days € 160 Full equipment + computer for 6 days € 190 Regulator per day € 10 BCD per day € 9 Full wet-suit per day € 8 Half wet-suit per day € 4 Mask & Snorkel per day € 3 Booties per day € 3 Fins per day € 3 Depth gauge per day € 4 Compass per day € 4 Computer (obligatory) per day € 9 SMB per day € 3 Torch per dive € 7 15 litre tank per dive € 3 Twin tanks per dive in house reef only € 5 Nitrox 32% EAN per tank € 2
Please note rental equipment is inclusive of the 10% sales tax. On site credit card payments are subject to a 3% surcharge
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