red sea diving holidays

A Unique Diving Experience in the Southern Red Sea

Oonasdivers have been packaging holidays to the Red Sea for over 30 years. The team have been diving in the area for many years and we know how to organise your trip to best suit your needs and budget. Our USP is our experience and longevity in the diving market and our long standing relationship with Red Sea Diving Safari dates back to their inception in 1990. Since then we have worked together to bring divers in the UK this truly unique and special diving experience. The three Red Sea Diving resorts; Marsa Shagra, Marsa Nakari and Wadi Lahami, each offer a different diving option and the biggest draw is the diving conceot as set out by the owner Hosam who remains on resort to this very day!

The diving concept is the reason why our clients visit these resorts year after year and the feedback continues to be outstanding. The resorts' locations right on the Marsa ensures unrivalled beach access for shore and zodiac diving on the huge house reefs at Marsa Shagra and Nakari. The idea that you can dive over 2km of reef ranging between 8m and 50m in depth, with zodiacs on offer to do drop-offs and pick-ups between 8am and 6pm, and beach entry available 6am until 9pm with unlimited tanks really gives you and your buddy the freedom to dive to your heart's content.

Don't worry if you prefer to travel alone as the attitude and concept at RSDS resorts will see you buddied up in no time. You can also join a number of other excursions by RIB, along with truck dives and trips to world famous dive sites such as Elphinstone from Shagra, Dolphin House from Nakari and the Fury Shoals from Wadi Lahami. So pick your resort of choice and get diving!

Sharm-el-Sheikh is back!

For many years Sharm El Sheikh has been one of the most popular of the Red Sea destinations for both divers and general holiday makers alike.

Na’ama Bay is the hub of the tourist district offering a wide selection of hotels to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. You will find aqua park hotels that are great for families, along with smaller diving hotels such as the Camel Dive Club & Hotel which suit those who prefer something a little quieter whilst still being within walking distance of the beautiful bays, buzzing nightlife, and lively cafes, bazars and restaurants.

Sharks Bay is a beautiful cove just 4 miles north of Na’ama Bay, this is a much quieter area and the lure again is the excellent selection of hotels such as Sharks Bay Hilton for those who desire pools and bars, to more intimate dive resorts such as Sharks Bay Umbi which has a small beach bar and its own house reef, here you are also conveniently located within walking distance to the jetty where you can set off for your days diving or snorkelling.

As well as being known for its sheltered, sandy beaches, palm tree lined promenade, fabulous restaurants and bars, Sharm is also famous for its world class diving.

Ras Mohamed, the southernmost point of the Sinai Peninsula, boasts dive sites such as Shark and Yolanda, and Shark Observatory. These offer some of the most stunning sheer wall and coral plateau dives, teeming with a variety of marine life as well as larger pelagics.

The Straits of Tiran have 4 main reefs, Gordon, Woodhouse, Thomas & Jackson, this area can provide you with some fabulous pelagic action, as well as beautifully colourful hard and soft coral plateaus, there are even a couple of wrecks that can be explored.

The more local sites of Sharm such as Ras Nasrani, a great place for the nudibranch hunters; Near Garden, for the turtle lovers; and Ras Gamilla, for the coral garden fans, are all just a short boat ride away and never fail to impress.

For the wreck lovers, there is plenty of variety suitable for most level of abilities such as Carnatic, a 1862 steam ship now totally coral encrusted, Dunraven, an English steamer sunk in 1876, Chrisola K who’s engine room is still intact, and of course the world famous SS Thistlegorm, sunk in 1941 with her cargo of motorcycles, bren-gun carriers, even a railway locomotive.

Liveaboards in the Red Sea are a fantastic way to get to some of the most renowned dive sites on the planet whilst relaxing in comfortable surroundings. Take a Northern route and get the best of both worlds visting famous wrecks such as SS Thistlegorm along with some stunning reef diving. Both The Brother Islands and Elphinstone offer superb wall diving, colourful corals and many diverse species such as angel fish, barracuda, groupers, morays, pelagics and shoals of jacks and dogtooth tuna. On occassion you could encounter dolphins, turtles, oceanic white tips and hammerheads. Further South take a trip to St Johns and the Fury Shoals to enjoy the spectacular reefs, tunnels, wall dives and swim-throughs, here you will see an abundance of corals teeming with snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, grey reef, silvertip and hammerhead sharks can often be seen.

Special offers

We run a number of special offers. We have many low season deals for departures in January to March. Contact one of the team for early booking discounts to our Red Sea Diving Safari Resorts.

Diving Information

The Red Sea is home to some of the best diving in the world with its pristine reefs, impressive wrecks and abundance of marine life. There is so much to see from sharks to sea turtles and dolphins to the dugongs, it really is a divers paradise. The destination also attracts snorkelers who might even be lucky enough to see a passing whale shark! The myriad of colour, from over 200 types of coral, is breath-taking whilst the clear waters teem with hundreds of fish species, some endemic to the area. We have dived and loved the Red Sea for many years and are always happy to answer any questions you might have so don’t hesitate to give us a call.