The appeal of Marsa Alam lies in its tropical appearance, boasting rich blue sea coasts fringed with coral reef barriers, paradisiacal beaches, and proud palm trees. Marsa Alam has, as a result, become very popular not only for diving but also for snorkeling.
Sharm El Luli
Located some 60km south of Marsa Alam town
If you spend time snorkeling you can marvel at the quick darting movements of the butterfly fish, the slower skulking behaviour of solitary groupers or puffer fish, the exotic coloured Napoleons and the bright orange clownfish, made famous by the film “Finding Nemo”, usually hiding among anemone tentacles.
Perhaps most beloved and remembered by visitors are the sightings of the photogenic sea turtles that come to feed on either the corals or the extensive sea-grass meadow in the lagoon area.
Located 34km north of the town of Marsa Alam
Abu Dabbab Bay has one of the best sandy beaches in the Marsa Alam region but is better known as being one of the few places in the world where you can sometimes dive and swim with the famous dugong sea cow.
Situated 11 km north of Marsa Alam.
The entrance is directly from the beach, on a sandy bottom, the bottom goes down gently and in the first part of the dive is worth a walk on the prairie where turtles often meet and occasionally even the legendary dugongo. You can admire corals of every species and, in the small bays on the north side, you can find the white murheness and the walkman fish of the scorpion family.
Just 40 minutes by boat, few miles from Marsa Alam, you’ll discover one of the most spectacular reefs in the area, National Park since 2004. The real name of the reef is Sha’ab Samadai, but it is known as Dolphin House for the presence of a permanent family of dolphins.
Round trip transfers
- SAMADAI €5PP (min 2 pax)
- SHARM EL LULI (RASHANKORAB) €25 pp (min 2 pax)
- QULAAN (Mangrove & Beach) €30 pp (min 2 pax)
- National park
National Park Entrance tickets: € 2 pp
Feel home offering other guests to share.
Round trip transfers
- ASALAYA € 5 PP (min 2 pax)
- EGLA € 6 PP (min 2 pax)
- GABAL EL ROSAS € 8 PP (min 2 pax)
- ABU DABBAB€ 12 PP (min 2 pax)
- Abu Dabbab entrance ticket: € 6 pp
DOLPHINE HOUSE (SATAYA REEF). NATIONAL PARK. € 55 PP
Includes onboard lunch, beverages and equipment.
SEYAL ISLAND. NATIONAL PARK. € 45 PP
Includes, onboard lunch, beverages and equipment.