The Diving Center is located direct inside Shams Alam Hotel in the south side of the beach where as well the marina is located. Transfers from nearby hotels can be arranged on request.
We are open every day from 8.00 am till 5.00 pm
For a check-in we need:
Certification (exeption when you are a beginner, you don`t have a certification yet
Medical statment ( not older than a year ) by egyption law.
In case of pre booking or over a travel agancy we need the voucher
International valid dive insurance
Yes, you need a medical statement (not older than one year). The best is; to get it from your doctor. In case you are too late to get one in time, you can fill a PADI medical statement. If you are able to answer all questions with NO, you can dive with us. (To check before, please download the form here)
We have our own marina right in front of Wadi Gimal Diving Center.
The meeting time is 8.00 am and the boat starts as soon as we have everything and everybody on board and ready.
We offer rental equipment
BCD: Scubapro & Aqualung XXS till XXL
Suit: Mares -3 till 9
Computer: Suunto, Aqualung
Mask: Mares and Aqualung
Fins:Aqualung 30 till 47
Nitrox is available against an extra charge: 1 tank 3 Euro, 1 day with 2
tanks 5 Euro 5 days, 10 tanks 20 Euro, 10 days 20 tanks 35 Euro.
For you best way of payment and from us preferred at the DC is in Euro cash because all prices are in Euro. (Other currency’s like US$, SFr, Egyptian Pound, Pound Sterling etc. according to the daily rates)
Credit cards are accepted but have to be filled in US $ and is taken p to 6 % bank commission!
You don’t have to dive your package in a row. You can take a day or two breaks, whenever you like.
Cooperating with Deco International (recompression-chamber in Safaga), we offer a patrons map, valid 3 weeks, for 8 Euro. This patrons map covers half price of the first initial chamber treatment.
The next chamber available is 70 km north of the DC at Marsa Shagra, about 45 Minutes Transfer.
We recommend in the winter month Nov-March a 7mm
April till June we recommend a 5mm
In the summer time there is 3mm or even a Shorty fine
It depends on the amount and experience level of the divers.
It depends on which boats we are using and about the permit ion of the boat.
German, English, Italian, French, Arabic
Yes, as long as there is enough space on board, they can join for a special price.
Divers till 25 log dives has to be accompanied from one of our CDWS licensed professionals according to local law. Experienced divers can dive in buddy teams after a detailed briefing on their own inside the frame of regulations.
We can organize the material if we know the courses in advanced. There is English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Hungarian and many more
The knife is usually a diving tool, but by egyption law it is forbidden.
No it is forbitten by egyptian law
We don’t rent cameras, but there would be the possibility to organize someone who does underwater videos on request.
No, it is not a problem; you can wear contact lenses or bring with you a mask with corrected glasses we do not rent them.
Then you need a medical statement from a doctor declaring you: fit for scuba diving
Our Organization (PADI) says 18 hours, we as Wadi Gimal Diving Center say 24 hours for safety!
We have DIN tanks but as well INT adapters if needed
We have 12 liter aluminum tanks. For our younger or short guest 8 l and 10 l tanks and for divers using lots of air we do have a small amount of 15 liter aluminum tanks. (15 l on extra charge)
Try to order your replacement card, before you fly on holiday. If it is from our organization “PADI” we can check it on the computer, but the others it is not possible for us
Wadi Gimal is direct located at the Wadi Gimal National Park, there for we are very environmentally aware
and asks that you to do not touch, ride, feed, catch or harass anything you find underwater.
Keep a minimum distance of 3 m to marine mammals and turtles.
Use good buoyancy control in each dive, but special when using cameras.
Do not come back on the boat with less than 40bar in your tank.
Do in the end of each dive a safety stop of 3 min. in 5 m.
Stay inside the max depth according to your certification and close to your buddy’s.
Each diver is obliged to have a own computer and alternative air source (both can be rented at the DC)
No decompression diving.