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posted : March 21, 2008 Post subject: Marsa Alam
I'm going diving in Marsa Alam in September and have two questions:
Any recommendations for getting from/to the airport to MA resort? Seems outrageously expensive to book online - are there buses and taxis to pick up at the airport and if so how much are they - ish?
Any recommendations for dive centres? There seem to be loads!

Toms Diver House
posted : March 29, 2008 Post subject: Marsa Alam
Hi Jemma
If you book your trip, normally the Tour Operator or the Dive Center will make for you the organisation of the taxi for a reasonable price. If you go diving in Marsa Alam, be aware, that beside the Hotel Resort you will find only desert and no infrastructure. The prices are generally more high than north, specially at the moment where the Tour Operators push the South of the Red Sea. If you go a little bit north - like Safaga - the Reefs are not so busy as Southern Red Sea for the moment.

..... why not choose Safaga (which is very quiet but with some infrastructure at least, some shops and some Pub's to go drink a beer outside the Hotel). Safaga offers daily diving with the boat for EUR 190 (10 boat dives) 2 dives every day. Depending where you go in Marsa Alam, there will be offered shore diving and boat diving with long ways to the dive spots - depending where you go also with a transfer to the next marina where you will find the daily boat. Depending where the center is located and depending if the center has own boat-marina or not.

If you need further information, please contact us ... maybe you choose Safaga for a relaxed holiday. If our guest wish, we organise the pick up at the airport (next to Safaga is Hurghada) for a reasonable price and also book a nice Hotel for a special rate. In the morning we pick up our guest directly in front of the Hotel and our driver bring you withing 5 min. directly to our dive boat. The equipment for our guest our staff bring to the boat.

Hope we could give you some information. It doesen't matter where you go, a service for divers means also to help them for pick-up's at the airport for normal prices.

Sunny greetings from Safaga
Mimi & Tom

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