Family Learning to Dive in the Red Sea

Family Red Sea
Who: Families

8 Days

From £2,005pp

Lizzie B and Louisa are here to help give you the inside track.

On this week-long trip to Hurghada, your family will learn to dive straight from the shores of The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh's house reef in the beautiful Red Sea, exploring the colourful coral reefs and a wealth of marine life.

Itinerary at a Glance:
  • Learn to dive in crystal clear waters and colourful reefs of the southern Red Sea

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
Day 1: International Flight

While Egypt might seem like it's halfway across the world, it's only a hop, skip and a jump (or five-and-a-half flight) from the UK. We've booked you on a morning flight from London Gatwick to Hurghada, landing mid-afternoon.

Once you've passed customs, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, a 30 minute drive away. Located on the shores of the southern Red Sea, The Oberioi is literally on the doorstep of some of the world's most marvellous diving (but more on that later). For now, tuck into a delicious dinner at the hotel and enjoy a peaceful first night.

Days 2-5: Learn to Dive

Fuel up on a delicious breakfast spread, as today you'll begin your exciting journey into the underwater world.

Make your way down to the hotel's dive centre, located on the beach shore, where you will all begin your Open Water course. Completed over four days, the course includes five theory sessions, five pool sessions in which you will learn how to use the equipment and practise, followed by four ocean dives to put those skills into motion. The dives will take place straight from the hotel's jetty on the house reef, which is one of the nicest we've encountered, boasting colourful coral gardens and shimmering shoals of reef fish (the kids will definitely find nemo here).

Evenings can be spent relaxing after all that activity or, if you still have the energy, we can arrange everything from sunset dhow cruises to stargazing with a professional astronomer.

Days 6-7: Build Up the Logbook

Phew, the hard bit's over. Now you can spend the next few days exploring the Red Sea.

After you have completed your course you will be free to do some fun dives on the six dive sites that make up the house reef. Or head out on a boat to explore a little further afield. The Red Sea houses the best diving close to the UK so spend the next few days filling up your logbooks with marine life ranging from turtles and dolphins to tiny seahorses. Post-dive, there's nothing more magical than seeing the kids' faces light up as they rattle off their sightings.

Whether diving or snorkelling, keep your eyes peeled under the Oberoi’s jetty to spot seahorses expertly camouflaged in the seagrass.
Lizzie Barry

Additional Activities

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Day 8: Home Time

Sadly it is time to make your way home. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in good time for your flight home, which will take around six hours.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the exact itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

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£2,360pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£2,005pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special and would like to add business or first class flights, stay in top room categories at some of the most luxurious hotels we work with, and add more activities and guiding.

From

£2,830pp

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Lizzie B and Louisa are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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