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WELCOME TO WADI GIMAL DIVING CENTER

Wadi Gimal Dive Center is located in Shams Alam Hotel about 47 km south of Marsa Alam city and about 110 km south of the airport Marsa Alam. The Transfer time to the hotel is around 90 minutes.
Our diving center has been established since 1999 and is the only diving resort with direct access to the Wadi Gimal National Park.
The modestly sized of Wadi Gimal operation ensures that we maintain the principles of a family run business with quality service and efficiency to compliment the astounding natural beauty of the area..
The international team’s goal is to give you a great holiday time and make you feel at home.
Experienced and qualified MULTI-LINGUAL staff members (instructor or divemaster) guide and monitor all diving activities.
All of the diving Centers boats are equipped with VHF-radio, oxygen and an MFA-box.
Cooperating with BARO MEDICAL (recompression-chamber 20 km north of Marsa Alam, 70 km away from the DC), we offer an insurance, valid for 4 weeks, for a fee of 7.- Euro.
The Diving Center is open through the whole year, seven days a week from 8.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m. so that you will always find someone to address to.
Due to organizational reasons, our daily check inn for divers takes place at 8.00 a.m. or at 5.00 p.m.
Our Diving Center is located direct on the Beach of the Shams Alam Hotel, next to our own marina. Transfer from other Hotels around can be arranged for a small fee.
The Diving Center consists of a reception, classroom, an equipment room, workshop, and a separate compressor- and tank room.
There is a spacious dry-room with two freshwater pools available, where you can clean and store your equipment.
Of course there is also a large and cosy terrace and bar to be used after diving, where you can let your dive day fade out.

Diving Equipment

  • ABC – equipment
  • Suits
  • Kids-suits
  • Regulators with pressure gauge and octopus
  • Regulators pressure gauge, depth gauge and octopus
  • BCD’s (Scubapro)
  • Kids-BCD’s
  • Dive computers (Suunto)
  • Dive torches (Scubapro)
  • Safety buoy
  • Underwater cameras
  • Bauer K 18 compressors
  • EAN (Nitrox) mix-installation
  • Aluminium-tanks a 12L (DIN/INT fitting)
  • Aluminium-tanks a 15L (DIN/INT fitting)

Check-in requirements:

  • Dive brevet
  • Logbook with continuously counted dives
  • Medical statement, not older than 1 years
  • International valid dive insurance if available
  • Divers with less then 20 logged dives, will be accompanied by a dive master or instructor for a free of 7.- Euro per day until their 20th dive.
  • Divers have longer than 6 month not dived, or come without a logbook have to do mandatory a check dive !! The check dive cost 12.- Euro !



You can pay cash or credit cards like Visa and Master card are accepted.
For credit card payment will be a 3% bank commission charged!


  • THE MAXIMUM DEPTH IS 40 M!!!
  • MAXIMUM DEPTH VOR BEGINNER DIVERS IS 18 M!!!
  • DECO DIVES ARE PROHIBITED!!!
  • NEVER DIVE ALONE!!!
  • FOR EACH DIVER IS THE USE OF AN ALTERNATE AIR SOURCE AND A DIVE COMPUTER MANDATORY!!!
  • DIVING GLOVES ARE NOT ALLOWED!!!



We are looking forward to your visit.

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