Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer discounts or special
Yes, we do. Online reservations, diving for children
with their parents and diving for groups are all subject
to discounts all year round. Our
page will provide you with more details.
Should I book my diving course or
diving package in advance?
This is a very good idea.
Besided from the
10% discount on some of our services, the main advantage
when booking before your arrival is that you have your
place guaranteed on the boat or on the course you want
and we have time to make sure that everything is
organised for you. Our
page allows you to reserve all your diving services and
Do you provide transfers from all
Yes, we do. Transfers are organised
mornings and evenings and are free of charge. We also
arrange airport to hotel transfers if you need them.
I know at what time you will pick me up on the first day?
We organise it before your arrival, in
the case that you arrive late in the evening before your first
day with us, you just give us a call from your hotel
and we will gladly arrange a transfer time for you.
Do you provide video
footage of our
dives or course?
Yes we do. This can be organised onsite
for an extra charge. A specialist comes with you on the
boat and follows your day.
You get either a VHS tape or a DVD it’s your choice,
ready and edited by the next day.
What are your safety standards
They are very high in all circumstances,
at our centres and in all in-water activities. We have
Safety & Environment
page to this subject on our website.
Which certifications do you recognise?
We recognise any worldwide diving
certification and most of the European countries
specific certifications. If you would rather check with
us before coming, please
we will gladly confirm them or give you all options
have to dive with a dive guide?
be accompanied by a guide during your first dive with us,
giving you time to get familiar with our procedures. Then
it depends on your certification level and your ability to
control your dive independently.
are the limits for certified divers at Dive Point?
strictly follow Egyptian laws regarding diving
activities and all standards of the training
organisations we offer courses from. These limits are
worldwide standards and basically follow the limits of
your diving certification, be they for recreational or technical
offer half day diving?
dives are possible on the house reef located just in
front of both our diving centres. Both reefs are rich
enough to provide several different dives. Our boat
trips are always on a full day due to the minimum
distance to our dive sites.
Do you offer special rates and private
boats for diving groups?
Yes we do. Special deals can be arranged
for groups of divers (minimum 6 divers) with even a
private boat depending on the size of the group. Since
it requires some organisation, it is only possible when
booked prior to arrival. For more details, please check
Do I have to take all the days of my
diving package consecutively?
No you do not need to. We
need to know the
first day of your package and then you can decide your
plan once on site. The only aspect to keep in mind is
the available space on our boats, especially during high
Are passengers welcome on board,
Yes of course. Passengers are welcome to
spend the day together with the divers on the boat or
even do some snorkelling at our dive sites. They need to
register and pay a full day snorkelling fee as our boats
have a limited capacity. If you want to know more about
Snorkelling, please visit our page.
What is the average distance to your
The distance to the first dive site will vary from half
an hour to one and a half hours depending on where the
dive guides decide to go and what the weather dictates.
The travelling time between the two dive sites will
generally not be more than 45 mins.
Do I have to know how to swim in order
You need to be a reasonably good swimmer
and feel comfortable in water too deep to stand to dive.
How can I be sure that I am physically
fit for diving?
No particular fitness standard is
required to engage in this activity but you must be in
good physical condition. You can find a copy of the PADI
medical questionnaire on our
page to take to your doctor if you want to be sure.
What are the minimum and maximum ages
to scuba dive?
The minimum age for trying diving with us
is 8 years old with the PADI Bubblemaker Experience.
PADI Courses start from 10 years old. You can find a
complete list of diving courses on our
page. There is no maximum age to dive as it is only
depending on your physical fitness.
Can I try diving without having to
enrol into a diving course?
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving is made
for it. You first try diving in our swimming pool and
decide if you want to try it as well on our house reef
or from our boats. You can then decide to continue
towards a full certification. You will find complete
information about this course on our
What if I start a beginner diving
course and I do not like it or I cannot continue?
If you need or want to withdraw from any course, you will only
be charged for the portion of the course you have done.
What happens if I cannot complete my
course during my holiday?
Your instructor will give you all the
necessary paperwork stating all the theory, skills and
dives you have done so that you can complete the missing
part with another instructor at another location in the