Red Sea Snorkeling . . . the Ultimate Family Sport

The entire family can participate at the same time in this exciting sport, regardless of age. In fact, snorkeling is one of the easiest and most popular ways for you to enjoy the brilliant underwater world in the Red Sea with your family!
 

Snorkeling in the Red Sea

Snorkeling and free diving in the Red Sea a way-of-life in Egypt, and most guides have been exploring the sea's depths since they were small children.  As a result, they know where to go to give you a truly memorable snorkeling adventure. We believe a snorkeling trip should be more than just gazing underwater through a piece of plastic.  That's why snorkeling trips are included on every day on our boat a knowledgeable crew that helps you to better understand the reef environment. Moreover, snorkeling is a great introduction to the underwater world. The use of a snorkel enables you to witness the spectacle of a shallow coral reef for extended periods of time without the burden of lifting your head from the surface in order to breathe.

 

In crystal clear indigo blue water, white sand, vibrant living coral reefs, tropical fish, sometimes even dolphins and turtles - what more could you ask from on a snorkeling trip? Or how about someone who can make sure that you understand what you're seeing, and can lead you to the best snorkeling spots? Our guides especially enjoy snorkeling with children.  Their enthusiasm and sense of wonder are contagious and sometimes make the guide's trip even more enjoyable for them than they are for you.

 

Snorkeling Prices

 

  • Full day snorkeling: 30 Euros per person / per day

 

Snorkeling Packages Include:

  • Unlimited snorkeling at off-shore reefs *accessible by boat only
  • Mask, snorkel & fins
  • Buffet lunch *bottled water & soft drinks included
  • Round trip transfers from your hotel *within 10 kilometers of Hurghada  

Snorkeling Packages Exclude:

  • Red Sea environmental tax 5 Euros per person
  • National park fees - Giftun Island 5 Euros per person *if applicable
  • 10% local sales tax

Children Policy: Children up to 10 years old are entitled to a 50% discount. Children 10 years old or are charged normal rates. All children must be accompanied and supervised by their parents.

 

Note: We offer daily snorkeling excursions from our boat. We only need to know one day in advance if you would like to join us so we can make arrangements and organize transportation for the morning. This gives you flexibility to decide which days you would like to snorkel and take a break in between if you like.

 

Basic Snorkel Gear

Mask

This is the most important piece of equipment you'll own. Comfort and style are important, and with a snug, watertight seal, your mask should not leak.

 

Snorkel

A good snorkel has a soft mouthpiece and lets you breath normally. Look for a contoured fit to reduce drag. A purge valve will allow you to clear water easily. Some snorkels have a second valve or splash guard which keeps water from waves breaking around you from entering the snorkel.

 

Fins

The right fins are also important. A comfortable fit along with a design matched to your physical size and level of physical fitness, will ensure hours of effortless cruising. You'll need to decide between full-foot or strap fins with boots.

 

Additional Equipment

Snorkel Vest

A snorkeling vest offers floatation and, in some cases, extra warmth and sunburn protection. We believe vests should be mandatory equipment, especially for children.

 

Mesh Bag

Provides a convenient way to tote and store your equipment. The mesh makes it even easier to flush your gear with fresh water when you've finished snorkeling for the day.

 

Accessories & Training

Exposure Suit

Some types of exposure suits are a great way to hide exposed skin from the hot sun and provide additional warmth in cooler water temperatures. These suits are available for adults and children and are easy to wear.

 

Sunscreen Lotion

Be sure your sunscreen is waterproof and at least 20 SPF is essential; we recommend 30 SPF or higher especially in the summer months. And don't forget to reapply it several times a day.

 

Fish Identification Card

It always helps to know what type of fish and marine life you're looking at.  A waterproof fish identification card can provide information in the water. After your snorkel, check out a fish identification book and learn more about the creatures you saw in the water.

 

Underwater Camera

If you want great souvenirs of your snorkeling adventure, take along a waterproof camera. But remember to let the fish come to you don't chase them.

 

Kids & Snorkeling

Snorkeling for Kids

Snorkeling is a great way to get kids and parents involved in the same activity. Any child who can put a mask on his/her face can enjoy the underwater world. Of course, swimming ability comes into play as well. But a child in water wings or a Jelly Belly, with a mask on his face, can still 'snorkel' beside a parent in shallow water and get a taste for what's down there.

 

Snorkeling has an added benefit as well. We've found with children that having a mask on not only makes them feel like 'one of the big kids', but it's easier, and more fun, to put their face in the water too. What the kids don't know is that when they put their face down in the water, their feet come up to the surface and swimming becomes much easier.

 

Well-fitting snorkeling equipment is essential if you want your kids to enjoy the activity. While an adult may understand that a leaking mask is likely because of the quality of equipment, kids can't make the distinction. To them, a leaking mask is just 'yucky' and increases the chances of turning them off snorkeling for good. The same theory holds true for snorkeling vests. No matter how well a child swims, everyone (child and parents alike) will feel more secure if the child is wearing a vest. And if that vest fits well and is comfortable and easy to use, your child won't even fight the concept!

 

When to Start

That depends on the child, but at the very least, the child should be comfortable in the water and interested in wearing a mask. Don t worry about using the snorkel and fins at the beginning. Start with just the mask in the bathtub then progress from there at a child's pace.

 

For additional information, tips and helpful information about snorkeling visit our Snorkeling Frequently Asked Questions and Improve Your Snorkeling Techniques pages.