Can I Dive - Some Common Questions Answered:

1. Can I dive?

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit and can swim will be able to scuba dive.
When you check-in at a diving centre, you will be asked to sign a ‘liability releases & assumptions of risk” and “medical disclaimer” form. If you have any medical condition contrary to these requirements you must produce a valid diving medical certificate of fitness. medical questionnaire

Children can start their diving activity at the age of 10 and can attend a variety of courses. Younger children (between 8 and 10 years) can attend a “Bubblemaker Programme”, which is a fun introduction to scuba diving.

It is strongly advisable to have a proper Diving Insurance Cover before undertaking any scuba diving activity.

2. What are my options

In the Red Sea, beginner diving courses are offered by basically all diving schools and are recognised world-wide. An Open Water Course, for example, typically takes four to five days to complete. Just imagine, after the theory and pool sessions, you will be able to be trained as a diver in one of the most outstanding underwater habitats in the world.

Entry level courses are designed to help you learn to dive safely, with a buddy, to a maximum depth of 18 meters (60 feet). Each course consists of diving theory sessions, training dives in a pool or confined body of water, and practice dives in the open sea under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor.

If you want to get a taste of diving before committing yourself to a full course you can try a one-off introductory dive or Discover Scuba Diving experience.

In Red Sea there are many scuba diving agencies offering a variety of courses. For a full list of international dive training agencies click here .

3. Where to Dive?

There are plenty of destinations suitable for beginners and divers enthusiasts alike, Please have a look at our destinations page.

4. With which dive centre

To get the most from your diving holiday, whether you are an expert diver or just a beginner, you should pick a safe and well-equipped diving center suitable for your needs. Picking a diving center in an unfamiliar destination can be tricky. We advise you to contact the center via fax or e-mail with any or all of the questions provided below.
How to pick a Diving Centre
Check our List Of Diving Centres page

5. What will I see?

Ever dreamt of swimming with dolphins, be surrounded by swirling barracudas and admire elegant mantas in crystal-clear warm waters? Have a look at the photo galleries and see for yourself what the Red Sea has to offer!
Check our photo gallery

Latest News

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park
Sun, 22 May 2011
Following the annulment of the decree that allowed fishing boats to fish in Ras Mohammed National Park, CDWS can confirm that at 8am this morning, all fishing boats had left the area.

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