Daily Diving

The dive centre has an international team of professional and friendly staff with a large proportion of the instructors and dive guides being of local Bedouin origin who have an unparalleled knowledge of the reefs in the area.

The centre is fully equipped, has 2 modern compressors and teaches all PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving to Dive Master. Courses are kept small with a maximum of 5 students and we also prefer to keep smaller groups on the boats which means that everyone can enjoy a better days diving or snorkelling away from the crowds.

Sharks Bay is one of the few places in the area where there is a beach with a “walk in” sea and abundant coral - great for swimming and snorkelling alike. It is also a wonderful area for kids and families and an easy site for learning to dive. A full range of water sports is available including water skiing and wakeboarding.
The dive boats leave from our private, uncrowded jetty just 70m from the dive centre so divers and snorkellers can just stroll along the beach to one of our 5 boats - as we own the jetty we make sure all of our boats leave on time.
30 minutes cruising and you are in the world class diving area of the Straits of Tiran teeming with marine life. There you will find steep walls, coral gardens, exciting drifts, pelagic fish, sharks and rays. The beautiful dive sites of Ras Nasrani and Ras Gamilla are only 15 minutes away. The national park of Ras Mohammed is within easy reach of the day boats and the wrecks of the Thistlegorm and Dunraven are only a few hours away. We also offer exciting single RIB dives, night dives and early morning dives.
A normal day starts around 8am with a short walk to the boat on our private jetty. On the journey to the dive site your guide will brief you about the site and the various safety procedures. After the first dive a delicious hot buffet lunch is provided on board before moving to a second site for the afternoon dive. The boats normally arrive back at the jetty between 4 and 5 in the afternoon.
In summer special diving trips can be arranged at 4pm to try and spot the elusive hammerhead sharks at the back of Jackson Reef in Tiran – as all the day boats will have left by then you will often be on the only boat in the area

Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village so we ask all divers to adhere to the following rules which include those set by the Ras Mohammed national park:

  • No feeding the fish or touching the corals
  • Take nothing with you and leave nothing behind
  • All ascents must be made by the side of the reef or on the mooring line at the front of the boat
  • No diving near the propeller of the boat
  • Maximum depth limit of 30m and safety stops must be made at the end of each dive
  • Surface with no less the than 50 bar
  • No spear fishing
  • No gloves to be worn


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