Go to dive with the Turtles and Dugongs!
We are up and running and the season has started in a fantastic way. Come visit us and dive with Turtles, Dugongs, and Longimanus!!
Colona Divers have been enjoying the best of the Red Sea since 1977. Colona now has 4 diving centres: Sharm El Sheikh (1992), Hurghada (1999), El Gouna (2001) and Marsa Alam (2010).
We invite you to come and join us and share the true wonders of the underwater world.
WHERE WE ARE
Colona Divers office is situated in Tondoba Bay where we are managing Deep South Diving Center; one and a half hour drive from International airport of Marsa Alam. This tranquil coast line which is more than 100 kilometers long and in generally referred as ”Marsa Alam” is an ideal alternative to the crowded European style resorts and beaches. Although it is a remote location with untouched diving sites and desert views, it is easy to reach. There are direct flights to Marsa Alam from Europe during the winter season and in the summer you can fly to Hurghada and arrange private taxi from there.
We also have a small booking office in Port Ghalib, where we run all administration and keep our store. For all divers staying in hotels near by Port Ghalib, we pick you up in the morning and take you directly to our boat "Colona V" in Port Ghalib, without having to pass by the divecenter in Tondoba Bay. This gives you shorter transfer and more time for diving at your holiday. We call it "the Colona Service"!
MARSA ALAM + PORT GHALIB
Marsa Alam was originally (and still is) a Bedouin fishing village, which is situated an hour drive to the south from the international airport. It is a small town by the coast, complete with Bazaar area and local foods. Time seems to have stood still in this area and local traditions still apply. Alcohol may be served in a few places but do not expect to find a Hard Rock Cafe style bar in the village!
Port Ghalib is a modern and stylish marina with some restaurants and coffee shops along the beautiful seafront, where you can enjoy your evening watching multi million dollar yachts floating nearby. International chains have opened in the harbor and one restaurant serves alcohol with tasty Italian food.
Colona can offer a wide range of services to make your trip everything you could wish for; Colona is an ideal choice for someone who prefers a personalized service. Our staff think of Colona as our very own extended family, you will often find us on the boats coming out just for fun on our days off taking a ‘busmans holiday’. What better place to be?
We arrange diving courses from beginner right through to professional level. All courses are taught using the PADI system; which has proved itself safe and effective by becoming the most popular method of teaching scuba diving in world.
Daily diving and snorkeling is done from our newly renovated (and classical) boat ”Colona V” which departs from Port Ghalib marina. We choose the coral reef along the coast depending on the weather, wind and diver’s and snorkeler’s experience onboard. There are many excellent dive sites to spot turtles, dolphins and even a dugong!