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Solo travel to Sharm el Sheikh

Could you, Should you, Would you?

Solo travel to Sharm el Sheikh

You’re a diver with a week’s holiday from work, but your friends either don’t dive or can’t get holidays on the same date. You desperately want to dive some where the water is crystal clear, warm and full of marine life, like the Red Sea and Sharm el Sheikh for example, would you make the trip solo? My response, why not!!

Ok so solo travelling is not for everyone, but if you think you’re going to spend the week alone with no one to talk to you couldn’t be more wrong. The great thing about diving holidays is that you are 100% guaranteed to meet others you have something in common with, diving! As soon as you get picked up from your accommodation in the morning you’ll be met by one of our guides and introduced to the other divers for that day. Once on the boat there will be a group orientation of the facilities onboard and then an overview of the days schedule before it’s time to set kit up and brief for the first dive. You’ll never dive solo, and even if there isn’t another diver of a similar level for you to buddy up-with, you’ll have the benefit of buddying one of our Instructors instead.

South African diver JJ with his budyy, Instructor Khaled

Post dive and during the buffet lunch you can expect the normal chatter over the marine life, colour, currents and plans for the next day, after which if you’re looking to find a little corner of the boat to top up your tan or read your book, there is plenty of space to do so.

At night time hanging out with us is not compulsory but you’re always more than welcome. We’ll take you to some hidden gems like Farsha café, or the little Syrian place in old market that does the best food wraps for pennies. No trip would be complete without a traditional Egyptian meal in El Masrien, where you can sample some of local food banquet style for less than a McDonalds back home.

Dinner Egypt style, with new diving friends

But what’s the best part of solo-travelling? It gives you the opportunity to meet new people from all over the world, who you otherwise might not have if you’d been in the comfort of a friends company.

Silhouettes of new diving friends

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