Opposite a collection of off-shore reefs known collectively as the Fury Shoals lies the Wadi Lahami Village, this is Red Sea Diving Safari’s southern most Eco-Village. The village is located 180km, a 2hr drive south of the Marsa Alam Airport, making it about 120km south of the Marsa Alam Village. Alternatively it is 393km, about a 5hr drive south of the Hurghada Airport.
Wadi Lahami Village Accommodation:
The accommodation comprises 30 tents and 16 chalets, the tents are located immediately behind the beach, the chalets are set somewhat further back behind the tents.
Each standard tent is 3.5 meter square and has twin beds, electricity is provided for battery recharging, computer use and lighting. Communal showers with hot and cold water and toilets are available.
Royal tents are also available; these are twice as large as the standard tent and include a choice of either double beds or a master bed, making this option the ideal for couples.
The chalets or Madyafah are stone built with traditional desert architecture domed roofs which keep the inside cool without requiring air conditioning. Each has two beds side table, dressing table with mirror and fan. The en-suite bathroom has shower with hot and cold water and toilet. Towels are provided.
Three full meals are provided each day, mealtimes are flexible and set to fit with the dive schedule. Cake is provided late afternoon. Meals are served in the restaurant which has wide open sea views.
Wadi Lahami Village Diving Holidays:
Divers are spoilt for choice with 25 different dive sites, some are reached via fast RIB (Ridged Inflatable Boat), including Abu Galawa, Shabb Claudia, Shabb Malahi, Shabb Lahami, Shabb Shabrour, Shaab Mansour , there are too many to list here. The rich marine live inhabiting these chain-reefs includes a number of pelagic fish including sharks, tuna, jacks and rays visiting the area.
The coral forest, made from hard coral, creating the topography of the Fury Shoals is one of best in all the seas, and there are no comparable areas within the Red Sea with such an extensive and remarkable collection.
A Typical Day:
- Breakfast at 06:30
- Departure 06:45
- Two dives at the selected location in the heart of the shoals; tea, coffee, cake between dives on the RIB
- Return to village for lunch approximately 12:00 followed by a short siesta
- Depart again for the local reefs
- Return 16:30 for dinner, dive-sites for the next day is posted with maps and routes.
- Preparation for night dives
- Depart for night dives 19:00
The scuba diving at Wadi Lahami Village requires a minimum of 20 previous logged dives and all divers must use a diving computer, rental units are available at €10 per day. The diving suit experienced divers only. Due to the sea conditions riding the RIB can be physically demanding and is therefore not suitable for persons with back conditions. All dives are requested to bring a Cagoule or windcheater jacket for the return trips after the dives.