The Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village has improved a great deal from its opening in the 1980s. It is only ten minutes from the fabulous town of Sharm el Sheikh. It has a lovely and friendly personal approach to divers.
It is a relaxing and friendly diving spot with magnificent views of the beautiful Tiran Island. You may even be able to see camels walking along the attractive beach.
The diving village is equipped with an exquisite dive centre, its own luxurious pretty jetty and a fleet of five stunning boats. The village also has a fine seafood restaurant, lovely beach bar and a great range of water sports are on offer.
The village has three levels of accommodation to suit everyone’s needs from budget View Huts and Beach Cabins to the new impressive Bedouin Village. All rooms are built form the finest natural materials; they are integrated into the beautiful Cliffside above the enticing bay. All rooms have marvelous sea views and most rooms have wonderful balconies.
The enchanting private beach has breathtaking views of the beautiful Tiran Island as well as an inviting house-reef with the best conditions for divers, swimmers and snorkelers alike. There is a restricted training area available which is a fantastic safe place to go if you are a new or inexperienced diver.
The Bedouin Village has fabulous newly completed rooms, integrated into the hillside located in the back of Sharks Bay. All the rooms overlook the dazzling bay and all have fascinating views of the enticing Tiran Island. Each room is built in the delightful Bedouin style, each room has unique layout and many of them have high domed ceilings which provide natural ventilation, which will make it feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. All rooms include air-conditioning, divine en-suite facilities, mini fridge, television and telephone and most of the rooms have a stunning private balcony.
The Beach Cabins are wooden cabins with the front row being directly on the beach. All have private bathrooms, air-conditioning and mini-fridges. The fascinating Beach Cabins are wooden and the front row is located directly on the beautiful beach. All have their own attractive bathrooms, air-conditioning and mini-fridges.
Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village Diving Holidays:
The superb dive centre has a fantastic team of international professional and friendly staff. A large proportion of their instructors and dive guides are from the local Bedouin region, because of this they have a fantastic knowledge of the reefs in the local area. The diving centre is perfectly adequate for most people’s diving needs. The centre has all PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving to Dive Master available. For safety all courses have a maximum number of five students and the staff prefer small groups on the boats.
Dive boats leave from the luxurious private jetty which is only 70m away from the dive centre. Within half an hour you are in the fabulous diving area of the Straits of Tiran flourishing with marine life. You will discover steep walls, coral gardens, exciting drifts, pelagic fish, sharks and rays.
The outstanding national park of Ras Mohammed is within easy reach of the day boats and the fascinating wrecks of Thistlegorm and Dunraven are just a few hours away. The centre also offers thrilling single rib dives, fun night dives and early morning dives.
Sharks Bay is one of the best places to learn scuba diving. The stunning house-reef has brilliant conditions for taking your first breaths underwater. The dive centre is located on the beach and it is a very short walk until you are ushered into the astonishment of the underwater world.