Grand Rotana Resort & Spa

The resort is located on the shores of Shark’s Bay amidst 30 acres of lush tropically landscaped grounds with over 2000 palm trees, fountains, water cascades and a 450 meters seafront with amazing coral reefs. Naama Bay centre is just minutes drive away and the resort operates a complimentary shuttle service to the Namaa Bay resort centre for those wanting to visit the restaurants and shops.

The hotel offers a wide variety of activities from diving and snorkelling, windsurfing and other water sports, horses and camel riding and desert safaris there are endless exciting experiences awaiting you at this resort.

The Grand Rotana Resort & Spa has a number of dining options, including the Ramses Restaurant serving Mediterranean and Far Eastern dishes, and the Silk Road Restaurant which has show kitchens and offers a range of international specialties.

There are 526 luxurious and spacious guest rooms including 62 Club Rotana Rooms and 24 Club Rotana Suites, 2 Grand Suites and 9 royal villas with four and five bedrooms each.

Transfer Times:
10 minutes from Sharm-El-Sheikh airport
10 minutes from Naama Bay

Board Basis : Breakfast buffet , Half Board or Full Board

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Camel Dive Club Sharks Bay

Grand Rotana

Join Camel Dive Club’s branch at Grand Rotana Resort & Spa to explore the house reef Eagle Ray Bay, which extends along the Resort’s 400m private beach. You may choose snorkelling or diving from the shore or by boat, plus a full range of PADI courses.

The house reef Eagle Ray Bay offers relaxing diving and snorkelling, with coral slopes, pinnacles and drop-offs. Guided dives are scheduled twice a day from the beach. A specially-designed floating platform provides safe, easy access over the reef.

Boat dives are also available at Camel giving you a widest possible choice of dive sites including the Straits of Tiran, Ras Mohammed National Park, and local sites. Boat excursions to local sites and the Straits of Tiran depart from Sharks Bay jetty, from where Tiran can be reached in only 45 minutes. Sharks Bay jetty is approximately 5 minutes away by air-conditioned minibus. Boats to Ras Mohammed, Dunraven and Thistlegorm leave from Naama Bay or from Sharm el Sheikh. The jetties at Naama Bay and Sharm el Sheikh are approximately 15 minutes away.

A range of PADI courses are available from this branch. Confined water dives may be made in the resorts' swimming pools, and an air-conditioned training room is available. For open water training dives, there is a choice of diving from the beach or boat.

Please Note All courses include equipment and instructor services. Manuals, certification and national park fees are not included and will be charged at the dive centre.

  • Manuals 45 Euros
  • Certification Fee 30 Euros
  • Ras Mohamed National Park entrance fee 5 Euros
  • Lunch on the boat 7 Euros


Important Notice : When diving or snorkelling in Egypt, you must carry your passport with you at all times as it is a requirement for the boat permissions. Please also be aware that coastguards do carry out random checks and as such anyone who does not have a passport will not be permitted to join the boat. To dive at Ras Mohamed, Thistlegorm or Dunraven you will be required to get a Full Egyptian Tourist Visa.

32% (12 lt tank) nitrox mix is FOC when you pre-book your daily diving

Join Camel Dive Club’s branch at Grand Rotana Resort & Spa to explore the house reef Eagle Ray Bay, which extends along the Resort’s 400m private beach. You may choose snorkelling or diving from the shore or by boat, plus a full range of PADI courses.

The house reef Eagle Ray Bay offers relaxing diving and snorkelling, with coral slopes, pinnacles and drop-offs. Guided dives are scheduled twice a day from the beach. A specially-designed floating platform provides safe, easy access over the reef.

Boat dives are also available at Camel giving you a widest possible choice of dive sites including the Straits of Tiran, Ras Mohammed National Park, and local sites. Boat excursions to local sites and the Straits of Tiran depart from Sharks Bay jetty, from where Tiran can be reached in only 45 minutes. Sharks Bay jetty is approximately 5 minutes away by air-conditioned minibus. Boats to Ras Mohammed, Dunraven and Thistlegorm leave from Naama Bay or from Sharm el Sheikh. T

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Dive Course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, The PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Scuba Diver to Open Water Upgrade

This program will allow you to dive to depths of 18 metres and achieve the most popular dive program in the world!

From the beginning to end of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including areas such as dive equipment and techniques that will give you the confidence and skill to become a responsible diver.

PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

PADI Open Water Referral

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

From the beginning to end of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including areas such as dive equipment and techniques that will give you the confidence and skill to become a responsible diver.

You attain this rating by completing five pool dives and a number of knowledge development sessions with a final exam (which is not rocket science its just diving) and by completing four open water dives.

PADI Junior Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.

Junior Open Water Divers ages 10 to 11 years must complete three adventure dives to become a Junior Adventure Diver. They must dive with a PADI Professional or certified parent/guardian. Dives must not exceed 12 metres/ 40 feet.

Junior Open Water Divers ages 12 to 14 years may complete three Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Adventure Diver rating or five Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Advanced Open Water rating and must dive with a certified adult.