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Dive in - Makadi Bay, Egypt

7th July 2010 Print

Longwood Holidays’ 2010-2011 Red Sea Diving brochure includes for the first time the peaceful and unspoilt resort of Makadi Bay, Egypt.

The new addition is the twelfth diving resort in the tour operator’s dive programme, making the brochure, now also viewable online, a very comprehensive guide to diving in the Red Sea and reinforcing Longwood’s reputation as the Red Sea diving experts.

“Diving with our chosen dive partner, Extra Divers, will afford customers an opportunity to explore more than sixty pristine dive sites along the extensive coastline between Hurghada and Safaga”, said Dan Lion, Longwood Holidays Dive Product Manager.

“Awaiting divers are famous dive sites like Panorama Reef or the wreck of the Salem Express, all home to thriving underwater life such as frogfish, Napoleon wrasse, dolphins, white tip sharks, rays and turtles, as well as a plethora of coral formations.”

As in previous years, Longwood has once again extended their selection of hotels chosen specifically with divers in mind. New to the 2010-11 brochure is the 3L Bay View Hotel in Sharm el Sheikh with a perfect location next-door to diving centres in Naama Bay and attractive pricing for budget conscious divers. In Dahab the tour operator has introduced the comfortable and peaceful 3L+ Coralia Club Dahab, located on the beach, 3 km away from Dahab’s town centre. At the southern end of Hurghada, on the resort's new and elegant promenade, is the new 4L all-inclusive Steigenberger Al Dau Club Hurghada, offering excellent facilities in a picturesque setting. The 4L Breakers Diving & Surfers Lodge, a relatively new addition to the Soma Bay programme, is a haven for divers, ideally located just a few steps from the water’s edge and offering a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Longwood Holidays continues to offer their solo travellers’ weeks, proving very popular. Available for both beginners and qualified divers, solo travellers’ weeks are the perfect way to make new friends while learning a new skill or indulging in the favourite past time.

As usual, the company has negotiated numerous buy one get one free and buy one get one half price offers on a range of dive courses and packages at selected dive centres. Combined with early booking discounts and hotel offers, they can make a real difference to the price of diving holidays.

The brochure has a new, improved design with clearer layout, but it has kept its informative style with plenty of in-depth information about the packages and courses on offer and dive centre information, plus diving highlights in each resort and the underwater life divers can expect to see. It is now also available to view online, making it even more accessible for clients.

To view the brochure, visit, where you can also find more information on diving in the Red Sea and book a holiday online.