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New Cheap Travel Sees Cost Padi Dive

Monday, 23 November 2009

Sharm el Sheikh has become one of the cheapest locations for divers to gain their PADI - even beating staying the in UK by more than £300 - due to the emergence of airlines introducing new low-fare routes this winter.

As the Jewel in the Crown of Egypt's Red Sea region, Sharm el Sheikh is one of the closest world-class diving destinations to the UK boasting cheaper and quicker access than its diving rivals such as the Caribbean and Australia.

With easyJet now offering flights from Luton to Sharm el Sheikh, four days a week, from just £107.99 (one way including taxes), it is now a far more affordable location to travel to making it the perfect place to pick up your PADI and experience Sharm el Sheikh's tropical open waters.

Below is a cost comparison for leading diving locations including PADI beginner course costs, return flights and accommodation:



Sharm El Sheikh


Caymen Islands

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* Prices based on 7 nights in a 5* Hotel, with two people sharing

Prices based on cheapest return flights

Paul Simmons, easyJet's UK regional general manager, said: "With the PADI qualification at such a competitive price in Sharm el Sheikh, it's no wonder the scuba diving industry is booming and why this destination has become so popular.

"Few destinations can rival Sharm el Sheikh's stunning coral formations, year round visibility and world famous wrecks such as the Thistlegorm - it is the ultimate destination whether you're a first time diver or an accomplished pro."

Sharm el Sheikh's attractiveness is clear to see - it's waters remain warm and crystal clear all year round and are famed for their tropical aquatic life and stunning coral reefs. There are many diving sites along the 10 mile beach between Sharm El Sheikh and Ras Nusrani and the Red Sea Beach Resort is touted to have the best diving facilities in the world.

The amazing underwater reserve of the Ras Mohammed National Park is a dream for divers and snorkelers and Sharm El-Maya, a bay located near Sharm El Sheikh's Old Town area, is also home to a number of diving centres.

easyJet also flies direct from London Gatwick to Egypt's other diving paradise, Hurghada, for as little as £155.51 return. Hurghada is a thriving resort which caters specifically to divers. Located on the shores of the Red Sea, divers are able to access to a number of stunning reefs and see the legendary wreck graveyard of Sha'ab Abu Nuhas.





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