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How do I find Club Red?
Club Red is centrally located in Dahab on the waterfront in Mashraba area just beside the Police Station.

Is the dive center open during Christmas, New Year, Easter, Ramadan and other holidays?
Yes, we operate 365 days a year… although some of our staff keeps begging each year for a late start on the 1st of January!

My friends are diving but I am not, can I join them when they go on a guided dive?
Yes of course, most of the dive sites in Dahab are also excellent for snorkeling. Snorkeling equipment is available to rent at Club Red.

I would like to start diving but I don’t have enough time for the PADI Open Water Diver course, what can I do?
You can make an introductory dive. It takes half a day only. Or if you have a minimum of 2 days you can enroll in the PADI Scuba Diver course. (Scuba diver)

I am a certified diver but I haven’t dived for a while will I need a refresher dive?
Yes, if you haven’t dived within the last 6 months, you will be asked to do a check dive. There is a short diving quiz to complete and one of our qualified divemaster will take you for a nice and easy dive including some skills such as mask clearing, regulator recovery and clearing, air sharing procedures, buoyancy control… Not only it is mandatory according to the local regulations but it is a fun thing to do and definitly an excellent way to go back in the water smoothly after a long period without diving.

What documentation do I need to bring when diving with Club Red?

Passport and, except if you are beginner, proof of your diving certifications and log book. However if you are a certified diver and have forgotten your diver card we can also check on line your PADI certifications.

How long do I have to wait after diving before I go on a Mount Sinai/St Catherine Monastery excursion?
Since these sites are located at high altitude, you will be advised to respect the current flying after diving guidelines. Usually, a minimum of 12 hours is recommended.

Is there a recompression chamber in Dahab? And what about diving insurances?
Yes. There is even two hyperbaric chambers! Club Red holds a DAN club membership insurance for civil liability towards third parties… however it doesn’t cover individual’s diving injuries. If you don’t hold already a diving insurance and want to dive insured, one of these chambers offers an optional coverage. (Dahab Deco International Chamber)

Can you arrange accommodation for divers?
Yes. We even offer discounted rates for them in the Mohamed Ali Hotel (Mohamed Ali)

Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, as of end of September 2009

Is there access to the Internet in Dahab?
Yes, there are a lot of high speed internet cafes everywhere in Dahab.

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