El Gouna
El Gouna is located about 20 kilometres north of Hurghada, one of the youngest towns in one of the oldest countries. It has been planned in such a way to ensure that the tourists' most precious weeks of the year are as enjoyable as possible. Yet, El Gouna is not just a tourist town. A campus of the Technical University Berlin, a subsidiary of the library in Alexandria, the renowned International School and last but not least the Hotel Management School make El Gouna also an important centre of education. What makes El Gouna so attractive to divers is the variety of dive sites and especially the possibility for wreck dives.

ORCA Dive Club

The ORCA Dive Club in the legendary "Turtles Inn" is located directly at Abu-Tig marina, the promenade in El Gouna. It is also know for its atmospheric harbour festivals. The diving centre is equipped with 150 twelve litres aluminium tanks which have DIN-connections. The necessary air is provided by a Bauer K 15.1 with air provision speed of 450 l/min and a Nitrox unit which also provides 450 litres per minute. The base has a total of 30 rental equipment sets some of which are suitable for children. There are also 8 litre steel bottles available for kids.

Destinations and boats

The diving centre in El Gouna is in the favourable position to access almost 60 dive sites, 10 of which are wrecks - some are even famous.  A highlight is surely a visit to the "SS Thistlegorm" probably the most famous wreck in the Red Sea. Also Abu Nuhas with its four well-known wrecks Ghannis D, Kimon M, Chrisulla K and Carnatic are within reach just as much as the 120 metre long Rosalie Möller. In the south, the diving region borders on the legendary northern areas of Hurghada such as the Careless Reef, Umm Gamar or Shaab Rur. The northern areas on the other hand are exclusive for the use of divers from El Gouna. The names here also sound fantastic such as Bluff Point or Umm Usk.