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El Gouna

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El Gouna

El Gouna is located about 35 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, Chrisoula K and Carnatic are within reach just as much as the 120 metre long Rosalie Moller. In the south, the diving region borders on the legendary northern areas of Hurghada such as the Carless 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.

360° Panorama

Enjoy the 360 ° tour through our ORCA Dive Club and dive into the Red Sea. If you have a VR glasses and want to have a full view, please click here 360° Panorama

Turtles Inn Hotel ***

The Turtle’s Inn is a small and cosy little hotel situated directly on the yachting promenade of the Abu Tig Marina. Only a short drive to El Gouna centre and the resorts other facilities with Hurghada 35km away. Transfer time from Hurghada Airport approx. 40min.


This modern property with tastefully furnished rooms is split over two accommodation floors. The Turtles Inn has a small reception/lobby, restaurant and bar. The roof top terrace bar with splendid views of the Abu Tig Marina and the Red Sea is the ideal place to enjoy a drink at the end of a day’s diving.


The 28 elegantly furnished rooms all have en-suite bathroom, telephone, air-conditioning, TV/Satelite, mini bar and safety deposit box. The two large suites with spacious balconies offering stunning views over the Red Sea and are much loved so it is recommended to book early.


The Inn offers guests a choice of bed and breakfast or half board accommodation. Evening meals (three courses) can be enjoyed in the neighbouring restaurants Blue Blue, Tandoor, Seven Seas and the Steak House in the Captain’s Inn.If you would prefer to eat a la carte, on booking half board accommodation you will receive a voucher for the value of 50 Egyptian Pounds.

Methods of Payment-Exchange Facilities

All major currencies are accepted at the Turtle’s Inn. El Gouna has numerous banks and cash machines spread throughout the resort.

Distance to the ORCA Dive Club

You will find the ORCA Dive Club El Gouna situated in the ground floor of the Turtle’s Inn. It is approx. 5 mins. walk to the jetty.


Based at the yacht harbour in the Abu Tig Marina you will find an inexpensive shuttle service that can transfer you around El Gouna.

Hotels In El Gouna

All hotel categories are represented in El Gouna, from the Mövenpick El Gouna ***** to the Sheraton Miramar **** to many smaller 3-star hotels, such as the Sultan Bey. The ORCA Dive Club El Gouna offers a free shuttle service for divers. Travel time between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the location of the hotel.

Booking & Offers

You have questions regarding your booking for dive packages and courses? Questions about our offers and ORCA Dive Clubs? Our service telephone is available from Monday – Friday from 11:00 to 18:00. Our office in Rosenheim can be reached at the following number: 08031 381 979








Bookings with ORCA Dive Clubs

Diving programs, dive packages, diving courses, rental equipment and snorkeling you can book with great pre-booking discount directly and online.

Booking offices

For a personal consultation and booking you can contact one of the below booking agent/tour operator/travel agency

ORCA Explorer Reisen
Innaustr. 11
83026 Rosenheim
Telefon: +49 8031 1885-0
Fax: +49 8031 1885-7222

Tauchschule Dresden
Leipziger Str. 28
D-01127 Dresden
Tel. 0049 (0) 351 4162304
Fax 0049 (0) 351 4162332

Schauinsland-Reisen GmbH
Stresemannstr. 80
47051 Duisburg
Tel: 0049 (0) 203 / 99 40 5 – 0

sun+fun Sportreisen GmbH
Franz-Joseph-Str 43
80801 München
Tel: +49 89 20 80 76 162
Fax: +49 89 34 66 44

light and blue GmbH
83024 Rosenheim
Tel: 0049 (0) 8031 31992
Fax: 0049 (0) 8031 31991

Travel Team GmbH & Co. KG & Action Sport Tauchreisen
Hersbrucker Str. 23
91244 Reichenschwand, Germany
Tel. +49 9151 726960
Fax +49 9151 7269633

sun+fun Sportreisen
Tel: 041-2020060

About Diving AG
Zihlstrasse 80
CH-2560 Nidau
Tel. 0041 (0) 32 3253666
Fax 0041 (0) 32 3253669

Seleger SportsTravel
8910 Affoltern a.A.

sun+fun Sportreisen
Tel: 01-3151140

Tropical Seas
Röntgenstrasse 5/1
AT 9500 Villach
Tel:0043 4242 230555
Fax: 0043 4242 23066

Diving World
Bovendorpsstraat 7a
NL – 7038 CH Zeddam
Tel. 0031-314-653180
Fax 0031-314-653181

SeaSee Travel BV
Herenstraat 29
3621 AP Breukelen
Tel: 0346 266 080
Fax: 0346 257 196

37 reu St.Leonard BP33221
F – 44032 Nantes
Tel. 0033-2-40893444
Fax 0033-2-40897489

Diving Travel Network
Kungsgatan 8B
972 34 Lulea
Tel: 0046 920228589

Trails – Wild Water
Steenweg Op Vilvoorde 359
1745 Opwijk
Tel: 0032(0)474471349