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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ACCOMMODATION

Abu Dabbab Lodge

Abu Dabbab Lodge

What does it mean "Lodge"?

The Abu Dabbab Lodge is a hotel in boutique style with individual wooden bungalows on ground level only.

Do you provide beach towels?

Yes, we do; you will receive a ‘beach towel card’ during checking in. You can pick them up at the reception desk by showing your towel card and return them by the end of the day.

What are the times of meals?

Meals are served buffet style in the main restaurant; breakfast from 07:00 till 09:00, lunch from 12:00 noon until 14:30 and dinner between 19: 00 and 21:00 hrs.

Do you have smoking rooms?

All rooms are designated strictly non-smoking because of safety rules

When is check-in and check-out time?

The check-in time is from 14:00 hrs.  Check-out time is scheduled for 12:00 noon. You are kindly invited to settle your room bill and return the key to the reception desk by this hour to avoid any delay or inconvenience.

Do you provide early check-in and late check-out?

If you would like to use the room before check-in o rafter check-out time, please contact the reception for conditions to provide this service. There’s a €25 surcharge including breakfast for early check-ins and a surcharge of € 25 including lunch for late check-outs.

Is the Lodge suitable for kids?

There’s no children’s playground or specific kids facilities on the premises. One of the pools however is kid-friendly. Abu Dabbab Beach is suitable for kids and just around the corner.

How far is the airport?

Abu Dabbab Lodge is approximately 30 km south from Marsa Alam International Airport (RMF) near Port Ghalib. Transportation from and to the airport takes approximately 30 minutes to get here.

Is it allowed to bring a pets to the Lodge?

Unfortunately pets are not allowed at Abu Dabbab Lodge. We do maintain zero tolerance with all due respect.

Abu Dabbab Beach

How far is the beach?

The beach is only a stone throw away from Abu Dabbab Lodge and within easy walking distance.

Do you have some bars & restaurants on the beach?

On the beach you’ll find a nice selection of food & beverage outlets, such as the Turtles Beach Restaurant & Bar for international cuisine and seafood and drinks, the Flouka Bar for all kinds of beverages, the Reef & Grill Bar, the Ice Cream Corner and the Wanasah Bedouin Tent for all flavors of shisha, tea and Turkish coffee.

It the consumption on the beach included in the price?

All the outlets on the beach maintain a police of extra charge.

Are there some activities on the beach?

Blue Ocean diving centre are the home of snorkeling and diving activities. You can book speedboat trips, dugon safaris and dive excursions here. The beach also provides space for different kinds of ball games. You can also book horse & camel riding or quad trips.

When is the beach open?

You can enjoy the beach and the sea from 08:00 till sunset. Our food & beverage facilities are open until midnight. The Wanasah Bedouin Tent is open until 02:00 am.

Do we need water shoes?

Water shoes always contribute to a feeling of comfort and safety, although the beach sand at Abu Dabbab is soft and like sugar under your feet. The bay itself has a soft sandy bottom.

Is it allowed to bring pets on the beach?

Unfortunately pets are not allowed at Abu Dabbab Beach. We do maintain zero tolerance with all due respect.

Do you have diving center on the beach?

The beach is home to Blue Ocean diving centre, your hotspot for snorkeling, training and diving sessions.

Do you make some trips?

We offer a wide variety of daily scheduled trips, excursions and safaris. The reception of Blue Ocean diving centre is more than happy to tailor activities to your preference.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DIVING

Blue Ocean Diving Centers

Abu Dabbab Bay

What are the opening hours?

Abu Dabbab Beach Marsa Alam

Hilton Nubia Marsa Alam

Paradise Club Shoni Bay Marsa Alam

Nubia Aqua Beach Resort Hurghada

Old Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh

You are more than welcome at our diving centres every day between 08:00 am  to 06:00 pm. During the winter months we at your service until 05:00 pm.

Can I dive without diving guide?

It is allowed for advanced divers to dive  as a buddy team together in our house reef and on the following spots: (Shaab  Abu Dabbab 1-6).

To be allowed to dive solo, a diver has to successfully pass a solo diving training course and earn such a certification from a recognized training agency.

Please turn to our reception desk at Blue Ocean if you are not sure, if you allowed to dive without a guide. Please if you have questions contact us as well via email: info@blueocean-eg.com

Can I wear the diving gloves?

Wearing gloves as a thermal protection is not restricted, however, touching corals and marine life is strictly prohibited. Therefore, it is highly recommended not to wear gloves if not needed as a thermal protection.

Can I carry diving knifes?

Carrying dive knives as a tool is not restricted; the use of dive knives as a signaling device, to cut lines and to free entanglements is allowed; however, it is strictly prohibited to use dive knives as a weapon or to cut, damage, kill, touch or harass marine life.

Can I rent diving equipment?

Yes, you can at each of our diving centres.

€ 21 for full equipment without computer

€25  for full equipment with computer

Please consult our receptionists of Blue Ocean at the desk to learn about discounts and special offers.

Do I need diving computer?

Yes , we strongly suggest always use diving computers! As a matter of fact, for safety reasons, every diver with Blue Ocean is obliged to wear a diving computer. Please do not hesitate to ask for rental conditions should you not have one.

Shoni Bay

What are the opening hours?

Abu Dabbab Beach Marsa Alam

Hilton Nubia Marsa Alam

Paradise Club Shoni Bay Marsa Alam

Nubia Aqua Beach Resort Hurghada

Old Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh

You are more than welcome at our diving centres every day between 08:00 am  to 06:00 pm. During the winter months we at your service until 05:00 pm.

Can I dive without diving guide?

According to Egyptian law, the following rule applies:

Only divers with more than 25 logged dives may dive independently (without guide).

Divers with less than 25 logged dives must be accompanied by a dive guide, who is registered with the National Chamber of Diving and Water Sports and its approval is renewed for the current year.

(At Coraya Divers a maximum of 6 divers dive with a dive guide per group).

Can I wear the diving gloves?

No. The laws in Egypt prohibit wearing diving gloves.

Can I carry diving knifes?

Carrying dive knives as a tool is not restricted; the use of dive knives as a signaling device, to cut lines and to free entanglements is allowed; however, it is strictly prohibited to use dive knives as a weapon or to cut, damage, kill, touch or harass marine life.

Can I rent the diving equipment?

Yes, the rental equipment is available onsite. You can check the prices in section “price list”.

Do I need diving computer?

Yes , we always use diving computers! For safety reasons every divers are obliged to have a diving computer. If you do not have one, you can easily rent one from us.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRIPS

 Aqua Blue

From where your trips start?

Your trips starts from any location you reside or stay in the Marsa Alam area since our limo and micro-bus transportation system revolves around daily collections (pick-ups) and returns.

Is the equipment included in the price?

Depending on your category of trip, equipment such as masks, snorkels, fins and fishing equipment, are included.

Is the beach towel included in the price?

No. There are no towels included in any trips, nor is sun cream. Please bring with with you.

Can I book a trip with you if I am accommodated in another hotel?

Trips, primarily sea trips, are always weather permitting and therefore subject to cancellation. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Does the trip depends on the weather conditions?

Safety first. In general, trips are subject to governmental approval and occasionally or incidentally may have to be cancelled at the instigation of the authorities.

Where can I buy a trip with you?

Anywhere you like! Please kindly turn to our reception desk if you are a guest of Abu Dabbab Lodge or consult our sales team on Abu Dabbab Beach.

Of course you can also book online in advance or contact us via

+ 20 102 859 9100  or info@blueocean-eg.com

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