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Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
100
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Walking distance
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Steps from Naama Bay's beach and house reef
  • Calm, clear and warm waters - great for novice and experienced divers alike
  • Dolphins, barracuda, black and white tip reef sharks, turtles
  • Restaurant, bar and swimming pool
  • Fitness center with jacuzzi and sauna
  • Great choice for divers interested in water sports and nightlife

Resort Description

Cataract Resort Layalina is located in the heart of Naama Bay overlooking the Red Sea. 

Dive into calm, warm and clear Egyptian waters and discover beautiful reefs, huge varieties of corals and wrecks. The nearby Ras Mohamed Marine Park is a great destination for divers of all experience levels with dolphins, turtles, reef fish, moray eels and reef sharks commonly sighted. 

This location offers easy access to Naama Bay's beach, restaurants and nightlife. The resort boasts a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, beach volley ball and fitness center with jacuzzi and sauna. 

There is a selection of water and land activities to enjoy including sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing and boat excursions. 

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 100% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking

Cancellation fee

During Low periods the following fees will be applied:

  • 1-3 days prior the arrival - full charge
  • 4-7 days prior the arrival – charge for one night (with the package rate)
  • 8-14 days - no charge

During High periods the following fees will be applied:

  • 1-7 days prior the arrival - full charge
  • 7-14 days prior the arrival – charge for one night (with the package rate)
  • 14 days - 1 month - no charge

Explore diving around the Cataract Layalina Resort

What to see

Clouds of orange and purple anthias obscure your view of the reef. The reefs are so alive with colour it can be difficult to identify individuals but do keep an eye out for some of the areas endemics. Grey reef sharks, tuna and barracuda hunt. Expect turtles and humphead wrasse, a variety of morays. Whale sharks, although not seen in high numbers, do cruise in for a visit. Jackfish and batfish shimmer in the blue and grouper and puffer fish roam the reef.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* CDC in Naama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh
  • Daily dive trips to teaming local reefs, Straits of Tiran and Ras Mohamed.
  • Special trips to Dahab, Dunraven and Thistlegorm wrecks,
  • House reef on the footstep of the dive centre
  • Full range of PADI training- pro level, tek and specialties
  • Well-equipped 20m dive boats with dining saloons
  • Eco-minded centre organising regular beach clean-ups

Description

Red Sea Diving College is a PADI 5* CDC located in the heart of Naama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh.

The team offers daily boat diving on nearby reefs of the Red Sea, Straits of Tiran and Ras Mohamed, as well as special trips to Dahab, Dunraven and Thislegorm.

The house reef is on the footstep of the dive centre and the jetty to a 5 minute walk offering an ideal setting for low-key underwater exploration. The team get involved in marine conservation by organising regular beach clean-ups. 

Each diving vessel is on average 20m in length and has a shaded area, relaxation space for sunbathing, toilet facilities, showers and a saloon area where buffet lunch and refreshments are served (additional cost).

The dive centre provides an extensive list of PADI training, including recreational and pro level courses, specialties and Tek programs. 
 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Rebreather Course
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Drysuit
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses
  • Other Specialties

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Thick (5-7Mm) Wetsuits ($)
  • Open-Back Fins ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station
  • Rebreather Friendly

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi Tecrec Facility

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc
  • Padi Tecrec

Dive boat facilities

  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area
  • Lunch Provided
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Toilet
  • Custom Built
  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Jet Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Beach Volleyball

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub / Whirlpool
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Games
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclub

Payments

  • Visa
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival

  • The best way to arrive is via taxi from the airport, or private transfer arranged via Red Sea Diving College (extra cost). 
  • If you would like to arrange a private transfer, it's important that you book this in advance and provide us with your flight number following your booking confirmation. 
  • Check in time is 2pm. 

Departure

  • You can catch a taxi back to the airport or arrange a private transfer (additional cost). Private transfers require advance booking. 
  • Check out time is 12 noon. 

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