Travel Challenge: A diving holiday in Egypt


Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week-long diving holiday in the Red Sea resorts of Egypt in early February. Prices are per person, based on two sharing, and include flights from London and all-inclusive accommodation.

Thomas Cook

£615: Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort, Hurghada

Includes Thomas Cook Airlines flights from Gatwick to Hurghada on 3 February and accommodation at Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort. "This package includes a two-day PADI Learn to Dive course and allows you to explore some of Egypt's best dive sites, in particular reefs, wrecks and crystal-clear waters abundant with marine life," says Trish Hughes of Thomas Cook (0844 412 5970;

Longwood Holidays

£599: Steigenberger Al Dau Club, Hurghada

Includes easyJet flights from Gatwick to Hurghada on 4 February and accommodation at the Steigenberger Al Dau Club. "Situated 10 minutes away from the town of Hurghada, you can enjoy the resort's great mix of shops, restaurants and nightlife, and some of the finest dive sites in the region. This offer includes five days of diving, with morning and afternoon boat dives each day," says Suleyman Bodo of Longwood Holidays (0844 770 4902;


£1,019: Stella di Mare, Sharm el Sheikh

Includes EgyptAir flights from Heathrow to Sharm el Sheikh – with a change of plane in Cairo – on 6 February and accommodation at the Stella di Mare Hotel. "This recent addition to the Naama Bay coastline boasts breathtaking Red Sea views and fantastic reefs for snorkelling and diving," says Jemma Purvis of Kuoni. "The holiday includes one free dive lesson and a 10 per cent discount on diving and snorkelling thereafter." (01306 747 008;