Diving Blog … the latest news from Sharks Bay Umbi

Tips for amazing interactions with marine life

Tips for Amazing Marine Life Interactions   Each time someone goes in the water they have an amazing opportunity to interact with the marine life there. They also have the potential to do harm. The less intrusive our behaviour is the better our experience will...

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Winter Liveaboards Special Offers

Escape from the cold and instead enjoy the warm waters of the Red Sea. Plus there is the added bonus of experiencing some fantastic diving onboard one of our Winter Liveaboards at some very special prices. We have limited spaces available on the following winter...

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Restaurant Review

Sharm Butler's Review of Sharks Bay Umbi Restaurant You may of heard a whisper round town about Sharm’s best kept secret?  Well after a little sprucing up this Sharm secret is ready to reveal it’s self – we’re talking about Shark’s...

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Sharm Flight Situation One Year On

It has been a difficult year for many since that tragic accident a year ago – not least for the poor victims and their families who were directly affected. Since then Egypt has spent over £20m on improving their airport security standards. They are now believed to...

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Latest Travel Information

LATEST TRAVEL INFORMATION UPDATED 18/01/2016 The situation regarding flights to Sharm el Sheikh is still constantly changing. Much of the news is positive with many European countries now flying here direct. These countries include Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy,...

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Very Special Offers!

From now until 4th July we have some incredible offers available! If you are a complete beginner and want to become a qualified PADI Open Water Diver then you can achieve this in just 4-days at the amazing price of € 220 which includes your course manual and...

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Eid Al-Fitr

In just a few weeks’ time Muslims throughout the world will be celebrating Eid Al-Fitr the important religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity” while Fitr means “to break the fast” and...

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Whale Sharks

As the temperature of the Red Sea warms up Umbi seems to have found a new best friend (NBF) and the rest of us are very jealous. Most evenings, when Umbi is aboard MY De Lara, a whale shark passes by to say hello. Presumably it was the same whale shark that passed by...

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Latest Flight Information

UK flight information - update 01/04/2016 We know that our friends are having difficulty travelling to see us right now but there are still many alternative ways to reach us although by a slightly longer route! You can find the links to the airlines that are currently...

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Our new website

We'd like to say a big "thank you" to all our guests whose photographs we have used in our new website that, we hope you will agree, have made the new site look fantastic. It took us a long time to decide the winner of our new home page photo from our "Big Photo...

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5 Great Reasons to Book Sharks Bay Umbi

+ No long transfers
+ Everything together on one site
+ Friendly and helpful staff
+ Unique in the area
+ Away from mainstream tourism


  • Fantastic picture from our friend Mauro Mainardi. Thank you!  #scubadiving #diving #scubashooters #mauromainardi #redsea #sharm #egypt #comediving #umbi
  • Perfect place for a cup of coffee. Great coffee and great view. Thanks Laura for the photo.  #coffeebreak #hotelview #Umbi #sharmrestaurants #andrelax

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