Sharm Holiday Check List – Summer 2015

Sharm Holiday Check List

We have put together a Sharm Holiday Check List as we know planning your summer holiday can be a little stressful.  For those who are opting for a self organised rather than a package holiday this will be an even more valuable tool.

Sharm Holiday Check List

  1. Flights
    Book on line and remember to triple check passenger details are correct.  If you are diving check out upgrading your luggage to include sports gear – this is the cheapest option offered by many airlines when compared to buying one extra bag.
  2. Accommodation
    There are a huge number of types and levels of accommodation.  When choosing think about where you will best fit.  There are many self catering options available for those on a budget or would like to dine at some of the many restaurants here and want the comforts of home.  All Inclusive options are available at most hotels with some offering Half Board and Bed and Breakfast.
  3. Transfers
    If you are not with a package it is possible to get a taxi directly from the Airport however it is easier and often cheaper to arrange this in advance.  Many diving centers will assist with this.
  4. Insurance
    Not the first thing on our minds when looking forward to a holiday but travel insurance is essential.  Check the small print to make sure everything is covered including scuba diving and also the exclusions and limits.  Scuba Diving cover can easily be bought online from DAN.
  5. Packing
    The summer months are hot and no warm clothes are needed apart from when you are in air conditioning when a light cover up is perfect.  On the whole the dress is quite relaxed in Sharm and unless you are in a very posh hotel there is no need to pack formal clothes for dinner.A high factor good quality water proof sun block is the most important item.  Although pharmacies are well stocked and many in Sharm it is a good idea to pack a basic first aid kit including some re-hydrant.Pack spare camera batteries as not all types are easily available here and don’t forget the adapters for your electrical items.

    Dive kit is easy – with warm water temperatures a nice shorty will be enough for most divers.  For a more detailed list check out our earlier blog.

  6. Excursions
    There are too many excursions and activities to list and all available in destination.  Always remember to book through a reputable source to make sure that the standards are up to par.  Excursions can be booked in advance on line and many dive centers are happy to arrange for them you.  Our non diving favorites would be star gazing in the desert complete with bedouin dinner and tea.

We hope this list helps with your planning and of course we are always happy to help with dive and non dive related questions.