Coraya Divers had a special guest in August. Frank Hammer, a musician from Frankfurt, spent his diving vacation in the Coraya Bay.

Frank began his musical career as a 12 year old with a guitar.  At 17, he began to conquer the Frankfurter stages, where he has performed at almost all of them.  Whether weddings, birthdays, corporate parties, or garden parties, Frank makes music for every occasion.

Meanwhile, he has a repertoire of over Read more

New Dive Site

Farsha-DivemapFor a few weeks now the Coraya Divers have included a new dive site. The dive site is called “Farsha” and is only for experienced divers.

A Farsha in the Arabic language refers to a reef that starts far beneath the surface, similar to Thilas in the Maldives. This Farsha begins at a depth of approximately 24 meters and is located 7 kilometers from the coast.

Due to its exposed location stronger currents exist. Therefore, the minimum requirement to dive there is the Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent and at least 50 logged dives. The trip is a combination of minibus and speed boat ride. First, it’s about 40 kilometers to the north by bus, then by speedboat about 20 minutes to “Farsha”.

You will be rewarded for somewhat uncommon transfer to the dive site (bus and speedboat) with an extraordinary wealth of fish. In addition to regular Hammerhead shark sightings, you will encounter big tuna, mackerel, palette surgeonfish schools, groupers, barracudas, milkfish, snapper and much more. On the north side of the reef large sea fans grow and even rare frogfish have been spotted.

Normally, you start the dive on the north side of the reef that is 600 by 40 meters wide and conduct the Farsha dive with the southward current. On the west side the reef drops to about 100 meters and from the east side drops to 45 meters and later descends to more than 100 meters.


From 11-23 July Coraya Divers in Marsa Alam hosted a large “family reunion” in which important representatives from the diving industry came together.

The management team from Mares and SSI invited Filmmakers, Photographers, Models, Apnoe Divers, and Tek Divers to participate in various workshops and meetings.

The schedule was bursting at the seams. In addition to the revision of the Freedive and Extended Range program standards, several photo opportunities for the new Mares catalog were also on the program. But that’s not all. Two film crews were shooting the new videos for the Freedive and the Extended Range program skills.

A total of 23 representatives were in attendance at Coraya Divers in Marsa Alam, including Mares President Gerald Skrobanek, Robert Stoss (SSI) and Guido Wätzig (SSI), Dusan “Duschko” Runjajic (Mares Sales Director), Stefan Michl (Mares Managing Director), Gianluca Genoni (Apnea World Record Holder), Lotta Ericson (Director Training SSI Freedive), Adam Wood (Training Director SSI XR Program), Andreas Kron (SSI Training Director) and several others.

Due to its size and location, Coraya Divers in Marsa Alam was the perfect place for almost all of the planned activities. Much of the pictures and videos were made in the Coraya Bay. Additionally, the following locations were filmed and/or photographed… Elphinstone, Gorgonia Beach, in Hamata, the wreck in Abu Ghusun, and various desert locations.

SSI Diamond Award

Coraya Divers Marsa Alam received another award in July.

The award was presented to Coraya Divers as the only diving center in Egypt designated as a “Diamond Instructor Training Center”.

The Diamond Award distinguishes diving centers that exceptionally represent the model of professionalism.  Factors that are taken into consideration for the Diamond Award include diving centers that promote the enthusiasm for the sport of diving, customer service, training, quality assurance, and adherence to the SSI philosophy.

Also, the dive center has to have professional training and classrooms, a sales floor with appropriate merchandise available, the use of team clothing, offer all SSI training programs (as applicable based on location), Internet presence, and several other things need to be demonstrated.

Dive centers will only be awarded the Diamond Award, which hold a leading position in their field.

The Diamond award is a privilege. It cannot be purchased and may be withdrawn at any time by SSI when the standards are no longer met.  The current award is no reason for Coraya Divers to rest on their laurels, but another motivation to maintain the current standard or even improve.


At the 1st of June 2015 Coraya Divers Marsa Alam get the ISO 24803 certification. The audit was held from the Chamber of Diving and Watersport (CDWS). The inspectors of the CDWS check everything like compressor, safety standards, equipment maintenance and did interviews with guests and staff of Coraya Divers.

The ISO certification is according to the Austrian Standards Institute. ISO 24803 specifies requirements for service providers in the field of recreational scuba diving it specifies the areas of service provision: training and education, organized and guided diving for certified divers and rental of diving equipment.

As Coraya Divers standards exceed the ISO standards it was no problem to get the certification.

Jack & Ryan

Born 25th of December 2014 – 11:15PM & 11:37PM
At Johannes Wessling Hospital in Minden
Weight 2265g & 2200g
We couldn’t be happier

Thank’s a lot for all the nice wishes

Sonja and Kai Dunkelmann