Black Rock Backpackers Centre


Our Backpackers Dive Centre is in the delightful grounds of the Tangerine Dream Hotel which is situated within Masbat, the heart of Dahab. We are in easy reach from all hotels and apartments in Masbat, Mashraba and Assalah and we provide a complimentary taxi to and from your accommodation.

With beautiful dive sites virtually on our doorstep you are never too far from the fish!

Although you can’t help but be chilled out by our surroundings, you are only a stone throw away from the bubbling town centre, with restaurants, bars and markets at the plenty!

Black Rock Backpackers may not be cheapest in the vicinity, but if it’s professionalism, safety and above all enjoyment that is important to you, then we guarantee we are the dive centre for you.

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All prices are in Euros. Equipment and certification are included in all cou

rses (excluding Go Pro courses) unless stated otherwise. Manuals are not included. Black Rock Dive Centre reserves the right to alter prices as and when required.

Equipment rental is not included in guided diving prices. A check dive on your first day is mandatory. If you have not dived for more than 12 months then a Scuba Review is required.

If you wish to book a dive trip with us please download and fill in our Medical registration form and email it to us at

For Instructor Development Courses and Professional Diving Training details and prices click HERE

Bubble MakerFor children 8 to 10 years old
Discover Scuba Diver – 1/2 dayExperience the thrill of the underwater world with a PADI instructor. Ideal for beginners.
Scuba Diver – 2 to 3 daysQualifies you to dive to a max depth of 12 metres under the close supervision of a PADI professional.
Open Water Diver – 4 to 5 daysThe worlds most widely recognised diving certification – qualifying you to dive to 18 metres.
Advanced Open Water – 2 to 3 daysComplete a total of 5 adventure dives and qualify to a max depth of 30 metres
Emergency First Response – 1 daySomething everyone should know. Do you know what to do in a medical emergency? Learn resuscitation and First Aid.
Rescue Diver – 2 to 3 daysExpand your knowledge and experience, look beyond yourself and consider the safety of other divers.
Referral dives – per dive(Does not include a verification fee)
Adventure Dive
Adventure Diver – 1 day (3 dives)
Course Manual – Please note that course manuals are required by PADI standards for participation in above courses.
Go ProDive Master, Assistant Instructor or Instructor? Contact us for details and become a PADI professional. Contact us for prices
Guided Diving:
1 Dive
2 Dives
4 Dives
6 Dives
10 Dives
Please note: dive packages cannot be shared.
Scuba Review – 1 day
Night Dive
Third Dive
Check Dive + €
Boat Safari – 1 day + €
Private Dive Guide – per dive + €
Camel Safari – 1 day +
Camel Safari – overnight +
Ras Mohammed or Tiran – 1 day +
Thistlegorm + €
Thistlegorm Safari – overnight POA
SnorkelingA variety of great snorkeling spots around the area. All equipment provided, ideal for non-diving partners / families. Shore – POA
Boat – €
Equipment Rental: Per Day
Full Equipment Rental
Mask and Snorkel
Dive Computer
Specialty Diving Courses:Manuals optional unless stated otherwise
Boat Diver – 2 dives
Deep Diver – 4 dives
Digital Underwater Photography Diver – 2 dives
Manual –
Drift Diver – 2 dives
Enriched Air Nitrox Diver – Day course or 2 dives Dry – €
Wet – €
Multilevel Diver – 2 dives
Naturalist Diver – 2 dives
Navigation Diver – 3 dives
Night Diver – 3 dives
Peak Performance Buoyancy – 2 dives
Project AWARE Fish Identification Diver – 2 dives
INON Under Water Photography
SRD – Self Reliant Diver