Learning to dive at the Red Sea

From Europe, Egypt can be reached by plane in a few hours and is therefore the ideal destination for a short holiday. The underwater world is colourful and ideal for beginners. In our program we have a wide range of beginner and advanced courses for our students. The team consists of experienced instructors and is looking forward to introducing you to the underwater world in both Sharm el Sheikh and Marsa Alam.

In cooperation with Rolf Schmidt from Sinai Divers Werner Lau has been operating “The Oasis” Dive Resort in Marsa Alam and its dive center for many years. In addition, the dive center in Sharm el Sheikh, located directly in Naama Bay, is a joint project between Werner Lau and Sinai Divers.

Irrespective of whether you simply want to get a taste of the underwater world or choose a beginner course, we have the right program for you. In Sharm el Sheikh and in Marsa Alam we mainly train according to the guidelines of i.a.c. (International Aquanautic Club) and SSI (Scuba Schools International aus). On request you can also take a PADI Open Water Diver course with us. No matter which beginner course you choose, after passing the final exam you will hold an internationally recognized diving certificate in your hands, which will welcome you at any diving center worldwide.

Our dive centers in Egypt:

Learning to dive at "The Oasis" in Marsa Alam

The Oasis

The dive center is situated on the hill of the beautiful wellness hotel called  “The Oasis” and is ideal for beginners. The pool, house reef and local dive sites guarantee a comfortable and relaxed dive experience.

Learning to dive in Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh

Located directly in Naama Bay you will find the Werner Lau Dive Center, which is a joint project of Werner Lau and Sinai Divers. We collect our students free of charge from any hotel in the Sharm el Sheikh region and will also return you.

We want to train you as stress-free as possible. For this reason, all our beginner courses take place in small groups of maximum 6 people. Theory and practice alternate.

If you are already a certified diver and would like to continue your diving education, this is of course also possible with us:

  • Various special courses according to the guidelines of SSI, i.a.c., CMAS or PADI.
  • SSI or i.a.c. Advanced Adventurer Course
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
  • CMAS Silver or CMAS Gold (on request)
  • Rescue Diver Course (on request)
  • Divemaster or Divecon (on request)

Child Diving:

Children from the age of 8 can start diving at the Werner Lau / Sinai Divers diving centers in Sharm el Sheikh and Marsa Alam. And for kids aged 8 and 9 we offer the Bubblemaker from the beach. Maximum dive depth here is just 2 meters. From the age of 10 years the children can either do a trial dive at a maximum depth of 5-6 m from the beach or boat or be trained as Junior Open Water Diver. The certificates can then be upgraded to Open Water Diver at the age of 15.


Lots of things have changed since the Internet. Today, you can learn the theory online from home prior to the course and complete the theoretical training in the so-called eLearning process. These are offered for example by SSI and PADI. If you are interested, feel free to consult us. Contact us: office@wernerlau.com


The Open Water Diver course lasts 3 to 4 days and includes 5 chapters of theory, a theoretical final exam, limited open water training sessions and 4 open water dives.

The Advanced Adventurer course lasts 2 to 3 days and includes 5 dives. The CMAS* or Open Water Diver is required for participation in the Advanced Adventurer course.

We recommend having a medical examination in advance. Although this is not prescribed by law in Egypt, it is recommended by us in principle. If you do not have a medical certificate, you must complete a medical questionnaire on site. If questions are answered with “yes” this means that, in case of doubt, a doctor must issue an exemption on site.

Some diving courses, such as the Open Water Diver or the Advanced Open Water Diver, can be pre-booked with us.

i.a.c. (International Aquanautic Club) is a member of RSTC and CMAS Germany. As a result, all i.a.c. Certifications are recognized at all dive centers around the world and by other diving associations such as PADI or SSI.

Further Werner Lau centers:

Bali, Indonesia

Learing to dive at the Siddhartha


The center of Siddhartha is located in the north-east of Bali. The students are introduced to diving in a relaxed setting.

Learning to dive at the Alam Anda

Alam Anda

The Werner Lau dive center is located on the north-east coast of Bali in the Alam Anda. All diving education takes place conveniently at the house reef.

Learning to dive at the Pondok Sari

Pondok Sari

The Pondok Sari is located in north-west Bali near Pemuteran. The diving courses take place at the house reef and the local dive sites.

Learning to dive at the Matahari


The Matahari is located in the immediate vicinity of the Pondok Sari. The diving centres are under joint management.


Learning to dive on Bathala


The dive center is located directly on the beach of the barefoot-island in the Nord-Ari-Atoll. Even during the novice diving courses, there is plenty to see.

Learning to dive on Filitheyo


The center is located directly on the beach of the only tourist island in the atoll. All introductory courses start in small groups in the lagoon.

Learning to dive on Medhufushi


The Werner Lau Dive Center is located on the east side of the Meemu Atoll. With its large lagoon, the island offers ideal conditions for beginners.

Fuerteventura and Cyprus

Learning to dive in the Aldiana Fuerteventura


The center in the Aldiana Fuerteventura is predestined for scuba diving training, whether conducted in the pool or at the local dive sites.

Learning to dive in the Aldiana Cyprus


The Werner Lau Dive Center is situated directly on the beach of the Aldiana Club. The house reef is found close to the beach and is ideal for beginners.