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Freddy Storheil from Norway - founder of Colona Liveaboards and Colona Dive Club sailed into Naama Bay (Sharm El Sheikh) with Colona II in 1977 when Naama Bay was a quiet beach with only one dive center. You could find a small restaurant "The Last Refugee" and a hotel. Over the next few years skipper Freddy enjoyed showing many divers the delights of the Northern Red Sea until a break in 1979 - 1981 when he sailed round the world. On his return to Sharm in 1983, a short while after the Sinai had been handed back to Egypt by Israel, Freddy reestablished Colona as one of the leading dive operations in the area.
In 1991 Colona Dive Club was officially opened in Na'ama Bay and soon became a popular choice for divers from all over Europe. The following year Colona Dive Club purchased the new 16 meters "Colibri" dive boat.

In 1993 the new Colona V liveaboard boat was launched and is today very popular amongst our European divers.

July 1996 saw the opening of the Colona Dive Club at the Oasis Hotel. At this point Freddy decided that his family should get priority over his passion for the Red Sea. So he set sail for Thailand and has established Colona II as one of the first foreign boats to explore the Burma Banks area. He is now doing regular charters in this area. To read more about Freddy´s charters see www.colona.net

Welcome to Colona

We have a modern approach - Colona strives to constantly develop within its field, improving the range of services offered to the divers as well as staying up to date with new diving courses and regulations.We at Colona are proud of the fact that many of our guests return to us year after year. It shows that our efforts to do everything we can for our guests, is worthwhile and we strive to keep up our standard in all conditions possible. An important aspect of our standard is making sure the service each and every guest gets is as good as it can possibly be, i.e. the personal service is a very crucial part of our high quality as a dive center.

Colona Divers Magawish - Hurghada

In October 1999 Colona establishes in Magawish Village, Hurghada. An all new center just 50 meters from the beach complete with it's own jetty. Magawish has its own tennis court, pool area, night club, clinic, shops and even offers horse back riding trips on the beach. There also is a shuttle bus that takes the guests of Magawish into the centre of Hurghada. A tourist can fully relax as a guest of Magawish Resort!

Colona Divers - El Gouna

In October 2001 our branch in El Gouna has opened its' doors in the Three Corners Rihana Resort. El Gouna is located 25 km north of Hurghada, built in Nubian style on artificial channels between the Red Sea and the mountains of the Arabian Desert. Famous wreck sites, like Rosalie Moller and Ahu Nuhas are a short distance away, making this destination ideal for divers who are looking for exclusive wreck diving in the Red Sea.

Colona Divers - Marsa Alam

Colona Divers, located at Abu Dabab; only 27 km away from the international airport. This tranquil area is an ideal alternative to the crowded European style resorts and the beach is deserted by comparison. You will feel like you're on your own desert island after a long solitary stroll along the long beach. The natural surroundings and spectacular views make this ideal place to relax and unwind. Port Ghalib with its newly built modern marina is just 20 minutes away.

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