I AM FOREVER walking upon these shores,
Betwixt the sand and the foam,
The high tide will erase my foot-prints,
And the wind will blow away the foam.
But the sea and the shore will remain
by Kahlil Gibran
Welcome to Tondoba eco-lodge and Deep South Diving Club
Looking for a change from your traditional diving vacation in tourist-infested hotels, on diver-packed boats with unfriendly and impersonal service? Think of a rugged place where you can stay in unspoiled nature and enjoy one of the most overwhelming diving destinations in the Red Sea, surrounded by breathtaking mountains. Think of a place where you can stay knowing that your visit will not only safeguard the fragile ecosystem with which you interact but also help prolong its life long after you leave.
Located on the Red Sea coast 14 km south of Marsa Alam, Egypt Deep South Diving offers you a chilled out destination for the ultimate scuba diving getaway vacation. The fantastic bay of Um Tondoba, which means mother of a tree special to the area, is what inspired us to name the lodge Um Tondoba.
Built in the mountains only a few minutes away from the beach and constructed from material available in the immediate surroundings, our African style huts provide an alternative kind of lodging for those who fancy rugged yet comfortable accommodation on their vacation.
We take our guests to roads less traveled in Egypt. As our guest, you will experience the country's rough terrain. You will reach hidden destinations, where you can enjoy the hospitality of the country offered by its indigenous inhabitants.
Come away from your busy life, make some dives, experience the tranquility of the desert, enjoy good food, a better drink in great company and take a deep breath.