Marsa Alam Marsa Alam is growing in popularity among the international diving community. The resort’s undisturbed tranquility, relatively remote location, approximately four hours away from the popular Hurghada resort, makes it the ideal destination for a peaceful, relaxing vacation. The appeal of Marsa Alam lies in its tropical appearance, boasting rich blue sea coasts fringed with coral reef barriers, paradisiacal beaches, and proud palm trees. Marsa Alam has as a result become a favorite of divers eager to explore the resorts numerous un-spoilt diving sites where spinner dolphins and sea turtles swim freely. Snorkeling in Marsa Alam is par excellent with all the shore reefs and seagrass.