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Blue O Two/ Blue Fin Full report N   Egypt / Red Sea   By far the worst live-aboard we have ever been on. We booked the premium cabin only to find we had the second best cabin which is ... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
4/2008   Raymond Lyons
250+ Dives
 
Blue o Two/ Blue Horizon Full report Y   Hurghada, Egypt   This is a really great liveaboard company (Kudos to our British friends!), comparable and sometimes better than Aggressor Fleet (I... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2008   Kristin Farrag
500+ Dives
 
Orca Divers Sal/ Dunas de Sal N   Cape Verde   Cape Verde The idea of a cold white Christmas at home didn´t really attract me. So on rather short notice I decided to leave th... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
12/2013   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
White Shark Projects/ Free housing for volunteers N   Gansbaii South Africa   "Volunteer with Great White Sharks Projects"
Volunteer with Great White Sharks ProjectsThis is not my typical review. This is an experience divers may be interested in. Especially if you share a passion for great wh... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   bill mashek
500+ Dives
 
Sinai Divers/ Ghazala Voyager Full report Y   Red Sea   I was part of a group that originated in San Diego. We flew from JFK to Cairo and a few hours later to Marsa Alam. After an ho... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2010   Hardy Sieck
1000+ Dives
 
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Sea Serpent fleet/ grand sea serpent Full report Y   egypt   my dive buddy and i have been all over but never the red sea. diving lived up to the hype. Hard corals were wonderful and fish l... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   fred gentry
1000+ Dives
 
Tofo Scuba/ Hotel Tofo Mar Full report N   Tofo, Mozambique   Last year I met a couple on the Ocean Rover liveaboard who could not stop raving about their experiences in Mozambique, and Tofo i... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2007   David Shem-tov
250+ Dives
 
Matembezi.co.tz/ Jambo Full report Y   Pemba Island   We heard a lot about currents and with well planned dives they were insignificant. We were at the end of the season, rains coming ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2008   Peter Van Kampen
500+ Dives
 
Matembezi.co.tz/ Jambo Full report Y   Pemba Island   We heard a lot about currents and with well planned dives they were insignificant. We were at the end of the season, rains coming ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2008   Peter Van Kampen
500+ Dives
 
Swahili Divers + Sea Point/ Keran Saray + Mafia Lodge Full report N   Tanzania   Tanzania, Pemba Island (Sept. 2011) Qatar Airways brought me via Doha and Nariobi safely into Dar Es Salaam. Visa I already... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2011   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
Kinasi lodge N   Tanzenia , Mafia Island   My wife and I traveled to kinsai lodge after a family safari on the Serengeti. We chose the kinsai based upon the recommendation ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2014   ernest normington
250+ Dives
 
Matembezi.co.tz/ Kinasi Lodge Full report N   Mafia Island   There are two distict areas to dive at Mafia Island. Inside the reef which is always available,(like a huge lake) and outside whic... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2008   Peter Van Kampen
500+ Dives
 
Tropical Diving/ L'Espadon Full report N   Madagascar, Nose Be   Report: Nose Be, Madagascar Nosy Be is a 1.5hr. NW flight from Antananarivo the capital city of Madagascar. Nose Be (big Island... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2011   Bob Penhearow
<100 Dives
 
Mafia Island Diving Center/ Mafia Island Lodge N   Mafia Island, Tanzania   I should preface this report by saying that I am 68 yrs old and my husband is 71. Our traveling companion is 84. We are all in d... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Susan K Foster
500+ Dives
 
Marlin Lodge/Bossi Yacht/ Marlin Lodge Full report N   Bazaruto Archipelago   We stayed 13 nights at the Bazaruto Archipelago. The first 2 nights at Marlin Lodge then 10 nights on the yacht Bossi and the last... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2002   Tom & Tresa Jaskunas
500+ Dives
 
SEAL/ Mbotyi River Lodge N   South Africa   If you are planning on giving the Sardine Run a try, this is the operator to go with. SEAL is absolutely the best. Owner Nic has p... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2013   Gary & Robin Schiendelman
500+ Dives
 
SEAL (Sardine Run 2008)/ Mbotyi River Lodge Full report N   Wild Coast, South Africa   The Sardine Run 2008 It is an event that takes place every June- July (Southern Hemisphere Winter) off the Eastern Coast of South... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2008   Mario Mizrahi S.
500+ Dives
 
One Ocean/ Ocean Paradise Full report N   Zanzibar, Tanzania   This review covers diving in Zanzibar, Tanzania and an African safari in Tanzania. Coming from Colorado getting to Tanzania requ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2012   Henry O Ziller
250+ Dives
 
Sakatia Lodge / Sakatia Lodge N   Madagascar   "Great Diving in Madagascar"
Great Diving in MadagascarSakatia Lodge is a full service dive resort located on Sakatia Island, a small island off of Nosy Be Island in Madagascar. The di... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2014   ROBERT PECORARO
1000+ Dives
 
Buccaneer Divers/ Sarova Whitesands Resort N   Mombasa   Buccaneer Dive Shop is located in the Sarova Whitesands Resort which is about 20 minutes north of the Mombasa Airport. Whitesands ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
10/2013   Jayne Johnson
250+ Dives
 
Red Sea Diving Safari/ Shagra Eco Village Full report N   Egypt   \It is a long trip from the States with many connections, but worth the trouble. Pgh to Atlanta, Atlanta to Gatwick UK, and the T... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2010   Frank Nelson
1000+ Dives
 
Colona Divers/ Sheraton Full report N   El Gouna, Egypt   Colona Divers was terrific! Very experienced divemasters, (it's Swedish owned/operated, but everyone speaks English). They were ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2007   Rainer & Kristin Farrag
250+ Dives
 
Shark Explorers/ Simon's Town Quayside Hotel/various N   Simonstown and eastern cape   "Outstanding Operator and Location"
Outstanding Operator and LocationWe did a whirlwind tour of both the western and eastern cape of South Africa. The trip was approximately 3 weeks long and it star... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2014   ROBERT PECORARO
1000+ Dives
 
Emperor Divers/ Sonesta Club Full report N   Sharm El Sheik   Emperor Divers have a slick operation that gets you out to Tiran and Ras Mohammed with a minimum of fuss. The guides we had were T... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2010   steve harriss
250+ Dives
 
Sea Breeze Marine Ltd/ White Sands Hotel, Jangwani Beach Full report N   Dar es Salaam, Tanzania   Would bring my own gear instead of renting next time. Took a little getting used to the "European" metric gauges but no problems.... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2005   Russ Battisto
250+ Dives
 
MozDivers/ Zavora Lodge N   Zavora (Mozambique)   Lions and Mantas and Whales, Oh My! Imagine a place with nothing but miles of remote beaches, the continual sounds of roaring s... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2013   Karl Wirth
1000+ Dives
 
Peri Peri Divers N   Tofo Beach   Diving at Tofo beach is definitely only for experienced, fit & confident divers. The diving is from rigid inflatable boats that ar... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
11/2013   Philip johnston
1000+ Dives
 
East Africa Dive Centre N   Zanzibar   Dove Mnemba Atoll with EADC in July 2013. The company has at least two offices in Nungwi. The owners were friendly and congeni... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2013   Johanna Knoch
<100 Dives
 
Camel Dive Club N   Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh   My son is an ex-pat living in Doha, Qatar with his family. He had not been diving in a number of years due to work and family res... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
7/2013   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Medjumbe Private Island Resort Full report N   Mozambique   I spent 10 days at Medjumbe Island resort (a private island off the coast in Northern Mozambique) in August, 2011. I am a relativ... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
8/2011   Leo Vindman
<100 Dives
 
Zanzibar diving Full report N   Zanzibar   My wife and I were on safari in Tanzania, East Africa and spent the end of our trip in Zanzibar. This trip was not a diving based ... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
12/2010   Arie Winograd
250+ Dives
 
Vamizi Island Lodge Full report N   Vamizi Is, Mozambique   The diving in most spots were average to good. The best spot Neptune's arm was spectactular. Miles from any shore,over the side li... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2010   Peter Van Kampen
500+ Dives
 
Alexandria Dive Full report N   Egypt   I was traveling to Egypt for a Red Sea trip and found the Website for Alexandria Dive in Alexandria on Egypt's Mediterranean Coast... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2010   Mr Brent Woods
250+ Dives
 
Jardin Maore Full report N   Comoros   Since I heard of that fossil fish (Latimeria) they found alive in the deep blue of the Comores Islands more than 2 decades ago thi... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2009   Michael Jöst
1000+ Dives
 
Colona Dive Center Full report N   El Gouna, Egypt   This was our 6th stay in El Gouna (30 min. drive North of Hurghada). Our hotel was the Moevenpick - a 5-star, amenity-full resort... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2009   Kristin Farrag
500+ Dives
 
Emperor Superior Full report Y   Egypt   Egypt and the Red Sea have always been on our back-burner, but we were never sure it was a safe place to go. After this trip, we k... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2009   Jeanne & BIll Downey
1000+ Dives
 
New waves Full report N   Sharm El Sheik   Sharm is a very large tourist resort isolated from the rest of Egypt by a very tight secutity cordon and of course the Sinai deser... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2009   mick keane
250+ Dives
 
Don Questo Full report Y   Sudanese Red Sea   Spent 2 weeks aboard the Don Questo in the deep Southern Sudanese Red Sea. Suakin Archipelago and below. Remote. Rarely even a fis... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2009   Chris Heinbach
100+ Dives
 
Pilli Pipa Full report N   Kenya   I met Selina and Harm, the very friendly and energetic owners of Pilli pipa, on a Live a Board in Palau a few years ago. They to... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2009   John Gearty
500+ Dives
 
Djibouti Diver 1 Full report Y   Djibouti   Having only seen one whale shark in my 24 years of diving so far, for Christmas I decided to try a new destination with guaranty f... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2008   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
Blue Ventures Conservation Full report N   Madagascar   Blue Ventures is a very successful London based conservation non-profit, operating in Southwest Madagascar. They have had a very ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2008   Dan Purnell
500+ Dives
 
Emperor Divers Full report Y   Egypt   We were upgraded to the Elite (that is a boat!). It has excellent facilities and staff who were helpful and ever vigilant but not... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2008   Mary Hiley
<100 Dives
 
Ras Nungwi Beach Resort Full report N   Africa, Zanzibar   Due to overfishing Zanzibar is not a good dive destination as it was in the past. The only good dive on the island is around the m... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
3/2006   Stanley Zuk
1000+ Dives
 
Sodwana Bay Lodge Full report N   Sodwana, South Africa   Sodwana is where most South African divers receive their open water qualifications and I have dived here multiple times before in ... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
8/2003   Kerry Rodgers
100+ Dives
 
White Shark Projects Full report N   Gansbaai, South Africa   Fabulous experience. Craig Ferreira and his team really know and love their great whites. Saw 10 or more sharks each day. Water is... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   Deborah Albert
100+ Dives
 
Manta Reef Lodge Full report N   Pemba Island, Tanzania   I do not recommend diving at Manta Reef Lodge. The owner gave highly misleading information about the dive conditions and facilit... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
4/2003   J. Allen
100+ Dives
 
Dive the Big 5 Full report N   South Africa   This trip was a diving/safari trip combined. Dive the Big 5 handled all the arrangements. We booked through Reef and Rainforest ... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
9/2002   Joseph Puglia
250+ Dives
 

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