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Dive Review of Camel Dive Club in
Africa/Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh

Camel Dive Club, Jul, 2013,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 47 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 7153.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh etc.), Philippines, Red Sea, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions They generally wanted you to stay in the same general area with the guide and surface at the same time with 50 bar. However, once they became comfortable with your capabilities things were pretty loose.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No rinse tank on the boats. Had to share rinse tank on shore with gear rinsing. Photo pro said that he had b ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments 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 responsibilities, but was ready to get back into it. I pass through Doha to visit them whenever I travel to Indonesia, so this July seemed like a good time for us to take a trip together as I was going to be on the way home from stops in Bali and Lembeh. I was first in Sharm in 1996 and remembered it as having very laid-back dive operations so it seemed like a good place for us to go for him to get back into diving. The dive travel agency that I am currently using recommended Camel Dive Club & Hotel so we signed up for a week. The first positive about Camel is that it is really cheap. The week of diving (including nitrox), airport transportation, and hotel and breakfast for both of us was less than $1200. When the time finally came for us to head to Sharm we had some definite concerns about the political situation in Egypt as there had been lots of violent demonstrations in Cairo and other cities with the ouster of President Morsi and the US State Department was telling US citiz ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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