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

July, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by David E Reubush, VA, US
Top Contributor   (45 reports, with 8 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7153
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
1 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
No rinse tank on the boats.  Had to share rinse tank on shore with gear
rinsing.  Photo pro said that he had b ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Value for $$
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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 ...
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