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Dive Review of Colona Divers/Sheraton in
Africa/El Gouna, Egypt

January, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Rainer & Kristin Farrag, IL, USA
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Report Number 3553
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Palau, Cayman, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos, Honduras, Saba, Dominica,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
67   to 68    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Come up with 50 bar (about 750 psi).  They prefer that you be up in an
hour.  This wasn't too hard, because the water was frigid!!!  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
The boats are comfortable.  There was no camera table per se, but you could
always use the tables inside the cabin.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
Colona Divers was terrific!  Very experienced divemasters, (it's Swedish
owned/operated, but everyone speaks English).  They were very accomodating
when we realized the unseasonably cold water temp (normally we go there in
Oct. & the water is 84 degrees F) of 68-Brrrr!  I usually only dive
with a skin, but had to borrow a 3m from the Colona manager (Thanks again
Chris!!!).  The diving is awesome anywhere you go in the Red Sea!  Can't
wait to go back!
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