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

Colona Divers/Sheraton, Jan, 2007,

by Rainer & Kristin Farrag, IL, USA (Contributor Contributor 16 reports). Report 3553.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Palau, Cayman, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos, Honduras, Saba, Dominica, Belize.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 67 to 68 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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!!!
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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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