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Sharm El Naga Resort N   El Naga, Egypt   "Sharm El Naga - a local resort in Egypt"
Sharm El Naga - a local resort in EgyptWe returned to Egypt to dive with our original dive instructor (1998) Dr. Hussein Ramadan (really great instructor who works out o... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2016   John E. Keith
250+ Dives
 
Seawolf/ MY Felo Y   South Daedalus / Elphinstone   "Seawolf MY Felo "
Seawolf MY Felo MY Felo is a live aboard dive boat operating in the Red Sea. They have many itineraries, but we chose South, as it is supposed to... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2016   Carol L Cohn
1000+ Dives
 
Emperor Divers/ Emperor Elite Y   Port Ghalib   "Amazing diving liveaboard at a bargain price"
Amazing diving liveaboard at a bargain priceThe Diving: Warm water above 83 degrees in summer. Reefs and walls in very good condition. Hammerhead sharks congregate at Daed... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2016   Eric Schindler
500+ Dives
 
Red Sea Aggressor N     "Northern itinerary - The Brothers / Daedalus / Elphingston "
Northern itinerary - The Brothers / Daedalus / Elphingston BOAT & CREW : Red Sea Aggressor isn't a new boat but has obviously been heavily renovated. It used to be called the Susanna, I had... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2016   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
 
Emperor Divers/ Marina Lodge Hotel N   Port Ghalib   "Good start to a great dive vacation on the Red Sea"
Good start to a great dive vacation on the Red SeaDue to flight availability, I arrived in Port Ghalib 2 days before my two weeks on the Red Sea Aggressor. I chose to do a 3 tank b... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2016   Craig A Wood
1000+ Dives
 
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Aggressor Fleet/ Red Sea Aggressor Y   Southern Itinerary   "Red Sea Aggressor Daedelus/St John's Reefs/Fury Shoal "
Red Sea Aggressor Daedelus/St John's Reefs/Fury Shoal This cruise begins & ends at Port Ghalib, which can be a little difficult to get to due to the small numbers of direct flights fro... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2016   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
 
Emperor Divers Y   St John's Reef - Fury Shoals   "Second Time Wasn't the Charm"
Second Time Wasn't the CharmThis was my second trip to the Red Sea and second time diving with Emperor Divers. Our home for the next seven days would be the E... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2015   Eric Eckes
1000+ Dives
 
Red Sea Explorers Y   Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinston   "Sharks and Walls"
Sharks and WallsThis was our second week on the same boat. This company seems to deal mostly with a travel agent out of Scandinavia - everyone el... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2015   Lisa C. Evans
500+ Dives
 
Red Sea Explorers Y   South and St. Johns   "Sharks and Corals"
Sharks and CoralsThis company seems to deal mostly with a travel agent out of Scandinavia - everyone else on the boat was from Sweden. Because... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2015   Lisa C. Evans
500+ Dives
 
Red Sea Aggressor Y   [N/A]   "Great diving but a dishonest owner."
Great diving but a dishonest owner.The Red Sea had been on my bucket list for over 15 years so when the Aggressor had a tempting sale I finally made the leap of fait... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2015   Matt Radtke
500+ Dives
 
Moon Divers/ Viva Sharm N   Sinai peninsula   "Sharm el Sheikh"
Sharm el SheikhSharm el Sheikh Moon Divers On rather short notice I learned, I still have 5 days of vacation left for this year. Immediately... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2015   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
Emperor divers/ Marina Lodge, Port Ghalib N   Egypt   "South Red Sea diving"
South Red Sea divingthe bad: I was only American; Egypt is poor but prices were not cheap; the dive operation mixes experienced with beginners; so, s... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2015   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
 
Dive center, Coral Hills/ Coral Hills resort, Marsa Alam N   South Red Sea   "South Red Sea"
South Red SeaThe good: only a few days of high winds; water temp. was 29 deg. C; nice resort; nice people; most resort people and dive staff ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2015   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Aqaba/ Movenpick Aqaba N   Jordan   "Red Sea boat diving: a lovely adventure in beautiful Jordan"
Red Sea boat diving: a lovely adventure in beautiful JordanTrip Report: Red Sea diving in Aqaba (Jordan) and Dive Aqaba I dove with Dive Aqaba for a weekend in June, 2015. I was worki... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2015   Joel Snyder
250+ Dives
 
Ahlan Aqaba N   Aqaba, Jordan   "Great diving in Aqaba"
Great diving in AqabaThe dive boat was excellent with great grilled lunch after the second dive. Was very happy with the pairings of the divemasters wi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2014   Lee Knapp
500+ Dives
 
Argos Red Sea/ MY Aeolus Y   Northern Red SEa   I've been diving the Red Sea since 1998. Recently, every time I return to the Red Sea and the MY Aeolus, I continue to be impress... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2014   Roger D Roth
1000+ Dives
 
Emperor Fleet/ Emperor Elite Y   Hurghada - Marsa Ghalib   Safety and Security We enrolled in the U.S. State Departments Travel Information and Alert System called Smart Traveler https://... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2014   George Constantino
250+ Dives
 
Argos Red Sea/ M/Y Aeolus Y   Sinai Peninsula   I spent 9 weeks in Egypt including Sharm el Sheikh, the Sinai desert, Cairo, and Alexandria and saw absolutely NO problems with an... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2013   Roger D Roth
500+ Dives
 
New Son Bijou Diving Center N   Hurghada   My dive buddy and I enjoyed the attentive and relaxed attitude of Ahmed Bijou, the owner of New Son Bijou Dive Center. Ahmed reall... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2013   Ellen Marie Smith
250+ Dives
 
Blue O Two Y   [N/A]   We chose "Best of the Wrecks" itinerary because we wanted to see the famous SS Thistlegorm. We were not disappointed with the wrec... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2013   Ellen Marie Smith
250+ Dives
 
M/Y Suzanna of BlueOTwo/ M/Y Suzanna Y   Sudan   Southern Red Sea Diving, May 2013 Diving the southern Red Sea in May (5/20-26/2013) was booked ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
5/2013   Mel Cundiff
1000+ Dives
 
Royal Evolution Y   Sudan   With only 2 weeks vacation, I was looking for a not too far away warm water destination with blue water dives and big stuff. Sudan... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2013   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
Blue o Two/ M/Y Blue Melody Full report Y   Northern Wrecks/Brothers   My husband and I decided on this trip, as wed been to the Red Sea once before and like the challenge and beauty of the dives. We ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
8/2012   Carol Marzuola
250+ Dives
 
King Snefro fleet/ King Snefro 5 Full report Y   [N/A]   The King Snefro fleet offer 3 night, 3 day "mini safari" liveaboard trips. These have itneraries out of Sharm el Sheikh and go eit... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2012   Graham McGregor
250+ Dives
 
Red Sea College/ Hyatt Sharm el Sheikh Full report N   Sharm el Sheikh   I spent 4 nights and days at the Hyatt Sharm el Sheikh, with my son. He spent two days certifying (PADI AoW; Nitrox and Peak Perf... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2012   Graham McGregor
250+ Dives
 
Camel Dive Center/ Camel Dive Hotel Full report N   Sharm el Sheik,Egypt   Excellent service. Can arrainge airport transfers to/from hotel. Training pool on site. Set up for handicapped divers. Wi-fi at ho... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2012   jan r shaw
1000+ Dives
 
Emperor Divers Full report Y   southern Red Sea   We dived the southern Red Sea itinerary (Saint Johns and South) on Emperor Elite during mid-April. It had been a cold winter, and ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2012   Mel McCombie
1000+ Dives
 
Orca Dive Clubs/ Sheraton Soma Bay Full report N   Soma Bay, Egypt   I wish we would have stayed at the Breakers Hotel, which is next to the dive center. It was way cheaper than the Sheraton, and th... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2011   Kristin W Weck Farrag
500+ Dives
 
Blue O Two/ Blue Fin Full report N   [N/A]   There are all good things to say about this trip. We were on the Brothers Islands itinerary, which is 2 days at Big Brother Islan... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2011   Kristin W Weck Farrag
500+ Dives
 
Maadi Divers/ Legends Full report Y   Safaga, Egypt   Beautiful hard coral gardens, plenty of Turtles, Octopus, and Moray Eels. Unfortunately, no Sharks this time. Simple relaxed div... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2011   Jon Hansen
500+ Dives
 
M.Y. Emperor Divers Elite Full report Y   Hargata   The most important information: IS IT SAFE TO GO TO EGYPT? We went with a group of 15, and toured Luxor and Cairo before diving. ... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
5/2011   Daniel O. Benson
1000+ Dives
 
Red Sea Diving College/ Eden Rock Full report N   Sharm el Sheikh   I had the luck(!) of going back to Sharm - where I had first learned to dive 14 years ago - just at the start of the protests that... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2011   Peter Korn
<100 Dives
 
Sea Queen 2 Full report Y   [N/A]   My trip to the Red Sea was organized by my local dive shop. We were originally booked on the MV Hyatt. It burnt in dry dock 2 mo... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
4/2010   Mr Brent Woods
250+ Dives
 
Red Sea Diving College/ Marriott Na'am Bay Full report N   Na'am Bay   Red Sea Diving College is a professional, efficient diving operation located at Naam Bay. They currently operate 6-Boats with a a... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2010   Bob Penhearow
<100 Dives
 
Sinai Blue/ Four Seasons Resort Full report N   Sharm el Sheikh   Spent a week at Four Seasons Resort, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Used their in-house dive operation, Sinai Blue - very professional se... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2010   Graham McGregor
250+ Dives
 
MV Sea Sound Full report Y   Hurghada   The MV Sea Sound was being considered for purchase, and we were the first group aboard after refitting. We boarded in Hurghada an... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2010   Tammy Hauk
250+ Dives
 
Sea Serpent Fleet/ Grand SeaSerpent Full report Y   Deep South   At 41 meters, 134ft, the M/Y Grand Sea Serpent is the second longest liveaboard in the Red Sea and the flagship of the Sea Serpent... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2010   Pat Wikstrom
500+ Dives
 
Sinai Divers/ Amwaj Resort Full report N   Sharm el Sheik   To begin with we had to take several van rides and transfers to get to the dive locations - as one diver said "there is way too mu... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
6/2010   Paul H Causey
250+ Dives
 
Argos Red Sea/ M/Y Aeolus Full report Y   Northern Itinerary-Sinai area   The M/Y Aeolus (26 meters long and breadth is 6.7 meters) is a new boat that's been designed with 4 comfortable double cabins of v... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2010   Roger D Roth
500+ Dives
 
Camel Dive Club Full report N   Sharm el Sheikh   "High volume but good quality. Did a great job of accommodating the varied experience levels of our group." We only had a few da... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2009   Diane
500+ Dives
 
Tornado Fleet / Whirlwond Full report N   Northern   This was a mixed trip. Wrecks and reefs. We flew on a charter from Gatwick to Sharm non-stop. We hated the Airline, Monarch. Imagi... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2009   jack M. Bernstein
250+ Dives
 
Emperor Divers/ Emperor Elite Full report Y   Marsa Alam   This was only our second live aboard so our experience is limited but it was much better than the first one to the Great Barrier R... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2009   Jim Garren
250+ Dives
 
Emperor Fleet/ Superior Full report N   Hurgada   The operation is without a doubt the worst live aboard I have ever been on. When we arrived we were not greeted by the crew, just... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
5/2009   Terry Gee
1000+ Dives
 
Emperor Divers/ Emperor Infinity (Gold Level Boat) Full report Y   Southern   First of all, the boats leave from Port Ghaleb. If you don't fly into Marsa Alam (We didn't. I don't think they fly there from C... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
9/2008   David Reubush
500+ Dives
 
Blue O Two/ Blue Fin Full report Y   Hurghada   I had a wonderful time on Blue o Two - Blue Fin(www.blueotwo.com). The boat was full with 24 divers, 2 dive masters, and 10 crew.... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2009   Stephanie
<100 Dives
 
Royal Evolution Full report N   Egypt & Sudan   We spent 2 weeks on the Royal Evolution liveaboard on a Sudanese Expedition trip. We booked through Tony Backhurst in London and... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
9/2008   Carol Cox
1000+ Dives
 
Camel divers Full report N   Sharm el Sheikh   The dive shop was run mainly by expats. They hadn't had Americans pass through inn 2 years, but there were lots of Europeans: En... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2008   Ann Kugel
500+ Dives
 
Subex/ Moevenpick Full report N   Egypt, Queisir   We had a direct flight from Zurich to Marsa Alam and then a 1 to 1.5 h transfer to the Hotel. The Moevenpick is operated by Swiss,... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2007   Thomas Lippert
250+ Dives
 
Sheikh Coast Diving Centre/ Domina Coral Bay Full report N   Sharm El-Sheikh   Flew to Moscow and then with a hotel/flight package to Egypt. Mostly Russians and some Italians at the hotel with British people s... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2007   Russ Person
1000+ Dives
 
VIP One Full report Y   Sharm El Sheikh   A wonderful trip. I made this return trip to Sharm to dive with this Liveaboard because they are affiliated with the Red Sea Divi... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2006   Alan Mayfield
1000+ Dives
 
MV Tala Red Sea Explorers Full report Y   Marsa Alam - Deep South   The Boat: Launched in July 2005, the MV Tala is 120ft long and can handle up to 22 divers. The salon where meals are served is a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2005   Sandra Tullis
250+ Dives
 
Red Sea Explorers, M/V Tala Full report Y   Deep South   I organized this trip for myself (instructor and tech diver) and my family (not as experienced, recreational divers) on the brand ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   Delia Milliron
500+ Dives
 
Lucky Divers Full report N   Sharm el Sheikh Egypt   Getting to Sharm from Israel wasn't easy, no direct flights, so we flew to Eilat and drove 3 hours. It was well worth the effort. ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2005   Roberta Levin
100+ Dives
 
Pegasus Full report Y   Sudan   Currently due to the political situation in the Middle East, the Red Sea of Sudan probably has fewer American divers than any trop... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2004   Kent Backman
1000+ Dives
 
Red Sea Diving College/ Radisson SAS Sharm El Sheikh Full report N   Sharm El Sheikh   This trip was a dream dive vacation for me. I have made over 1000 dives and been an instructor for over thirty years. I made the... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2003   Alan Mayfield
1000+ Dives
 
Katerina Maha Full report Y   Yemen   The diving was just fabulous. The water was extremely clear on most dives and temperatures very comfortable. Captain Maurizio ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2003   Kaz Kotlow
<100 Dives
 
AQUA SPORT/ TABA HILTON (but not stayed there) Full report N   TABA   Escorted by dive guide Evgeny accross from Aqua Sport's Eilat (Israel) location to their Hilton Taba (Egypt) affiliate, where we b... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
5/2003   DAVID SHEM-TOV
<100 Dives
 
Divers International/ Sofitel Full report N   Sharm El Sheikh   Accomodation at the Sofitel was good. I live in the UK so travel was fairly easy. Decided to use dive operation on site as web si... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
8/2002   David Bryan
<100 Dives
 

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