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Dive Review of Camel Dive Club in
Red Sea/Sharm el Sheikh

November, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Diane, FL, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5275
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Okinawa, Bonaire, Jamaica, Tobago, St. Lucia, Florida Keys, San
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
time and depth  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
"High volume but good quality. Did a great job of accommodating the
varied experience levels of our group."
 We only had a few days to dive and our group of four ranged from a newly
certified Open Water diver to a Dive Master and an Instructor.  Camel Dive
Club Na'ama Bay runs an organized and  efficient operation - they have a
fleet of boats and offer a punctual complimentary shuttle from area hotels
to their shop (they have a dedicated dive hotel onsite but it was
booked.)We were assigned a numbered plastic crate for our gear for the
duration of our trip -the crate went from boat to boat, depending on the
trip destination. Staff loaded gear on the boat. It's a short walk from the
shop to the boat. The boats are roomy with a rear platform for giant stride
entry and open ladders for fins-on exit. Unless you've dived with them
before, Camel requires that your first 2 dives be at a "local
site" (one of the nearshore reefs.) We hated to waste time on this but
it turned out to be a good thing - it allowed us to fine tune our weighting
for the higher salinity of the Red Sea and it gives the staff a chance to
"vet" divers before taking them to sites where the coral is in
great shape. The dive briefs were excellent. All dives were guided - our
guide the second day had 18 years of professional dive experience,
including several as a marine scientist. Clearly still in love with diving,
she was great at finding and identifying critters large and small. She also
went up with our newly certified diver when he was low on air, allowing the
three more experinced divers in our group to get a full hour of dive time.
We'll be back and will allow more time for diving.
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