Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

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

January, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Ann Kugel, NY, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3932
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
I've been diving everyplace from shipwrecks in the northeast usa and North
Carolina to truk, palau, australia, philippines, Vanuatu, solomons etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
62   to 70    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
I wore my 3 mm suit and rented a shorty to put over. depth, time - the
usual.  But fish were so plentiful that depth was not a real concern.  no
need to go below 100 ft ever  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
I did not take my camera as my main focus this trip was travelling up the
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
The dive shop was run mainly by expats.  They hadn't had Americans pass
through inn 2 years, but there were lots of Europeans:  English, Danish,
Italian etc.  January was not the best time to dive, but the best time to
see the pyramids, so water was colder, more currents, to windy to dive the
Thistlegorm.  Apr/May or October would have been better and easier for me
as a 66 yr old diver but i didn't know that at the time.
In spite of being the only American in Sharm el Sheikh during my 5 day
stay, the Egyptians were very curious about me, they were very polite,
friendly and a bit amazed that I not only was travelling alone, but still
able to dive at 66 although I did take my tanks off in the water before I
got back on board.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 62 dive reviews of Red Sea and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

All Red Sea Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Red Sea
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest, Dive & Adventure Travel
A full service dive travel agency that specializes in Africa. We know Africa. Red Sea Diving, Antiquities, Safari, Wildlife.

Want to assemble your own collection of Red Sea reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!

NEW! Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2016 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.