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Dive Review of Emperor Divers/Marina Lodge Hotel in
Red Sea/Port Ghalib

April, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Craig A Wood, PA, US
Contributor   (16 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Good start to a great dive vacation on the Red Sea"
Report Number 8907
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks and Caicos, Cozumel,
Costa Rica, Panama, Maui, Oahu, San Diego, Cape Ann, Key Largo, Boynton
Beach, Jupiter...
Closest Airport
Marsa Alam
Getting There
I flew nonstop on Edelweiss
Air(Swiss Air) from Zurich to
Hurghada. It is a 3 hour drive
from Hurghada to Port Ghalib

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
74   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Buddy diving, but allowed dive extension around the boat solo. Usual,
return to boat with reasonable gas.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Due 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 boat trip with
Emperor Divers, the on site operator at the Marina Lodge Hotel. I made my
arrangements online and it worked flawlessly. I completed the paperwork on
my arrival and was ready to dive the next day.

Emperor Divers has 3 large boats moored at the marina in front of the
hotel. Two of 3 boats were operating during my visit. My 12 liter DIN
aluminum nitro ...
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