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Dive Review of Orca Dive Clubs/Sheraton Soma Bay in
Red Sea/Soma Bay, Egypt

November, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Kristin W Weck Farrag, IL, US
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Report Number 6413
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Palau, Fiji, Carribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
There were no camera specific accomodations at the dive center.  There were
tables where you could sit and review pics or use a laptop, but there was
no dry only area.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
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 the food was much
better.  Diving for us was shore diving, although the center did offer
several boat trips each day.  Shore diving was at the end of their very
long jetty - you would load gear onto a golf cart and someone from the
center would drive you to the end of the jetty.  They will pick you up
after your dive but a couple of times the golf cart was full and we walked
back.  It's very windy there so this can be cold. 

The fish life was plentiful going to the north, but not so much to the
south.  We always found interesting things on our dives there, but it's
more suited to newer divers and snorkelers.  The hard corals there were
very beautiful.

The folks at the dive center were helpful, but not intrusive.  All in all a
good experience.

The Sheraton had great pools, beach, activities, etc.  The rooms were good,
but the food was very very expensive.
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