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Dive Review of Sharm El Naga Resort in
Red Sea/El Naga, Egypt

Sharm El Naga Resort: "Sharm El Naga - a local resort in Egypt", Aug, 2016,

by John E. Keith, UT, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9098.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Egypt, Florida, California, Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Australia, Maldives
Closest Airport Hurghada Getting There Drive south of Hurghada toward Safaga - about an hour - then turn on a road which has a small sign -good luck.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We set our own within our group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments While rinse tanks were available (one restricted to cameras and regs), there was really no plac ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments We returned to Egypt to dive with our original dive instructor (1998) Dr. Hussein Ramadan (really great instructor who works out of the Maadi House in Cairo). He has been mentioned a few times in Undercurrents. He chose El Naga for several reasons: first, it's relatively small and has few crowds compared to Hurghada; second, he gets super service there; and t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Clinton (Tony) Doggett in VA, US at Jan 18, 2017 13:07 EST  
I spent much of 2015 and 2016 in Egypt and dove with Dr. Hussein at Sharm el Naga many, many times. The resort deserves the ratings provide in this excellent writeup. The rooms are just OK, but the food, service, and general attitude of the place is truly special, as is the house reef. I took hundreds of gorgeous underwater photos there. A really great resort far from the madding crowds at Sharm el Sheikh (where I was first certified in 1987).
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