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Dive Review of Camel Dive Club in
Africa/Sharm el Sheikh

Camel Dive Club : "Camel Dive Club, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt", May, 2018,

by Faye Wilde , Purley, GB (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10277 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I have been coming here since 2010 and love the place. The dive centre arranges transfers and is also a hotel with pool, bars, restaurants and roof terrace. The customer service is outstanding and all runs smoothly. Your kit goes into an assigned box which is moved onto whichever boat you are on each day. Dives are via day boats and it is possible to do up to 3 dives a day. The boats are very comfortable with toilets, showers and areas to relax in the shade or sun. Dive decks are spacious and have rinse tanks for cameras etc. The hotel is also very comfortable with ensuite rooms, safe, fridge, free WiFi and a tv (although I never turned it on!).

I love the diving in the Red Sea as you get a really good variety of corals and marine life. Sightings for us included eagle rays, turtles, reef shark, huge schools of snappers, unicorn fish, tuna, morays, nudibranchs, octopus, squid, pufferfish, rays and much, much more! Always worth keeping an eye out on the blue as well as you never know what may drift by! I managed to fit in 14 dives on various local dive sites as well as sites around Tiran and Ras Mohammed National Park. There was quite a bit of current around some of the sites but hardly any at all on other sites and dives are tailored to the abilities of the groups accordingly. You can also arrange to snorkel from the boat.
Websites Camel Dive Club   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Several Red Sea trips in different locations, Tobago, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Mozambique, Thailand, Maldives, Madeira, Menorca, Malta, Gozo, Turkey and frequently in the UK where I am based.
Closest Airport Sharm el Sheikh Getting There There are currently no direct flights from the UK but you can connect via European countries with direct flights, via Istanbul or on EgyptAir from LHR via Cairo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 26-27°C / 79-81°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-30 M / 66-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max depth 30 metres, max dive time 1 hour or 50 bar remaining, whichever is soonest
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Plenty of places to secure camera equipment and rinse it, not sure how many charging points they have if that was required.
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