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Dive Review of Heaven Saphir in
Africa/Egypt

Heaven Saphir: "Red Sea diving is worth the trip!", Oct, 2016,

by Ann Firestine, NC, US ( 1 report). Report 9284.

No photos available at this time

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 N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our first liveaboard trip and it didn't disappoint. We took the Southern route through Daedalus, Rocky Island, and Zabargad. The visibility was great, water was warm, and we saw 4 different shark species throughout the week. Dolphins visited us on a few different sites. The staff on the dive boat were wonderful, helping us with dive gear, loading & unloading, and always had food & drink ready and waiting. A dive master usually went out on each dive but you could elect to follow along or go out for your own dive. Some of the dive sites were a bit crowded with several boats moored, but Heaven Saphir did a good job of trying to ditch the boat crowds. The meals were delicious and usually several courses of soup, salad, bread, main course and dessert. They did a good job with the vegetarians & vegans within the group. Most divers are from Germany or Switzerland and we were the first Americans (ever) on the boat. We found Egypt to be very safe, the diving was amazing, and I'm puzzled as to why more Americans don't make the trip. Although we combined our visit with a week of touring Cairo & Luxor, the Marsa Alam airport is only a few miles from the marina, with a very easy in & out.
Websites Heaven Saphir   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Saba, St. Martin, Cozumel, Indonesia, U.S. (NC, FL, HI)
Closest Airport Marsa Alam Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments
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