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Dive Review of King Snefro Fleet in
Africa/Red Sea

King Snefro Fleet: "A great well priced week in the Northern Red Sea", Aug, 2018,

by Eric Schindler, AZ, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 19 Helpful votes). Report 10468.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Snefro Target is one of the company's better boats, and though an aging dowager, she is quite fine for a week's exploration of the Northern Red Sea highlights. When you can score a week of liveaboard diving for under $1300, including free nitrox, then give it serious consideration.
Yet, amazingly, so few Americans do go join their European cousins on Red Sea liveaboards that it is a shame. The Red Sea should be on everybody's bucket list as it is far, but not that far to reach.
We felt very safe though did not do any land based touring in Egypt.

The boat is well cared for, with plenty of room for 16 divers. Cabins are usual sized and while this is not a luxury vessel, it is quite nice. Our week it was a group of 12 friends from Spain, a German guy, and my wife and I. Everyone was friendly and got along.
The crew is top notch, food is varied, and plentiful, and the beer is reasonably priced.
We had a small incident the first night still in port, where an AC unit had a small but smoky fire. That meant we lost a day of diving while repairs were made, but the company was extraordinary in refunding a day's worth of the trip, housing us in a local resort and paying for land based diving instead.

The diving is far better than the Caribbean but not as good as Pacific/Asian bucket list places. A few years ago we did a liveaboard on the Southern Red Sea, leaving from Marsa Alam/Hurghada and that route had more fish life and was a better itinerary overall. This boat alternates weeks with Northern and Southern Red Sea routes.

But, the water is warm, seas mostly calm, visibility good to great, diving mostly easy, with a few mild to challenging current/drift dives. The dive staff are professional and skilled. Dives are done off a zodiac or from the big boat, depending on the location.
Websites King Snefro Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Maldives, Caribbean, Mexico, Pacific, etc.
Closest Airport Sharm el Sheikh Getting There Red Sea airports served by Turkish Air and through Europe, or by changing planes in Cairo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-130 Ft/ 9-40 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most dives were led by guides. Divers could remain as long as they had air remaining, with fast tank users ascending early of[Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments While not a photographer myself, I noticed that there is comparatively less space on the dive deck for camera storage and charging than on other boats we have been on
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