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Dive Review of Camel divers in
Red Sea/Sharm el Sheikh

Camel divers, Jan, 2008,

by Ann Kugel, NY, USA ( 2 reports). Report 3932.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The dive shop was run mainly by expats. They hadn't had Americans pass through inn 2 years, but there were lots of Europeans: English, Danish, Italian etc. January was not the best time to dive, but the best time to see the pyramids, so water was colder, more currents, to windy to dive the Thistlegorm. Apr/May or October would have been better and easier for me as a 66 yr old diver but i didn't know that at the time.
In spite of being the only American in Sharm el Sheikh during my 5 day stay, the Egyptians were very curious about me, they were very polite, friendly and a bit amazed that I not only was travelling alone, but still able to dive at 66 although I did take my tanks off in the water before I got back on board.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving I've been diving everyplace from shipwrecks in the northeast usa and North Carolina to truk, palau, australia, philippines, Vanuatu, solomons etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 62-70°F / 17-21°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-0 Ft/ 24-0 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions I wore my 3 mm suit and rented a shorty to put over. depth, time - the usual. But fish were so plentiful that depth was not a real concern. no need to go below 100 ft ever
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I did not take my camera as my main focus this trip was travelling up the Nile
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