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Dive Review of Emperor Divers/Three Corners Ocean View Hotel in
Red Sea/Egypt

Emperor Divers/Three Corners Ocean View Hotel : "Egypt and especially the Red Sea are SAFE!", Oct, 2016,

by Randall S Preissig, TX, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 37 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 9164.

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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 N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments FIRST, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GO TO EGYPT, especially diving. The dive areas are far removed from the tourist areas--and both are heavily protected and safe. There has never been an incident related to dive operations. You are safer in Cairo than Chicago and international airlines have the same security everywhere.
Second, due to the dramatic drop off in tourism, not only are there bargains galore(several on our trip got 25% and 50% off their trip!) and no crowds anywhere (you can walk straight into the Egyptian Museum and on to the King Tut exhibit instead of waiting an hour to enter and another 2 hours to see Tut), but there has been a remarkable resurgence in sea life due to the 80% (some say higher) drop in dive tourism. Counting my liveaboard trips, I saw my first sailfish, my first dugong and plenty of oceanic white tip sharks and had several incredible dolphin encounters. Several others saw thresher sharks. This was (much) better than when I dove the Red Sea in the "good old days" of 1992. I am very happy (as was everyone else) to have chosen this time. Hurry up--sadly, this won't last forever.
The booking staff at Emperor was incredible!! I had to reschedule my trip when another operator on my trip cancelled at the last minute. 18 months later and many emails and Emperor fit 2 dive days at El Gaona and 4 at Port Ghalib in between other trips I already had scheduled. Great value on package deals.
I did two days of diving out of El Gaona. The day boats left at 9am and returned at 4 or 5PM. THEY TRAVELED AS FAR AS IT TOOK TO GET US TO GREAT DIVING. This included "Dolphin House", where the six of us had a full 20 minutes with up to 20 dolphins--my best dolphin encounter ever. Huge 18" squid, stonefish, banded sea snake, stonefish and more. The coral was extremely healthy.
The only negative I could find was the scarcity of large schools of fish. Over fishing is to blame and steps are being taking to correct this.
Go now and see the Red Sea at its best!
Websites Emperor Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Raja Amphat, Lembeh, Komodo, Thailand, Sipadan, PNG, BVI, Bahamas, Tahiti, Palau, Australia, Hawaii, Myamar, Fiji, Cocos, Galapagos, Socorro, 3 Caymans, Bonaire, Cozumel, Belize, Etc.
Closest Airport Hurghada Getting There I flew direct to Hurghada from Istanbul on Turkish Air. Many other options.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 foot sport diving, although I never needed to go this deep.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Large rinse tank and good care of your equipment.
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