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Dive Review of Emperor Divers/Marina Lodge in
Red Sea/Port Ghalib

Emperor Divers/Marina Lodge: "Don't Be Afraid to Visit the Red Sea!", Oct, 2016,

by Randall S Preissig, TX, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 30 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9165.

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 Marsa Alam Getting There Best to fly to Hurghada and take a 3 hour taxi/van to Port Ghalib. You can fly into Marsa Alam.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 ft. limit, but rarely needed to go below 60-70.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Please see my other reports on other parts of this trip under "Africa".
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.
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