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Dive Review of Emperor divers/Marina Lodge, Port Ghalib in
Red Sea/Egypt

Emperor divers/Marina Lodge, Port Ghalib: "South Red Sea diving", Sep, 2015,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 51 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 8377.

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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 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments the bad: I was only American; Egypt is poor but prices were not cheap;
the dive operation mixes experienced with beginners; so, some short dives; there was current but not ripping; the lodge was well kept/ maintained but had a huge cockroach; common stuff like scorpion fishs.
the good: the Egyptians had humor; the Elphinstone reef deserved to be rated # 1;, esp., with close encounter with an oceanic, white tip shark; the service by the boat crew is he best in the world; the most detailed briefings by Hamza; a dive site drawing was called a UTERUS; the buffets at the Marina lodge were varied and mostly had huge quantities; even breakfast and lunches on the boats had huge quantities; the European divers were friendly/ social; some dives could last 65 minutes; English was well spoken by all; there were lots of dolphins; a few black baby manta rays were seen; a sea cow ( dudong) was chased by snorklers

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving SE Asia, Hawaii, Caribbean, Palau, Yap, Dominican Republic, Cozumel, Indonesia, etc.
Closest Airport Marsa Alam Getting There fom JFK to Cairo to HRG

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 29-29°C / 84-84°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-75 Ft/ 12-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions for some sites, not to exceed 40 meters and 65 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments each boat had a sufficient tank at the back; and a fresh water hose
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