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Dive Review of New Son Bijou Dive Center/Marriott in
Red Sea/Hurghada

New Son Bijou Dive Center/Marriott: "New Son Bijou Diving Center", Jun, 2018,

by Ellen Marie Smith, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10332 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments This is the second time I’ve been to Hurghada, Egypt and diving with New Son Bijou. (First time was 5 years ago) The dive center now has their own boat (Prince Adam) which is a big improvement. Lidija Cupar is the Eastern European wife of the owner, Ahmed Bijou. Lidija is helpful in a myriad of ways - arranging transfers to and from the airport and the Marriott. Last time I stayed above their dive shop (also a good option, esp. if ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Galapagos, Hawaii, Caribbean (Cozumel, Belize, Turneffe, Utila, Turks & Caicos, St. Martin, Nevis & St. Kitts), California, Cocos, Socorro, & Ustica (Italy), Yap, Palau, & Truk, Thailand (Surin Islands).
Closest Airport Hurghada Getting There US to Cairo (I went thru Paris). Egypt Air to Hurghada. Transfers in Cairo can be crazy, I used a “helper” recommended by dive center.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas no currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-150 Ft/ 23-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with Divemaster, some of whom were young and did dumb things like shine their light in our eyes during a night dive and hurry through the dive sites.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments As I said—no facilities on the New Son Bijou boat (Prince Adam, named after his son, wh ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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