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Dive Review of Sheikh Coast Diving Centre/Domina Coral Bay in
Red Sea/Sharm El-Sheikh

Sheikh Coast Diving Centre/Domina Coral Bay, Feb, 2007,

by Russ Person, Ca, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 3219.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Santa Barbara Ca, Mexico, Belize, Bermuda, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 71 to 72 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 0 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives were guided and if you stayed in vicinity,
were relaxed. Safety stop required.
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 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Dive instructor had CD's available from each diving trip that were excellent. The centre also had cameras for rental and instruction.

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 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Flew to Moscow and then with a hotel/flight package to Egypt. Mostly Russians and some Italians at the hotel with British people staying in the area. Egyptians speak english. Diving trips were scheduled on a weekly calendar. We dove Ras Mohammad, Tiran Island and WWII wreck. The corals,invertebrates and fish are beautiful. More fish are present during the summer, but so are the very hot daytime temperatures. Wreck divers left the hotel at 4:45am for a 4 hour motor to the wreck site. The wreck is in good condition from WWII and all divers penetrated the holds and most passages. Current and wave action arose in the afternoons. All equipment was brought to the boats and the Centre had good facilities and a great staff. Water temperature was 71 degrees with a 5mm wetsuit and hood perfect at this time of year. The towns of Naama Bay and old Sharm El-Sheikh are fun for shopping, restaurants and the smoking of Shish-shish from huge waterpipes. The hotel package includes 2 meals and evening entertainment was fun. The beaches and water are beautiful and the tourist area is being enlarged considerably. The trip cost was about $1500 pp for 7 days including all airfare,hotel and diving. Web Site www.sheikhcoast.com

Pointer.Take Ambien first 4 days to adjust to 11 hour time difference.
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