Sharm El Sheikh Sports & Outdoors

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    Coloured Canyon

    by solopes Updated Dec 30, 2013

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    This "attraction" is not a thing to see, but... to do. The canyons are small, almost colourless, but the short walk along them is a funny experience, climbing and sliding in the polished rocks, in a sequence of narrow and steep passages demanding good physical condition and decision to take risks, though the risks are minimized by the guides assistance.
    Choose carefully the package (it is normally included in a larger trip) offered in all beaches, and... bargain.

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    Excellent place

    by solopes Updated Dec 30, 2013

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    The best of Sharm el Sheikh to those who want to dive, is the facility to choose from a good program to the experts, or another good program for beginners. The reefs are in the beach (as a matter of fact, the reefs are THE beach), and almost each hotel has its private school, with lessons starting in the pool and easily diving from the jetty. You may opt for a single experience or a larger program qualifying to PADI certificate.

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    Camel riding

    by solopes Updated Dec 30, 2013

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    Our desert safari ended in a Bedouin settlement prepared for tourists, to a final camel ride. Having done it a few times elsewhere, we skipped, but for great part of our group it was a funny experience. The camel's movement is rather uncomfortable, people take time to adapt, which means... some laughing.
    The ride was made at night, hiding the dust until the flashes denounced it, and adding some emotion to the desert's loneliness

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    Water sports

    by solopes Updated Dec 30, 2013

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    Not available along the coast (the reefs are not a convenient place for them, the usual water sports are largely explored in Naama Bay. Fernanda choose a sliding sofa (she noticed that in never turned as happens usually with the banana boat) and... she went, but the newness for me was an individual or double boat, propelled with the feet, prepared to watch the sea, as the bottom glass boats.

    Ingenious, but the problem is that the bottom of the beach where they are available is not as attractive as elsewhere.

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    Snorkel

    by solopes Updated Dec 30, 2013

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    Going to Sharm-el-Sheikh without snorkeling is worse than going to Rome and not seeing the Pope, because... Rome is beautiful. You may rent all the equipment, but if you stay more than a couple of days it's cheaper to buy it, even if you decide to leave it behind.

    After that, you have to choose the spots, with the best largely advertised in all beaches - Ras Mohammed, Tiran Island, Blue Hole at the top.

    Scuba diving is also great, and available everywhere, and we did it, but I think that the wonderful colours of the reefs are better appreciated from above.

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    Quad bike

    by solopes Updated Dec 30, 2013

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    "You're crazy... you never touched a quad bike, how do you risk to drive one in the desert?"

    There were no reasons to Fernanda's doubts - the ride is prepared to people of all ages, in all conditions, and it is absolutely safe, And funny!
    They spend all day negotiating in the beaches, and close to sunset thousands of tourist, in small groups, flock to the edge of the desert, in a cloud of thin dust, with the bike bumping in the irregular soil, but always advancing. It´s a couple of hours to release the adrenaline and laughter.
    Prices will go from 17 to 25 €, according to your negotiation skills.

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    Sharm El Sheikh Sporting Club

    by HeshamMA Written Sep 7, 2013

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    Sharm El Sheikh sports club , is the only sports club in Sharm
    it has many activity , Official foot ball ( Soccer ) yard
    Three swimming pools , Tennis yard , library
    a nice clean restaurant
    Long Beach with water sports activites

    Equipment: Gym
    Free Wi-Fi
    Body Shape Center

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    Bubble makers, baby human fishes

    by HeshamMA Written Jun 27, 2013

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    We live in one of the best diving locations in the world, and it can’t be we are so close without enjoying diving , we started with the family boys to learn then we will follow them next shot, we got a good price from one of the best centres in Sharm el Sheikh Blue Lagoon diving centre , me and the boys enjoyed it very much it started in the office with the boys learn how to wear the underwater suits , then in the pool for how to install and how to use the diving equipment then they enjoyed one hours of diving with the instructor , it was full of fun , all of the three boys and the girl were like fishes before , during and after the session , after training and the instructions , every one of them enjoyed 15 minutes with the instruction underwater , it is funny time , after they finished they were swimming around happy and funny , the instructor was very friendly with the boys , he felt happy cause they caught the required skills very fast and very easy , by the end they received the course certificate to hang it in their rooms ( and post it in Facebook for sure ) , we had happy time and I felt with my wife very happy specially we had the feeling in the day that we opened a new door for the boys in life to learn and come close to our lovely sea and wonderful nat

    Equipment: we got the equipment from the center as it was included in the price
    the full price is 30 euro + 10 Euros for the Certificate

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    Diving

    by kris-t Updated May 21, 2012
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    Diving the Red Sea offers something for everyone. Red Sea is amazing in that there is such a vast variety of marine life, and the conditions are just right, so you’ll be able to experience a sea teeming with unique life and sites, while also be able to visit some of the most historically significant regions in the world.

    The most beautiful attraction in the Northern Red Sea is the Ras Mohamed National Marine Park. This is a gem of the Red Sea. Marine Park is located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, only 12 km from the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh.

    Equipment: rent it

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    sNORKLING IN RAS MOHAMED

    by egyptiandiamond Updated Dec 12, 2011

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    one of the best activities u can do in sharm is snorkling& Scuba diving in RAS MOHAMED,you will see fishes you ve never seen b4 of different colours and sizes,u know what while i was snorkeling there i saw alot of colored fishes i've even seen the clown fish which was in 'finding nemo" lol

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    Diving in Sharm el Sheikh - Red Sea Dive College

    by mtcowgirl Updated Jun 24, 2007

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    I've been diving in Sharm el Sheikh for the past three years and it one of my favorite places. The water is crystal clear, there are tons of fish, and the dive centers are top-notch.

    For the past two years, I have dove with Red Sea Dive College which I highly recommend. Besides, my recommendation, the dive center was also voted the Best Dive Center in 2006 by readers of Diver (http://www.divernet.com).

    The three best locations to dive are Ras Mohammed, Tiran, and of course, the Thistlegorm Wreck which can all be reached by day-boat. Diving in Rah Mohammed National Park incurs a daily charge of 5 Euros per day but the diving is great. There are many dive boats that go to Ras Mohammed but the sites don't get too crowded because there are many different places to dive.

    Diving in Tiran is also wonderful, especially one site called Aquarium which gives you an idea about the fish life. However, Tiran does get a bit crowded due to the number of dive boats that go there and the limited number of sites.

    The Thistlegorm wreck is reputed to be one of the world's best wrecks. Sunk by the Germans during WWII, the British supply ship was headed to resupply troops in Alexandria, Egypt. German warplanes looking for the Queen Mary dropped their bombs on the ship and sank it on 5 October 1941. Today, the ship is still full of motorcycles, Wellington boots, airplane parts, tanks, guns, artillery shells, and all sorts of interesting fish life. The Thistlegorm is a wreck that I don't mind diving again and again over the years...in fact I've been there each year. The trip to the Thistlegorm does normally incur an extra charge with the dive center. Currently the supplement is 72 Euros.

    Equipment: You can rent all the necessary equipment from RSDC. The equipment is in good condition and they have all sizes from children to XL-adults. Equipment rental for a complete set is 30 Euros per day.

    Because I dive so often, I do travel with my own equipment and just take weights...I'm thinking that the weights do not incur a charge.

    If you are interested in purchasing dive equipment, I'd recommend the dive shop right next to RSDC which if I remember correctly is called Maison De La Mer. There is also an excellent dive shop called Beyond Limits in the Naama Shopping Center on the top floor. Both shops sell internationally recognized brands such as Cressi and Mares.

    The two items that I recommend everyone own when diving are easy to travel with and make life much more comfortable. The two things that I think everyone should own themselves is a mask and a set of fins. I don't know how many times my friends have complained that their fin rentals didn't fit and they ended up with blisters (especially those with super large feet) or had a problem with water leaking into the mask because a particular style did not fit their face correctly. Mask and fins aren't that expensive compared to other scuba equipment...and owning your own really does make life easier!

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    ~ Scuba Diving ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Updated May 15, 2007

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    ~ Scuba Diving in Sharm ~

    Scuba Diving is one of the most popular sports in Sharm El Sheikh. There are many diving centres in Sharm for the beginners and also the experienced. If you are planning on going Scuba Diving in Sharm make sure you check out the company first to make sure they are a legitmate company and are insured and have good knowledge and that you are accompanied by a qualified diver.
    Without a doubt, Sharm El Sheikh is one of the best diving destinations in the world. It has always been a beautiful place, but never before has it been as famous and popular as it is today. Twenty years ago a diving trip was real adventure for tourists. Divers had to accept a long trek through the desert and setting up camp at the beach before they could go for a dive.
    Nowadays you can easily go on a diving trip allover Sharm El Sheikh.

    Equipment: All equipment will be included when you book with a registered diving company or they will at least let you know before hand what you need to take with you. However if you are an experienced diver you will know that you can bring your own equipment along with your Padi Certifcates etc.

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    Snorkelling

    by Kaysta Updated May 13, 2007

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    Beautiful...

    Once you look into the beautiful red sea, it will be an automatic urge to want to snorkel or dive. You see so many people do it and the dive boats can be seen dotted around the sea. It is one of the best places to dive in the world...I'd reseach the fishes that you can see in the Red Sea before you go, make aware of the fishes to avoid such as the 'Lion Fish'. Plus it is fun to see a fish that you know the name of!

    I have never snorkeled before, but i took the plunge and got addicted! It was amazing what you could see under the sea! Although the sea is crystal clear and you could see the fish from standing on a jetty...you get to see the real beauty when you are in the sea.

    It is an opportunity not to be missed...

    Equipment: You can hire snokel equipment - usually by beaches or dive centres. I'd recommend you take your own snorkel for hygiene reasons! Make sure you take a mask that has a fitted nose piece as when i went i just took ordinary goggles and i couldn't stand the water going up my nose. If you are not too confident in the water, don't fear you can hire a life jacket at Naama Bay beach.

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  • Oy divers!

    by vsinai Updated Mar 29, 2007

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    The first time I took diving was at the Red Sea. I was on holiday with my mates, we were hanging out at the beach at Sharks Bay when we saw a group of scuba divers coming out of the water, all geared up and excited.

    We Started asking them about diving, and they encouraged us to go for it. So we went to the diving center right next to it, called C-Fun to see what our options were, and how long it would take us to get the license. The people there were very friendly and easygoing and they encouraged us to go for an intro dive to get the feel of it, then decide whether we want to go ahead with it or not.

    We decided to sign up for the open water course (that’s the first level) and we were able to complete it during our holiday. With a full fee of around $300, we were able to do our theoretical studies, 5 pool dives, 5 open water dives, and we were ready to go out there and chase fish!

    My first dive as a certified open water diver was Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef, the toilets and sinks at the bottom make a good setting to take funny photos underwater (thanks to our instructor who had a digital camera with its underwater housing case).

    I must say that I’ve been hooked ever since, and my friends and I plan to visit as often as possible. Especially that it’s very easy to find cheap and clean hotels to stay in, like Delta Sharm on Hadabet Omm el Seed.

    While browsing online for further information about different dive sites in the Red Sea for my next trip, I came across www.allaboutsinai.com, a site that’s offering various information about Sinai and the Red Sea, and the various activities that could be done there.

    The Diving section is extremely helpful, as it lists the various diving sites that could be visited, with practical information like how to get to the site, the diving experience needed for this dive, and GPS coordinates. There’s also a section offering various diving tips to help divers master their skills.

    Definitely worth checking out!

    Equipment: I rented equipment from Sharks Bay Diving Center

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    PADI - Open Water Course

    by beccyandjohn Updated Jan 5, 2006

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    This is John upon successfully completing his PADI open water course. This was done with Camel Diving who we would highly recommend, you can find them down by the beach by the hotel, or alternatively visit them in Naama Bay where they have the Camel Bar, Hotel and Shop.

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