My scuba diving centre was Magic Divers. Everything was well organized. As you may know @ Sharm we could take the boat from Naama Bay Harbor or Sharm Harbour because of the reef along the coast. So every morning I took the bus for a 20 minutes ride to one of the three boats : Mundy 1, Rosetta and Speedon. Divesptos are numerous in the Red Sea just have a look to my travelogue and dive to have a unforgettable experience...
Equipment: As usual and don't forget your buddy...
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.
If you want to try this for the first time here is a great place to start. It costs about £35 for about an hour, includes your wet siut and gear, and about 40mins under water with a guide. If after this you wish to do more you can go out for day dives at an extra cost ( about £30) .
Equipment: You don't need tobring any gear its all included. We went to The Camel dive club and they were excellent.
it's where sport activities all arranged; parachute, banana boat, kayaking, snorkling and more.
No Jetskis: it's not allowed by the law to protect the undersea corals.
No surboarding: no high waves.
Snorkling equipment: LE 30 a day
Banana boat: LE 30 a person
Parasailing: LE 170 sngl
Pedalo: LE 50 an hour.
Kayak: LE 50 an hour.
Equipment: All available
Sharm is one of the best divingspots in the world, and You dont need to dive - snorkelling is perfect here
A must link (if You didnt press my link in the beginning):www.sinaidivers.com
The link is not a commercial but it has some nice tips an pictures!
Equipment: You can rent all the equipment here, but I think that buying Your own siliconmask will give a more pleasant trip in the water - It wont leak!
And please read this:
Damage to these natural treasures is due to actions that may appear to be perfectly normal but in fact can and do have serious consequences. For example, a swimmer, diver or snorkeller resting, standing or walking on a coral surface damages the fragile tissue surface of the coral animal. The coral is then open to bacterial attack and disease, and will often not recover from this impact.
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.
Great experience of driving a quadrocycle in a desert. This photo I've managed to take by my own - just on stretched arm.
Equipment: Do not forget to take spectacles and something to cover your face and mouth. Otherwise they will propose to you to buy those kerchieves for $5 each!
When i was in Sharm i went in Sea trip for about 7 hours in the great red sea .
the trip was wonderfull and if you go in group it will be so much joyfull . the activity is after go in the boat about 1 hours they stop the boat and they ask if there any one want to swim for about 30 min and after they came back to move then after 1,5 h they stop again and they swimm again but it,s so good because they stop near land and swim to it and back , it,s for me my first time and wish to do it again , after we move and in this time we have some food and then they stop again to have the most beauty activity , it,s swim again but near the Murjan . so you can see it clearly and you can touch it but it,s dangerous so i didn,t but it was the most wonderfull thing i do it . so after we bach to sharm .
Equipment: If you didn,t have some equipment for swming under the sea you can rent before the boat move and you can ask the boat manager to bring you some equipment .
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.
Emperor Divers had been recommended to me by a diving instructor I had spoken to on a previous trip to Egypt so this time I gave them a go.
I certainly wasn't disappointed. They are a very professionally run organisation and they also expect the qualified divers they take to 'do the right things' as well. Consequently, if you are diving alone, your allocated 'buddy' will probably be reasonably good.
In addition to diving, they have also sorted out our accomodation for my upcoming trip in April
Equipment: Personally, I prefer my own equipment but you can hire your own from Emperors if you want.
As anyone knows we love to Scuba dive and we go every chance we get. I had lived in Saudi Arabia for 3 years and was lucky enough to get to dive on the Saudi side of the Red Sea every weekend all year round and had wanted Dion to see what the Red Sea was like.
I still feel that the Saudi Side is so much better that the west side of the sea but it is always a pleasure to dive where the water is just like a bath tub.
The dive trips here are a but expensive but every dive is worth it.
Equipment: Do not forget to bring your dive gear.
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
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!
Parasailing must be a truly unique experience, for the brave. I wanted to try it but was afraid of height, speed and the possibility of water impact. An hour of parasailing in Naama Bay costs around 180LE and there is even a chance for two people to go parasailing at the same time for about 250LE.
Diving is what the red sea is all about, with over 1000 species of fish on offer and some wonderful dive sites. We went with Camel Dive club which is in the centre of naama bay. They have dive masters of all nationalities so language is never a barrier. They are also very ecologically conscious which was why we went with them.
Equipment: You can rent dive equipment from Camel and they also offer the usual padi courses.