Roots Luxury Dive Camp, Egypt
24th-31st March- 2014 £704.00
Padi Open Water Diver
The diving is unlimited as many as you like in a day!
Suitable for all levels of qualification
El Quseir was once one of Egypt’s most important trading hubs, but today it is a tranquil destination that is almost entirely undiscovered. Shore diving is the norm here, and a number of pristine dive sites are accessible by jeep, truck, zodiac or sometimes day boat.
Some excellent fringing house reefs also make El Quseir a great choice for those, including snorkellers, who want to enjoy the plentiful marine life without the crowds.
There are a few shallow reef patches, but generally the sites in this area cover multi depths that are not ideal for novices. However, if you want to study for your Advanced course, or develop your photography skills, then El Quseir is a great choice.
There are up to 30 dive sites within easy reach of the centre, including Serib Kebir, the Rock and Sharm Fungani. You’ll enjoy exploring coral covered pinnacles on the sandy slopes, as well as navigating and exploring the labyrinth of coral gardens. Glide through narrow passages and blind alleys into the territory of the crocodile fish, moray eels, sea snakes, lionfish, porcupine fish and blue spotted stingrays. You may even find the elusive white tip or guitar sharks taking cover. Although not renowned for the larger pelagics, the area boasts a large and diverse fish population.
El Quseir also offers a number of excellent house reefs, giving easy access to some wonderful dives with napoleon wrasse, turtles and even the occasional reef shark and leopard ray. Underwater photographers will delight in the macro life, with spectacular Spanish dancers and other nudibranchs on offer.
For those wanting to experience dive sites further into the Southern Red Sea, boat day trips can be arranged to celebrated sites such as Elphinstone Reef, famed for its sharks, and the sombre wreck of the Salem Express.
Courses offered on this trip at discounted prices
- Advanced Open Water
- Nitrox diver
- Rescue Diver
- Deep Specialty
- Navaigation specialty
Flights, Air/ Tanks/ Weights/ Accommodation (twin share), Half Board, Chalet and 5 days unlimited shore diving.
Lunch, Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee ,Dive Equipment, £20 per day suit hire £5 per day, Insurance and Egypt visa £18 dive computer £30 per week .
The Egyptian Visa is obtained upon arrival at the airport in Egypt for £18 for EU passport holding citizens though you may prefer to arrange it before your departure.