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Ptan
November 15th, 2007, 04:53 AM
Hi,

I'm diving the Red Sea around start of January. Can anyone give me an estimate water temperature around Dahab and Ras M?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations for dive companies in dahab?

And liveonboards from sharm?

I'm looking for ones that are value for money and at the same time not a shonky operator.

Regards,

Ptan

Red Sea Shadow
November 17th, 2007, 11:50 AM
Visit Red Sea Shadow - SCUBA diving all over the Red Sea (http://www.red-sea-shadow.com) for answers :)

Ptan
November 18th, 2007, 04:11 AM
thanks

Druid
November 26th, 2007, 01:05 PM
Water temp will be 20-22C in Dahab in January.

I've always dived with Reef2000 (http://www.reef2000.com/), though there are plenty of good dive centres including Red Sea Relax, Nesima and Poseidon to name just 3.

Ptan
November 28th, 2007, 05:04 AM
Thanks Druid. was planning on just wearing my shortie but maybe not at that temp.

Do you think i can just rock up and dive with them or would places be full around that time of the year? have you done a liveaboard there? do you know if it's worth it?

Druid
November 28th, 2007, 11:26 AM
Yep, you can just turn up, fill in the paperwork and go diving, though an email a couple of days in advance would make life easier. January is pretty quiet, so no problems there.

Dahab is all shore diving, so no, I haven't done a liveaboard ;)

Red Sea Shadow
November 28th, 2007, 01:19 PM
Ptan,
There's a live-aboard doing the gulf of Aqaba (from Taba till Tiran) in 6 days. If you choose to do that, then don't do Dahab because it's already included.

If it's your first time in Egypt, I suggest that you dive Dahab, Ras Mohamed, Abu Galoum (camel dive safari), and the Thistlegorm on daily diving basis.

In case you need any help with organizing your trip, drop me a line.

alchemist117
January 2nd, 2008, 07:51 PM
We've used Reef 2000 in Dahab- look out for that old Land Rover if it's not dead yet- and Camel in Sharm. Both V good.

Druid
January 5th, 2008, 10:56 AM
We've used Reef 2000 in Dahab- look out for that old Land Rover if it's not dead yet- and Camel in Sharm. Both V good.

The landy is (finally) dead

:)

alchemist117
January 7th, 2008, 07:25 PM
It wasn't the safest vehicle around, was it.

stiwi
January 9th, 2008, 05:08 PM
In Dahab I used to dive with Desert Divers (http://www.desert-divers.com) and Bedouin Divers (http://www.bedouin-lodge-dahab.com/about-bedouin-divers.html). I had no complains on both of them.

Beside mentioned Ras Abou Galoum Camel Safari, try a fabulous Gabr el Bint where boat trips are organised few times per week.

In Sharm I dive with Emperor Divers (http://www.emperordivers.com) which is well organised and provide a professional assistance to the divers. I heard also good reviews on Camel Dive which was mentioned in this thread, however they are much more expensive and I can hardly imagine that they offer something more than Emperor Divers do.

Lord Melch
January 13th, 2008, 01:49 PM
Hi,

I'm looking for ones that are value for money and at the same time not a shonky operator.


Ptan

It will be fantastic in Jan - enjoy your tip.
I have dived with Kawarty Travel and had a great time..


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