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Ocean College Dive Centre

Naama Bay | Naama Bay Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
+20 122 779 2749
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Ranked #11 of 245 Activities in Sharm El Sheikh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Ocean College dive centre has been operating in the resort of Sharm El Sheikh since 1998 and has become one of the premier dive operators in the Red... more » Owner description: Ocean College dive centre has been operating in the resort of Sharm El Sheikh since 1998 and has become one of the premier dive operators in the Red Sea. We hold the highest official ratings with PADI, BSAC and TDI and offer a full range of courses from beginner to instructor plus daily boat diving trips to the most famous dive sites in Sharm.Our dive centre's are located at the Naama bay hotel in Naama Bay, the Hilton Waterfalls in Ras Umm Sid and the Sensatori resort and we offer complimentary transfers from all resort hotels.A wide range of dive services can be prebooked online on our website or through your Thomson and First Choice Holiday Advisor once in resort. « less
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Copenhagen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Good dive centre if you want a PADI course, but if you just want to dive on the house reef better dive centres in Sharm can be found. No help with the equipment and Divemaster/Instructor not available on a daily basis. Egypt time - 45-60 minutes waiting time is normal......

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This dive centre know their stuff. They are efficient, safe, helpful, environmentally aware and fun. I wouldn't dive with anyone else.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I did a check dive with them at Hilton waterfalls, the instructor was very rude and uncaring, was in a hurry because he was having clients after me so we dived only for 20 min, and they charged me 35 Euros, I was planning to take my advanced open water course with them but after this ugly dive I canceled... More

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Wainscott, Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Professional fun and friendly, I can personally recommend Ocean College. Having completed my PADI Advanced Open Water, Nitrox course & DPV course. All have been fun and educational while ensuring that the safety side is also maintained. I dived a number of sites including Ras Mohammed and Thistlegorm and each site was also explained before hand and groups were numbered... More

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

As a Divemaster who injured her back AFTER booking a holiday to Sharm el-Sheikh, I was feeling extremely sorry for myself at the prospect of having to 'sit this one out'. As expected, when I settled down on the beach at the Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort last week, I felt thoroughly miserable seeing all the Ocean College divers trek past... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I first started visiting and diving with Ocean College some 14 years ago. Have just returned from another diving trip with these helpful, professional, friendly people again. You will not find another dive centre to compare with Ocean College anywhere in the Red Sea. Their practises and organisation are second to none with a keen eye on safety standards. Once... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Another great 2 weeks diving with OC. Very professional but ultra friendly staff with great day boats crewed by a great bunch. Big thanks to the lads on Noble Sheik and Verdi. Roll on March :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Before even making it to OC Islam was very prompt in responding to all our inquiries. We booked our dive package online and when we arrived everything was smooth. Eloise was amazing in our pre dive briefs and taking us through the dives. Had a fantastic 3 days of diving. If you're looking for a dive center that is punctual,... More

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Ballymena
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We booked our PADI OW course through Ocean College and we have nothing but good things to say about them and Mohamed in particular. He was just brilliant. He patiently helped my wife get over her life-long fear of being submerged in water (our family and friends didn't believe that this was possible), in the course of helping her to... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Please note that before the dive centre will allow you to participate in any of their trips the Manager will insist on you doing a beach dive with them and charge you £30 for the pleasure. This is even if you have been there diving with them to all of their sites over last three years (dived the 'Thistlegorm' and... More

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occibx, Manager at Ocean College Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hello CraftyCarperMan, All divers regardless of experience or certification level are required to complete local dives prior to the more challenging sites of Ras Mo or Tiran. This is a CDWS requirement that all reputable dive centre's are expected to adhere to. Dives can be completed from the shore or boat at a number of stunning local dive sites. This... More

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