We spent a diving week in shark's bay. We wanted to see the reefs around Sharm but without the crowd and the "busy business" of naama bay, so we decided to go to sharks bay and it was a good choice.
The location is very good for a relaxing holiday: the beach is busy (but not too much) during the day, but in the evening there are very few people and all the restaurants and beduin cafes are quiet. On the beach you'll find 5 shops 3 restaurants 2 beduin cafe', 2 bar and 2 markets; they are all open until 10:00 pm and the atmosphere is relaxing (people is not pushing you in the shops like in naama bay).
The location is good for diving too: the jetty is owned by umbi, their boat is already there when you arrive and you don't have to wait for the boat on the jetty. The reef close to Tirana island are very close and nearly as good as ras mohamed! In case of strong wind you can dive in the house reef which is not bad at all. The rooms are clean and silent, and the staff is friendly. If you want a more "wild" place on the red sea you'll have to go to Marsa Alam, but then, (apart from elphistone), you'll not find reefs as nice as Ras Mohamed and Jakson reef.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique in the area, Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a friendly, relaxing place that still maintains the feel of how Sharm used to be before the arrival of large scale tourism. The Diving Village has a well-equipped dive centre, its own private jetty and a fleet of five boats. There is also a seafood restaurant, beach bar and a full range of water sports. The accommodation ranges from budget View Huts and Beach Cabins to the individually styled Bedouin Village ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village Hotel Sharm El Sheikh