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“Beuatiful reef!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gebel El Rosas

Gebel El Rosas
Resort Oriental Bay, Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Marsa Alam
Type: Beaches, Cultural
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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Beuatiful reef!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We have spent 7 days snorkling in this bay and we never got bored, we saw murena, rays, turtles, beautiful colorful fish, clownfish. It was trully beautiful, such an amazing peaceful world!

Visited September 2014
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Bologna, Italia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“Bay i prefer.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This bay is wonderfull snorkeling and dive spot. You can see a lot of marine life, turtles, murenas, anemo reef is just behind corner fo the bay, lot of rays. there is dive center, few sun umbrellas.

Visited September 2014
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“our house reef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Our first tip to Egypt and this was our house reef, wow and what a place to dive.The house reef is lovely it can get a bit murky in the afternoon with the bay being sandy but the amount andvdifferent types of fish you can see are amazing.
We either dived or snorkeled with the resident turtles daily.
We also used the on site dive centre ducks diving and had the most brlliant stay so much so were back in July

Visited September 2013
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Kielce, Poland
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“Diving with dolphins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The reef here is just OK (I think most Marsa Alam reefs are superb), what you can meet here are squids, different fish, octopus but for us the highlight of the day was when some bottlenose dolphins approached us. That was awesome. 30 minutes dive with the animals that are as curious as you are. (The depth of 115-10m).

Visited December 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Superb for divers and snorklers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

A small bay that was "wild" a few years ago, now there is a hotel (Oriental Bay) nearby. The entrance to the sea is on the left side of the bay on sandy botton, there is a passage between the reef parts. The variety of fishes is enormous (i saw the red sea walkfish there for the first time, quite rare creature), there are turtles living there, sometimes dolphins or rays come. On the southern reef there are halls and caves and holes - if you are a diver, it is a must. In case of strong wind the visibility at the shallow may be fair as there is a lot of sand in the water then. I have dived there several times now and there is always someting new to see.
The visitors from ouside (i.e. not being the guests of Oriental Bay Hotel) are charged the entrance fee of 5 USD (if you come with the diving centre, it sould be included already in the price).

Visited April 2012
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