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“Amazing time with Red Sea Diving College”

Red Sea Diving College
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Owner description: Red Sea Diving College has been operating for over 20 years and gives both novice and experienced divers the chance to discover the world class diving of the Red Sea. Having been voted the worlds best diving centre for the past 5 years by the readers of Diver Magazine, we offer exceptional service at a great value in a fun environment.As one of the leading PADI centres in Egypt we are able to offer the full range of diving courses from Discover Scuba experiences all the way up to the highest instructor ranking. With free daily transfer services to and from your accommodation, highly competitive rates on diving and courses as well as exceptional service and safety standards; experience the difference with Red Sea College.The waters around Sharm el Sheikh are rich in colourful corals and stunning reef fish, be sure to take a look beneath the waves during your holiday.Email or visit our web page for special pre-booking rates.
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Harlingen, NL
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“Amazing time with Red Sea Diving College”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I had been looking for a place to do my Dive master, and had had a few people recommend rsdc. After a couple of emails it was all organised without any problems at all. All the staff and my Instructor Tracey Auckland mad this trip and the course the easiest and most fun dive trip i have been on. I am looking forward to return there in the future to do more courses from the massive range they have to offer!

Visited March 2013
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Thank Mike R
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RSCcrew, General Manager at Red Sea Diving College, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Hi Mike R,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
Tracey is a great instructor and often requested. Having completed your Dive Master course perhaps its time to start planning your instructor course!
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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“Another Fantastic week at the college”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Just returned fro our second trip to Red Sea college and as always the staff were fantastic, Spent 5 days diving from the college boats and was guided by George. Big Thanks to all for the Birthday cake that the crew of king Mina and the staff at the college organised for my wifes birthday made the day extra special.
Without a doubt the best dive centre in Sharm and would recommend them to anyone considering diving in the red sea. Value for money, friendly, Patient and most of all Great diving!!

We Will be back soon

Visited March 2013
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RSCcrew, General Manager at Red Sea Diving College, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hi "Paulspindler",
Thanks again for another great review and we're very glad it went well for your wife's birthday! George works hard and it's great to see him get some recognition.
Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

The RSCcrew
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“The best diving centre! Professional friendly and welcoming as before”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went back to RSDC to dive with them 8 months after my first trip
All the staff were fantastic, the price was as quoted in the email including discounts and because of my previous dives I got 2 free dives which was great.
Special thanks to Shaban, Kenny, Trish, Hannah, and all the other instructors boat and support crew who make this a great place to dive. when I left my equipment behind or forgot things, they were always found and returned. When I wanted to dive last minute accomodations were always made.
They are very safe, very advanced but also very good for basic beginners- my girlfriend who does not dive or swim did 2 * Discover the red sea dives so assisted by an instructor with them holding he rhand. That she could go down to 5-7 metres and stay down for 55 minutes is a testimony to their skill and patience- a special thank you to Trish and Hannah for their lovely nature professionalism and help!

I did 8 dives in total, mainly local dives and one day at Ras Mo.
the boat crew was great, the boats wqeren't very pakced, equipment safe and good as always- they may be 5 euros a dive more expensive but this is peanuts to pay in the larger scheme of things for a fantastic experience. An example- on a dive my instructor from last year saw my flsh light was poor- he came over underwater even though he was not part of my groupand gave me his light and took mine instead- thank you Shaban!

I plan to do my rescue diver course and more with them over the years and cannot recommend them highly enough.

Visited March 2013
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RSCcrew, General Manager at Red Sea Diving College, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear "TajarLondon",
Thank you for your visit and giving recognition to some very hard working staff. It is our goal to ensure that every guest has the very best dive experience, feels safe and leaves with a smile on their face.
We all look forward to seeing you soon to complete your rescue course.
Many thanks

The RSCcrew
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good experience leaving bad aftertaste”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Me and my fiance booked a 3-day diving package with RSDC. We were both AOW on our first proper diving holiday in Sharm. We chose RSDC based on previous reviews and also on friend's recommendation.

We booked online to get the discount, the booking included the package and partial equipment rental (BCDs, regs, weight belts and a computer). We chose to pay a deposit of £35 with a balance of £315 to be paid in cash on arrival. We printed off all communication as a proof of what was agreed on.

On arrival the staff checked our passports & certification cards and asked us to fill in equipment rental forms. Within half an hour we were on a boat.

On the first day we went to a house reef and dived with two other couples. Kenny made us feel very comfortable and the whole day was very pleasant. Very good briefings before the dive and stress-free diving itself.
On the second day we went to Ras Mohammed. This time there were around 20-25 divers on a boat, so the deck was very crowded on preparation with little space to move. Diving conditions were not perfect due to strong wind and very choppy sea. Moreover, we were constantly rushed to get ready, leaving no time for buddy checks and orientation. Because of the wind the second dive in the park had to be abandoned and we went to a house reef instead. So much for the park entry charge and the costs of buying a visa.
When I asked where we were going to go on our third day, I was told we would go to Ras Mohammed again. However, on the day the boat in fact went to Tiran. So that left me a bit disappointed since I hoped to dive in the park more than one time. This time there were 7 divers on a boat so again it was very comfortable to move around the boat and not to feel rushed during preparation. I enjoyed these two dives the most of all.

The boat crew and lunch provided were brilliant! The boats themselves were clean and in good condition. In terms of equipment you can tell it has been used for quite some time, but it was in good condition and I felt safe using it.

However, when it was when it came to paying for the package that we were most disappointed. The girl at the counter did not want to accept the quoted price as per the email exchange from two weeks before and instead demanded a higher price due to a different exchange rate. She was extremely rude and abrupt, not wanting to talk it though and explain the reasons for her behaviour. She came across as really unprofessional and not really putting the company in a good light. The whole situation would have been different either if the email exchange provided that the final price will depend on the exchange rate at the time of payment, or if the girl at the counter accepted the quoted price and then sorted it out with whoever was responsible for reservations.
Besides, the way the calculate the price is quite strange as well. If you pay online you can pay in GBP straightaway, but if you pay in the centre, they quote the price in EUR, then convert it into Egyptian Pounds and only then convert it to GBP. Why not convert it straightaway from EUR into GBP, or have a separate price list in GBP straightaway??

So despite generally having a wonderful experience on the boat and underwater (except for the overcrowded boat on the second day) and recognising the professionalism of the instructors, the final experience at the counter left us with a very bad aftertaste and I am not sure I will choose to dive with RSDC ever again.

Visited March 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Awesome first dive experience”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

After 2 weeks of exploring Egypt I headed to Sharm for a relaxing week. I booked into RSDC for my first ever Dive. Very professional, large clean centre with a very professional feel to it. I booked in for the Discover the Red Sea dive, what an experience, beautiful fish up close amazing reef's. truly a fantastic experience. My favourite were the trumpet fish, but saw an amazing array of them and swam near a shoal over a reef. Tracey my instructor could not have been more helpful and explained all the procedures to me in detail, I was put at ease from the moment I entered the water and I felt completely safe. If I could give a higher rating I would and would recommend this to anyone. Make sure you ask for Tracey

Visited February 2013
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RSCcrew, Manager at Red Sea Diving College, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Google Translation
Merci à vous qui nous permettez de donner le meilleur de nous même et de faire notre métier comme il se doit. A très bientôt.
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