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“Great bunch of people!”

Aquarius Diving Club
Reviewed September 18, 2009

Although Sinai Dive Club was at our hotel (Hilton Sharks Bay), we chose Aquarius based on the fact the people that worked there were top quality and very much into safety. The manager at Sinai should learn from these people.

We are qualified Advanced divers and yet our safety wasn't left up to us to ensure everything was done right. They checked everything and it was great to see.

The boats we went out on the 2 days of outer reef diving, were big, clean and not over crowded. The food we got on board was good too. I thought it'd be more basic but it was a good selection of salads to cover most fussy eater's tastes.

Our dive guide on both days was Sharif and he was great although we felt it went a little fast on our last dive and would've liked to have gone on for longer.

Keep your own record of the time you go down and the temps etc as they don't keep very good track and it's a guess mostly. They didn't check the depths either so track that for yourself as they give you an estimate but that doesn't tell you the deepest depth you were at.

Their equipment was great. If you are a fast breather, ask for a 15L tank. I heard about this only on our last dive from another diver and they lent me their 15L tank and what a difference it made! I stayed down as long as the others and it was great to stop stressing about limiting everyone's time underwater.

The pick up times is important. They arrive on time so be on time!

Overall, a great company to dive with and one we'd recommend.

Thank SteffiL
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

I dove with Aquarius on the Coral Sea Resort in June 2009 and completed 8 dives with them over the course of the week.

I'm quite a nervous diver with only 20 dives to my name and as my boyfriend (my normal dive buddy) was not with me on this trip. However by the end of the week with the wonderful team at Aquarius I felt like a complete pro!

The guys at Aquarius are wonderful, very friendly and experienced - they put me straight at ease. The diving off the house reef at the Coral Sea resort is fantastic, and you only have to take a quick speed boat ride across to Jackson Reef which is one of the best in the Sinai area. I would also recommened staying at the Coral Sea Resort if you enjoy Snorkelling, as the fish off the jetty are amazing just as good as any snorkelling trip.

I also booked 2 full day diving boat trips with Aquarius which come highly recommended for a fantastic dive experience. I went to both Ras Mohammed and Tiran Island, I wish I was in Egypt longer to do a couple more days diving!. Ras Mohammed is a must, you will be amazed at what you'll see on just the one dive, the water is full of amazing fish. On our trip we were even lucky enough to see a Whale Shark out snorkelling

The day is a full boat trip and they are very saftey concious. They split you into 2 groups - the Advanced PADI Divers and the Open Water PADI Divers groups (my group). They then team you up with a Dive Master for your group and you stay at your comfortable depth levels which is really important. I had a really bad experince with Sinia Divers (last year) and Aquarius were absolutely horrified to find out that they hadn't split the groups when I dived with them (hence me getting in a bit of trouble).

Aquarius were AMAZING! Their policy is safety first but you do have a lot of fun with them, thanks lots to Eric who was absolutely amazing,so enthusasitc a fantastic Dive Master and lots of fun. Eric - I'll be back next year!! A big thanks to Sarah as well who took the video - well worth purchasing to show everyone at home what you've seen out on your dive!

The crew on the boat are wonderful and very helpful they check and double check all your equipment for you so you never feel un-safe. There was a guy diving with us who was there on holiday and he was also a Dive Master, he said that he ALWAYS dives with Aquarius as they are second to none. The boat is absolutely immaculate and they really look after you superbly - I can't rate Aquarius high enough!

My mum came on the boat as a Snorkeller (as she doesn't dive) and they made sure she was included in everything and that she had a guide with her when snorkelling on the reef - would definitely recommend taking non-divers on the boat with you as it's a lovely day out and they get to snorkel a few times.

You can do 2 dives on the boat with an optional 3rd dive which is a bit cheaper, you book that one on the boat depending on how you feel. I did all 3 and loved every one of them.

I've been to Egypt 3 times now and been diving with a few different companies but will only dive with Aquarius, they are no.1 and first class service along with boundless enthuasium made them the perfect people to dive with. I went to Egypt all nervous about the dive trips and came back super confident and ready to take on my Advanced PADI next time. Looking forward to diving with Aquarius next year.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AQUARIUS!! you are all the best! :)

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