We stayed at Hilton Shark's Bay last Sept/Oct and, after snorkelling the amazing house reef, we decided to do the Discovery Scuba course (my second time!). My husband has written his own review above.
Sylvia, our instructor was great - very patient, but had no truck with me getting emotional about stuff (previous bad experience diving in UK). She had a 'pull yourself together' attitude, all the while being very encouraging and positive.
Kit was OK for beginners. Staff at beach and in dive centre were fantastic - extremely helpful and encouraging.
Achieved PADI Open Water, but sadly we weren't organised enough to get more diving in while we were there. Doing Open Water advanced in UK, before going to Hurghada this Sept.
The diving was amazing. We saw crocodile fish, tiny cleaner shrimps, blue spotted rays, moray eels, lion fish, clown fish, angel fish, fusiliers and oodles of other stuff - it really is like getting into an aquarium - beautiful!
I read some of the comments above about a perceived lack of flexibility or customer care, but I never encountered this. They do, however, have strict rules and do stick to them. If you’re late taking your hired fins back, for example, you will lose your deposit. I get the feeling that people may have messed them around in the past.
If we were to return to Sharm, we would definitely use this dive operator again. I always felt safe, confident in my instructor’s abilities and the kit that I hired.
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