Fantastic trip to this remote dive club. i and my partner stayed on site at Roots dive camp.
the diving was fabulous, i didnt have to do anything the kit was all cleaned and packed away after each day and then back where you needed it the following day. i went with my partner who does not like boats, so this was ideal. the diving was fantastic. and we stayed on the house reef. i have never seen so many spanish dancers, we had an eagle ray on our first unguided dive and got know all the house reef residents pretty well. on one dive my partner spotted a giant moray eel which must have been at least 8 feet long. we never found the ghost pipe fish steve :( and many thanks to stick who was brilliant with us.
the room was cosy we stayed in one of the luxury chalets and everything was fine, not sure about the wet room though which me and martha termed the swamp, we did get bitten by mossies a lot, and i would put this down to the damp conditions caused by the wet room. but it dint spoil our stay. actually created some mirth. as entering said room would be accompanied by the cry SWAMP. it was cleaned every day to perfection.
food was limited in choice but what was put out was cooked expertly by chef, i understand this as there was at times only a few of us ther for lunch so it would be poinitless making 16 differnat dishes just to throw most of it away. none of the coagulated, pawed over mess at the larger all in hotels, and the soft all in included fresh juice normally you have to pay for this. Chef the om ali, chunky chicken and chips and falafel were superb. p.s. i didnt know you could do so many things with chicken. :)
what was nice was to be left to our own devices, diving at our own pace, to our own level, not hassled to do trips or dive elphinstone, buy a massage or toe trim etc. it was quiet (bliss), i didnt have to listen to screaming kids, drunks, loud euro pop all day long. nor wait in a q for a glass of coke.
just a word of warning, this is a remote destination, its quiet, the entertainment is the superb diving and what you make yourself, El Quesir is not hurgahda, Dahab or sharm by any stretch of the imagination. there is no pool (there is one being built for training purposes) just an uncluttered stretch of red sea. and the majestic desolation of the desert. i personally loved it and will be back with my lad to do his open water course and my dive masters next year until then steve have a great xmas and new year. hopefully the family and super luxury chalets will be finished they looked amazing.
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