After a recommendation from John at Scuba Place and speaking to Steve at the London Dive Show in February, we took a chance and booked a week at Roots. After arriving, checking and settling in we awaited the first dive the following morning. No rushing to the dive centre at ungodly times, after a quick bite for breakfast? No pressure to complete the dives early in the day so the staff can clean up? No rushing back after the mornings' dives to find all the food gone? What was going on? Was this all a wonderful dream? Nope! Roots camp was relaxed and accomodating. Pharoah Dive Club staff ran the Diving like a well oiled machine! Whatever we wanted was no trouble! As we were repeatedly reminded, "You're on Holiday, relax, chill, don't worry! You're on Egyptian Time now!"
I can't praise the staff highly enough! From the technical staff, the dive guides, the boat staff, housekeeping and bar staff, kitchen and chef (even my allergy to peppers was successfully catered for), all of whom went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Special thanks should go to Martina (more paperwork?), Claire (thanks for the kettle) and Moudi (after you've had enough coffee)! The Diving was special, no diver soup or racing the other dive boats to the location. Corals and life in wonderful condition. We saw our first Slipper Lobster and it was huge!
You made us feel welcome and part of a special family! I will recommend you to anyone I care about because I know, with your high standards, no-one will come away wanting! A Safe, relaxed, quiet location. We will be returning soon and will say Hi to you all at the next Dive Show.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roots Red Sea is situated on the southern part of the Red Sea coast,just north of El Quseir town. Ideally situated between Hurghada and Marsa Alam Airports. We are surrounded by magnificent colourful mountains and unspoilt Red Sea beaches making it both a beautiful and relaxing destination.There are 3 styles of accommodation, Superior Boutiques & Deluxe Chalets which all have Sea-view,en-suite facilities,AC,flat screen TV and fridge or the standard Eco-Huts with shared facilities and fan giving a more rustic feel. ... more less
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