Sharks Bay Umbi Dive Village

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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Sharks Bay Umbi Dive Village Sharm El Sheikh Reviews

pandoraw pandoraw
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Beautiful and quiet and peferct for diving Feb 07, 2010
I was only heading out to Sharm for diving. No partying, no sightseeing, no family. I made reservations online after comparing five different dive hotels/resorts. I didn't have a lot of money or time, only a weekend because I was in Egypt for school and didn't get a lot of time off.

I arrived late Thursday night after taking the bus from Cairo (cheaper, but kind of uncomfortable). I went with the mid-range option, a beach-side room with en-suite bathroom. Not luxurious, but practical considering I was only in my room long enough to shower and sleep. Early Friday morning I got up and had breakfast (included) on the beach. The food was good, just enough variety. The tables are in the sand and you can just sit and enjoy the ocean while you eat. There is also an air conditioned space you can eat in, but who wants to do that? After breakfast I headed out to meet the boat. I was able to rent the gear I didn't bring with me: farmer jane suit, BCD, regulator. They also have fins and mask if you need those items. The dock is right there, so only a two minute walk to the boat, which was large and modern. We headed out with about 6 people on board, so there was plenty of space. First day four dives (one was just a refresher for me because I hadn't been diving in a year). The dive-master/guide Musa was awesome, he took us to all the best places, and acted as my diving buddy since I was there on my own. We had a dive brief before every dive so we knew what we were going to see and the path we were going to take. There were no crowds at any of the places we went, and the water was warm, clear and perfect. Lunch on the boat was delicious Arabic food, I am a vegetarian and there was plenty of options for me.

We returned to the shore before dinner time, and I was able to shower and head over to one of the restaurants that are right there at the hotel. All of the food was delicious and reasonably priced. They didn't increase prices much off of what I paid in Cairo, which is nice considering the area is considered a tourist town and so I expected prices to be much higher. I even got around to some of the shops, which sell primarily nick-knacks and touristy things. The dive shop there was supplied with the expected snorkel gear, t-shirts and postcards. Everyone at the hotel was friendly, but not overly friendly. As a young woman traveling alone I didn't feel uncomfortable at the hotel. (In Cairo I am on a near constant state of alert due to the unwanted attentions of young men in the streets.) Saturday more diving, and Musa again didn't let me down. I wanted to dive at Ram Mohammad, as all the books said this was the place to see. Usually the boat doesn't go out there without a full load, but Musa made an exception even though we only had a few people on board. The dives were amazing, there is no way to truly describe the beauty of the Red Sea. I don't think my experience would have been half as memorable if I had gone with another dive outfit. I would recommend this place to anyone (they also do live-aboards), make sure you ask for Musa. I am going back this year!
The beach at the hotel
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View of the hotel from the boat.
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patricia85 patricia…
1 reviews
Perfect accommodation for divers! Oct 21, 2010
I spent two weeks diving in the Red Sea. At first I did my course with the Umbi Diving School. Service and training was really perfect by Mona and Yasser. After that I had seven days of boatdives. Also really perfect! Umbi arranges everything perfectly every day. You don't have to carry you're own stuff evenly! :)

The Bedouin Rooms were great and clean. No musquitos, every day new towles, beautiful sight! So when you go diving in Sharm el Sheikh: book at Umbi Diving Village!
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stephaniejaye stephani…
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Affordable unique Sinai experience Sep 29, 2009
I highly recommend the Umbi Dive Village for a unique experience in the Sinai. For a taste of the Beduin experience with warm Egyptian hospitality; the Unbi Dive Village gives you an experience of old Sharm. Removed from the bustle of downtown Sharm, this is a great place to relax and take in the colors of the sea.
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