Diver's Den in Sharm (was Re: Water temp in Sharm in oct/nov?)

Diver's Den in Sharm (was Re: Water temp in Sharm in oct/nov?)

Post by Dave Robert » Wed, 24 Jun 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
> Just stay away from Diver's Den.  The owner is a lier a thief and
> the centre is unsafe!!!

Any chance of elaborating on this.  I'm looking to go to
Sharm at the beginning of September.  Diver's Den was one
of the places that came up as an option.

I obviously want safe boats and DM's.  I'd also like to
take my camera, so I don't want a cramped boat or an over
crowded one.

What lies were you told?   What was stolen?  And how are they
unsafe?   Do you know what the hotel is like that Diver's Den
is part of?

Anyone else have experiences with other operators in Sharm?

TIA.

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Diver's Den in Sharm (was Re: Water temp in Sharm in oct/nov?)

Post by I.B. » Wed, 24 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I had good experience with Sinai Divers, Camel diving Club and Colona
diving club.

 
 
 

Diver's Den in Sharm (was Re: Water temp in Sharm in oct/nov?)

Post by Stephen J Branno » Wed, 24 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I have made some 5 trips to Sharm all to the Red Sea Dive College,
they have taken me all the way from PADI Open Water to Dive Master.
Have just done the internship for the DM you get to see the dive center
from the inside, how they take care of their equipment, compressors etc.
I can recommend the college even more than before.
BUT In 4 weeks you all so get to see the others in operation,:
The RSDC is  inspecting its tank ever 3 month, one operator proudly told
me he inspected his ever 2 year, this was after telling me we could do 5
dives per day.
 We also had an incident on a dive site, we where moored on mooring with
open water students in the water on ether their 1 or 3 rd dive when a
boat came between use and the shore going in the other direction
repeated requests not ot attempt to more along side until we got our
givers out of the water where ignored, I think I know which outfit it
was.

 
 
 

Diver's Den in Sharm (was Re: Water temp in Sharm in oct/nov?)

Post by Michal Lastma » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:



> > Just stay away from Diver's Den.  The owner is a lier a thief and
> > the centre is unsafe!!!

I'm also curious as to what exactly happened. I often dive on
live-aboards with a group that get's equipment from Diver's Den and I've
not heard of anyone having any problems with the shop yet.

Michal

 
 
 

Diver's Den in Sharm (was Re: Water temp in Sharm in oct/nov?)

Post by Raymond L?h » Mon, 29 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I have good experiences with Camel Divers.

They operate 4-8 boats with appr. 8 divers each. All mayor languages are
spoken and the DM's are ok in my opinion.

They organise regulare trips to the Thislegorm (a must do). We did 3 dives a
day, including a night dive.

Have fun,
Raymond

PS Don't miss the Sanafir bar.

Quote:



>> Just stay away from Diver's Den.  The owner is a lier a thief and
>> the centre is unsafe!!!

>Any chance of elaborating on this.  I'm looking to go to
>Sharm at the beginning of September.  Diver's Den was one
>of the places that came up as an option.

>I obviously want safe boats and DM's.  I'd also like to
>take my camera, so I don't want a cramped boat or an over
>crowded one.

>What lies were you told?   What was stolen?  And how are they
>unsafe?   Do you know what the hotel is like that Diver's Den
>is part of?

>Anyone else have experiences with other operators in Sharm?

>TIA.

>--



 
 
 

Diver's Den in Sharm (was Re: Water temp in Sharm in oct/nov?)

Post by Torben V?ring S?rense » Tue, 30 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Hello Dave,

I was in Sharm in april, and I would do a lot of things differently next
time.

It doesn't matter so much which operation you choose, but I strongly
recommend that you arrange a live-aboard to get the most out of your time
there.

We were stolen from, lied to and yet we had a good trip there.

To get away from all the hastlles and fully relax you should go on a boat
and don't come back before you want to leave Sharm. There is nothing of
interest in Sharm - in my opinion.

A live-aboard does not have to be expensive at all, and you can arrange one
with people you would like to be with. We paid around US$110 per person per
day including the boat fuel, dive master, food, soft drinks, all the dives
you can fit in, tanks and weights. Take in consideration what you would have
spent on hotel and food on land.

My diving buddy and I put down a couple of words of advice that I wish we
had had before going. The advice and a diving map of the area and photos and
diving profiles can be found at:
www.trap.dk/flemming/sharm

Have a good trip!

/Torben (from Denmark)

 
 
 

Diver's Den in Sharm (was Re: Water temp in Sharm in oct/nov?)

Post by Dave Robert » Tue, 30 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> It doesn't matter so much which operation you choose, but I strongly
> recommend that you arrange a live-aboard to get the most out of your time
> there.

I'd love to do a liveaboard (I've done one before in the Southern
Red Sea).  My problem is that I can only go on a certain date,
and there don't seem to be any liveaboards running about that
time.  

Hence why I was looking at a land based holiday, but with lots
of camera equipment, it was definately my 2nd choice.

--
Dave Roberts  


 
 
 

Diver's Den in Sharm (was Re: Water temp in Sharm in oct/nov?)

Post by Torben V?ring S?rense » Wed, 01 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Don't let the prearranged live-aboards stop you! Arrange your own. There is
nothing to it. Really.

Talk to any dive operation, they all want to make money, so all you have to
do is get together a group of at least four people, and I know they are
willing to make the rest of the arrangements. That's the way we did it. We
used Dive Africa, but I wouldn't recommend them - only because they are very
unorganized, although ok otherwise.
/Torben

Quote:
>> It doesn't matter so much which operation you choose, but I strongly
>> recommend that you arrange a live-aboard to get the most out of your time
>> there.

>I'd love to do a liveaboard (I've done one before in the Southern
>Red Sea).  My problem is that I can only go on a certain date,
>and there don't seem to be any liveaboards running about that
>time.