from 14 reviews
The area between El Quseir and Marsa Alarm is considered one of the most beautiful diving regions of the Red Sea and one of the few diving areas of the Red Sea which is still unaffected by mass tourism.
There is something here for everyone, whether it is isolated shore diving sites, boat excursions to off shore reefs or its canyons and cavern systems as well as drop offs and pristine coral gardens. Treat yourself to one of our day excursions to the world famous Elphinstone reef in the south or the wreck of the Saleem Express in the north.
Pharaoh Dive Clubs offer unrivalled service dedicated to giving you individual personal service whether travelling alone or in groups. We listen to what you like and tailor the dive sites around you. You will never feel part of the masses but instead part of the family.
We are a PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre and run Discover Scuba Diving and Openwater courses right through to DiveMaster and Instructor courses.
We also offer BSAC courses from Ocean Diver to Dive Leader.
Roots Luxury Camp is a small friendly resort aimed at divers wanting a, quiet away from it all atmosphere, but with the convenience of the small traditional town of El Quseir on its door step.
The resort is inspired by the desert and surrounded by magnificent colourful mountains on one side, and unspoilt Red Sea beaches on the other, making it a wonderfully relaxing destination. The chalets are made from natural materials, a mixture of wood and local red stone which create a very harmonious blend.
All deluxe chalets have modern décor, en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, flat screen TV and fridge.
PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center
Pharaoh Dive Club - El Quseir
Roots Luxury Camp
KILO 14 Safaga Road
|13th October 2012||A routine visit.||Yes|
|19th September 2011||Dreamdiving in el quesir, with pharaoh Dive Club||No|
|10th September 2011||a 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude from Steve and Clare at Pharaoh Dive Club||Yes|
|9th September 2011||Can't recommend highly enough!||No|
|8th September 2011||Simply the best !!||No|
13th October 2012 by diverLux
A routine visit.
Visit Date: September 2012
It's been almost a year since my last visit and it has been good to come back , the staff at the Flamenco hotel where I usually stay were pleased to see me as well .
Quite some changes at Pharaoh's they are no longer at the Fanadir and transferred the base to Roots Camp opposite Abu Sauatir at km 12 on the Quseir - Safaga road just 5 minutes from my hotel or 10 minutes from downtown. The Flamenco hotel beach is also located here.
The clientèle was quite mixed, in alphabetical order British, Dutch, French, German, Luxembourg !
The diving; did the house reef a few times and came across the large Grouper that Fathy mentioned had been severely wounded. Did the obligatory Serib Kebir of course I spotted a Scorpion Fish here and missing an enormous Moray Eel swimming in the open I was told. At Mangrove Bay we could watch this large Parrot Fish for quite a while banging its head against the coral with a vengeance amazing scene. Make sure to dive at Abu Hamara there is always something happening there, see photo no 1. below (courtesy of Stefan) .
Stayed from 1 - 9 October, still pleasantly hot 32C ( it did cool down a bit the last 2 days ) sea 29 - 30C.
19th September 2011 by Jeannine
Dreamdiving in el quesir, with pharaoh Dive Club
Visit Date: June 2011
It was not the first time my husband an i went diving with this club and it was certainly not the last. If possible all your wishes are granted even before you are finished asking. Clare and Steve take you to the most beautifull spots. They are really concerned about the envirronment and the safety the divers.
They cant certify you seeing whale sharks, but I am sure if they could arrange it they would.
Jeannine and Pieter
10th September 2011 by chrisflorey
a 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude from Steve and Clare at Pharaoh Dive Club
Visit Date: August 2011
From the moment I spoke with Clare on the 'phone from England I felt that for the first time in five trips to the Red Sea I was going to get the dive holiday I wanted.
Clare talked about the diving in the El Qeseir area with a passion that comes from the need to share the privilege with others not to sell their business. That said whenever I asked about extra trips and different dives Steve and Clare always said yes and then made it happen such as the trip to Elphinstone Reef and the two night dives and although I couldn't make it as I was leaving they also organised a trip to the Salem Express.
Steve and Clare are people that enjoy sharing what they know and have seen with their guests (I never felt like just another diver). They have handpicked a crew that match this attitude putting me and the other guests first (except of course for rushing back home at sunset for a quick drink of water and a snack, but who can blame them after a day of fasting during Ramadan).
I was lucky enough dive with just Steve as my buddy and he took this opportunity to take me places that a large group would not be able to access rather than just to the usual spots so I felt very special.
The hotel transfers were always on time, the mini buses in good shape and my kit was always cleaned and where it needed to be when I needed it. The night dives were great and my non-diving wife was made to feel very welcome at the beach bedouin tent and BBQ that was organised and the food was great. I don't eat meat so was treated to a fantastic fish meal and even the vegetarians were looked after and this was all carried out by locals rather than through a hotel.
The diving itself was the best I've experienced having previously been to Sharm and El Gouna on day boats. The shore dives from deserted beaches made me feel like I was one of very few people that had been there. The most beautiful coral gardens, something new on every dive, hammerhead sharks at Elphinstone, fellow divers that have dived with this club many times before, great value for money and a 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude from Steve and Clare at Pharaoh Dive Club makes for a guaranteed return as soon as possible if not sooner.
9th September 2011 by annan83
Can't recommend highly enough!
Visit Date: August 2011
I dived with Pharoah Dive Club this summer and the experience couldn't have been better. As a complete novice with a fear of fish(!) I needed a lot of support and encouragement to get in the water. This is exactly what the dive instructors had in abundance and I always felt safe, like nothing was too much trouble - and also had a lot of fun underwater. The theoretical teaching was also great, making sure you were fully up to speed before moving on.
There's a great variety of dive sites and Nemo island has to be seen to be believed - hundreds of clown fish hanging over an enormous anemone bed.
Check out the night dive - with a BBQ under the stars - too. Very cool. If you want a more authentic experience than the packages at Sharm then this is the place for you!
8th September 2011 by billyhollis49
Simply the best !!
Visit Date: August 2011
As recreational divers we have dived all over the world so we know something about dive resorts and dive centres. Upon the recommendation of a reliable contact we spent a week in El Quseir diving with Pharaoh Dive Club. It proved to be the best dive week ever. From the registration on the first day right through the shore dives, boat dives and one night dive Pharaoh were first class. Safety - briefings - advice - facilities - variety and good old customer care were all superb and we cannot recommend Pharaoh too highly. Prior to our final dive, Steve made a phone call and as we finished the dive 13 dolphins appeared and spent an amazing time with us. Not many dive clubs have a pod of dolphins on stand by waiting for the boss to call to tell them where and when they should be. Seriously, the best Red Sea location and the best dive club we have ever known.
We are returning in October - says it all !!