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Background on Pharaoh Dive Club
British owned and run Pharaoh Dive Club has an unsurpassed reputation for friendly helpful staff
delivering great personel service. Owners Steve and Clare have vast experience of diving in the Red
Sea having been working the area for over 20 years. Their simple mantra is to deliver the holiday the
guest wants and treat everyone the way they would liked to be treated themselves, its is certainly a
winning formula. There is a distinct no problem attitude and nothing is too much trouble for the
Roots Luxury Camp is a small friendly resort aimed at divers who want a quiet, peaceful, relaxed
atmosphere but with the convience of having the small traditional town of El Quseir on its doorstep.
The title camp should not be taken too literally, it relates more to the location than the outstanding
accomodations with modern facilities normally associated with 4 star hotels.
Known as the ‘Jewel of the Red Sea’ El Quseir has the reputation of providing the very best shore
based diving in the Egyptian Red Sea. Diving around El Quseir is extremely varied with numerous
prisitine coral gardens, challenging wall dives, off shore ergs, sea grass meadows and extensive
There is something for every diver with options for shore diving, zodiak diving and hard boat diving,
there are even opportunities to take excursions to visit world renown sites such as Elphinstone,
Salem Express and Abu Dabab.
Why Pharaoh Dive Club?
Steve and Clare have lived and dived the Red Sea since 1990 when Sharm was still a unknown
destination, they have worked in Jordan, Taba, Dahab, Sharm and the Eastern desert coast, there
experience of the Red Sea is second to none. They know what they want from diving the Red Sea
and unfailingly deliver the same to all their guests.
When they established Pharaoh Dive Club 5 years ago they had the choice of any location around
the region, they chose El Quseir simply because it offered the best land based diving with the added
bonus of the undeveloped town El Quseir like the old days of Sharm.
It certainly wasn’t for commercial reasons as El Quseir at that time was completely unknown on the
divers map, it was considered part of Marsa Alam. 5 years on the secret is out and the divers are
adding El Quseir to their bucket list.
The key to the success of Pharaoh Dive Club is the staff, all guides are certified instructors with vast
experience. They are keen to provide all the support you want but are respectful to your experience
giving you the space you want to take care of yourselves.
As a 5* PADI Instructor Development Centre they offer a wide range of PADI diving courses from
basic to instructor level and even for juniors.
For certified divers, we want you to dive where and how you want, each day you have a choice of
house reef, outside shore diving by bus, zodiak diving from the harbour, day boat diving or
excursions. The packages include 2 guided dives per day which can be taken 2 in the morning
returning for lunch with a third dive in the afternoon, or 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.
For those wanting the adventure of night diving, the house reef offers phenomenal dives with
Spanish Dancers, turtles, octopus, cuttlefish, crabs, shrimps and a variety of other regular stars.
Night dives are available on request every day, no minimum numbers.
Children 8 years or more may try fun diving with our PADI Bubblemaker program. Those aged 10
years plus may do an Underwater Discovery dive, or enroll on PADI Junior Scuba Diver or Junior
Open Water courses