Red sea dive resort, el quseir
Pharoah Dive Centre and Roots Resort is a perfect diving holiday location that will suit all levels of divers, catering for beginners to the more experienced..
The quiet diving resort of El Quseir is home to Roots, situated half way down the Red Sea Coastline and is on the door step of Elphinstone Reef and is home to over 44 unforgettable dive sites, by Jeep, Rib, or on foot, the variety is enhanced by the local house reef of Abu Sauatir.
Situated 14 km North of El Quseir, Roots Camps remoteness makes it a glorious hidden gem with beautiful mountain backdrops to frame the area. A Genuinely remote place but not too far from local life, it is situated in between the Airports of Hurghada and Marsa Alam and is serviced by both.
Dive CentrePharoah Dive Club based at the award winning Roots Resort, is a well run PADI 5 * IDC , with an English / Egyptian team who are highly qualified, professional and attentive and who will ensure that every diver has the safest and most memorable stay.
For a long time El Quseir has been overlooked by divers in favour of the more popular resorts further north, however the pristine sites which surround this area offer unique and varied diving close to the shore. The Reefs are uncrowded and make the diving experience all the more enjoyable. Pharoah Dive centre with the use of a Hard Day boat will also organise dive excursions to the further offshore dive sites including Elphinstone Reef and further north the Wreck of the Salem Express. Explore the numerous, pristine coral gardens, off shore ergs, pinnacles and sea grass meadows plus extensive cavern systems. Here you will find a large diversity of marine life including moray, blue spotted stingrays, lion fish, porcupine fish, crocodile fish, squirrel fish, sea snakes as well as large pelagics and occasionally white tip or guitar shark.
House Reef Dives, RIB dives and Hard (day) boat dives are available at the resort. Unlimited house reef diving – like taking your time rather than be guided? Taking underwater photos? Choose this option, but remember to take your buddy too! PADI Dive courses are available, with the added comfort of being able to do training dives directly off the resort’s beach.
Après DiveThe small town of El Quseir, 14 km South of Roots Camp is the closest settlement but visitors to Roots Camp usually tend to stay on site and enjoy all that the Award winning resort has to offer.
Flights & TransfersThere are numerous flight options to get to Hurghada which at the moment is the main airport servicing El Quseir. Regional options exist also, currently there are no services into Marsa Alam Airport.
The Flight takes a little over 5 hours and the transfer on the ground is between 1 ½ to 2 Hours.
There are numerous flight options to get to Hurghada which at the moment is the main airport servicing El Quseir. Regional options exist also, currently there are no services into Marsa Alam Airport. It takes a little over 5 hours and the transfer on the ground is between 1 ½ to 2 Hours.
Where to stay in El Quseir
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Star Rating: 3*
Number of Rooms: 33
Distance to Dive Centre: Onsite
Distance to Airport: 120km
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