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Zabargad Dive Resort

4 of 8 hotels in Marsa Alam

4 out of 5 from 2 reviews
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Rose Krzyz
8 years 8 months ago
Zabargad is a dive resort rather than a hotel, and is ideal for a diving couple. The accomodation is clean and has all the commodities that one needs after a day boat diving, namely a walk in shower en suite and comfortable twin beds. Our room was a short walking distance from the dive centre and the restaurant. The latter provided perfectly adequate buffet breakfast and evening meals.The selection of food was enhanced for New year's eve, and there was entertainment (belly dancing) which we decided to forgo, simply because we do not usually make a big fuss for New Year, even when at home. The staff was friendly, and could not do enough for us, but were unobtrusive as they carried out their work. This being low season, the resort had an empty feel during the day when most guests were out diving or kite surfing, and non diving guests might feel lonely during the daytime unless they were looking for solitude. A good book is esentail for non diving guests. British guests were in a minority in Zabargad, in fact I was not aware of any other guests from England while we were there. The house reef is reached by a pier and is to be recomended. There are ospreys nesting on the roof of the kitting up area. Your kit is transported to the end of the pier by the resident donkey Prince Ali. One note of caution, if you are looking for luxury than Zabargad is not for you. There is no spa on site and shopping is very limited to three small units on site. There is no ATM facility on site. Cash can be exchanged at the reception. Prices are in euros and dollars.
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Travel operator: Regaldive

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9 years 5 months ago
My wife and I went to Zabargad for two weeks for a diving holiday.
Diving bit:
The Orca Dive Centre in the hotel was very professionally run with a system going that meant maximum enjoyment with minimum effort, whether diving the house reef or on day boats. We took our own gear but the hire equipment available was in a good condition and well maintained.
ie: Sign in for a house reef dive, give them a time, check your Nitrox in the air station and by the allotted time the resident donkey Prince Ali will have transported your gear and air to the end of the jetty. He brings the gear back after as well.
There were two dive boats operating when we were there, but there can be more. Good standard of boats with clean toilets and the boat lunch is very good . The chef Ali is an Ace! The Dive guides were Egyptian, Belgian, English and German, and all were very good. One immediately felt confident in them. Dive briefings very informative but laid back. On the reefs we dived on, you can follow a dive leader or with sufficient experience go with your buddy. I believe it depends on the reefs, which are awesome! The boat crew could not be more helpful getting you into your kit and into the water and help you on the way out.
OK now the resort bit:
We were accommodated not far from the dive centre which suited us. The room was basic but cleaned well, beds made, and towels replaced every day.
On days we didn
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Travel operator: Self booked

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