Dive-navigator EL QUSEIR, PORT GHALIB, MARSAALAM, HAMATA: The most popular dive sites south of Safaga to the southern border of Egypt, include St. ... Brothers, Dedalus, Rocky and Zabargad: 10 - Andrei Dvoretski
Advantages: Weather, diving, underdeveloped - get away from the crowds Disadvantages: Not if you want nightlife, or don't snorkel/dive
...We went to Marsa Alam direct from Gatwick (unfortunately with Excel - read my other review!), which was a half hour transfer from where we were staying. The weather was a hot 33 degrees celsius, cooling down to needing sleeves in the evenings, and underwater was between 26-28 degrees.
We stayed at an all inclusive, basic diving resort, with a beautiful reef right in front of our doorstop. It...
Advantages: Nice Size. Environment is good. Good transportation Disadvantages: Commercially not that vibrant. Lacking in night life
...Shah Alam with a population of around 180,000, is the state capital of Selangor State in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located south 28km from the commercial capital of Kuala Lumpur. As a modern administrative centre it houses State government offices, modern commercial buildings and has a number of impressive and distinctive tourism attractions. The town has a well-landscaped Lake...
Advantages: Fantastic for diving/snorkling Disadvantages: Very few other attractions
...We've just come back from 1 week at Brayka Bay Reef Resort (Marsa Alum).
Superb hotel - Barring no outdoor swimming pool for at least 1 month (ongoing repairs I believe).
Superb if your into diving/snorkling - if no interest go elsewhere there is very little else to do.
Marsa Alum town consists of one main street with a few souvenier shops - beware shop owners trying to charge excessive...