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The main attraction of those Red Sea camps for me is that you leave your room/tent, walk down to the kit locker, get kitted up, walk in to the sea and do a dive. Nothing is easier apart from liveaboard diving where you would have to walk a shorter distance. I would never go on another diving holiday that required transfer buses/driving to dive sites; loading kit on to a boat, getting fills; worrying about whether your kit is going to be on the boat with you or not etc. Just too much hassle for a holiday, but each to their own. Whether those Red Sea resorts have enough non-diving entertainment or not is entirely down to the individual.
Depends on your budget and what you want to do on holiday of course (all diving or some diving and other activities or some diving and lots of snoozing with a book on the beach). Maldives might be a little dull unless they like kayaking, sunbathing etc. as there's little to do beyond stay at the resort. Thailand has some nice diving you can do from the shore plus plenty to see inland. Grenada is another place with a good mix.
Originally Posted by McLaddie
Only 3pm? God, I must be getting old, my hangovers last until about 7pm. Thinking about it when I was in Sharm, I use to be the 1st to get picked up by bus each morning before doing the rounds and after a days diving was the last resort to be dropped off which left very little to relax before heading back into town for dinner.
Originally Posted by gobfish1