Holiday Reference: TRP 40253

Resort Details

Roots Red Sea is a small friendly resort in El Quesir. Those scuba divers and snorkellers looking for a quiet, relaxed atmosphere will love the can do attitude of this British run team. Roots "camp" is anything but basic, with a variety of accommodat ...

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Roots Red Sea is a small friendly resort in El Quesir. Those scuba divers and snorkellers looking for a quiet, relaxed atmosphere will love the can do attitude of this British run team. Roots "camp" is anything but basic, with a variety of accommodation and modern facilities. Getaway from it all and let the experienced owners Steve and Clare show you just what makes this corner of the Red Sea so special. Recharge your batteries without any animation to disturb the peaceful ambience.

Chose from 3 distinct room grades to create your own ideal holiday. The deluxe chalets are most popular with our guests, as the perfect combo between comfort and budget, with air con, en suite, Tv and fridge. The eco huts deliver value for money, with a basic room option, ceiling fan and shared facilities. Or upgrade to the superior boutique rooms, for extra space and full in room facilities. Stay on a B&B basis, half board or full board.

The public area facilities at Roots are charmingly rustic. A traditionally built reception welcomes guests with inspirational architecture. The chill out lounge and bar providing a quiet haven for relaxing and additionally serves refreshments to the fresh water pool just outside. Across the courtyard lies the main restaurant serving sumptuous meals for the guests. The kitchen team are happy to cater for most dietary needs. Outside the restaurant is the Terrace, where the evening buffet is served most of the year. Just a short walk away is the Roots private beach on Abu Sauatir Bay. Here you will find all you need to while away the hours: sun loungers; parasols, toilets, showers and the Beach Bistro where lunch is served each day.

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Diving Details

Diving around El Quseir is extremely varied with numerous pristine coral gardens, challenging wall dives, off shore ergs, sea grass meadows, extensive cavern systems and a resident pod of dolphins.

There is something for every diver with ...

Diving around El Quseir is extremely varied with numerous pristine coral gardens, challenging wall dives, off shore ergs, sea grass meadows, extensive cavern systems and a resident pod of dolphins.

There is something for every diver with options for unlimited house reef diving, shore diving, zodiak diving and hard boat diving, there are even opportunities to take excursions to visit world renown sites such as Elphinstone and Salem Express.

Abu Sauatir is the simply outstanding easy entry house reef for Roots Red Sea, a fact borne out in a recent marine biology survey which recorded over one third of the Red Sea fish species in the bay in just a 2 week period!

The first thing that regular visitors to the Red Sea will notice is you will have the dive sites to yourselves, with over 80 sites and 6 dive centre’s, El Quseir offers 'Millionaire Diving' - astounding dive sites with you and the marine environment, not other divers!

Shore access can be simply such is Serib Kebir, a few strides on the sandy beach and out into the colourful fringing reefs or the more challenging entries such as Nafag Rene which is a hole in the reef leading to a 10 minute swim through caverns to reach the outer reef.

Zodiak diving from the harbour offers some of the best diving in the region and all so close the historic town. The Rock, the topic of a recent Sport Diver article, is an amazing mount with several hundred anemones forming a swirling topping of tentacles extending to the dazzling array of a thousand damsel fish that call the anemones home.

The extensive gardens at Ras Qusier provide jaw dropping dives amongst endless varieties slow growing hard corals all absolutely teeming with fish life. The 40m wall provides a regular haunt for the large Napoleon Wrasse that frequent the region. Omar Sukan is simply a natural aquarium, awesome fast growing hard corals stretching as far as the eye can see with a busy metropolis of marine life covering the area.


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Further afield by hard day boat are the off shore ergs of Monica and Lassal, here soft corals abound with masses of predator fish hunting around these nurseries for the smaller fish. The surrounding corals are also fascinating with schools of bannerfish, morays, angels and other reef fishes taking full advantage of the colourful pinnacles.

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Roots Red Sea contains all the detailed information you need, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

Upgrade to Millionaire package included Recharge your batteries in the peace and quiet of el Quesir, with the British led team from Roots Red Sea. Your holiday includes 7 nights on a Soft all inclusive basis (no alcohol) in a deluxe chalet with a 5 day no limit house reef diving package. Flights from Gatwick to Marsa Alam with airport transfer. Excluded from your package are any meals or drinks outside of your above package, additional diving or local excursions. You can upgrade your room type or dive package - please speak to a travel consultant at the time of booking. A wide variety of different diving packages can also be offered at the time of booking. Night dives, nitrox, kit hire and courses are all paid for locally. There is a 5euro compulsory reef tax. You will need an Egyptian visa for entry - please speak to your travel consultant to see if you are able to use our Egyptian visa service or if this needs to be arranged in advance/on arrival.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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