The entire holiday experience from booking to diving was a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable experience that will remain with the group for some time. The care and commitment shown by Oonasdivers is absolutely unquestionable. A big thank you from Preston Divers SAA30 - yet again!
I spent a week on board M.Y. Juliet from 4 October 2014.
This was my 3rd live aboard in the Red Sea and my first impressions were that the boat was very small but I had previously done a couple of the larger boats that took over 20 divers, Juliet takes 14. The boat looked a little tired but was extremely clean and very comfortable.
The crew were very welcoming and faultless, nothing was too much trouble. Our guide Kareem Yasser was fantastic, extremely flexible and catered to the needs of the divers on board taking the boat to sites that suited the levels assessed by him.
Highlights of the dive we seeing Dolphins in the channel at Sha'ab Abu Nuhas, Leopard Sharks, 2 Eagle Rays, Turtles and not forgetting the mighty Thistlegorm.
If I had one criticism it would be that they made u...
My partner and I have just returned home from an incredible weeks diving in the Red Sea on board MY Juliet (22/11/14 - 29/11/14).
We lasted dived from her in November 2007 and always promised to return. After several holidays to another Oonas resort (Marsa Shagra), we decided this year to return to the Juliet.
We were not disappointed - Captain Abdul and his crew were as accommodating, friendly and amazing as before.
Special thanks go out to Hani for supplying us with great air fills and to Mando for his welcome after each dive (not to mention the zipping up of the wetsuit!!). The boys in the galley kept us well fed with the most delicious meals and cake (we like cake), and to Abdul who looked after us and made sure we didn't miss out on breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A massive thank...
From the first email to Lydia at Oonasdivers nothing was a problem, great crew on the boat, very friendly and couldnt be more helpful, the guides were friendly and looked after the groups well, awesome week diving.
I'm already looking at sorting a trip next year with Oonasdivers!
The organization was smooth and flight uneventful, we were collected from the airport and soon arrived at Nesima where a warm welcome was offered. The rooms were local style and very comfortable, if perhaps the plumbing was a little rustic. Beautiful pool with excellent service. Nesima was just on the edge of both the main restaurant and shopping area so very convenient and you could dine in if you chose. The Dive Centre was friendly, well run and flexible. Our guide Nubi was the best, his knowledge of the area, local conditions and life was amazing so the diving was really first class, and there was always a helping hand if needed for unsteady feet! We saw some creatures i had never seen before and wouldn't have spotted without Nubi. How enchanting to see Light Fish on a nig...
If you like any or all of the following then this boat is for you:
1. cramped cabin (luggage has to be stored on "sun deck") with bunk beds (restricted headroom)
2. lukewarm showers (with very little power)
3. the smell of diesel (especially strong at night when trying to sleep)
4. poor choice of food for vegetarians
5. very little or no help preparing to dive
6. very little or no help ascending ladder after dive
7. no "hospitality drink" after dives, particularly welcome after night dives
8. no "lounge" area
9. no current strength determination prior to dive
10. no area for privacy at night (when trying to get away from diesel smell in cabin) due to crew members' sleeping arrangements
11. more expensive than other Red Sea liveaboards
I was pretty sick of the north before this tour but now I can't wait to go back. The boat is just as sweet as I remembered & the crew are fantastic. I've gone from 1 trip a year to 2 and now am considering 3! Roll on 2015.
What an awesome way to start my diving on my first liveaboard, I've just spent an amazing week on the M.Y.Juliet on their wrecks and reef tour in the north red sea.
Right from the off with being met at the airport and taxied off to the ship the whole week was just the best.
Sammeh our guide was very knowledgeable and the fact that most of the crew and the skipper are old hands of the M.Y Juliet is testament to it's popularity.
I was the rookie on the boat but the other divers said the food was the best they have ever had on any trip on the red sea, always fresh and a great variety even for the non meat eaters.
The diving was varied and wasn't just jumping off the boat and climbing back on, the ribs were used everyday, with different dives, making it not boring at all.
I could go on...
Once again fantastic service by the Oonas team, this time they managed to arrange trip around my only available dates using livaboard that wasn't on the advertised listing
Service from the Blue O Two team once in Egypt was great - from the moment we landed to departure
All the crew on the boat were brilliant, as was the livaboard itself - couldn't fault it
And the diving itself - well definately exceeded my expectations - hoped to see sharks but to get them on 10 of the 17 dives was amazing - and to get 16 hammerheads swimming all around you, some so close you could touch them, well it doesn't get much better - credit for much of this has to go to the guides (Luke & Tariq) who had a knack of dropping us in the perfect spot every time (in case you were wondering, the 7 non shark dives ...
everything perfect. boat, crew, dive master, organization, dive equipmemt everyone was gentle and helpfull
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