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Roots Luxury Dive Camp

El Quseir, Red Sea and Middle East

For your diving holiday to El Quseir in the Red Sea, Roots Camp offers a true rustic camp atmosphere with the diving centre's main operations on the private beach, only 200m. British owned and run, it is perfect for divers wanting to focus on diving in a peaceful location with BSAC and PADI affiliated centre offering a house reef, shore and boat diving. This is the place to get away from it all and dive to the max!

Based just 15km north of the traditional town of El Quseir, the Roots Luxury Camp is approximately 1 hour 45 mins drive from Hurghada Airport and around a 1 hour drive from Marsa Alam Airport. The Roots Luxury Camp is a luxury diver’s camp offering hillside accommodation surrounded by miles of beautiful, natural desert landscapes and turquoise blue sea views.


A total of 39 rooms with choice of categories: 9 Eco Huts and 11 Deluxe Chalets, 2 ground level Mobility Chalets and 7 Superior Boutique Rooms constructed with natural, local wood and red stone materials and tiled floors. The rooms are arranged around the main courtyard with Eco Huts based on the ground level with views of the mountains. Boutique Rooms are located round a private patio with sea views from the shared upper terrace.

Deluxe Chalets and Boutique Rooms are air-conditioned with twin or triple beds, a private ensuite toilet and shower, satellite LED TV, room safe, smoke alarm and mini fridge. Boutique rooms offer choice of adjoining rooms, room with 2 Queen Size beds or bedroom with King Size double bed, ensuite and lounge area. The Eco huts offer a rustic camp atmosphere, are simply furnished with twin beds, free standing floor fan, shared toilet and shower facilities situated 20 metres away. Each room has a lockable door and a double window front and back. The windows have mosquito screens and black out screens. Towels and bed linen are provided with a daily room service.

The restaurant serves buffet style breakfast and dinner. The restaurant has a unique, oriental décor, with thatched roof and offers an atmospheric end to the day. There is seating in the restaurant and on the outside dining patio. There is additional lounge seating for 20 with padded seats. There is a full bar service on site. The pool offers areas for all, there is a toddler pool with water fall into the main pool. There is a shisha corner by the camp fire or on the beach at the Bedouin tent. A front desk, concierge and luggage store service is available plus laundry and WiFi for a small charge payable locally.

The private beach is 150m from the Roots Camp where the diving centre’s main operation is located. Here the beach bar serves snacks, lunch and hot and cold drinks. On the beach, there are sun loungers, parasols, WCs and fresh water shower for guests. Enjoy beach volleyball, a 5 a side football, desert runs, kite flying and mountain biking (small charge). Excursions such as quad biking, desert safari, Luxor day trips, horseback and camel riding and snorkelling on the house reef with equipment rental at the dive centre are also available. Fully qualified British masseur offering a range of treatments.

The excellent Pharaoh Dive Centre has a bookings office in the camp and dive centre at the beach area with direct access to the protected, sandy bay. The centre offers zodiac and hard boats for shore diving and dive excursions with PADI and BSAC courses available on site. More >

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving






Best Time: Year round

Average Air temps: 21-40°C

Average Water temps: 21-30°C

Visibility: 30-100m 

Top Dive Sites: Sharm Fugani, Ras Mahaleg & Erg Malek. Excursion available to Elphinstone, Salem Express & Abu Dabab. More Dive Sites>

Dive Centres:

Sub Aqua Dive Centre > Superb house reef, shallow lagoon.

Pharaoh Dive Club > PADI & BSAC shore & boat diving for all levels.

Great Reasons to Dive in El Quseir, Red Sea

  • 30 dive sites - varied coral gardens, caverns, wall.
  • Uncrowded diving
  • Variety of topography
  • Novice dive sites
  • White tip & grey shark
  • Shore, zodiak & day boat diving available
  • Stay right on the shore diving spot
  • PADI & BSAC dive centre



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

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Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

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